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Community Grants 2022-2023 Round 2

Community Grants 2022-2023 Round 2 opens on Monday 6 February 2023 and closes on Monday 20 March 2023 at 5pm. 

The round has two categories:

Reconnecting Communities 

Grants of up to $25,000 for major programs or projects from community organisations which result in more connected communities, promote social connectedness and reduce isolation, to be delivered over 24 months. 

Capacity Building Grants 

Grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit organisations to run programs or purchase assets and equipment to meet community needs, to be delivered over 12 months. 

Submitting your application

  1. Read the Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy (2020) and the Community Grants Guidelines 2022-2023 Round 2
  2. ​Book into a How to Apply for a Georges River Council Grant workshop and/or a Q&A Session, and contact the Grants Officer with any questions. 
  3. Start your application on our SmartyGrants page
  4. Applications close on Monday 20 March 2023 at 5pm. 
 

Financial Reporting Requirements 

Please note there are new financial reporting requirements for recipients of Council funding. 


Questions? 

We are running How to Apply for a Georges River Council Grant workshops and Question and Answer Sessions for Community Grants, Micro Grants and Heritage Publication Grants. Sessions are free but bookings are essential. Register via Eventbrite


Workshops - How to Apply for a Georges River Council Grant

One-hour workshops outlining the application process for Community Grants, Micro Grants and Heritage Publication Grants. Sessions are free but bookings are essential. Register via Eventbrite.

 
Workshop Date and Time Location
Workshop #1 – GRC Seniors Festival 2023 Friday 10 February 2023, 10am-midday Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre
Workshop #2 Tuesday 14 February 2023, 12pm-1pm Online
Workshop #3 Tuesday 21 February 2023, 10am-11am Hurstville Library and Service Centre – Miles Franklin Room
Workshop #4 Monday 27 February 2023, 6pm-7pm Online
Workshop #5 Wednesday 8 March 2023, 2pm-3pm Clive James Library and Service Centre – Activities Room
Workshop #6 Monday 13 March 2023, 11am-midday Online
 







 


Q&A Sessions

15-minute individual sessions to discuss your project or the application process with Council's Grants Officer. Sessions are free but bookings are essential. Register via Eventbrite.

 
Q&A Sessions Date and Time Location
Q&A Sessions #1  Thursday 9 February 2023, 2pm-4pm Hurstville Library and Service Centre – Miles Franklin Room or online
Q&A Sessions #2 Wednesday 15 February 2023, 4pm- 6pm Online
Q&A Sessions #3 Monday 20 February 2023, 1pm-3pm Clive James Library – Study Room or online
Q&A Sessions #4 Tuesday 28 February 2023, 10am- midday Online
Q&A Sessions #5 Thursday 9 March 2023, 10am-midday Hurstville Library and Service Centre – Miles Franklin Room or online
Q&A Sessions #6 Monday 13 March 2023, 3pm-5pm Online










For any further questions, please contact Council’s Grants Officer on 02 9330 6400 or email grants@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au


 

Previous Grant Recipients

Community Grants 2022-2023 Round 1

On Monday 31 October 2022, Council awarded $188,286.00 in funding to 23 groups for 24 projects across two categories in Round 1 of the 2022-2023 Community Grants Program. Seven projects were awarded funding through the Reconnecting Communities - Major Projects category for programs and projects from community organisations which result in more connected communities, promote social connectedness and reduce isolation. Seventeen projects were awarded funding through the Capacity Building Grants - Community Development category for grants to assist in the delivery of programs or purchase of assets and equipment to meet community needs. See the full list of successful projects on the Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Register
 

Community Grants 2021-2022 Round 2

On Monday 27 June 2022, Council awarded $126,779.00 in funding to 16 groups across two categories in Round 2 of the 2021-2022 Community Grants Program. Four projects were awarded funding through the Reconnecting Communities - Major Projects category for programs and projects from community organisations which result in more connected communities, promote social connectedness and reduce isolation. Twelve projects were awarded funding through the Capacity Building Grants - Community Development category for grants to assist in the delivery of programs or purchase of assets and equipment to meet community needs. See the full list of successful projects on the Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Register
 

Community Grants 2021-2022 Round 1 

On Friday 24 December 2021, Council awarded $199,999 in funding to 28 groups across two categories in Round 1 of the 2021-2022 Community Grants Program. Thirteen projects were awarded funding through the Reconnecting Communities - Major Projects category for programs and projects from community organisations which result in more connected communities, promote social connectedness and reduce isolation. Fifteen projects were awarded funding through the Capacity Building Grants - Community Development category for grants to assist in the delivery of programs or purchase of assets and equipment to meet community needs. See the full list of successful projects on the Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Register.
 

Community Grants 2020-2021 

On Monday 24 May 2021, Council awarded $188,929 in funding to 27 groups across two categories in the 2020-2021 Community Grants Program. Six projects were awarded funding through the Reconnecting Communities - Major Projects category for programs and projects from community organisations which result in more connected communities, promote social connectedness and reduce isolation. Twenty-one projects were awarded funding through the Capacity Building Grants - Community Development category for grants to assist in the delivery of programs or purchase of assets and equipment to meet community needs. See the full list of successful projects on the Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Register.


Recovery Grants 2020

On 6 October 2020, Council awarded $140,317 in funding to 24 groups and businesses across four categories in the 2020 Recovery Grants Program. Three businesses were awarded funding through the Small Business category and a further three businesses were awarded funding through the Open for Business category. Fourteen projects were awarded funding through the Community Capacity Building category and four organisations were recipients of Cultural Sector Resilience grants. See the full list of successful projects on the Donations, Grants and Sponsorship Register.
 

Community Grants 2019-2020 Round 2

On Monday 22 June, Council awarded $121,158 in funding to 18 groups across two categories in Round 2 of the 2019-2020 Community Grants Program. Two projects were awarded funding through Connected Communities - Major Programs for programs and projects from community organisations which will result in more connected communities throughout the Georges River area. Sixteen projects were awarded funding through Capacity Building Grants - Community Development for grants to assist in the delivery of community programs and projects, especially those that benefit our most vulnerable communities and build capacity in the community. See the full list of successful projects in the Community Grants 2019-2020 Round 2 Fact Sheet
 

Community Grants 2019-2020 Round 1

On Wednesday 4 December, Council awarded $150,965 in funding to 27 groups across two categories in Round 1 of the 2019-2020 Community Grants Program. Eight projects were awarded funding through Vibrant Georges River - Major Programs for projects that establish arts and cultural programs of significance and create opportunities for local residents to participate in cultural activities. Nineteen projects were awarded funding through Capacity Building Grants - Community Development for grants to assist in the delivery of community programs to meet identified community needs. See the full list of successful projects in the 2019-2020 Round 1 grant recipients fact sheet. 
 

Community Grants 2018-2019 Round 2

In June 2019, Council awarded $209,840.00 in funding to 47 applicants across two categories in Round 2 of the 2018-2019 Community Grants Program. In the Capacity Building - Community Development category $135,848.00 was awarded to 40 applicants for grants of up to $10,000 to assist in the delivery of community programs and projects, particularly those that benefit the most vulnerable communities and build capacity in the community. In the Connected Communities - Major Programs category $73,992.00 was awarded to 7 applicants for grants of up to $25,000 for programs that promote social connectedness in the community and contribute to a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive local government area. See the full list of successful projects in the Community Grants 2018-2019 Round 2 Fact Sheet.
 

Community Grants 2018-2019 Round 1

In December 2018, Council awarded $200,000 in funding to 38 applicants across two categories in Round 1 of the 2018-2019 Community Grants Program.  In the Capacity Building category $128,560 was awarded to 31 applicants for grants of up to $10,000 to assist in the delivery of community programs and projects, particularly those that benefit the most vulnerable communities and build capacity in the community. In the Vibrant Georges River category $71,440 was awarded to 7 applicants for grants of up to $25,000 over 2 years for programs and projects that increase the range of opportunities for local residents to participate in cultural activities and establish arts and cultural programs of significance in the Georges River area. See the full list of successful projects in the Community Grants 2018-2019 Round 1 fact sheet


Community Grants 2017-2018 Round 2

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.


Community Grants 2017-2018 Round 1

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.


Community Grants 2016-2017 Round 1

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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