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Small Grants Fund

Due to the result of Covid-19, City of Parramatta Council has made changes to the way Small Grants will be operating for the foreseeable future.  Please contact the Community Grants Officer on 9806-5110 before applying for a Small Grant.

This category is designed to assist voluntary and staffed not-for-profit incorporated organisation to fund one-off costs that will directly support the progression of their capacity building activities, projects or programs through small allocations of funding. The funding has to be linked to a discreet and defined activity or project.

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

$40,000 is allocated to the Small Grants Fund and the Social Enterprise Business Planning Grant. The maximum funding available in this category is $2,000. City of Parramatta Council will only fund one application over a calendar year, regardless of the number of applications received from an organisation.

Program timelines

Applications are accepted year round with the following closing dates:

  • 4:00pm on 4 November 2020
  • 4:00pm on 3 February 2021
  • 4:00pm on 5 May 2021
  • 4:00pm on 4 August 2021
  • 4:00pm on 3 November 2021

These grants can take up to 3 months from the assessment deadline before payments may be made. To avoid disappointment, ensure your project is scheduled to start 3 months after the upcoming quarterly grants assessment deadline.

Successful recipients in this category are required to:

  • Show that funds will be spent within 6 months of receipt of funding.
  • Acquit within 4 weeks of project completion.

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


Click here to apply now.

Contact us

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