Local Area Grants

Social Change through Creativity Grants

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Fairfield City Council’s Social Change through Creativity Grant Program encourages and supports creative-based projects that include and address issues of importance in the community.

The awarded projects must meet all of the grant selection criteria and at least one grant priority area. One-off grants of up to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit groups or organisations.

2020 applications open 28 February and close 30 March.  

Preview application form     Funding Guidelines     2011-2016 Cultural Plan

Grants workshops 

Council delivers a number of grants workshops and mentorship programs each year. These workshops are designed to assist applicants to learn important grant writing skills, including developing an idea into a grant project, devising a budget, and basic project management.

Workshop A

Thursday, 13 February 2020


Fairfield School of Arts

19 Harris St, Fairfield 

Register for Workshop A

Workshop B

Saturday, 22 February 2020


Cabramatta Community Center 

Cnr Railway Pde &, McBurney Rd, Cabramatta

Register for Workshop B

To view in Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Assyrian and Spanish Click Here.


Council provides hour long one on one mentorship sessions for potential applicants. The mentorship sessions are most useful for applicants who have completed a draft of their application form and devised a clear project proposal.  We recommend that you attend a workshop prior to signing up to a mentorship.

March 12, 14, 19, 21 
1 hour sessions between 10-4pm

Workary, Whitlam Library Cabramatta
165 Railway Pde, Cabramatta NSW 2166

Sign up to Mentorships (Include your email and name to sign-up) 

To sign up for an mentorship meeting please email scd@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au five days prior. If you require an interpreter or application form in your language, or have accessibility requirements, please contact Council on 9725 0382 five days prior to the scheduled event.