Food Grants

The Food Grants Program provides financial contributions to local, not-for-profit organisations who provide food assistance and meals to those most in need in our local community.

This can be meals to homeless people, people needing emergency assistance, or people who are financially in need in North Sydney.

Special emphasis is given to food activities which help address problems of social inequity.

Funding amounts are generally in the range of $500-$2000.


Applications CLOSED. Next funding round will open for applications in October 2022



Mid October:          Applications open on Council Website 

Mid November:      Applications close. 

December:             Applications assessed.

Mid December:      Successful applications advised


Application Process

  • Please read our D4-07 Community Grants and Subsidies Policy (126KB)
  • Please note that hardcopy application forms are not accepted - you must submit your application using the online application form (available here when the funding round is open).
  • Prepare information regarding your project proposal, budget information and supporting documents.
  • Complete your online application form prior to the closing date.
  • Further information: please contact the Community & Arts Administration Officer, Community Development, on 9936 8100 or email 

Funding Conditions 

  • Organisations receiving a grant are required to acknowledge Council’s assistance on publicly available material associated with the project. Examples include any media releases, award submissions, brochures and posters, and television promotions.
  • Successful organisations will be advised by mid December and a valid tax invoice (plus GST if applicable) must be received at Council by the date advised on the successful funding letter.
  • Funds must be spent on and for the purposes of conducting the program as endorsed by Council.
  • 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.
  • 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) to Council.


2022 Funding Recipients

Congratulations to the successful 2022 Food Grant projects.


The Kirribilli Centre - Christmas Hampers

The Kirribilli Centre provided hampers to those in our community who are financially disadvantaged. Many local residents, especially Seniors struggle at Christmas each year. This is a once a year service at Christmas and the hampers will be put together by Staff and Volunteers at the centre.


The Bridge Church - Weekly Greenway Lunches

Provision of a healthy BBQ lunch with salads for residents of Greenway Housing Estate. Volunteers from the Church meet with residents who may be experiencing social and/or financial disadvantage and enjoy lunch together and form friendships.


The Bridge Church - Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day lunch for community members who do not have anywhere else to celebrate - in particular residents from Greenway (Depart of Housing).  This is the only Christmas Day community lunch for people in our area.


St Vincent de Paul Society NSW - Emergency Food Assistance

This grant money will be used by St Vincent de Paul to purchase supermarket gift cards, enabling many people who are financially disadvantaged across the North Sydney LGA to purchase essential food items. Without this assistance many will simply go hungry. Vinnies receives between 450-500 requests for assistance each year and volunteers run the service.


Taldumande Youth Services - Young People Christmas BBQ

Many young people at Taldumande are not be able to spend Christmas with their families, so Taldumande provides a special Christmas celebration BBQ where the young people come together for a festive meal. A volunteer DJ provides music and games and small Christmas presents are provided. Food hampers are distributed to young people and their families who are in financial need ensuring that they have enough food on their table. We also ensure a festive Christmas meal is provided on Christmas Day for all our young people who do not have anywhere else to be.


Phoenix House

Phoenix House has been operating in the area for 37+ years and has always supported homeless young people in need of a good meal.  They provide over 1200 meals annually to young people, most of whom are in case-management, counselling and programs; many are disengaged from families and school.  Phoenix Foodies is one of the most popular activities at Phoenix House, it involves young people participating in the cooking of lunches, for other vulnerable young people, often living without full family support.  Young people are able to receive a warm, healthy, fresh meal and socialise with others.


Crows Nest Centre

Provision of 250 festive food hampers to older people and people with a disability, many of whom are isolated and live alone.


Greenway Tenants Group

Distribution of Food Hampers from food supplied by OzHarvest, twice weekly from the Community Centre at Greenway. This service is run by volunteers and helps people on low incomes to have sufficient food. Approximately 120 people are regularly helped by this service.


Mary’s House

Provide meals to women and children escaping domestic violence and seeking safety in Mary's House refuge.