Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program provides multiple funding opportunities throughout the year for community groups and organisations to enable them to design, implement and deliver projects, events and activities that support and enhance the lives of people in the Shoalhaven. 

It is Council's priority to work with the community to foster a safe and attractive place for people to live, work, stay and play. The aim is to build inclusive connected communities with arts, culture, and events so that the Shoalhaven can be an active, healthy, liveable place to thrive. Community-led projects are essential to creating this and Council is passionate about supporting innovative community programs that build social equity and address community needs.

Need support in preparing your grant application?

Before applying we recommend applicants familiarise themselves with the relevant grant program’s Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. This will help make sure you are applying for the grant that best fits your project.

For information about other Council grants visit:

Community Grants Program 2022/2023 

Community Wellbeing Grant

Shoalhaven City Council's Community Wellbeing Grants support local initiatives that maximise community participation, connection and a sense of place for people in the Shoalhaven.

Grants of between $500 and $2,000 are available to community groups and organisations to enable them to undertake projects that support and enhance the lives of people in the Shoalhaven. 

New grants round opening soon

East Nowra Skills Development Grant

The East Nowra Skills Development Grant provides grants up to $10,000 to support the training and employment of the East Nowra community through the support of the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group.

Non-Government community organisations and local service providers in the Shoalhaven seeking to offer training and employment opportunities for the East Nowra community are encouraged to apply. Applications need to demonstrate a community need for the program and program sustainability, with a focus on increasing individual and community capacity.

Applications for the East Nowra Skills Development Grant are currently closed until the 2023/2024 Financial Year. 

New grants round opening soon

Club Grants - Category 1

Eligible Category 1 expenditure is for projects and/or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community through the support of local registered Clubs with Clubs NSW.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation. You are eligible to apply if your organisation is involved in community or professional sport. 

You are considered eligible for Category 1 funding if your project falls under the below categories:

  • Community welfare and social services
  • Community development
  • Community health services or employment assistance activities 
  • Other projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people

ClubGRANTS Category 1 applications open 27 February 2023 and will close on 24 April 2023.

Applications can be lodged online via Clubs NSW website.

Applicants will need to login and create an account with ClubGRANTS before being able to access the application form, which is an online form. When logged in, go to ‘Find Your Local Grant Round’, search Shoalhaven and then select the create account next to Shoalhaven City Council grant round.

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