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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 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.


2019-20 Successful Grants

In March 2020, $4 million of funding was allocated across 37 playspace projects in 30 councils.

In metropolitan Sydney, 2019/20 funding will help create nine new inclusive playspaces and upgrade a further eight playspaces to make them more inclusive. In regional NSW, the new funding will help create nine new inclusive playspaces and upgrade a further 11 playspaces.

List of successful councils:

  • Bayside Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Blue Mountains City Council
  • Bourke Shire Council
  • Cabonne Council
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Central Coast Council
  • City of Canada Bay Council
  • City of Canterbury Bankstown
  • City of Parramatta Council
  • Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council
  • Cowra Shire Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Forbes Shire Council
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • Griffith City Council
  • Ku-ring-gai Council
  • Lachlan Shire Council
  • Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Penrith City Council
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
  • Randwick City Council
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Strathfield Council
  • Temora Shire Council
  • Tweed Shire Council
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council
  • Wollongong City Council


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


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.


You can download the maps showing previously funded projects below:


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


Page last updated: 16/04/2020