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 community 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, activities, services and projects that benefit our community and meet aspects of our community strategic plan.
Click here to view the 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 2021/2022 financial year:
Supports sustainability projects in schools and school communities. Please download the 2021 Small Environmental Grants for School Guidelines for more information on the eligibility and the assessment criteria.
The program aims to:
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 2021-22 financial year.
Click here to view the 2021-22 Community Funding Guidelines. Click here to start a new sponsorship application.
Supporting local projects that contribute to tangible local employment, local supplier engagement outcomes and activation within town centres by matching contributions towards a project under the following:
Click here to view the 2021-22 Dollar for Dollar Town Centre Grants Guidelines.
ClubGRANTS is an initiative of the NSW Government and ClubsNSW to provide funding for community development projects and services.
The City of Canada Bay 2021 ClubGRANTS Category 1 round will open on Monday, 24 May 2021 and will close on Friday, 18 June 2021.
The City of Canada Bay priorities are:
Other funding provided by Council
Fee waivers for sports ground 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.