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Everyone Can Play Grant Program

The Everyone Can Play (ECP) Grant Program is a commitment by the NSW Government to support councils to create new and upgrade existing playspaces across NSW to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play. This program ensures new playspaces are created in communities that currently do not have them, while also funding upgrades to existing playspaces.


In 2018-19, $4 million in funding was allocated for the Everyone Can Play program. Applications closed in December 2018 and 30 councils throughout NSW have been given the grants to upgrade their existing local playspaces to make them more inclusive or create new inclusive playspaces. The 2018-19 Everyone Can Play Grant program received a total of 106 applications.


Successful Grants

Thirty-four projects have been awarded funding totalling $3,973,720 across 30 councils below:

  • Albury City Council
  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Bayside Council
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • Cessnock City Council
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Cumberland Council
  • Dubbo Regional Council
  • Dungog Shire Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Fairfield City Council
  • Gwydir Shire Council
  • Hay Shire Council
  • Hunters Hill Council
  • Lachlan Shire Council
  • Lockhart Shire Council
  • Maitland City Council
  • Mid-Coast Council
  • Nambucca Shire Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Sydney Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Tweed Shire Council
  • Woollahra Municipal Council


For more information on grant recipients please download the maps below: 

  • Everyone Can Play – Successful Recipients Regional NSW (PDF, 1.14 MB)
  • Everyone Can Play – Successful Recipients Greater Sydney (PDF, 714 KB)

    Core objectives of the Everyone Can Play Grant Program

    • Supporting the creation of inclusive playspace across NSW by partnering with councils to design and construct new and upgraded existing playspaces.
    • Making long term changes to the planning and design of playspaces in NSW by educating the people who manage and design these spaces. This will ensure the lasting influence of this program into the future.


    The combination of these objectives will allow the NSW Government to immediately deliver on-ground benefits to the community while simultaneously changing the way playspaces are provided into the future.


    About Everyone Can Play

    Watch the video to find out why NSW needs playspaces in which everyone belongs.



    Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions


    More information

    For inquiries or more information, contact the Office of Open Space and Parklands by email:

    Page last updated: 28/02/2019