Grants and Financial Assistance

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

Under the Community Grants Program, incorporated (or able to be auspiced), not for profit, 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.

Organisations cannot be considered for further Council funding if previous grant acquittal conditions have not been met. If you are unsure if you have an outstanding acquittal, please contact Council’s Grants and Donations Officer on 9366 3671 or email

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.

Local non-profit community groups and organisations can apply for funding under the following Category 1 subcategories, specifically support projects for;

  • Community welfare and social services
  • Community development
  • Community health services
  • Employment assistance services 


Applications for 2023 ClubGRANTS will open in March 2023.  

Applications are to be made online using ClubsNSW application form only.

Apply Online

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 RSL, Rowers on Cooks River and the Graphic Arts Club. 

Requiring Assistance?

If you require clarification about the process please contact Council’s Grants and Donations Officer 9366 3685 or email   

More about ClubGRANTS

Further information on ClubGRANTS is available on the ClubsNSW website.

Grants and Financial Assistance