Helping Hand Grants

We all need a helping hand sometimes to open that next door or take the next step on our pathway to follow our passion. With the current cost of living crisis, the cost of music tuition, instrument maintenance or dance shoes can be onerous for parents and students alike.   

The Helping Hand Fund supports a small grant program for our alumni providing resources and access to programs and equipment that give equitable opportunity for success. From pointe shoes to a violin case, from an ACO workshop fee to recording a performance for auditions – a little support can make these happen.

By solving immediate needs and empowering individuals to overcome these small roadblocks, the Helping Hand Grants encourage and pave the way forward for our young artists.

Support the Helping Hand Grant and help us to address the need out there in our community – and keep our young artists ambitions alive. Every gift helps!

Some feedback from our 2024 recipients:

Words can’t describe how grateful we are. Thank you so much for selecting our daughter as one of the luckiest recipients. Please extend our heartfelt gratitude to the donors. With Sydney Eisteddfod’s support, she will be able to chase her dream with less barriers.

We are thrilled to accept your very kind offer for funding from the Sydney Eisteddfod Helping Hand Grant for pointe shoes for…………

Our son will be very excited to receive his new violin case. Many thanks! I hope his music dream will come true!”

Sydney Eisteddfod Home

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our work and events take place. We celebrate and applaud the long, rich history of storytelling in song, dance, and voice. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. We contribute to this continuity – developing and sharing our combined cultural journey through our activities on these lands where sovereignty was never ceded.