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About Community grants

Community Grants Round 1 recipients 2017

Applications for Round 1 of the 2018/2019 Community Grant Program have closed.

The outcome of this round will be announced in mid to late November, 2018.  Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Round 2 of the 2018/2019 Community Grant Program will open in February 2019.

Grant categories in Round 2 will 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 in February.

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

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  2018/2019 Community Grant Guidelines7MB pdf for more information.

How to Apply 

Applications for grants 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  2018/2019 Community Grant Guidelines7MB pdf for more information.



This page was last updated on: 24 October 2018