Community Profile

This link provides information specific to the Bellingen Shire regarding who we are, what we do, how we live, how old we are, how we are employed, what we earn, etc. This link can help support grant applications by painting a picture of the needs of the community we live in.  Bellingen Community Profile

Community Vision

The Community Vision 2030 presents the values, ideals and aspirations of our community.

Community Support & Community Event Sponsorship Funds

Please Note that Round 1, 2016 for both funds closed on Friday 27 May, 2016.

The Community Event Sponsorship Fund encourages incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support local events.

The Community Support Fund encourages incorporated not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding to support activities outside of events that might include, but not limited to, awards, prizes, rate remissions and scholarships.

A copy of the guidelines and application form can be downloaded below.  All enquiries regarding the Funds should be directed to the Grants and Business Development Officer.

Application Forms 

Community Event Sponsorship Fund Application Form - Updated April 2016 (word)
Community Event Sponsorship Fund Application Form - Updated April 2016 (pdf)

Community Support Fund Application Form - Updated April 2016 (word)
Community Support Fund Application Form - Updated April 2016 (pdf)


Guidelines - Community Event Sponsorship Fund - Updated April 2016 (PDF) 
Guidelines - Community Support Fund - Updated April 2016 (PDF)


Grants Link provides information on Commonwealth Government community grants with a focus on regional Australia at

Community Builders provides a link to both government and non-government grants that aims to assist local communities across NSW and covers all aspects of funding opportunities at

Philanthropy Australia provides information and links to private, family and other charitable trusts that offer grant funding at

Our Community offers a grants newsletter called Easy Grants on a subscription basis. Non-profit groups can subscribe for $55 and government, private enterprise and individuals can subscribe for various packages from $330 at

Pathways Australia assists non-profit organisations with information and management support at

The Australian Taxation Office also provides key information for non-profit organisations on reforms and has published a guide about fundraising at


Maxine Compton
Grants & Business Development Officer
Ph 6655 7300