Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program

The Chain Valley Colliery Funding program has been established as a joint initiative between Delta Coal (formerly Lake Coal Pty Ltd), Central Coast Council and the Communities of Summerland Point, Gwandalan, Chain Valley Bay and Mannering Park to provide funding for not-for-profit organisation 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. 

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Available funding and key dates

Total funding available for 2022 is $40,000.

Applicants can apply for up to $30,000.00 annually per project for the 2022 round.

The program opens 1 August 2022 and closes midnight 31 August 2022.

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 8 Jul 2022