Council’s community grant

program now open

Central Coast Council’s 2022-23 Community Grants Program is now open, with $900,000 in annual funding available to support local community groups and organisations to deliver worthwhile projects, programs and events that strengthen our community.

7 June 2022

 

COUNCIL Director Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said local community groups and organisations have until 30 June to apply for funding under the program to help bring their big ideas to life.

 

“This year, community groups and organisations will be able to apply for funding under three programs: the Community Development Grant Program, the Community Events and Place Activation Program and the Community Support Program,” Ms Smith said.

 

“Council’s Community Grants Program supports local groups and organisations to develop initiatives aimed at enhancing community connection, activating places and spaces and improving quality of life on the Coast.

 

"Grant writing sessions, information sessions and drop-in sessions have been running in May and are continuing during June, and are designed to support community members through the application process.

 

“Funding of up to $20,000 per project is available under the Community Development Grant Program and the Community Events and Place Activation Program, with applications closing at the end of the month.

 

"Community groups and organisations can also apply for funding of up to $5,000 per project as part of the Community Support Program, which will remain open throughout the year.”

 

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said Council’s Community Grants Program provides community organisations with the support to deliver activities, events, programs and projects which build the community’s capacity and create stronger local connections.

 

“With $900,000 in annual funding on offer, this is an opportunity for community groups and organisations to put ideas into action, making a difference to our community and creating a stronger Central Coast,” Mr Hart said.

 

“If you are looking to deliver a worthwhile project or event over the next 18 months, I highly encourage you to read the guidelines and apply now.”

 

Council’s 2022-23 Community Grants Program includes:

 

  • Community Development Grant Program – one round only, opened 1 June 2022, closes 30 June 2022. Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 per application with a total available annual program allocation of $300,000.

 

 

  • Community Support Grant Program – small grant program, open all year round and assessed monthly, up to $5,000 per application with a total available annual program allocation of $300,000.

 

To learn more and apply, search ‘Community Grant Program’ on Central Coast Council’s website centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

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