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National Council of Jewish Women Australia - Cuddle Bundles Project, 2019/20 Community and Cultural Grants Recipient”

National Council of Jewish Women Australia - Cuddle Bundles Project, 2019/20 Community and Cultural Grants Recipient

Can your project enrich our community?

Round 2 of the Community and Cultural Grants Program for 2020/21 is now open.

Council's Community and Cultural Grants Program supports projects and initiatives that enhance a connected, liveable, vibrant and creative community in the Woollahra Local Government Area. The program provides:

  • Small grants of up to $2,000, available to non-profit community based organisations, groups or individuals, and
  • Large grants of between $2,000 and $7,500, available to non-profit community based organisations or groups.

Please read the Community and Cultural Grants Policy and Guidelines for information about the program, and we recommend you get in touch if you would like to discuss your grant idea by calling (02) 9391 7112 or emailing

COVID-19 Update

COVID - 19 has lead to reduced opportunities for people to connect in person, resulting in social isolation and a decline in mental health for some members of the community. While the priority strategies remain, Council welcomes innovative programs that address these issues.

We also recognise that project delivery may be restricted due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing requirements. Applicants should demonstrate how the project and/or activity can be delivered within a COVID-19 environment.

Key Dates:

Applications open: Tuesday 6 October 2020.

Applications close: Wednesday 11 November (midnight) 2020.

Grants announced: late December 2020.

Application Forms:

Apply for a Small Grant

Apply for a Large Grant

Scope of projects

1. Community projects

These include but are not limited to services/projects/activities which complement the Council’s own services and identified priorities in the areas of families, children and young people seniors, social isolation, mental health, cultural diversity, people with disability, community safety, domestic violence, and building community partnerships and networks. Projects must foster inclusion and be open to the community.

2. Cultural projects

This includes a broad range of cultural development initiatives that are in line with priorities identified by Council. Examples include but are not limited to performing and visual arts and crafts, literature, film, design, history and heritage and their expression through public debate, festivals, exhibitions, performances, creative space, competitions and public celebrations of importance to communities. Projects must foster inclusion and be open to the community.

Previous grant recipients

In the recent online Grants Presentation, recipients were able to give us an insight into their organisations and how the grants would be utilised. Listen to one of the 20/21 grant recipients; David Pointon of The Men's Table as he explains his project and what the grant means to him.

View the list of previous successful grant recipients:

Help with writing your grant application

Do you think your project or activity would enrich our community but not sure the best way to go about it? The following resources may help:

Tips and tricks – get help writing a Woollahra Council Grant

Funding Centre

The Grants Hub

City of Sydney Council are offering FREE online fundraising and grant application training on Tuesday, 10 November. For more information, please visit the What’s On event.


For more information, please contact:

Community Development
Telephone: 9391 7112