Applications for Community Grants Program opens July 1

Central Coast Council’s 2021-21 Community Grants Program opens on July 1, with $900,000 in annual funding available to support local community groups and organisations in delivering worthwhile projects, programs and events that strengthen the community.

Director Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said Council will run a series of free information sessions, drop-in sessions and grant writing workshops throughout June and July to support community members throughout the application process.

“This year, community groups and organisations will be able to apply for funding under three programs – the Community Development Grant Program, the Community Events and Place Activation Program and the Community Support Program,” Vaughan said.

“These three programs have been prioritised due to the significant benefits and outcomes they will deliver to the broader community.

“Unlike in previous years, there will only be one round of grant applications over the 2021-22 financial year for the Community Development and Events and Place Activation Grants programs, so if you are looking to deliver a project or event in the next 18 months, we encourage you to plan ahead by attending our upcoming information sessions and applying when applications open in July.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the Community Grants Program plays an important role in supporting organisations to deliver events and programs that respond to the needs of the community.

“Through its (this) Program, Council provides community organisations with the support to deliver activities and events which build the community’s capacity and create stronger local connections,” Hart said.

To book into to an information session or grant writing workshop and to learn more about the 2021-22 Community Grants Program, visit

Media release, Jun 1
Central Coast Council