Community Grants Program

The City of Parramatta offers a range of quarterly and annual funding opportunities across the Local Government Area (LGA). The Community Grants Program were awarded in June 2018 to 38 organisations or individuals across a wide and diverse range of activities. 

Find out more about the 2019 community Grants recipients.

We aim to support local not-for-profit community, recreation and sporting groups, clubs, organisations, services, social enterprises and even individuals with a wide range of services and activities that contribute to the strategic objectives of the City's Community Strategic Plan. 

City of Parramatta 2019 Annual Community Grants are now closed

City of Parramatta Council’s Annual Community Grants provide an annual funding opportunity for the Parramatta Local Government Area. The grants support local not-for-profit community-based groups, organisations, social enterprises, sports clubs and services and in some cases, individuals. 


Representative Sports Grant
Small Grants Fund
Sport & Recreation Grant
Social Enterprise Business Planning Grant

View the Guidelines for the Community Grants Program.


Community Capacity Building Grant
Creative Fellowship Fund
Creative Project Leveraging Fund
Cultural Heritage & Stories Research Fund
Growing Social Enterprise in Parramatta

Not sure which Community Grants Program grants you are eligible for?

>>> Take the Community Grants Eligibility Quiz!

Grant Information Sessions:

Session 1
Date: 1 November 2019
Time: 11:30pm
Location: John Curtin Reserve Meeting Room; 21 Huxley Drive, Winston Hills NSW
RSVP for Session 1 


Session 2
Date: 5 November 2019
Time: 3:30pm
Location: City of Parramatta Library; 1-3 Fitzwilliam St, Parramatta NSW 2150
RSVP for Session 2 


Session 3
Date: 12 November 2019
Time: 1:30pm
Location:  Epping Community Centre, 9 Oxford St, Epping NSW 2121
RSVP for Session 3

How to apply

All applications for funding grants are completed online through Smarty Grants.

You only need to register once and if you have applied via Smarty Grants previously you can use your existing password and login again.

Planning your projects

Developing a work plan or timeline is an excellent way to achieve a successful project as it records the major milestones for the project and who is responsible for completing them.

Providing such information is a good way to show that your project is well planned and ready to go. To assist you in this process, we have developed a basic sample Project Plan and Work Plan for you to use in the planning and implementation process.

Information for Successful Grant Recipients

All organisations who receive funding grants from City of Parramatta are required to complete their projects within 12 months of funding. Quarterly grant recipients are required to complete their projects within six months of funding.

You will need to provide two Progress Reports during the funding period and a Final Acquittal Report upon project completion for projects funded through the annual program. Quarterly Grants are required to submit a Final Acquittal Report only.


Find out more

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If you need any further information, please feel free to contact our Community Grants team:

p: (02) 9806 5110