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 

Seniors Festival Grant

The NSW Seniors Festival will be held between the 1st and the 12th of February 2023 (inclusive).

The Seniors Festival 2023 Grant Program provides funding to local, non-profit community groups and organisations to host accessible events and activities for older people in the Shoalhaven to celebrate together.

The Seniors Festival 2023 Grant Program provides small grants of between $500 and $1,000. 

Grant timeline

  1. Applications open* 11 October 2022
  2. Applications close* 31 October 2022
  3. Applicants to receive funds by 9 December 2022
  4. Activity/Event to be completed by 12 February 2022

* Dates may be subject to change. Full Seniors Festival 2023 Grant Program details and the application form will be made available here closer to the grant round opening date.

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. 

Grant timeline

  1. Applications open* 16 August 2022
  2. Applications close 23 September 2022
  3. Applicants to receive funds by 18 October 2022
  4. Program to be completed by 28 April 2023

* Dates may be subject to change. Full Community Wellbeing Grants Program details and the application form will be made available here closer to the grant round opening date. 

Youth Inclusion Grant

This grant is for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus and give young people in the opportunity to develop a range of skills.

Grants need to address young people’s identified needs in an innovative way and increase young people’s connections to the community.

The Youth Inclusion Grant Program provides small grants of between $500 and $2,000. 

Grant timeline

  1. Applications open* 16 August 2022
  2. Applications close 23 September 2022
  3. Applicants to receive funds by 18 October 2022
  4. Program to be completed by 28 April 2023

*Dates may be subject to change. Full Youth Inclusion Grant Program details and the application form will be made available here closer to the grant round opening date.

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. 

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 is currently closed for applications.

 

 

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Last updated on 28 September 2022