Grants

Woollahra Council’s vision is to be a thriving, inclusive, sustainable and resilient community that will benefit future generations. To support this vision and to create opportunities for community connection, engagement and partnerships, Woollahra Council supports a variety of projects and events.

Woollahra Grants Program 2024/25 - Applications Closed

Applications are now closed for our 2024/25 program. Applications submitted for this year are currently being assessed and successful applicants will be informed in late June 2024.

Our next grant round is expected to open in April 2025.

If you are interested in applying for a grant in our 2025/26 round, please fill out the Grants Expression of Interest form and we will add you to our grants promotions list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Other operational costs are not fundable. What are these costs?

Operational costs are expenses related to the operation of a business such as insurance, rent, vehicle leasing and payroll.

Capital investment is not fundable. What are these costs?

Capital investment relates to costs necessary to establish and operate the project. These costs may include the design and construction of buildings, structures, infrastructure and major equipment.

Is minor capital infrastructure or projects fundable in the Environmental Grants stream?

Yes. Minor capital items are fundable. These may be items that reduce carbon emissions, reduce waste to landfill, reduce potable water use or improve biodiversity. Examples of minor capital items that are fundable includes solar panels.

Individuals can apply for a Large Grant (Community & Culture and Placemaking streams) if under the auspices of a not for profit organization. Can Sole Traders do the same?

No. Sole traders are considered to be businesses which are not eligible for large grants in the Community & Culture and Placemaking streams.

How can we check if our service/project is in Woollahra Council area?

Go to this web page and enter your address. The name of your Council area will be displayed. https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/public/find-my-council/

 

How do I publicise my grant funded event for FREE on the Woollahra Council Website?

Visit our planning and promoting an event in Woollahra Council page for more details.

You can promote your event for free on Council’s Events Page by completing this form.

 

Grant recipients for 2023-2024

If you would like to receive updates about future Grants, or if you have a question about the grants programs please email grants@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please fill out the Grants Expression of Interest form and we will add you to our grants promotions list.

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Available Grants

Community and Cultural Grants

Community and Cultural Grants support local activities which foster a connected, liveable, vibrant and creative community. Projects support local families, children and young people, seniors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation, social isolation and loneliness, mental health, cultural diversity, people with disability, community safety, domestic violence, LGBTQIA+ or building community partnerships and networks.

Small Grants of up to $3,000 are available to non-profit community based organisations, community groups or individuals; and Large Grants of between $3,001 and $7,500, available to non-profit community based organisations or community groups.

Individuals may only apply for a Large Grant if under the auspices of a not for profit organisation.

Environmental Grants

Environmental Grants support local environmental improvement projects. Our Environmental Grants are open to non-profit community organisations, local schools and non-profit early learning centres for projects that protect or enhance our local environment.

Small Grants of up to $3,000; and Large Grants of between $3,001 and $7,500.

Placemaking Grants

Placemaking Grants support projects, activities and events that activate and enhance public spaces, publicly accessible spaces, commercial centres and suburbs within the Woollahra LGA.

Small Grants of up to $3,000 are available to businesses, sole traders, community and business sector support organisations including community groups, business chambers and individuals and Large Grants of between $3,001 and $7,500 are available to businesses, community and business sector support organisations including community groups, business chambers and resident associations. Individuals may only apply for a Large Grant if under the auspices of a not for profit organisation.

Category 1 - Events Delivery of new and / or recurring community events within public spaces or publically accessible spaces within the Woollahra Local Government Area.
Category 2 - Place Activation to support and encourage activation of public spaces, business areas and neighbourhoods to enliven and improve access, liveability and activity.

Business Sector Support Grants

Business Sector Support Grants support projects and programs led by organisations (including business chambers) that have an ABN and support local businesses and economic development in the Woollahra LGA. The amount of funding provided will depend on the individual merits of the funding request. Grants of up to $10,000 are available per Business Sector Support organisation.

Policy and Guidelines

Read the Grants Policy(PDF, 691KB) and Grants Guidelines(PDF, 292KB) for information about the program.

Grants Presentation Event

Council hosted the following Grants Information Sessions on how to get your organisation grants ready!

March 2024See a copy of the presentation slides here(PDF, 3MB)

Watch a recording on the webinar below:


June 2023
Watch a recording of the 2023 webinar.

More Information

If you would like to receive updates about future Grants, or if you have a question about the grants programs please email grants@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or complete our Grants Expression of Interest form.

Budget Example

To assist you, take a look at this example Grants Budget here(PDF, 194KB).

Resources

Take a look at the Grant Writing System Project plan Summary and Answer map(PDF, 99KB) . This useful document may help you define your project and pull together information needed for your application.

iClick2Learn have some helpful grant writing information on their website:  https://winthegrant.com/introduction-to-grant-writing/

They also provide free grant writing Q&A (drop-in zoom sessions) with an expert . You can find more information here:  https://nfpguide.com.au/events/

Government grant assistance

If you are looking for government grant assistance for your project or event, check out the funding available.

If you would like to receive updates about future Grants, or if you have a question about the grants programs please email grants@woollahra.nsw.gov.au