Community Grants and Support

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Current Grant Opportunities:



Koala Conservation and Protection – Community Grants – Round 1

  • Grant amount: Between $50,000 and $200,000
  • Who can apply: an entity incorporated in Australia, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation, a co-operative, a regional National Resource Management (NRM) organisation supporting a project that is delivered by, or directly engages with local community groups, an incorporated not for profit organisation, an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust, an Australian local government agency or body.
  • Application closes: 15 Jul 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant must include on-ground project activities that are undertaken in areas where the Koala is known or likely to occur, activities that will benefit the listed Koala combined populations of Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, at least $50,000 in eligible expenditure, identified that the Koala will benefit from your project activities.

For more information, click here


Disaster Risk Reduction Fund - Local and Regional Risk Reduction Stream

  • Grant amount: Pathway 1 – $50,000 to $300,000 | Pathway 2 – $300,000 to $1.5 million
  • Application closes: 8 July 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include risk reduction education and capability building activities, training or courses, risk or vulnerability assessment activities, place-based or community-led efforts, participatory strategic planning activities related to risk reduction against natural hazards, design/development and piloting of tools/technologies/platforms that measure progress/build on previous successful risk reduction efforts, risk reduction communication initiatives, technical assessments of feasibility and/or development of options for investments to mitigate risks, small scale infrastructure activities, the apportioned salary for a formal resilience and risk reduction role in local government.

For more information, click here


Large grants for storm and flood impacted regions - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $50,000.
  • Who can apply: local Councils, joint Organisation of Councils, schools, not-for-profit organisations, research or academic organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources, partnership programs, activities with schools, early childhood and NGOs

For more information, click here


Small grants program for regional NSW - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $500 to $10,000
  • Who can apply: community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Council, schools, neighbourhood centres
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources.

For more information, click here


Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants

  • Grant amount: up to $5,000
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and schools that are based within flood affected areas in the Hawkesbury and Penrith local government areas can apply
  • Application closes: Sunday 10 July 11:59pm

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include social connection events that bring the community together to build networks and friendships, community events or workshops, projects that are recovery focused and aim to build on the community resilience, sharing information about available community resources and services and how to access them, complementary and lifestyle interventions known to improve physical and mental health, community education on topics such as managing stress/anxiety/depression/stigma, practical advice and skills development.

For more information, click here


Local Sporting Champions

  • Grant amount: Base Grant $500
  • Who can apply: The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
  • Application closes: 30 June 2022

For more information, click here


Strengthening Rural Communities

Round 14
Closes: 30 August 2022

Three funding streams are available:

  1. Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC): two tiers – grants up to $10,000 and grants up to $50,000 to respond to ongoing impacts and recovery from the COVID pandemic;
  2. Bushfire Recovery: grants up to $25,000 for 2019/20 bushfire recovery; and
  3. Small & Vital: grants up to $10,000 for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places, and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services. Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials. Organisational capacity building. Community resource development. Supporting, training or attracting volunteers.
Events and activities to reconnect the community. Enhancing community spaces to increase community use. Developing services and support to assist vulnerable people and people experiencing disadvantage. Purchase of equipment or resources to strengthen organisations that support communities. Community infrastructure projects.

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: disaster readiness

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $200,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include capital equipment, Evacuation centre, Management centre, Training centre, Intervention style disaster readiness, Multi-purpose community facility, Drought related infrastructure

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: sport and recreation

  • Grant amount: From $50,000 to $300,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include indoor organised sports centre (e.g. indoor cricket, basketball), Leisure centre (e.g. martial arts dojo, gymnastics centre), Outdoor organised sports facility (e.g. football field, netball courts), Recreation space (e.g. playground, skate-park), Large-scale purpose-built facility (e.g. stadium, velodrome, motorsports facility), Water sports (e.g swimming pool).

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: arts and culture

  • Grant amount: From $50,000 to $200,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects and activities funded under this grant include cultural maintenance (e.g. Aboriginal keeping place, language centres), film (e.g. cinema, production studios), performing arts (e.g. theatre, performing arts centre, rehearsal and studios), music (e.g. conservatorium, concert hall), historical, nature or science collections (e.g. museum, war memorial, botanic gardens), visual arts and craft (e.g. exhibition or gallery space), literature and writing (e.g. library, writer’s centre), Community (e.g. multipurpose hall).

For more information, click here


Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program

  • Grant amount: Up to $5,000
  • Who can apply: not-for-profit organisation with either an Incorporation Certificate and/or an ABN, not-for-profit organisations.
  • Application opens: 12 July 2022
  • Application closes: 12 August 2022

About the grant: Nutrien Ag Solutions is partnering with FRRR to invest across Australia in charitable projects that will contribute to the success, vibrancy and wellbeing of remote, rural and regional communities. By partnering with FRRR to provide funding for meaningful community projects, Nutrien Ag Solutions seeks to support the local grassroots organisations that are the heartbeat of remote, rural and regional communities across Australia.

For more information, click here


Creative Capital

  • Grant amount: $5,000 to $250,000
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, local councils.
  • Application opens: Monday 11 July 2022
  • Application closes: 12 midday Monday 8 August 2022.

About the grant: The Creative Capital fund has been established to meet the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW. Grants will be available to fund new infrastructure or to upgrade existing cultural infrastructure to make existing spaces fit for purpose. Communities will benefit with fit-for-purpose, high performing museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries, Aboriginal Cultural Centres, Keeping Places and language centres across NSW.

For more information, click here


Council Event Sponsorship

Round 2 of Council's event sponsorship is now CLOSED.

Two rounds of Event Sponsorship Applications will be open to event applicants each year. Event Applications can be submitted any time during the year but an assessment of your event will not be made until after the closure of Event Sponsorship Round.

To be eligible for sponsorship – in-kind, financial, or both from Council, Event Applicants will need to submit both Form 1 and Form 2.

Event Applicants will be advised if they are successful in their application for sponsorship for their event once all applications have been reviewed and a determination is made by Council.

For more information, click here






Current Grant Opportunities:



Koala Conservation and Protection – Community Grants – Round 1

  • Grant amount: Between $50,000 and $200,000
  • Who can apply: an entity incorporated in Australia, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation, a co-operative, a regional National Resource Management (NRM) organisation supporting a project that is delivered by, or directly engages with local community groups, an incorporated not for profit organisation, an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust, an Australian local government agency or body.
  • Application closes: 15 Jul 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant must include on-ground project activities that are undertaken in areas where the Koala is known or likely to occur, activities that will benefit the listed Koala combined populations of Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, at least $50,000 in eligible expenditure, identified that the Koala will benefit from your project activities.

For more information, click here


Disaster Risk Reduction Fund - Local and Regional Risk Reduction Stream

  • Grant amount: Pathway 1 – $50,000 to $300,000 | Pathway 2 – $300,000 to $1.5 million
  • Application closes: 8 July 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include risk reduction education and capability building activities, training or courses, risk or vulnerability assessment activities, place-based or community-led efforts, participatory strategic planning activities related to risk reduction against natural hazards, design/development and piloting of tools/technologies/platforms that measure progress/build on previous successful risk reduction efforts, risk reduction communication initiatives, technical assessments of feasibility and/or development of options for investments to mitigate risks, small scale infrastructure activities, the apportioned salary for a formal resilience and risk reduction role in local government.

For more information, click here


Large grants for storm and flood impacted regions - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $50,000.
  • Who can apply: local Councils, joint Organisation of Councils, schools, not-for-profit organisations, research or academic organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils.
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources, partnership programs, activities with schools, early childhood and NGOs

For more information, click here


Small grants program for regional NSW - Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative

  • Grant amount: From $500 to $10,000
  • Who can apply: community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Council, schools, neighbourhood centres
  • Application closes: 31 March 2023

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include community events and social activities, sport and recreational programs, youth mental health training, cultural and community connection programs, healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events, peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people, digital communications and resources.

For more information, click here


Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants

  • Grant amount: up to $5,000
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and schools that are based within flood affected areas in the Hawkesbury and Penrith local government areas can apply
  • Application closes: Sunday 10 July 11:59pm

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include social connection events that bring the community together to build networks and friendships, community events or workshops, projects that are recovery focused and aim to build on the community resilience, sharing information about available community resources and services and how to access them, complementary and lifestyle interventions known to improve physical and mental health, community education on topics such as managing stress/anxiety/depression/stigma, practical advice and skills development.

For more information, click here


Local Sporting Champions

  • Grant amount: Base Grant $500
  • Who can apply: The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
  • Application closes: 30 June 2022

For more information, click here


Strengthening Rural Communities

Round 14
Closes: 30 August 2022

Three funding streams are available:

  1. Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC): two tiers – grants up to $10,000 and grants up to $50,000 to respond to ongoing impacts and recovery from the COVID pandemic;
  2. Bushfire Recovery: grants up to $25,000 for 2019/20 bushfire recovery; and
  3. Small & Vital: grants up to $10,000 for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places, and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000).

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services. Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials. Organisational capacity building. Community resource development. Supporting, training or attracting volunteers.
Events and activities to reconnect the community. Enhancing community spaces to increase community use. Developing services and support to assist vulnerable people and people experiencing disadvantage. Purchase of equipment or resources to strengthen organisations that support communities. Community infrastructure projects.

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: disaster readiness

  • Grant amount: From $10,000 to $200,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include capital equipment, Evacuation centre, Management centre, Training centre, Intervention style disaster readiness, Multi-purpose community facility, Drought related infrastructure

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: sport and recreation

  • Grant amount: From $50,000 to $300,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects funded under this grant include indoor organised sports centre (e.g. indoor cricket, basketball), Leisure centre (e.g. martial arts dojo, gymnastics centre), Outdoor organised sports facility (e.g. football field, netball courts), Recreation space (e.g. playground, skate-park), Large-scale purpose-built facility (e.g. stadium, velodrome, motorsports facility), Water sports (e.g swimming pool).

For more information, click here


Infrastructure Grants: arts and culture

  • Grant amount: From $50,000 to $200,000
  • Application opens: 27 June 2022
  • Application closes: 18 July 2022
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, schools, local councils.

About the grant: Types of projects and activities funded under this grant include cultural maintenance (e.g. Aboriginal keeping place, language centres), film (e.g. cinema, production studios), performing arts (e.g. theatre, performing arts centre, rehearsal and studios), music (e.g. conservatorium, concert hall), historical, nature or science collections (e.g. museum, war memorial, botanic gardens), visual arts and craft (e.g. exhibition or gallery space), literature and writing (e.g. library, writer’s centre), Community (e.g. multipurpose hall).

For more information, click here


Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program

  • Grant amount: Up to $5,000
  • Who can apply: not-for-profit organisation with either an Incorporation Certificate and/or an ABN, not-for-profit organisations.
  • Application opens: 12 July 2022
  • Application closes: 12 August 2022

About the grant: Nutrien Ag Solutions is partnering with FRRR to invest across Australia in charitable projects that will contribute to the success, vibrancy and wellbeing of remote, rural and regional communities. By partnering with FRRR to provide funding for meaningful community projects, Nutrien Ag Solutions seeks to support the local grassroots organisations that are the heartbeat of remote, rural and regional communities across Australia.

For more information, click here


Creative Capital

  • Grant amount: $5,000 to $250,000
  • Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations, local councils.
  • Application opens: Monday 11 July 2022
  • Application closes: 12 midday Monday 8 August 2022.

About the grant: The Creative Capital fund has been established to meet the demands for facilities to support the creative economy and improve access to and participation in quality cultural experiences across NSW. Grants will be available to fund new infrastructure or to upgrade existing cultural infrastructure to make existing spaces fit for purpose. Communities will benefit with fit-for-purpose, high performing museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries, Aboriginal Cultural Centres, Keeping Places and language centres across NSW.

For more information, click here


Council Event Sponsorship

Round 2 of Council's event sponsorship is now CLOSED.

Two rounds of Event Sponsorship Applications will be open to event applicants each year. Event Applications can be submitted any time during the year but an assessment of your event will not be made until after the closure of Event Sponsorship Round.

To be eligible for sponsorship – in-kind, financial, or both from Council, Event Applicants will need to submit both Form 1 and Form 2.

Event Applicants will be advised if they are successful in their application for sponsorship for their event once all applications have been reviewed and a determination is made by Council.

For more information, click here





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