Community Grants





Stronger Communities Grant

Zali's electorate office has $150, 000 to distribute to eligible incorporated not-for-profits within Warringah for small capital projects ($2500 to $20, 000 per project).

For Grant Guidelines, please CLICK HERE.

For a Fact Sheet, please CLICK HERE.

For FAQs, please CLICK HERE.

For a general summary of the grant, please CLICK HERE.

The process starts with completing an Expression of Interest.  To access the EOI, please CLICK HERE. 

The deadline for your EOI is 7 February 2021.

*If you do not already receive grant updates from Zai's office and would like to or if you have any questions, please contact Zali's Grant Officer. 


Surf Club Facility Program

This grant aims to assist eligible Surf Life Saving Clubs throughout NSW to develop facilities that will enable increased facility usage, improve safety and increase participation in Surf Life Saving.

The focus of the Program includes removing barriers to access, incorporating environmentally sustainable design and enhancing operational sustainability.

The key objectives of the Program are:

  • Participation: Increase the usage and/or participant numbers in Surf Life Saving.
  • Access: Increase the use of Surf Life Saving facilities by community groups and/or the public; and
  • Safety: Improve safety at Surf Life Saving facilities.

Funding available for this Program is up to $4m.

The Surf Club Facility Program provides grants between $30,000 and $350,000 per project.

Applicants must contribute 25% or more co-contribution to the total cost of the project. This can include voluntary labour which should be substantiated with written quotes, donated material and/or equipment or resources.

Local Government Authorities are encouraged to contribute and these contributions can be counted towards the applicants 25% essential project co-contribution.

Closes 3 March 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Infrastructure Grants

The next grant round opens on Monday, 1 February 2021.

Infrastructure Grants can be used toward the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure in the following categories:

•Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
•Sport & Recreation: $50,000 to $300,000 available per project

There will be an information webinar on Friday, 29 January 2021 – 2:30pm to 4pm

Register to attend the webinar by CLICKING HERE.

Closes 22 February 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.


Multicultural Community Support Grants

Funding will provide much needed support to community organisations and media to continue to help keep NSW safe during COVID 19. Funding will also support Festivals and Events that celebrate and embrace vibrant cultural diversity, while ensuring health and safety remains a priority.

There are three categories of grants under the Multicultural Community Support Grants Program:

  1. COVID Community Support Grants - $500,000 available


  2. Multicultural Media Grants - $250,000 available


  3. Festivals and events - $250,000 available for festivals and events between March and June 2021, pending changes to NSW Government Public Health Orders


Closes 29 January 2021


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.


Consumer Awareness and Education – Population Groups at Risk of Macular Disease (GO 2814)

The purpose of this grant is to improve the wellbeing of people at a higher risk of developing macular disease. It will support an organisation to develop evidence-based consumer awareness resources (digital and print) and education activities, specifically designed for population groups at higher risk of developing macular disease.

The total pool of funding is $500, 000.

Closes 29 January 2021

For grant guidelines, please click here.





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