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Community Grants

Community grants are designed to enable community groups to partner with Council to help meet community needs. Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate the greatest ability to positively impact the community and provide value for money.

Community Grants 2018-2019 Round 1 - now closed

The 2018-2019 Community Grants Program Round 1 has a total of $200,000 available over two categories:

  • Vibrant Georges River – Major Programs: up to $25,000
  • Capacity Building Grants – Community Development: up to $10,000

Applications closed on Monday 8 October 2018. 

For more information about this grant round, please see the Community Grants Guidelines, the Georges River Council's first Community Strategic Plan, which guides Council's future direction in partnership with the community, and the Cultural Strategy Discussion Paper which shares our goals and aspirations for a vibrant cultural future.


Evaluation and Acquittal of Past Grants

Organisations which received a grant in Round 1 of the Community Grants Program 2017-2018 are required to complete a Project Update, or if the project is complete, a Project Report and Financial Acquittal. The acquittal is due on or before 31 August 2018.

Project Updates for organisations which received a grant in Round 2 of the Community Grants Program 2017-2018 are due on Monday 3 September.  Please download and complete the appropriate Project Update for your grant.

Previous Grant Recipients

In June 2018, Council provided $200,000 in funding in Round 2 of the 2017-2018 Community Grants Program to 19 projects in the 'Community Assets and Equipment' category and 12 projects in the 'Connected Communities – Major Programs' category. See the full list of successful projects in the Community Grants 2017-2018 Round 2 fact sheet.

Council’s Community Grants Program 2017-2018 Round 1 successful applicants were announced in July 2017. Council provided $200,000 to 34 projects in the areas of community development; arts and cultural development; environment and conservation; and sport and recreation. The projects included equipment and capital works to buildings and facilities for community use, and will benefit a large number of community members. The full list of recipients and projects are contained in the Community Grants Program 2017 Round 1 fact sheet.

In the Community Grants Program 2017-2018 Round 1, Council also awarded Kogarah Community Services Inc. a 21-seat bus through a competitive grants process. The bus will be used for community purposes for a period of at least three years.

Council also provided $200,000 to community organisations through the Community Grants Program 2016-2017 Round. The list of the 38 successful projects are outlined in the Community Grants Program 2016/2017 Recipients fact sheet.


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