The purpose of the CulturalĀ Grants ProgramĀ 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 wellbeing 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.

Applications close Monday 25 December 2017.

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