Community and Cultural Grants

In This Section

Community and Cultural Grants
Double Bay Sailing Club Women's Regatta - Community and Cultural Grants Recipient

Supporting a creative and connected community

Round 1 of the 2021/22 Community and Cultural Grants Program is now open.

Do you, your organisation or group have an idea for an activity or program that might help others in the Woollahra area to connect, be supported or be creative?

Key dates:

  • Applications open - Tuesday 6 April 2021
  • Grants Program information and applicant support session - Wednesday 21 April 2021, 10.30am - 11.15am (via Zoom). Registration essential – or call 9391 7112.
  • Applications close - Sunday 16 May 2021 (11.59pm)
  • Grants announced - end June 2021

Council's Community and Cultural Grants 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.

Before applying for this grant, please:

Application Form

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

One of our 2020 grant recipients Days for Girls at NCJWA NSW is a community ‘making project’ that we are proud to support. The project facilitates creating reusable sanitary care kits for girls and women in developing countries. Watch this short video to understand what is involved in the Days for Girls project.

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 2020/21 grant recipients David Pointon of The Men's Table as he explains his project and what the grant means to him.

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


For more information, please contact:

Community Development
Telephone: 9391 7112