Grants

Grants

Council is always interested in hearing from local community groups and organisations who would like to partner with Council and discuss any ideas or visions they have for the region.

Council may provide assistance with sourcing external grant funding including with assisting with your preparation of a grant application where applicable.

We endeavour to provide community groups with advice on grant programs that meet their needs as they become available.

 

Grant Funding Finder 

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Council has partnered with one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines to bring to local businesses and organisations a FREE one stop search engine for business, event and community grants.  Grant Funding Finder gives you access to one of Australia's most comprehensive and up to date funding databases, making grants accessible and easy to find.

Grant Funding Finder features advanced filtering which allows you to narrow down your search by activity, industry, and current & future grants to suit your needs. The website also has other invaluable information and tips for making grant applications.

Follow this link to the Grant Funding Finder web page.

 

Current Community Grants Available 

There is a Sports Australia Participation Grant program

Three funding streams are available:

  • Stream 1 – grants between $50,000 and $250,000 to support national physical activity programs across at least three Australian states or territories. Applicants must be a national physical activity organisation and a national/peak non-government organisation [not a national sporting organisation (NSO), national sporting organisation for people with disability (NSOD) or their member organisations].
  • Stream 2 – grants between $50,000 and $450,000 to support national sporting organisation programs across at least three Australian states or territories. Applicants must be a Sport Australia recognised NSO or NSOD.
  • Stream 3 – grants between $50,000 and $450,000 to support national sporting organisation program partnerships across at least three Australian states or territories. Applicants must be a Sport Australia recognised NSO or NSOD, working in partnership with other Sport Australia recognised NSOs or NSODs.

To be eligible to receive funding through the Participation Grants Program, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have been operating with not-for-profit status for at least 12 months.
  • Not be (and ensure that any partner organisation is not), an organisation named by the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (www.nationalredress.gov.au) on its list of institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme.
  • Have delivery reach through member associations and/or partnerships in at least three Australian states or territories.

Applications close: 8 October 2021 for more information head to the Community Connective site here 

 

NSW Government 2021 Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program: Minor & Major Capital Funds for Preschool

The Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program improves access to preschool by creating additional community preschool places in areas of need and demand across the state. The Minor Capital Works Fund supports smaller-scale extensions or renovations and the recalculation of unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places. The maximum grant amount is $100,000.

Minor Capital Works grants can be used to:

  • Extend or renovate existing centre-based community preschools where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.
  • Engage a certified building practitioner to re-calculate unencumbered space where it will result in an increase in community preschool places.

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be registered or incorporated in NSW;
  • be a not for profit organisation or association, or a local government entity; and
  • operate an existing community preschool service as an Approved Provider with a valid Service Approval.

Applications close: 22 October 2021 for more information and application details click here

 

The Major Capital fund creates additional community preschool places through new builds, extensions and renovations of centre-based community preschools in areas of need and demand.

Applications will be competitively assessed in two stages:

  • Stage 1 - Expression of interest (shortlisted applicants will be invited to progress to Stage 2)
  • Stage 2 – Invitation to apply

To be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be registered or incorporated in NSW;
  • be a not for profit organisation or association, or a local government entity; and
  • operate or intend to operate a community preschool service as an Approved Provider with a valid Service Approval.

Expressions of Interest close: 11 February 2022 for more information and application details click here

 

RASF Community Futures Grant applications are now open

The RASF Community Futures Grant program provides funds of up to $25,000 for vital community projects in rural and regional NSW.

Funds of up to $25,000 for vital community projects are available in rural and regional NSW

Applications close: 8 October 2021 for more information and application details click here

 

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant

Applications close: 6 October 2021 for more information and application details click here 

 

Regional Sports Facilities Grant

Applications close:  8 October 2021 for more information and application details click here