Grants and sponsorships


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Central Coast Council gives the community the opportunity to apply for funding to support events, programs and initiatives. In the 2019/20 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 2020/21 Round 1 Sponsorship and Grants Programs will be open between 1 and 31 August 2020.

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.

Working Together Staying Strong Funding Support Program

The new Working Together Staying Strong Funding Support Program aims to assist Central Coast community groups and organisations to deliver critical support services to vulnerable and at-risk groups in response to the COVID -19 pandemic. 

You can apply for funding between $1,000 to $10,000 in combined funding and in-kind Council services. The program is open from 1 May 2020 until 30 September 2020 or prior if all funds have been expended.


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.

Grants writing workshops

Council provides Grants and Sponsorship Information Sessions and Drop In Sessions during the opening of both Rounds 1 and 2 in February and August each year.

During the year Council also provides free Grant writing workshops.

Upcoming workshops

Community Grant Writing Workshop (via Zoom) - 20 May

Community Grant Writing Workshop (via Zoom) - 23 May

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Contact Information

02 4350 5360
02 4325 8944

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.

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.

Working Together Staying Strong

The new Working Together Staying Strong Funding Support Program aims to assist Central Coast community groups and organisations to deliver critical support services to vulnerable and at-risk groups in response to the ...

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 : Tue 19 May 2020