The 2023/24 Grants for the Community Program provides grants of up to $7,500 to community and sporting organisations, individuals, small businesses, social enterprises and performing arts groups in the Willoughby Local Government Area.
The Grants for the Community Program is open all year round. The funding pool is renewed on 1 July each year.
You must read the Grants for the Community Guidelines before submitting an application.
Applicants need to demonstrate how their project will address one or more priorities of Council’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP), Our Future Willoughby 2032:
- Connected and Inclusive
- Prosperous and Vibrant
- Effective and Accountable.
Current funding priorities
Priority funding will be provided to projects that help the community achieve the following:
- Community recovery to the COVID19 pandemic
- Increased resilience to deal with future shocks and stresses
- Enhanced community connectedness
- Access to high quality entertainment and events.
How to apply?
To apply, applicants need to complete an application form using the SmartyGrants online portal.
Please read the Grants for the Community Guidelines before submitting an application.
All grant applications must be assessed for eligibility, suitability, recommended by a Council Officer and endorsed by Council at a Council meeting. The following table indicates the application submission deadlines and the corresponding Council meeting dates for 2024.
|2024 Council meeting date
|Grant application due date
| Monday 26 February
|Friday 12 January
| Monday 25 March
|Friday 9 February
| Monday 22 April
|Friday 2 March
| Monday 27 May
|Friday 12 April
|Monday 24 June
|Friday 10 May
For all enquiries relating to the Grants for the Community Program, please contact Tracey Walker, Community Projects Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org | 02 9777 7982.