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Community Grants Program

Community Capacity Building Grant

This category supports:

  • community based groups
  • sport and recreation clubs
  • service organizations

To develop effective projects that address the social, economic and/or environmental needs of residents in the Parramatta Local Government Area, as described in City of Parramatta Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

Annual funding

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City of Parramatta Council’s Community Grants provide an annual funding opportunity for the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA).

The grants program aims to support:

  • local not-for-profit
  • recreation and sporting groups
  • clubs
  • organisations
  • services
  • social enterprises
  • and in some cases, individuals.

Through the Community Grants, Council supports a wide range of services and activities that contribute to City of Parramatta’s vision and priorities.

Category objectives

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  • Support community based groups, sport and recreation clubs, and service organisations to develop effective projects that address the social, economic and/or environmental needs of residents in the Parramatta LGA, as described in City of Parramatta Council’s Community Strategic Plan;
  • Maximise access to and use of community resources, services and facilities, including equity of access for people experiencing social exclusion, marginalisation or isolation;
  • Encourage community participation in the development and delivery of projects and activities;
  • Support the development of networks and partnerships between communities, local community groups, agencies and City of Parramatta Council.

Available funding

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$225,000 is allocated to the Community Capacity Building Grants.

The funding cap is now $10,000, with the option to apply for an additional $10,000.  It is recommended that all organisations speak to a council officer prior to applying for additional money.

Organisation type Funding cap
100% voluntary organisations $10,000
Organisations with paid staff $10,000
Second phase projects $10,000

Program timelines

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This program is open once a year.  Projects must start after July 1.  Successful recipients in this category are required to:

  • Complete their projects within 12 months of funding
  • Submit a progress report within 6 months of commencement of project
  • Submit a final acquittal report due date 1 July (following year)

Failure to acquit the grant will affect any future funding requests.

How to apply

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Contact us

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To find out more about funding opportunities, workshops, leadership development, forums, training and more in the Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney area, subscribe to Parramatta e-news

If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Community Grants team at grants@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9806 5110.