Cultural Activity Grants

Upper Hunter Shire Council offers Cultural Activity Grants to not-for-profit organisations to enhance cultural development, inclusivity, and local identity within the community.


The aims of the Cultural Activity Grant program are to;
  • facilitate the provision of cultural activities that increase participation for all residents including but not limited to young people, culturally diverse groups and inclusive activities for people living with a disability,
  • develop connectivity and co-ordination between agencies involved in community cultural development,
  • enhance the use of local cultural/art resources; both physical and organisational, to meet priority needs and progress the Shire’s local identity,
  • develop community organisational skills from a cultural perspective.
Incorporated nonprofit community based organisations within the Upper Hunter Local Government Area are eligible to receive funding grants. Applications close 30 September 2023.
To assist in your application, the Cultural Activity Grant Guidelines attached to this article.
The application form can be completed online at the following link;
Please contact Council’s Community Services section –
Merriwa: Tash Taaffe on 6521 7038;
Murrurundi: Heather Ranclaud on 6540 1356;
Scone: Yolanda Wynn on 6540 1141;
or email  for further information.