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.


Grants and Subsidies Council Report 2017-18 (720KB)


Small Grants Program 2017-18

(Applications now closed)

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 2017

(Applications now closed) 

Applications for North Sydney ClubGRANTS need to address three targeted questions in addition to the standard questions. The three questions addressing priorities for the North Sydney local government area are:

  1. How will your project help people from a particular cultural background - refugees or people from a culturally and linguistically-diverse background?
  2. How will your project help people feel a sense of community connection and address social isolation?
  3. How does your project help people who are socially and/or financially disadvantaged?

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. 

Successful Category 1 Applications for funding for 2017 from North Sydney ClubGRANTS (Norths) are:

Organisation  Project 
Naremburn Family Centre Infants and Families Program Provide programs and learning tools for new parents and children in supported playgroups, bringing babies home, infant massage and Keeping Kids in Mind programs.  Early intervention programs which help to identify concerns and provide access to support services.
Dance Chance Incorporated Dance Chance is a dance class for people with a disability.  Through the joy of dance we are able to provide social and community benefits to people with a physical or intellectual disability. Participants are aged from 5 - 76 years old and the dancers and volunteers are from a range of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Gidget Foundation Gidget House provides free psychological support for pregnant women and new parents suffering anxiety and depression. Patients attending Gidget House receive appropriate care, preventing an escalation of problems and limiting the negative impact on family wellbeing.
The Kirribilli Centre The Wellbeing for Mothers group aims to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of women suffering from postnatal depression. The weekly service includes group discussions and counselling sessions with a qualified psychologist to equip mothers with coping strategies and provides a valuable support network for participants. 
North Sydney Benevolent Association Mary's House provides assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence .
Phoenix House Youth Services Phoenix House provides services to marginalised young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  This program supports young people gain living skills and access educational and training programs.
North Sydney Police Citizens Youth Club PCYC provides a youth fitness program which targets school truancy and educates young people about healthy lifestyle, proper eating habits and personal hygiene.
St Vincent de Paul St Vincent de Paul works with people who are homeless and assists them to access short and longer term accommodation.  In addition, St Vincent de Paul assists women and children transitioning from Mary's House refuge into new homes with furniture, whitegoods and household items.
Taldumande Youth Services Taldumande provides 24/7 crisis accommodation to homeless young people who need financial support to access services and items including food, clothing education and training and personal care items.
Kids Like Brett Campaign Funds raised go toward the purchase of medical equipment for Children's Hospitals
Learning Links This funding goes towards a occupational therapist who will work with children who struggle in the classroom in our local public primary schools. Intensive support is provided to support children with learning difficulties.
Vision Australia Vision Australia provides services to clients who are blind or vision impaired. 


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.


Food Grants Program 2017

(Applications now closed)

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

Successful Food Grant Funding Projects for 2017 include:

Organisation Project 
Church by the Bridge  Healthy community lunches once per month to residents of Greenway 
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 relationship.
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


Grant Acquittal Reports for North Sydney Council funding


For previous funding that was received for the 2016-17 Financial year - due date 30 June 2017.


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)

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


More Information

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

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