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Community Capacity Building Grant

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

  • 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

$225,000 is allocated to the Community Capacity Building Grants. The funding cap under this category varies depending on your organisation type. Please refer to the chart below.

Organisation Type Funding Cap
100% Voluntary Organisations $5,000
Organisations with Paid Staff $10,000
Second Phase Projects $5,000 or $10,000 as above

Program timelines

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 two Progress Reports, after four and nine months respectively, during the funding period and a Final Acquittal Report upon project completion
    • 4 month Progress Report due date 1 November
    • 9 month Progress Report due date 1 April
    • Final Acquittal Report due date 1 July (following year)

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


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Contact us

e: grants@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
p: (02) 9806 5110