Wollondilly Shire Council’s community grants program is now open for online applications through SmartyGrants, offering grants to local community groups, charities, sporting groups and not for profit organisations.

The program provides funding towards projects, events and equipment purchases to support community organisations and groups operating within the Wollondilly Local Government Area, for the benefit of local residents.

Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould has encouraged local community groups to check their eligibility and apply.

“The support that Council can provide through grants can make a huge difference to local arts, culture, sustainability, recreational activities and events,” he said.

There are three new grant categories in this round of funding:

Community Projects and Equipment (Maximum $3,000)

Projects that help local communities to build skills, identify opportunities and/or undertake actions for the social benefit of community members. Purchases of equipment items to support community organisation activities.

Arts, Cultural and Sustainability Events (Maximum $1,000)

Events that foster the Shire's cultural identity, or that provide an accessible, diverse range of community art and cultural opportunities. Projects that support the local environment and assist in making Wollondilly a more sustainable place to live.

Sport, Leisure and Recreation Activities (Maximum $1000)

Activities that provide access to physical and social pursuits to support a healthy and active community. Activities that reduce barriers to participation for women and girls in sport and/or creates innovative, inclusive sport experiences that address the needs of women in sport.

The community grants program opens on 15 May 2024 and will close on 14 June 2024. Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2024.

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Projects & Events Team on 4677 9611, or [email protected].

For grant guidelines visit Council’s website

To submit an application visit SmartyGrants