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About Community grants

Community Grants Round 1 recipients 2017

Applications for Round 1 of the 2019/2020 Community Grant Program will open on Monday 15th of July and close on Friday 9th of August 2019. 

Grant categories include:

  • General Community Grants
  • Non-Council Owned Hall Grants
  • Place Making Grants
  • Environmental Grants
  • Band Grants
  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve Event Grants

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

Monday 8th July
From 5pm to 6pm
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Function Room
Burrawan Street, Port Macquarie.

Tuesday 9th July
12pm to 1pm
Wauchope RSL Club
Young Street, Wauchope.

Thursday 11th July
From 12pm to 1pm
Laurieton United Services Club
Seymour Street, Laurieton. 

Friday 12th July
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 strongly 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: 01 July 2019