$1M Worth of Grants to Build Stronger Central Coast Community


Monday, 18 July 2016


Central Coast community groups and other local, eligible organisations can now apply for grants worth up to $50,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.

As part of the $10 million provided to the newly formed Central Coast Council under the Stronger Communities Fund, $1 million has been earmarked for local community group grants over the next three years.

Eligible groups and organisations can apply for the first round of grants from today until Friday 26 August 2016.

View the Funding Guidelines, Application Forms and Eligibility Details.

Administrator Ian Reynolds said the substantial grant program is a great chance for the new Council to work directly and collaboratively with the Central Coast community.

“This funding will play a vital role in helping local groups deliver much needed community-oriented projects and initiatives that enhance Central Coast residents’ lives,” Mr Reynolds said.

“We value the major contribution made by the many sporting, cultural, environment and other groups to ensure our community is a vibrant, socially inclusive and modern place for residents and visitors.

“I’m looking forward to seeing as many community development projects as possible come to fruition, whether it be buying new equipment or giving a facility a facelift.”

“Successful applications will deliver social, cultural, economic or environmental benefits for our community,” Mr Reynolds added.

“Applicants must have a clear project objective, demonstrate a capacity to manage funds and deliver the project, and show the benefit their project will have for the community.

“A Stronger Communities Fund Assessment Panel will be set up to assess and recommend projects for funding.”

Council is also holding a series of presentations and drop-in sessions to provide community groups with more information about the funding program and how to apply.

Information Presentations

  • Wyong Council Chambers – 20 July 2016 (5pm-7pm)
  • Smart Work Hub Gosford – 22 July 2016 (1.30pm-3.30pm)

Drop-In Information Sessions

  • Blue Haven Community Centre – 26 July 2016 (2pm-4pm)
  • The Entrance Community Centre – 28 July 2016 (10am-12pm)
  • Umina Surf Lifesaving Club – 28 July 2016 (1.30pm-3.30pm)
  • Erina Centre (adjacent to Erina Library) – 4 August 2016 (5.30pm-7.30pm)



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