Community Grants

Council supports the provision of community services through financial assistance by way of small grants and subsidies to not for profit community organisations in the North Sydney local government area.

Projects and services that address high social need and contribute to the goals within the North Sydney Community Strategic Plan are prioritised.

Grant programs include:

  • Food Grants Program
  • Small Grants Program
  • North Sydney ClubGRANTS Program.

You can understand more about what is eligible to be funded and the purpose of the program by reading this Grants and Subsidies Council Report 2017-18 (720KB)


Food Grants Program 2018

This funding program is for projects and services run by local, not-for-profit organisations that provide food assistance to people most in need in the North Sydney area.

Applications close on Friday November 24 at 5pm

Please submit your application Online here


Food Grants 2017

Take a look at some of the successful Food Grant projects for 2017...


Church by the Bridge

Healthy community lunches once per month to residents of Greenway apartments.

The Kirribilli Centre

Free weekly BBQ to disadvantaged and socially isolated members of our community.

Parish of Our Lady of the Way

'Father Tony's Christmas Day Lunch' for people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.

Northside Baptist Church

The 'Love Crows Nest Breakfast' seeks to provide a high quality, free breakfast for members of the Crows Nest community - especially those members of the community who are vulnerable, needy, isolated, or homeless. The breakfast aims to create a safe, welcoming space where people from all backgrounds in our community can come together and build relationships.

Crows Nest Centre

Crows Nest Centre supplies festive hampers to older people and people with a disability, most of whom live alone. To achieve this we work in partnership with local schools and churches to gather festive food items for distribution. A willing band of volunteers then assists us to sort, allocate and package festive hampers. The aim is to share the Christmas spirit with people who are often on their own over the Christmas/new year period.

Phoenix House Youth Services

Christmas is often a very challenging time for our marginalised young people. The Christmas dinner at Phoenix House is their only family function where they enjoy a special meal and participate in traditional activities like receiving gifts from Father Christmas, playing games and singing. The team at Phoenix House make a special effort to make this a memorable evening for our young people. 


Small Grants Program 2017-18

(Applications now closed)

Applications for the 2018-19 funding round will be open in mid-January 2018

Each year North Sydney Council provides funding via the Small Grants Funding Program to local community organisations who provide services to our local residents. Funding amounts are generally in the range of $500 - $2,000 and should be seen as a contribution rather than a commitment to fund the entire service.

Read about the successful Small Grants funding applications for the financial year 2017-18.


ClubGRANTS Category 1 in 2017

(Applications now closed) 

Applications for the 2018 funding round will open by April 2018

North Sydney ClubGRANTs received applications for over $500,000 in the 2017 funding round. Approximately a quarter of applications were able to be funded and these included homeless youth and at risk youth organisations, Domestic Violence refuge services and rehoming services, high needs children and family services, mental health programs and a disability group. You can read about the ClubGRANT Category 1 funding for 2017.

For more information about ClubGRANTS please go to Clubs NSW

For information regarding ClubGRANTS Category 2 funding, please contact North Sydney Leagues Club directly.

Please note that if your organisation has received previous funding from North Sydney Clubgrants you are required to forward your report form to Norths League Club.


Grant Acquittal Reports for North Sydney Council funding

Submit this for funding that was received during the previous financial year - due date is 30 June each year

Grant Acquittal Form for Community Organisations (Word version) (111KB)

Grant Acquittal Form for community Organisations (PDF) (96KB)

Grant Acquittal Form for Cultural Organisations (Word version) (111KB)

Grant Acquittal Form for Cultural Organisations (PDF) (98KB)


More Information

Contact the Community and Arts Administration Officer, Community Development 9936 8100 or

Related Documents

Posted on 15 November 2017

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