Community Grants





Stronger Communities Program


Do you have a small capital project or community-building project in Warringah that needs funding?

Applications are now open for Round 7 of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Program.

Incorporated, not-for-profit organisations can apply for $2500-$20,000 (up to 100% of the cost of the community project as long as all costs associated with the project are eligible) OR local governing bodies can apply for $5000-$20,000 (up to 50% of the cost of the community project as long as all costs associated with the project are eligible).

For more information about the Stronger Communities Program, including eligibility criteria and guidelines, please click here.

I encourage local groups to take a look at the programme and complete and submit an expression of interest if you feel your project would qualify. Please note projects cannot have already commenced, must be located in Warringah, and must be completed by 31 December 2022.

The deadline to submit your expression of interest is 12PM, Thursday 11th November, 2021.

A shortlist of applicants will then be derived by our Grants Committee, to a maximum of 20 with a combined value of $150,000.

Successful applications will be announced by the Government through my office, later in the year.


Safer Communities Fund

This round of the Safer Communities Fund targets organisations with experience in providing early intervention activities to youth at high risk to prevent them from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour.

There is approximately $20 million available.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour by youth at high risk
  • help marginalised youth aged 12-24 at high risk to develop life skills, including through educational and vocational skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and involve youth engagement activities aimed at crime prevention.

Grants available are between $200,000 and $1.5 million. The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.

You must complete your project by 30 April 2024.

Round 6 Closed on 5 August 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Impact Investment Ready - Growth Grant

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant equips for-profit and not-for-profit organisations with the support they need to create tangible social outcomes.  The fund allows them to secure investment capital to fast-track the growth and scale of their project which will solve a predominantly Australia-based social problem.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grants are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) Sector Readiness Fund and the following trusts in Equity Trustee's SIP Program; Trudy and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees and The Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts.

Applications are encouraged from all organisations that focus on one or more of the following outcome areas:
•Early Childhood & Education
•Employment, Training & Participation
•Housing & Local Amenity
•Physical Health & Disability
•Family, Communities & Inclusion
•Mental Health & Well-being
•Income & Financial Inclusion
•Indigenous People.

Grants up to $140,000 are available.

Expressions of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For grant guidelines, please click here.







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