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Applications for Everyone Can Play 2019-20 Grants closed at 12pm, 11th December 2019.


The Everyone Can Play (ECP) Grant Program is a commitment by the NSW Government to support councils in creating new and upgrading existing playspaces across NSW to ensure people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds can play. This program ensures inclusive playspaces are delivered for our communities.


The 2019-20 Grant program, valued at up to $4 million, is providing funding to assist councils to create new inclusive playspaces or upgrade to existing playspaces to improve inclusion. Funds are awarded to councils on a matched dollar for dollar basis.


Eligible applications will now be assessed and considered by an Assessment Panel. The announcement of successful projects is anticipated for early 2020. 


ECP Grant program objectives

  • Funding for inclusive playspace delivery across NSW in partnership with councils to design and construct new playspaces and upgrade existing playspaces.
  • Making long term changes to the planning and design of playspaces in NSW by educating the people who manage and design them, ensuring the lasting influence of this program for future years.


Useful resources

Read the following documents for an overview of the application process and guidance for council applications:


More information

The Everyone Can Play website provides resources including toolkits, news articles, case studies and examples to assist in the planning, creation, and delivery of inclusive playspaces.


The maps showing 2018-19 funded projects are available for download:


For inquiries or more information on the program, contact the Open Space team:


Page last updated: 11/12/2019