Grants and sponsorships

Council’s Community Grants and Sponsorship Program is currently closed. An update on the program will be provided in February 2021 on this webpage. Please refer to the Important Update and Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page for more information.

Central Coast organisations currently seeking funds are encouraged to visit the Central Coast Council Grant Finder portal to identify other grant funding opportunities.

The ClubGRANTS program as administered by Council is also under review due to COVID-19 restrictions with an update on the 2021 program to also be available early 2021. 

Any applications submitted via Council’s Community Support Grants program in August, September and October 2020 will be assessed in February 2021.

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.

Council Community Grants Information Sessions

Council runs free information sessions for community members to be guided on the Community Support Grant programs with information on guidelines, eligibility, application process and timeframes. Updates on information Sessions for 2021 will will be provided on this webpage in February 2021.

Grants writing workshops

Council runs free independently facilitated workshops to guide you on making your project grant-ready as well as to improve your grant writing skills. Updates on workshops to be run in 2021 will be provided on this webpage in February 2021.

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. 

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. Updates on the 2021 program will be advertised and posted on this website.

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. The 2020 Colliery Grants program is closed and will reopen for applications in late 2021. Updates on the 2021 program will be advertised and posted on this website.

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). Updates on the 2021 program will be advertised and posted on this website.

Important update

Aligned to objectives within Council’s Business Recovery Plan, the difficult decision has been made to temporarily suspend the Awarding Sponsorship and Community Grants Program rounds for 2020. This includes the Sponsorship, Community Support, Community Development, Social and Creative Enterprise, Community Infrastructure, Heritage and Events and Place Activation Grants Programs. 

This is not a decision Council has made lightly. We acknowledge the value that Council’s grants and sponsorship programs have within our community and apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience. Council will provide a further update with information on this program in February 2021.

Frequently asked questions

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What grant support and services are currently available through Council’s Community Grants Program?

Council’s Community Grants Program is focussed on supporting the Central Coast community to secure funding from a range of sources. 

Throughout the 2020/21 period, Council will be running free workshops on making projects grant-ready and developing grant writing skills. We are also committed to connecting the Central Coast community with links to State and Federal Grants via Council’s Grant Finder portal and will be running free information sessions to help the community get the best use out of the portal.

Further information and dates for workshops and information sessions will be posted at www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/funding.

What are the changes to the Council Sponsorship and Community Grants Program for 2020?

Aligned to objectives within Council's Business Recovery Plan, the difficult decision has been made to temporarily suspend the Awarding Sponsorship and Community Grants Program rounds for 2020. This includes the Sponsorship, Community Support, Community Development, Social and Creative Enterprise, Community Infrastructure, Heritage and Events and Place Activation Grants Programs.

This is not a decision Council has made lightly. We acknowledge the value that Council’s grants and sponsorship programs have within our community and apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience. Council will provide a further update with information on this program in February 2021.

The 2021 ClubGRANTS program as administered by Council is still under review by the Local ClubGRANTS committee due to changes from COVID-19.

When will the Sponsorship and Community Grants bi-annual rounds reopen?

The Sponsorship and Community Grants Program is closed for 2020. There is currently no date set for them to reopen. Further updates will be provided in February 2021 at www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/funding.

Where else can I obtain funds for my community project?

Council is committed to connecting the Central Coast community with links to State and Federal Grants via Council’s Grant Finder portal and will be running free information sessions in 2021 to help the community get the best use out of the portal, with dates to be announced in early 2021.

Will this affect any grants I have already been awarded by Central Coast Council?

No, any grants already resolved by Council to be awarded will continue to be paid and are required to be acquitted as per the funding application, program guidelines and any specific project funding conditions.

What happens if I’ve submitted a grant application through Council’s Community Support Grant program in August, September or October 2020?

Any applications submitted via Council’s Community Support Grant program in August, September and October 2020 will be assessed in February 2021. Grants decisions and funds will not be available prior to this time. If you have submitted an application for a project due to take place between November 2020 and February 2021, we encourage you to reconsider the capacity to implement the project without Council funding and/or the project timeframe. The Council Grant Team can be contacted on the details below for advice.  

What happens if I have been advised by Council from my previous unsuccessful grant applications to ‘consider reapplying in a subsequent grant round’?

The opportunity to reapply for future funding rounds will be promoted and communicated to applicants once confirmed. Further updates will be shared in February 2021.

What is the situation of Council’s financial deficit?

For up-to-date information on Council’s current financial situation and visit the Business Recovery Plan.

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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.
Last updated : Mon 30 Nov 2020