Community Grants

The 2017 Georges River Council Community Grants program is now open.

Community grants are designed to enable community groups to partner with Council to help meet community needs. The purpose of these grants is to assist in the development of projects that encourage community participation and inclusivity by offering alternative approaches to meeting community needs.

Georges River Council has allocated $200,000 to the 2017 Community Grants Program. These funds will be made available to local not-for-profit community groups to apply for grants of up to $10,000 each for projects in the areas of Community Development; Arts and Cultural Development; Environment and Conservation; and Sport and Recreation. The projects can include equipment and capital works to buildings and facilities for community use. 

Council also invites submissions from community organisations to apply for a 21-seat bus for community use. 

Complete the Community Grants Application Form using the Community Grants Program Guidelines to assist you with completing your application.

To apply for the Community Bus, please complete the Community Bus Application Form.

To submit applications please email them to mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or post them to PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481.

The submissions deadline is Sunday 25 June.

Need further help?

To support applicants through the process of applying for Community Grants, we will be running grant information sessions. Council staff will be on hand to talk through the Grant funding program, answer your questions and provide you with assistance in completing your application.

Community Grants Information Sessions

  • Friday 26 May from 2.00pm – 4.00pm Civic Theatre, 16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
  • Friday 2 June from 10am – 12pm St George Community Centre, St George Bank Building, Premier Street, Kogarah

For further information or to register your attendance, please RSVP to Anne-Marie Wiles on awiles@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or 0411 744 730.

How to improve your application

Council's community profile provides information about the demographics of the suburbs within the Georges River area, including data about our population, age, ethnicity, languages spoken at home, accessibility needs, and much more. You can use this information to help support your grant application, to demonstrate how community needs will be satisfied by and benefit from your program or activity.

Additional resources

Download a sample Pro-forma Letter of Support (optional tool).

Past Programs

In 2016, Council allocated $200,000 to local community groups through the Community Grants Program. This program was open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to make an application for up to $10,000.


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