Community Grants Program Open


Wollondilly Shire Council’s community grants program opens this month, offering grants to local community organisations, community groups and not for profit organisations.

The program provides funding towards projects, events and small capital purchases to support community organisations and groups operating within the Wollondilly Local Government Area, for the benefit of local residents.

Wollondilly Mayor, Cr Matthew Deeth has encouraged local community groups to check their eligibility and apply.

“The support that Council can provide through grants can make a huge difference to local arts, culture, sustainability, recreational activities and events” he said.

There are five grant categories in this round of funding:

1. Community Projects: maximum grant $3,000
Projects that help local communities to build skills, identify opportunities and/or undertake actions for the social benefit of community members.

2. Arts & Culture Event: maximum grant $1,000
Events that foster the Shire’s cultural identity, or that provide an accessible, diverse range of community art and cultural opportunities.

3. Sustainability Projects: maximum grant $500
Projects that support the local environment and assist in making Wollondilly a more sustainable place to live.

4. Leisure & Recreation Activities: maximum grant $500
Activities that provide access to physical and social pursuits to support a healthy and active community.

5. Small Capital Equipment: maximum grant $500
Purchases of small capital equipment items to support community organisation activities.

The community grants program opens on 1 May 2019 and closes on 31 May 2019. Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2019.

For more information, or to register for the grant information sessions, please contact Council’s Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 9611, or

For grant guidelines and application forms, visit Council’s website: .

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