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Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program
A joint initiative between Central Coast Council, Delta Coal and the local communities, this funding program is designed to improve community infrastructure and services in Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Mannering Park and Summerland Point.

The Chain Valley Colliery Funding program has been established as a joint initiative between Central Coast Council, Delta Coal (formerly Lake Coal Pty Ltd) and the communities of Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Mannering Park and Summerland Point to provide funding for not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that improve community infrastructure and services.

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 (CPA) 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 funding available is $51,000 for the 2024/25 financial year. 
  • The program will open for applications on 12 August 2024 and close on 15 September 2024.

Information sessions

Council run free information sessions for community members to be guided on the Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program with information on guidelines, eligibility, application process and timeframes.

Start the Application

Complete the online application form on the SmartyGrants platform. 

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