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Grants Help Hub

Georges River Council Grants Help Hub is here to support you in applying for a grant. Applying for grants can sometimes be overwhelming and time intensive. Using the following resources can support you to apply and increase grant skills in your organisation.

Individual Grant Meetings

To apply for a grant with Georges River Council, you need to speak with the Grants Officer about your project. The Grants Officer can assist you navigate the process to apply for a grant. They can ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the grant you are applying for. 

To discuss your application, contact the Grants Officer to arrange a meeting.


Grant Writing Training

Free Grant Writing Training. You can complete the online training within 45 minutes at a time that suits you.

Complete Grant Writing Training

Note: this is general training and not specific to Georges River Council grant programs.

Grants Impact Evaluation Training

Learn how to use data effectively to tell a compelling story of relevance and success to potential funders. Join this in-person training to know how an evaluation of a project/program can support an application for a grant with Georges River Council and beyond. 

  • Date: Tuesday 23 July 2024.
  • Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm.
  • Location: Hurstville Library.
Spots are limited, and registrations are essential.
Register Now


Grant Round Information Sessions

Georges River Council offers information sessions each grant round. Information sessions will focus on:

  • Grant guidelines.
  • Eligibility criteria.
  • ​The application form.

Subscribe to the Grants Newsletter to know when the Grant Round Information Sessions will be delivered.

Subscribe to Grants Newsletter


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an auspice?
    Auspice = to provide support, sponsorship, or guidance.

    An auspice is when a registered organisation applies on behalf of another organisation, group or individual without an ABN / Public Liability insurance / incorporation.

    The unincorporated organisation is responsible for delivering the project, but the auspice is responsible for the funding agreement, obtaining Public Liability insurance, and receiving and acquitting the funding.

    Auspice applications must include a letter or memorandum of understanding confirming the auspice arrangement.
  • How do I apply for a grant?

    Visit SmartyGrants page to see current open rounds.

    Read the Grant Guidelines for the grant program you want to apply for before starting an application.

  • What happens if my application is successful?

    Every applicant receives a Letter of Notification informing you of the grant outcome. If the application is successful in receiving a grant, the Letter of Notification will provide next steps on accepting the grant.

    All successful applicants will need to contact the Grants Officer via phone for feedback on the application. Feedback cannot be provided via email.

  • What happens if my application is unsuccessful?

    Every applicant receives a Letter of Notification informing you of the grant outcome. If the application is unsuccessful in receiving a grant, there are no actions that need to be taken.

    Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to contact the Grants Officer via phone for feedback on the application. This can provide insight on how Council makes its decisions and support any future grant application.

  • What is an incorporated organisation?

    Incorporation provides an organisation/community group its own legal identity. The incorporated group is recognised to enter into contracts, sign a lease and employ people.

    The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission has useful information about incorporation available. They also provide information about how to start a charity.

  • What does in-kind mean?

    In-kind means that goods, services or support are provided free of charge. Examples of in-kind include: volunteers, unpaid staff and donated equipment.

    Georges River Council values in-kind services at $25.00 per hour. This should be included as both income and expense to a grant funded project.

  • What is a letter of support?

    A letter of support is a formal document that demonstrates the writer’s support for a person, cause, or project.

    The writer of the letter is from another organisation providing support for the grant application.

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