Grants and Donations

We support the local community through the provision of financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations, community groups and individuals.

Financial assistance is in the form of community grants, donations and fee waivers in accordance with Council's Community Grants and Donations Policy.

Community Grants Program 2019/2020

Under the Community Grants Program 2019/2020, local community groups and clubs are invited to apply for:

  • Small Grants (up to $2,000) for the purchase of equipment, special activities or information resources
  • Seeding Grants (up to $5,000) to establish innovative programs that foster initiatives to address the social, cultural, creative, artistic and leisure needs of the community
  • Please read the Community Grants Program Guidelines for further information about eligibility criteria and the application process.


Community Grants Information Sessions

Information sessions to assist community and not for profit organisations in applying for Community Grants, will be held as follows:

Thursday 19 September - 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Meeting Room, Eastgardens Library, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens

Monday 23 September - 2pm-3:30pm 
Location: Meeting Room, Eastgardens Library, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens

Tuesday 24 September - 2pm-3:30pm and 6:00pm-7.30pm 
Location: Pindari Room, Rockdale Town Hall, 448 Princes Highway, Rockdale

Please RSVP attendance detailing date, time and attendees to:

For enquiries call Council’s Community Grants and Administration Officer 9366 3671.

Donations Program

Council recognises there are situations where it is appropriate to respond to requests for a one-off donation to an individual, a charitable organisation or not for profit organisation, for a general or a specific purpose.

Applications for donations are considered on their merit and assessed in accordance with Council's Community Grants and Donations Policy and Community Strategic Plan.

Categories for funding under the donations program are:

Applicants must address the eligibility criteria outlined in the Community Grants and Donations Policy and complete the relevant application form as listed above.

Funding Levels Available

Funding available for application is listed in this document.

Fee Waiver for Venues and Parks

Not-for-profit community organisations and clubs may be eligible for a waiver of 50% of the fee for use of Council operated venues and parks where the use is for the purpose of conducting a meeting, program or activity in accordance with the organisations purpose.

Eligibility is assessed in line with Council's Community Grants and Donations Policy and Council's Fees and Charges.

Applications must be made using the Fee Waiver application form.


ClubGRANTS are an initiative of the NSW Government and Clubs NSW to provide funding for community projects and services that have a direct impact on local communities.

ClubGRANTS are funded by a gaming machine tax rebate. Council DOES NOT financially contribute to the program but assists the local ClubGRANTS Committee by administering the application process.

Applications must use the online application form and address the identified local area priorities.

Applications are closed for 2018/19.

Local Clubs participating in the Bayside Local Area Committee for ClubGRANTS are:

Ramsgate RSL, Bexley RSL, Brighton RSL, Kingsgrove RSL, Georges River 16ft Sailing Club, Rockdale Tennis Club, Earlwood - Bardwell Park, and Rowers on Cooks River.

Need to contact us?

Call 1300 581 299 (weekdays 8:30am-4pm and Saturday 9am-1pm) or email