Grants and sponsorships

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 Round 2 of the following programs opens between 1 February and 29 February 2020:

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.

Twice a year Council provides Grant writing workshops, including new workshops focussed on access and inclusion.

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Contact Information

02 4350 5360
02 4350 5705

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.


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.

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.
Last updated : Thu 16 Jan 2020