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About Community grants

Community Grants Round 1 recipients 2017

Applications for Round 1 of the 2019/2020 Community Grant Program closed on Friday 9th of August 2019. Applications are currently being assessed and all applicants, successful and unsuccessful will be notified by mid-October, 2019.

Round 2 of the 2019/2020 Community Grant Program will open in February 2020.

Community Grant Overview

Does your not for profit community group have a great project that needs funding? Then apply for financial assistance through our Community Grants Program. Preference will be given to collaborative projects that will improve or embellish a public space in your community, or seeks to protect or promote our local history.

The Community Grants Program provides funding support to community groups and not-for-profit organisations to establish community based projects, which:

  • provide opportunities for residents of Port Macquarie-Hastings to participate in a broad range of arts, culture, or local history activities that benefit the quality and cultural heritage of their lives;

  • provide opportunities for residents to participate in special community events with the aim of celebrating and enriching the community’s lifestyle;

  • foster initiative and self-help among residents;

  • encourage the participation of people in activities who have limited opportunities to participate due to low income, geographic or social isolation, cultural background or disability; or

  • strengthen community skills and capacity.

Please refer to the  Community Grants Guidelines6MB pdf(PDF, 6MB)  for more information.

How to Apply 

Applications for this grant are made online via Council's SmartyGrants portal:

For more information about the General Community Grant Program please contact Paul Koch, Council’s Grant Officer on 6581 8111 or email 

Please refer to the Community Grants Guidelines for more information.


This page was last updated on: 19 August 2019