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Community Grants


Georges River Council Community Grants Round 1 2021-2022 is now open. This grant has two categories:

Reconnecting Communities

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

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.

Please see Grants, Donations and Sponsorship Policy and Community Grants Guidelines 2021-2022 for more information.

Start your application on Council's SmartyGrants page. Applications for Round 1 will close at 5pm, Monday 15 November 2021.

Question & Answer Sessions

Council is holding individual Question & Answer sessions where you can ask questions about your project and the application process. Note that due to the current Public Health Order, Question & Answer Sessions will be held online. Register via Eventbrite
 

Date  Time Registration
Thursday 21 October 2pm-5pm Register via Eventbrite for a 15 minute session.
Wednesday 27 October 8:30am-11:30am Register via Eventbrite for a 15 minute session.
Tuesday 2 November 3pm-6pm Register via Eventbrite for a 15 minute session.
Monday 8 November 10am-1pm Register via Eventbrite for a 15 minute session.


Previous Grant Recipients

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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