​How to apply

Applications can only be completed and submitted online. Each grant round has a unique online application link available on the relevant grant page here.

Make sure you allow enough time to complete your application and remember to submit your application before the closing date.

Before starting it is recommended you familiarise yourself with the Assessment Process and FAQs


1. You will need a SmartyGrants account. You can use an existing account or create a new one here.

2. To start an application follow the link for your round, log in and then select 'Begin the Online Application Process'. Please note only one person can work on the application at a time.

3. The application form is available for preview prior to starting the application process.

4. Navigation tips:

  • You can move anywhere within the application form
  • You can select a specific page of the form to complete, this can be found on the right hand side of every screen
  • You can click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move through the application

5. Save as you go. You do not have to complete the application in one session. Applications can be saved, revisited and edited before being submitted. Please make a note of the application number so you can continue where you left off.

6. Do not start a new application each time you login as any work you have done will not carry over into the new application. 

7. To complete a draft application log in and click on the 'My Submissions' at the top of the screen. A list of all application forms you have started or submitted will be listed.

8. You cannot make changes or attach new documents once you have submitted. So when you are ready to submit your application ensure:

  • all sections of the form marked with an asterisk (*) are complete.
  • you have checked all information is complete and ​correct. Incorrect or missing information might lead to your application being ruled ineligible. Liquor & Gaming NSW staff are not able to correct errors in your submission.
  • to print a copy of your application for your records. You can save or print by clicking 'Download PDF' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel

9. When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register. If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email that means your submission has NOT been submitted.