Community Grants Program


Council currently offers a series of small community grants each year.  

Two grant rounds are offered each financial year which is limited to Council's yearly budget. This is currently $50,000 across the three grant funds. To better understand each of the grants, Guidelines have been created which outline the types of events, projects or activities may be eligible for funding and the types of organisations that can apply. It is important that the Guidelines are read prior to making an application.

The Grants and Business Development Officer is available to talk through any questions you may have regarding the application process and/or your proposed activity, project or event - call (02) 6655 7300. 

Applications for Round 2 of Council's 2022/23 Community Grants Program will open on Monday 26 September 2022 and close on Thursday 20 October 2022.

Creative Placemaking Fund

The Creative Placemaking Fund is a small grant program that aims to invigorate and activate public spaces through art by taking a unique and creative approach that encourages participation in arts and cultural activities. These activities may include invigorating street furniture, public sculpture, murals, laneway transformation or musical performance. The Creative Placemaking program is open to all members of the community.

Read the guidelines(PDF, 244KB)

Community Support Fund

The Community Support Fund is a small grant program that aims to support local community activities that achieve broad community benefit. Open to not-for-profit organisations and registered charities, eligible projects and activities might include programs for seniors or youth or small infrastructure projects or equipment to support community activities.

Read the guidelines(PDF, 255KB)


Community Event Sponsorship Fund

The Community Event Sponsorship Fund is a small grant program that supports local community events. Open to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and registered charities, events should aim to foster partnerships between community organisations, target regions outside the Shire and be innovative and creative.

Read the guidelines(PDF, 257KB)

How to Apply

Applications can be made through Council's online grants management portal.

Apply now