Grant applications for 2020 have now closed.

We will provide an update on the applications during March 2020 once we have been informed by Create NSW.

The portal will soon be updated for bands to complete the 2019 acquittals. Bands will be notified once the acquittal is ready for completion.

More information about the grants and the link to the portal can be found here

Please note that we are pleased to announce that there have been some slight amendments for bands can apply for.  Make sure that you read through the information carefully as you may find that you can now apply


Congratulations to our 2019 Create NSW Community Band Development Grants recipients:

  • Northern Youth Symphonic Wind
  • South Pacific Concert Band
  • Holroyd Brass Band
  • Blue Mountains Youth Band
  • Tottenham Town Band
  • Southern Highlands Concert Band
  • Lake Macquarie Winds Inc
  • Toronto Brass Band
  • Wallarah Community Band
  • Lane Cove Concert Band Inc
  • Sydney Wind Symphony
  • City of Wollongong Brass Band Inc
  • Maitland City Brass Band
  • Golden Kangaroos (Hornsby Concert Band) Inc
  • Bega District Band
  • Great Lakes Band
  • Hunter Regional Band Association
  • Sutherland PCYC Concert Band
  • Warringah Concert Brass
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Municipal Band Inc
  • Waratah Brass Newcastle
  • Hills Music Academy Concert Band
  • Parramatta City Band
  • Newcastle PCYC Brass Band

If you require further information about the grants scheme or whether you qualify for a grant please do not hesitate to contact our grants co-ordinator, Jeff Markham on 0412 757 125 or via email

2019 Create NSW Community Band Development Grants

Bands that received a grant in 2019 will be able to submit their acquittals through the Smartygrants Portal in the new year.

We will advise once the portal is updated to allow for this.

If you require assistance with the completion of this please let me know.

Jeff Markham
President/Grants Co-Ordinator

Bands in the Park

Thank you to those bands that participated in this event in 2017. Our grant application to hold this event in 2019 has not been successful but we intend to reapply for a grant to hold this event in the future.

In the meantime please enjoy these photos from previous Bands in the Park events.