Community Grants and Support

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Thinking about getting into grants or sponsorship? We have gathered a list of resources to help you find the best options for you or your group. There are:

  • Two sponsorships available from Hawkesbury City Council that are offered regularly through the year.
  • Grant finder resources you can use to find what you are looking for from private, corporate or government funders.
  • Video resources to help you write a really good, competitive grant; or to help you once you have won the grant.


Council Sponsorship Opportunities:


Hawkesbury City Council Community Sponsorship

Grant amount: From $150 to $3,000

Who can apply: Hawkesbury based community organisations or individuals

Application dates: 2024/2025 Round 1 will open on 1st October 2024 and close on 31st October 2024.

About the grant: The Community Sponsorship Program enables Council to work in partnership with our community to build a vibrant, connected, and liveable Hawkesbury. Council’s Community Sponsorship Program provides financial assistance to support Hawkesbury based community organisations or individuals wanting to undertake activities that address key strategies and directions within Council’s Community Strategic Plan. There are three categories within the Community Sponsorship Program:

Resilient Hawkesbury: Council may provide funding to community programs that help to build a connected, healthy, inclusive and resilient Hawkesbury. Maximum funding of $3000.

Participation: Financial assistance may be provided to support the participation of residents who have been selected to represent the Hawkesbury in State, National, or International sporting competitions and cultural events. The level of contribution is $150 for individuals and $750 for a team of five or more.

Access to Community Facilities: Not for Profit Community Groups located in the Hawkesbury or providing services to the Hawkesbury, can apply for financial assistance for subsidy of 50% of the cost of hiring a Council or Community Facility up to a maximum contribution of $750.

For more information, click here.


Hawkesbury City Council Event Sponsorship

Who can apply: Both commercial and community based organisation can apply. There are separate criteria matrix for each.

Application dates: 2024/2025 Round 1 will open on 1st August 2024.

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.

About the grant: Hawkesbury City Council is committed to supporting the community to host public events to ensure they are safe, successful and well-run. Events in the Hawkesbury create the opportunity to build:

  • Community – involvement and participation
  • Capacity – the ability to self organise and develop resilience in the community
  • Connections – social cohesion across communities and local businesses

Council is looking to assist events that highlight Hawkesbury’s heritage, celebrate our river, enhance our town centres, assist towns and villages to become local hubs, create cultural experiences, promote and assist tourism and that create community and business connections.

For more information, click here.


Grant Finder Resources

To stay on top of current grant opportunities, these are the best places to look for grants. Click on the headings for more information.


NSW Government Grants and Funding

Find a NSW Government initiative, grant or funding program to help support your business, your project or your community.


Create NSW: Funding and Support

For all NSW Government funded arts and culture grants.


GrantConnect

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.


FRRR: Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal

A not-for-profit organisation, we connect common purposes and funding from government, business and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural people and places.



We highly recommend signing up to the following newsletters to get grant opportunities sent directly to you:


Community Connective - Funding Opportunities

We specialise in community e-Newsletters for not-for-profits, local government, social enterprises and for-purpose businesses. Grant opportunities from the public and private sector are listed on the page. Click on the subscribe button to receive email updates (recommended).


Susan Templeman's Community Grants Bulletin

Subscribe to receive updates on available grants.



Grant Writing Resources

Need help with writing a grant? Or how to acquit a grant? We have workshop videos and slides available for you in the folder at the top right of this page, if you are on a PC, or at the bottom of the page if you are on a device. If you need help to access these, please contact the Bright Ideas Team.


How to contact the Bright Ideas Team:

Email: brightideas@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Call: Tracey 0428 212 948

This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/2020 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of the NBMPHN.

Thinking about getting into grants or sponsorship? We have gathered a list of resources to help you find the best options for you or your group. There are:

  • Two sponsorships available from Hawkesbury City Council that are offered regularly through the year.
  • Grant finder resources you can use to find what you are looking for from private, corporate or government funders.
  • Video resources to help you write a really good, competitive grant; or to help you once you have won the grant.


Council Sponsorship Opportunities:


Hawkesbury City Council Community Sponsorship

Grant amount: From $150 to $3,000

Who can apply: Hawkesbury based community organisations or individuals

Application dates: 2024/2025 Round 1 will open on 1st October 2024 and close on 31st October 2024.

About the grant: The Community Sponsorship Program enables Council to work in partnership with our community to build a vibrant, connected, and liveable Hawkesbury. Council’s Community Sponsorship Program provides financial assistance to support Hawkesbury based community organisations or individuals wanting to undertake activities that address key strategies and directions within Council’s Community Strategic Plan. There are three categories within the Community Sponsorship Program:

Resilient Hawkesbury: Council may provide funding to community programs that help to build a connected, healthy, inclusive and resilient Hawkesbury. Maximum funding of $3000.

Participation: Financial assistance may be provided to support the participation of residents who have been selected to represent the Hawkesbury in State, National, or International sporting competitions and cultural events. The level of contribution is $150 for individuals and $750 for a team of five or more.

Access to Community Facilities: Not for Profit Community Groups located in the Hawkesbury or providing services to the Hawkesbury, can apply for financial assistance for subsidy of 50% of the cost of hiring a Council or Community Facility up to a maximum contribution of $750.

For more information, click here.


Hawkesbury City Council Event Sponsorship

Who can apply: Both commercial and community based organisation can apply. There are separate criteria matrix for each.

Application dates: 2024/2025 Round 1 will open on 1st August 2024.

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.

About the grant: Hawkesbury City Council is committed to supporting the community to host public events to ensure they are safe, successful and well-run. Events in the Hawkesbury create the opportunity to build:

  • Community – involvement and participation
  • Capacity – the ability to self organise and develop resilience in the community
  • Connections – social cohesion across communities and local businesses

Council is looking to assist events that highlight Hawkesbury’s heritage, celebrate our river, enhance our town centres, assist towns and villages to become local hubs, create cultural experiences, promote and assist tourism and that create community and business connections.

For more information, click here.


Grant Finder Resources

To stay on top of current grant opportunities, these are the best places to look for grants. Click on the headings for more information.


NSW Government Grants and Funding

Find a NSW Government initiative, grant or funding program to help support your business, your project or your community.


Create NSW: Funding and Support

For all NSW Government funded arts and culture grants.


GrantConnect

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.


FRRR: Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal

A not-for-profit organisation, we connect common purposes and funding from government, business and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural people and places.



We highly recommend signing up to the following newsletters to get grant opportunities sent directly to you:


Community Connective - Funding Opportunities

We specialise in community e-Newsletters for not-for-profits, local government, social enterprises and for-purpose businesses. Grant opportunities from the public and private sector are listed on the page. Click on the subscribe button to receive email updates (recommended).


Susan Templeman's Community Grants Bulletin

Subscribe to receive updates on available grants.



Grant Writing Resources

Need help with writing a grant? Or how to acquit a grant? We have workshop videos and slides available for you in the folder at the top right of this page, if you are on a PC, or at the bottom of the page if you are on a device. If you need help to access these, please contact the Bright Ideas Team.


How to contact the Bright Ideas Team:

Email: brightideas@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Call: Tracey 0428 212 948

This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/2020 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of the NBMPHN.

Page last updated: 17 Jun 2024, 08:09 AM