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Cultural Grants Program

The purpose of the Cultural Grants Program is to provide small non-recurrent grants to Ipswich cultural/community based organisations with a focus on cultural development, community development, artistic development, social service, recreational, environmental or educational activities. The grants assist with initiatives that:

  • Assist new cultural/community projects to be developed
  • Assist the development of projects, which enhance the well-being of the community and seek to address a demonstrated need of the community
  • Encourage arts/cultural activities

Applications will be assessed on a needs basis, on benefit to the community and in accordance with the stated purpose of the grant and the Cultural Development Policy of the Ipswich City Council.


Small non-recurrent grants (up to $2,000) will be made available to Ipswich community/cultural organisations, depending upon the availability of funds and the merit of project proposals.

Distribution of Funding

Funding is available on a monthly basis. Applications are received throughout the year and are considered at the monthly Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee. Funding cannot be paid retrospectively and Applicants should allow 5-8 weeks for their applications to be processed.

Once approved - Applicants will be advised in writing of outcomes.


Cultural Grants Program Guidelines (PDF, 3.0 MB)

How to Apply

Complete the Cultural Grant Online Application form.

For further information contact:

Ipswich City Council's Grants Officer, Josie Berry
Phone: (07) 3810 6657 or email: