Community Grants

Small Grants Program 2017-18

Applications for the current financial year are now closed (3 March 2017).

Each year North Sydney Council provides funding via the Small Grants Funding Program to local community organisations who provide services to our local residents.

To receive assistance an organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an incorporated not for profit organisation based in and/or servicing the North Sydney Local Government Area (LGA).
    or be a community group in the local area auspiced by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
  • The organisation must be offering a project principally for the benefit of residents of North Sydney LGA.
  • The organisation must be undertaking a project within the time frame specified.
  • An application form must be completed and submitted by the closing date.
  • Previous Council funding must have been acquitted.

Funding Conditions

  1. Organisations receiving a grant are required to acknowledge North Sydney Council's assistance on publicly available material associated with the project.  Examples include any media releases, award submissions, brochures and posters, and television promotions.
  2. Successful organisations will be advised by August 2017 and a valid tax invoice (plus GST) must be received at North Sydney Council by the date advised on the successful funding letter.
  3. Funds must be spent on and for the purposes of conducting the program as endorsed by Council.
  4. The program must be completed in line with the details outlined in your grant application and an Acquittal report on the expenditure of the grant must be completed and received at Council.
  5. If you have leftover money after the completion of the project, or if your approved project does not go ahead, you must return the money (plus GST) back to North Sydney Council.

Successful Grant Applications 2017-18 

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


Grant Acquittal Reports

For previous funding that was received for the 2016-17 Financial year are - 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)



ClubGRANTS Category 1

Applications for the 2017-18 Financial Year are now closed (26 May 2017).

Applications for North Sydney ClubGRANTS will 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?

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 acquittal form to Norths League Club.


Food Grants Program 2017

Applications are now CLOSED (25 November 2016).

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


More Information

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