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.

Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program 2017-2018 Round 2 is now open. A total of $200,000 will be allocated to local not-for-profit community organisations in the following categories:

  • Up to $10,000 - Community Assets and Equipment
  • Up to $25,000 - Connected Communities – Major Programs
Applications close Sunday 15 April 2018.

How to Apply

Please read the Program Guidelines for more details about the grants available in this round.

Community organisation representatives are encouraged to attend the following information sessions:

Session 1
When: Wednesday 14 March 2018, 5.30pm-7.30pm.
Where: St George Community Centre, St George Bank Building, Premier Street, Kogarah.

Session 2
When: Friday 16 March 2018, 10.00am-12.00pm.
Where: Dragon Room, Hurstville Civic Centre, Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville.

To register for these sessions please email alee@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.

Council Pop-up Information Stall
When: Tuesday 20 March, 10.00am-2.00pm. Please drop-in at any time for information about Community Grants.
Where: Centre Court, Westfield Hurstville.

After reading the Program Guidelines please complete the Application Form. Please note: This form cannot be saved so we recommend you complete all your responses in your own document first and gather the required supporting documentation. Once ready to submit you can then copy/paste all your responses and upload supporting materials at once.

Please note, you have until Sunday 15 April to submit your grant application online.
If you wish to discuss your application, please contact Council’s Community Development Officer – Grants on 9330 6400.

Evaluation and Acquittal of Past Grants

Organisations that received a grant in Round 1 of the Community Grants Program 2017-18 are required to complete a Project Update, or if the project is complete, a Project Report and Financial Acquittal.

Successful Round 1 Grant recipients must submit their Project Update to be eligible to submit an application for Round 2. Project Updates are due on Monday 26 March 2018.

Previous Grant Recipients

Council’s Community Grants Program 2017-18 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 2017-18 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 2016-17 Round. The list of the 38 successful projects are outlined in the Community Grants Program 2016/2017 Recipients fact sheet.

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