Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program

The Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program has been established as a joint initiative between Delta Coal (formerly Lake Coal Pty Ltd) and Central Coast Council to provide funding for a not-for-profit community organisation to deliver projects that improve community infrastructure and service in the following communities: 

  • Summerland Point
  • Gwandalan
  • Chain Valley Bay
  • Mannering Park

On 23 December 2013, Delta Coal Pty Ltd (LCPL) was granted development consent to extract up to 2.1 million tonnes of coal per calendar year until 31 December 2027. As a condition of consent LCPL and Council have developed a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) that requires $0.035 for each tonne of coal produced to be allocated as a community funding program to develop community capacity within the suburbs of Summerland Point, Gwandalan, Chain Valley Bay and Mannering Park.

Available funding and key dates

Total annual funding available is $59,000.

Individual applications can be made for funding of up to $30,000 annually per project for the 2021 round.

The program will open on 1 October 2021 for applications. Applications close at midnight 31 October 2021. 

Funding Program Guidelines

Please read the Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program guidelines for additional information, including criteria, eligibility and program objectives.

More information

For more information, please contact our Community Grants team on 4325 8861 or email

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Last updated : Fri 17 Sep 2021