Grants and sponsorships


The open date of Council’s Community Grants Program has been postponed and further information will be announced shortly.

For more information, please contact our Community Grants team on 4350 5360 or email

Central Coast Council gives the community the opportunity to apply for funding to support events, programs and initiatives. Each financial year 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. 

The Sponsorship program will be opening later in 2020 on a date to be advised on this webpage and published via Council’s print and electronic media.

All your grants, one searchable platform. Grantfinder

The Central Coast Council Grantfinder portal is a comprehensive list of all grant and funding opportunities available for Central Coast businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals.


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. 

Due to the current COVID -19 pandemic and the government requirement to close all clubs, the Central Coast Local Committee has cancelled the 2020 ClubGRANTS round.

Council Community Grants Information Sessions (Online)

Council is running free information sessions for community members to be guided on the various Council Community Grant programs with information on guidelines, eligibility, application process and timeframes, dates to be confirmed. 

Grants writing workshops

To help develop your grant writing skills, you may access our grant writing presentation below.

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Contact Information

02 4350 5360

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/Delta Coal Community Fund

A joint initiative between Delta 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.

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.

Community Events and Place Activation Grants

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

Community Infrastructure Grants

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

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.

Social and Creative Enterprise Grants

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

Protection of the Environment Trust Grant

Individuals or community groups interested in undertaking environmentally based projects are encouraged to apply for funding under the Protection of the Environment Trust (POET).
Last updated : Mon 26 Oct 2020