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About Community grants

Community Grants Round 1 recipients 2017

Applications for Round 2 of the 2018/2019 Community Grant Program will open on Monday 11th of February and close on Friday 1st March. 

Grant categories include:

·         General Community Grants

·         Non-Council Owned Hall Grants

·         Place Making Grants


Information sessions outlining the application process and the grant program will be held on:

 Monday 4thFebruary

From 5pm to 6pm

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Function Room

Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie.


Tuesday 5thFebruary

From 12pm to 1pm

Laurieton United Services Club

Seymour Street, Laurieton.


 Thursday 7thFebruary

12pm to 1pm

Lasiandra Room

Wauchope RSL Club


Friday 8thFebruary

From 12pm to 1pm

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Function Room

Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie.


If you are applying for a grant and you haven’t previously attended an information session it is recommended that you do so.

To reserve a space at one of these sessions please contact Paul Koch on 6581 8111 or

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  guidelines7MB pdf 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



This page was last updated on: 18 February 2019