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.

News: Information Sessions

Free community information sessions on Council’s Community Grants and Sponsorship Program will be held at the following times:

Thursday 20 September 2018

Gosford Smart Work Hub, 28 William Street (Masonic Centre directly opposite Kibble Park) Gosford

  • 12:30pm – 2pm Social and Creative Enterprise Grants Information Session
  • 6 – 7:30pm Social and Creative Enterprise Grants Information Session

RSVPs are not required for attendance.

News: Drop In Sessions

Free one on one community drop sessions for applicants to Council’s Community Grants and Sponsorship Program will be held on Tuesday 25 September and Wednesday 26 September. The sessions will allow prospective applicants to talk to Council’s Grants team and receive guidance on each funding program’s criteria and requirements prior to submitting an application.

Due to limited places per session, bookings are essential. Places can be booked by clicking on the desired session below and following the instructions:

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Blue Haven Community Centre, 37 Colorado Drive Blue Haven

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Erina Centre Meeting Space (next to Erina Library) Erina Fair

Note: Applicants are advised to read the program guidelines (see links below) and gather information on project proposals prior to attending a drop-in session. For fully booked sessions Grants Officers can allocate 15 minutes per project and are available for telephone enquiries before and after these session dates. In the case of high demand, further sessions will be scheduled and updated on this website.

Drop In Session Enquiries:

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Contact Information

02 4350 5360
4325 8850
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.


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 individuals, artists, community organisations and 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 : Mon 10 Sep 2018