Community Grants and Subsidies Program

Status: Closed for submissions

Open Date: Monday, 07 March 2022

Closing date: Friday, 01 April 2022

Grant amount: Grants of up to $20,000 are available. Apply Here

Documents / Plans: 2022-Community-Grants-and-Subsidies-Program-Guidelines

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Community Grants and Subsidies Program

The Community Grants and Subsidies Program is delivered by Sutherland Shire Council to support and empower the local community. The aim of the program is to fund a range of projects that contribute to a connected, supportive, caring, inclusive and engaged community.

In 2021, Sutherland Shire Council supported 43 local not for profit organisations to implement 55 community based projects designed to build a sense of community, improve health and well-being and create and strengthen community connections.

Please see Program Guidelines for expected program outcomes and eligibility.

View Successful 2021/2022 Grant Recipients

2022 Grants Writing Workshops - Online

Sutherland Shire Council is hosting two online grant writing workshops in February 2022 for local community organisations and anyone interested in learning more about grant writing. Join us and the Grant Guy, Keith Whelan, to learn where to find grants and how to win them. Both sessions will now be held online via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Workshop # 1:

Date and Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Thursday 17 February 2022

Bookings: grantswritingworkshop#1 

Workshop # 2: RESCHEDULED

Date and Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022

Bookings:  grantswritingworkshop#2


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How to Apply

Applications for the 2022 / 2023 Community Grants and Subsidies program will be accepted online via Sutherland Shire Council's SmartyGrants application form. Only online applications will be accepted.

Applications open Monday 7 March 2022 and close midnight Friday 1 April 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

A copy of  previous application forms can be viewed here. Please be aware this is a guide only and the form is subject to change ahead of the 2022/2023 grant round opening. 




To be eligible for future funding under the Community Grants and Subsidies program, all previous recipients must have acquitted their funds via the online acquittal form prior to the next grant round opening. 

Acquittals for the 2021/2022 Community Grant and Subsidies program are due by 4 March 2022.


Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the grants program and guidelines.

If you have any questions about your reporting requirements or the grants program, please contact Community Development and Grants Advisor, Rebecca Gosling, on 9710 0403 or 

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Grant Writing Tips

1. Review the Program Guidelines. Make sure you're eligible to apply and read all of the eligibility criteria before starting an application.

2. Plan. Don't under-estimate the time it takes to prepare an application. Give yourself enough time to collect all the data and input needed.

3. Be concise. The best grants are easy to read, succint and understandable. Avoid jargon.

4. Evidence of need. Describe the need that your project will meet in the community and how it will make an impact. 

5. Budget well. An accurate and balanced budget will help your application stand out from the rest.

If you have any questions about your reporting requirements or the grants program, please contact Community Development and Grants Advisor, Vanessa Zanotti on 9710 0602.

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