Small Grants Program

The results of the submissions will be communicated and published by July 2023.

Funding is available to local not-for-profit community organisations with one-off projects and services for our local residents.

Funding amounts are generally in the range of $500 to $2000 and should be seen as a contribution rather than a commitment to fund an entire project.

New and innovative projects are encouraged to apply. Funding is non-renewable.


Application Process - please note the following:

Applications for the Small Grants Funding Program for 2023-24 are now OPEN.

Applications close: Friday, 17 March 2023, 5pm.




For further information please contact the Executive Coordinator, Community Development on 9936 8317 or email


Reminder: Acquittal Reports are due by 30 June each year for funding that was received for the previous financial year.

Grant Acquittal Form for Community Organisations (Word) (118KB)

Grant Acquittal Form for Community Organisations (PDF) (205KB)

Grant Acquittal Form for Cultural Organisations (Word) (114KB)

Grants Acquittal Form for Cultural Organisations (PDF) (213KB)



Previous Successful Small Grants

Below are the Small Grants that were successful in the 2022-23 financial year:


Taldumande Youth Services - Food Vouchers for Homeless Youth

Supermarket grocery vouchers provided to homeless young people in their care when work is affected due to COVID restrictions. $50 each to go towards food and essential items when required.

St Vincent de Paul Society – Emergency Relief

Purchase of gift cards from supermarkets, to distribute to those seeking assistance with essential household items enabling them to eat and purchase a few essentials.

North Sydney Community Centre - Men's Health & Wellbeing

A series of short talks & events for Men, in October 2022. Men In Conversation: to inspire action against & prevention of domestic violence; promote gender equity, better relationships, reinforce positive ways of thinking & behaving.

Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network - DV Awareness Raising Project: Training Program

Victims of DFV often confide in hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, etc. Training for appropriate tools to respond without compromising client safety.

Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc. - Active Play - Active learning in local places

To provide families with digital information of learning opportunities in the local green spaces for toddlers and pre-schoolers to increase active play and use of open harbourside green spaces of North Sydney.

The Waverton Hub - Healthy Active Ageing - subsidised falls classes

To subsidise attendance fees for members participating in falls classes for members who have lost confidence strength and balance during isolation created by COVID lockdowns.

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT - Accessible Art Workshops in North Sydney LGA

Accessible Art Workshops for up to 20 adults and children living with low vision or blindness in North Sydney LGA.

St Vincent de Paul Society - Share Our Pantry

Urgent relief for food, essentials toiletries, first aid products and underwear.  Requests can be made at short notice, so a basic pantry is maintained. 

Kidsnest Crows Nest Occasional Care - Community Dance Classes

Support for Zumba dance classes for families, needing respite to leave the house with their child, to recover mentally and physically. 

Neutral Bay Senior Citizens Club Incorporated T/A Neutral Bay Community Centre - Monthly Wellbeing Morning Tea

Regular monthly morning teas inviting Community and Centre members, to presentations given by speakers conducting health and wellbeing program. Members' feedback suggest that they are more likely to benefit from these informative sessions.

North Sydney Community Service Ltd t/a Crows Nest Centre - Reach Your Potential: Podcasts

Enhancing the “Reach Your Potential: Employability Program for Skilled Migrants” through the creation and use of contemporary, topical podcasts.

Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre Inc - PPACCI Good Governance and Sustainability

After the shutdowns there has been more interest in arts and crafts. Members want the recently renovated centre to be shared more broadly with the community through governance and sustainability plan.

Lower Lower North Shore Multicultural Network Auspiced by Sydney Multicultural Community Services - Deep Dive into Transform'al Ethical Storytelling

After a successful workshop Transformational Ethical Story Telling (TES) another workshop was requested to build greater understanding and skills development.

Cremorne Probus Club Inc - Audio support for community meetings

Professional audio to improve the quality of the existing sound system and, given the current COVID environment, ensure that relevant COVID safety protocols are addressed through elimination of the necessity for using shared microphones.

The Kirribilli Centre - Seniors Stimulation and Morning tea

For purchase of board games to bring vulnerable members of our community together, to socialize, talk and connect.

Lower North Shore Child and Family Interagency - Videography for a series of free webinars

To deliver webinars that are informative and helpful to parents, children, and families in the Lower North Shore. The funding was used to edit webinars to ensure they look professional and accessible for viewers in the local area.

The Sydney Library of Things Inc - Promotion of TSLoT to increase membership

Hosting a community workshop and look to participate in local sustainability events to help further promote TSLoT.

Greenway Tenants Group Inc - Greenway Community Centre Phone Costs

Telstra wireless System that operates for the Benefit of Greenway residents. The system provides Internet and Email facilities daily for residents who would otherwise be unable to afford internet services.

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Posted on 18 January 2023

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