Grants and sponsorships

Central Coast Council gives the community the opportunity to apply for funding to support events, programs and initiatives. In the 2018/19 financial year, $1.7 million in funding is available for community projects via the Community Grants and Sponsorship Program. See the links below to view more information on each program and submit an application form.

Applications for the following grant program are open:

Applications for the following grant programs are closed:

  • Community Events and Place Activation Grants
  • Community Development Grants
  • Community Infrastructure Grants
  • Heritage Grants
  • Social and Creative Enterprise Grants
  • Awarding Sponsorship Program

The Community Grants and Sponsorship Program for 2019/20 will be open for applications between 1 and 30 August 2019.

To access previously submitted application and acquittal forms, log in to SmartyGrants and click on 'My Submissions'.

Register now for Free Grant Writing Workshops

Do you have a project you wish to seek funding for, or a previously declined application and would like to improve your grant writing skills for a future submission? Council is offering limited places in four free Grants and Sponsorship Writing Workshops scheduled before Round 1 of Council’s 2019/20 Community Grants and Sponsorship Program opens in August 2019.

Thursday 25 July 2019

Erina Centre, Erina Shopping Centre (next to Erina Library)

REGISTRATIONS

  • Option 1: 1.00 – 4.00pm - Register your place in this workshop here. FULL.
  • Option 2: 6.00 – 9.00pm- Register your place in this workshop here. FULL.

Friday 26 July 2019

Wyong RSL Club, 15 Margaret St, Wyong

REGISTRATIONS

  • Option 3: 9.00 – 12.00pm - Register your place in this workshop here. FULL.
  • Option 4: 1.00 – 4.00pm - Register your place in this workshop here.

Note: Workshop places are limited and all attendees must register to be able to participate. If a minimum number of registrations are not received Council reserves the right to not hold the workshops, in which case all registered applicants will be informed.

 

Free Grant Information Sessions in July and August!

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Community Grants and Sponsorship Programs

  • 1.00 – 3.00pm Blue Haven Community Centre, 28 Brava Ave, San Remo Register Here
  • 5.30 – 7:00pm Wyong RSL Club, 15 Margaret St, Wyong Register Here

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Social and Creative Enterprise Funding Program

  • 12:00-2:00pm Erina Centre Meeting Space (next to Erina Library) Erina Fair Register Here
  • 5:00-7.00pm Wyong Administration Building, 2 Hely St , Wyong Register Here

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Community Grants and Sponsorship Programs

  • 1.00 – 3.00pm Woy Woy Library Cnr Blackwall Rd &, Oval Ave, Woy Woy Register Here
  • 5.30 – 7:00pm Erina Centre Meeting Space (next to Erina Library) Erina Fair Register Here

Council is running several free information sessions for community members to be guided on the various Council Community Grant and Sponsorship programs. Registrations are required for all attendees as places are limited.

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Contact Information

Grants
Name: 
Emma
Benson
Phone: 
02 4350 5360
Sponsorship
Name: 
Myra
Pettinger
Phone: 
02 4350 5705

Community Development Grants

Grants to help deliver activities that foster a sense of community, build capacity within our community, strengthen our economic base, enhance the quality of life for local Central Coast residents and more.

ClubGRANTS

The ClubGRANTS scheme in the Central Coast's Local Government Area is funded by local registered clubs to provide community support through a Local Committee.

Awarding Sponsorship Program

This program provides financial support to assist in the delivery of initiatives that provide a measurable return on investment such as increased economic benefit or profile for the Central Coast region.

Chain Valley Colliery/Lake Coal Community Fund

A joint initiative between Lake Coal and Central Coast Council, this Funding program is designed to improve community infrastructure and services in Summerland Point, Gwandalan, Chain Valley Bay and Mannering Park.

Social and Creative Enterprise Grants

The Social and Creative Enterprise Grant Program supports ‘start up’ social enterprise and creative industry practitioners.

Community Infrastructure Grants

The Community Infrastructure Grant Program seeks to improve or build on new or existing local community assets.

Community Events and Place Activation Grants

A range of grants designed to support community organisations, groups and partnering businesses.

Community Support Grant Program

Provides support for the community to deliver activities that require a small amount of funding and/or in-kind support.

Heritage Grants Program

This program enables Council to support and celebrate local history, culture and diversity across the region.

Stronger Communities Fund

The Stronger Communities Fund was established by the NSW Government to provide councils with funding to kick-start the delivery of projects that will improve community infrastructure and services.
Last updated : Wed 17 Jul 2019