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Community Funding Program Grants

Our Community Funding Program provides grants to support projects, events and activities that benefit the local community.

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The Community Funding Program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per financial year to local non-profit groups, organisations and individuals, for projects and initiatives which benefit the local community and enhance community wellbeing.

Examples of projects or initiatives include:

  • activities which protect and enhance the local environment or promote sustainable living
  • purchase of new equipment to increase the ability of a group to deliver a service, activity or program to the community
  • events that encourage cultural diversity or active participation in community life
  • innovative sport, recreation and physical activity programs
  • arts and cultural projects which have publicly accessible outcomes, including performances, concerts or workshops.

Funding rounds are open twice per year, generally in February and August.

Applicants can apply for funding through the following two grants schemes:

Community Grants 

Public Art & Culture Grants 

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Community Grants Schemes has four funding categories:

  1. Community Development
  2. Environment
  3. Events
  4. Sport & Recreation.

(Up to $5,000 per financial year)

The Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme has three funding categories:

  1. Artistic & Cultural Programs & Events
  2. Artistic Development
  3. Visual Public Art.

Community Funding Grants application process

All applications should aim to provide community benefits for the residents of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

  • Funding conditions and guidelines


    Please read the Community Funding Program Policy and relevant Guidelines below.

  • Information requirements


    Before you begin your application you will need to have the following ready:
    > ABN (if applicable)
    > completed Auspice Information Form (if applicant is not Incorporated)
    > expected start and completion dates of project / activity
    > details of previous Council grants received (if applicable)

  • Online application form


    To apply for a Community Funding Program Grant, please complete and submit the online application form below before the application close date.


Not currently taking submissions

Please note: If the applicant is not Incorporated, the applicant must demonstrate that an Incorporated Association will take legal and financial responsibility for the administration of any grant funding awarded. To do this, download and complete the Auspice Information Form and upload it to the online application form when prompted to do so. Download: Auspice Information Form

Key documents

Download: Community Funding Program Policy

Download: Community Grants Scheme Guidelines

Download: Public Art & Culture Grants Scheme Guidelines

More information

Lisa Mara
General Manager, Governance & Community Affairs
T: 08 8366 4549