If you have a great idea that would benefit the local community but just need help giving it a kick-start, the City of Canada Bay can help support you. Our grants and sponsorship programs can provide funding, or related benefits such as reduced fees and rates, to local organisations.
Applicants need to meet certain criteria for each proposed project before lodging a request. Our funding programs cover a wide range of events, services and projects that benefit our community and meet aspects of our community plan.
Applications for the 2020/2021 financial year have now closed.
Click here to view the Community Funding Guidelines.
Provides support for local not-for-profit organisations and projects which benefit local residents. The program aims to:
A total of $65,000 in grant funding is available in two different categories for the 2020/2021 financial year:
Supports sustainability projects in schools and school communities. The program aims to:
A total of $10,000 in grant funding is available in two different categories for the 2020/2021 financial year:
A contractual agreement between Council and a third party. It is a commercial arrangement which offers cash or in-kind support to a project, event or initiative in return for a specified benefit. Unlike grants, in a sponsorship agreement, Council has an expectation of a return on investment, such as increased profile through the initiative’s publicity and promotional activities.
Applicants may seek sponsorship from Council in the following ways:
A total of $40,000 is available for sponsorship of community events for the 2020/2021 financial year.
ClubGRANTS is an initiative of the NSW Government and ClubsNSW to provide funding for community development projects and services.
The City of Canada Bay LGA 2020 ClubGRANTS Category 1 round will open on Monday 15 June 2020 and close on Sunday 12 July 2020. Applicants should be aware that ClubGRANTS funding is significantly reduced with only $55,000 available this year due to clubs not trading as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, making this a very competitive grant round. We recommend applying for funds up to $3,000 to ensure an equitable distribution of resources throughout the City of Canada Bay. Only applications that align with the ClubGRANTS guidelines and address one or more of the City of Canada Bay's priorities will be considered for funding. Please visit clubgrants.com.au to view the ClubGRANTS guidelines and to apply.
The City of Canada Bay priorities are:
Other funding provided by Council
Fee waivers for sportsground and community facilities – on occasion Council does support community events with full or partial fee waivers. This can be applied for as part of the sponsorship program for events.
Local Heritage Assistance Fund – encourages conservation work with dollar for dollar grants available up to $3,000 to owners of heritage items and up to $2,000 to owners of contributory buildings in conservation areas.
Applications can be received anytime and are only accepted for work that has been completed and paid for. Applications will be assessed for approval every three months by the Heritage Advisor.
Small Grants Program for Individuals and Teams – supports individuals and teams participating in amateur local, regional, interstate and overseas events from the following categories:
Rusty Priest Scholarship Program – Council established the Rusty Priest Kokoda Scholarship to develop leadership skills in high school students. For more information please contact Council's Operations Manager, Community Services on 9911 6248.