Placemaking Grants

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Pound Paws Dog Day at The Golden Sheaf - 2019/2020 Woollahra Placemaking Grant recipient 

Grants to connect our people and the places they share

Round two of the 2020/2021 Placemaking Grants program is now open

Our Placemaking Grants program is about supporting business to enhance the experience of visitors to our shopping and commercial areas and contribute to them being vital public destinations.

The second round of the program provides grants up to $3,500 for owners of commercial properties, business owners/operators and not-for-profit organisations who provide an activity or program that contributes to our commercial centres being vital public destinations.

Please read our Placemaking Grants Policy and Placemaking Grants Program: Guidelines and Selection Criteria for information about the program.

Key Dates:

Entries open: Thursday 1 October 2020
Entries close: Saturday 31 October 2020 
Winners announced: November 2020

Application Form:

Apply for a Placemaking Grant

COVID-19 Update

The threat of the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented impacts on businesses and our commercial centres.

While the priority strategies for the Placemaking Grants Program remain, we welcome applications for innovative programs that will assist businesses during this crisis.

We recognise that project delivery may be restricted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing requirements. Programs could be delivered online or via other innovative platforms that observe social distancing restrictions. Applicants are encouraged to submit innovative and inspiring projects that respond to these uncertain times. Also, social distancing restrictions are constantly changing and projects that now may not be allowed possibly will be by the end of the period, i.e. 30 June 2021.

The Placemaking Grant application form includes questions asking applicants to demonstrate how the project and/or activity can be delivered in a COVID-19 environment.

2020/2021 Placemaking Grants round one recipients

Successful applicants for the first round of Woollahra Council’s Placemaking Grants program 200/21 have been announced!

You can watch the video of  the presentation ceremony and hear the grant recipients talk about their inspiring projects as the Mayor of Woollahra, Councillor Wynne, congratulates recipients on providing projects that benefit the Woollahra business community.

Round One 2020/21 Placemaking Grants Recipients



Project Name


Bard on the Beach

Shakespeare by the Bay 2020


UNSW Galleries

2021 Summer Local Engagement Program


Paddington Business Partnership

William St Christmas Lights


Cambridge Markets

Watsons Bay SPRING Markets


Eko Luv

Waste window display and sustainable fashion workshops


Pound Paws Incorporated

Pound Paws Dog Day


Woollahra Double Bay Uniting Church

Community Oasis


Australian Art Events Foundation

Art Month Sydney: Paddington Precinct Night

Scope of projects

Placemaking projects

These include but are not limited to projects and activities which complement our own services and identified priorities in the areas of community focused economic development. Examples may include:

  • Public art projects
  • Promotion of shopping and commercial areas
  • Rejuvenation of shop fronts
  • Footpath displays, trading and dining
  • Activating vacant shop fronts
  • Footpath theatre - musical/theatrical

Other things interactive, inspiring, innovative and unique.

View the list of previous successful grant recipients:


For more information, please contact:
Placemaking Woollahra
Telephone: 9391 7156
Fax: 9391 7044