Community groups have until June 14 to apply for council funding

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Community groups, charities, sporting groups and not for profit organisations can now apply for Wollondilly Shire Council’s community grants.

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.

This includes purchases of equipment items to support community organisation activities.

Arts, cultural and sustainability ($1,000) – events that foster the Shire’s cultural identity, or that provide an accessible, diverse range of community art and cultural opportunities.

Also, projects that support the local environment and assist in making Wollondilly a more sustainable place to live.

Sport, leisure and recreation ($1000) – activities that provide access to physical and social pursuits to support a healthy and active community.

Also those 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 opened on May 15 and will close on June 14.

Successful applicants will be advised between July and August 2024.

For more information, please contact council’s community projects and events team on 4677 9611, or email

For grant guidelines visit Council’s website:

To submit an application visit SmartyGrants:

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