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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 and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for the grant you are applying for. 

To discuss your project and application, contact the Grants Officer via phone or email to arrange an Individual Grant Meeting.


Grant Workshops  

Grant Writing Training

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

Complete online training

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

Grant Project Development Workshops

Georges River Council has partnered with Win the Grant to deliver Grant Project Development workshops. These workshops will assist in developing well rounded grant projects with clear objectives and project plans.

Upcoming workshops:

  • Thursday 8 February, 10.00am - 12.00pm (Miles Franklin Room, Hurstville Library).
  • Monday 19 February, 1.30pm - 3.30pm (Online).
  • Tuesday 16 April, 5.00pm – 7.00pm (Miles Franklin Room, Hurstville Library).

Register here to attend

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 our Grants Newsletter

Upcoming Information Sessions: 

  • Information Session #1, Tues 6 Feb, 2pm - 3:30pm (Miles Franklin Room, Hurstville Library).
  • Information Session #2, Wed 14 Feb, 10am - 11:30am (Activities Room, Kogarah Library).
  • Information Session #3, Wed 21 Feb, 2pm - 3:30pm (Mortdale Community Centre).
  • Information Session #4, Tues 27 Feb, 1pm - 2:30pm (Online).
  • Information Session #5, Mon 4 Mar, 4pm - 5:30pm (Miles Franklin Room, Hurstville Library).
  • Information Session #6, Fri 8 Mar, 10am - 11:30am (Online).


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.

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