Community Place Making Grants

Above: Nowruz Persian New Year celebrations funded by NCC place making grant

Community place making grants provide funding for projects, services or activities that promote and enhance a caring and inclusive community, and vibrant and activated public places.

Applications for 2019 funding will open soon.

Our  Community Place Making Policy outlines eligibility criteria, the assessment process and the scope of the program.

Please contact Place Making Facilitator Susan Denholm ( if you have further queries.

Projects funded in 2017 include:

  • Newcastle Active Walking and Cycling Festival - Newcastle Cycleways Movement
  • Interpretations of Time and Place exhibition - students from UoN School of Creative Industries
  • Shared Pear Community Co-op launch - Elermore Vale
  • Islington Park skate bowl art - Islington and Mayfield communities
  • Wallsend Park WWI Grove of Remembrance construction - Wallsend Historical Society
  • Hunter Wildlife Rescue education program 
  • Military bugle training for students - Newcastle RSL, Newcastle, Hunter School Performing Arts
  • Seniors smartphone and tablet training - ComputerPals Newcastle