Community Grants





Volunteer Grant (GO3393)

To support Australia’s volunteers, funding of up to $66, 000 is available for not-for-profit community organisations in Warringah, in amounts between $1000 and $5000.

The funding can be used for:

  • Purchase of eligible small equipment items to be used by volunteers (a list is supplied in Appendix A of the Grant Guidelines)
  • Volunteers’ fuel costs
  • Transport costs for volunteers with a disability
  • Training courses for volunteers
  • Background screening checks for volunteers, including Working With Children Checks

Eligible organisations must:

  • Have at least 40% of their staff as volunteers
  • Be not-for-profit
  • Have an ABN (or supply a Statement by Supplier Form)
  • Have a bank account with an Australian financial institution

The grant activity must occur between 2 June 2020 and 30 June 2021.

Please submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) to Zali Steggall’s Electoral Office by 5pm AEST on 7 February 2020. (The original deadline has been extended to allow for Christmas/New Year). The EOI Form is on this website.

If on the basis of your EOI your organisation is chosen to proceed to the next stage, you will be notified by the Department of Social Services at the end of February to submit an official application form. Please do not be confused by the April deadline outlined in the Grant Guidelines and FAQ – this is the deadline for your official application form, not your Expression of Interest.


Events Grants Program
Northern Beaches Council is offering a pool of $210, 000 to help fund one-off community events held on the Northern Beaches, organised by not-for-profit organisations. The grant can be used to pay for one-time costs associated with an event such as equipment, marketing and administration.  
The average grant is around $2000, capped at $10, 000, with the exception of high-impact community events where up to $50, 000 can be negotiated.  Events must be held before August 2020.
Closes 1 February 2020


Suicide Prevention

The Innovation Research Grant seeks to fund research that will generate new knowledge about suicidal behaviour and its prevention, as well as piloting new programs for suicide prevention.

Organisations listed by the ARC and NHMRC as administering institutions are eligible to participate.

Grants of up to $100, 000 are available for projects that run for one to two years.

Closes 7 February 2020

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Safe Places Emergency Accommodation (GO3277) 

Eligible organisations can apply for capital grants under the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

The objective is to deliver new emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. This grant could also fund purchasing/renovations/repurposing of buildings, where it creates new emergency accommodation.

It is important that accommodation delivered under this grant provides access to appropriate and specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

This grant will allow for up to 450 additional emergency accommodation places and will assist up to 6,500 women and children each year experiencing domestic and family violence.

Grants between $100,000 and $10 million (GST exclusive) are available, determined on a case by case basis.

Eligible activities must include the provision of new or expanded emergency accommodation and directly relate to the grant activity and can include:

  • Construction of new dwellings
  • Acquiring suitable land for the construction of new dwellings
  • Expansion of emergency dwellings, including refurbishments and repurposing buildings, and land clearance and site works
  • Infrastructure provisions such as water, sewerage and electricity
  • Development approvals, levies and other planning and zoning costs
  • Building certifications including Certificate of Occupancy

Emergency accommodation can be delivered under this grant where there has been a demonstrated shortage of short-term emergency accommodation. Below is the average number of women and children seeking crisis or emergency accommodation who had experienced domestic and family violence and were unable to receive it (recorded in the specialist homelessness services collection 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18).

North Sydney-Mosman  13

Manly  11

Warringah  50

Total 74 in our electorate

Closes 14 February 2020

For grant guidelines, please click here.