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  • Grants

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  • Many community grants are funded and/or administered by Council as part of our community and cultural development work - contact 4732 7838. If you're a community group in the Penrith area needing advice or endorsement from Council for a submission to a non Council-funded program call 4732 7777.

    Grants on offer each year include:

    Heritage grants

    Council offers benefits and incentives to heritage property owners to help them effectively maintain and preserve heritage items. The 2017-18 Heritage Assistance Fund Grants Program is now closed. Visit the Heritage Conservation page for more details or contact our Planning Administrative Team on 4732 7991.

    Community Assistance Program

    Each year Council provides funding through the Community Assistance Program (CAP) for local non-profit organisations and groups to help provide services and facilities that will benefit the Penrith community.

    Applications for the 2017-18 CAP closed on 21 August 2017. The 2018-19 round is expected to open in July 2018.

    Non-profit community organisations that provide services to residents of the Penrith LGA are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,200. Grants will be provided to:

    • purchase equipment
    • support a community event or function or
    • deliver a one-off project

    To be eligible for funding projects must be:

    • "one-off" activities
    • of direct benefit to and encouraging participation by residents in the Penrith LGA
    • in line with Council's Access and Equity Principles.

    If you received funding in 2017-18, please complete the Community Assistance Program Evaluation Form 2017-18 (accessible pdf 111kb).

    For more information contact Celia Bishop on 4732 7838 or email celia.bishop@penrith.city.

    Magnetic Places

    Community placemaking grants are available each year for projects that bring people together to transform their local public spaces through artistic activity and new social connections.
    2018 grants have now closed.

    For more information, read the program guidelines (pdf 2Mb). 

    For more information contact Donita Hulme on or 4732 7809.

    Watch past project videos on YouTube:

    Generation Z: Paste Ups

    Penrith Women Cancer Survivors

    Let's Get Digital

    A Place to Call Home

    Chinese Community Artwork

    Capture Colyton

  • ClubGRANTS

    ClubGRANTS 2015

    The 2017 Penrith LGA ClubGRANTS Category 1 ClubGRANTS program closed on 5 May 2017. 

    Category 1 ClubGRANTS is a community development funding program sponsored by local Registered Clubs and coordinated by Penrith City Council.  This scheme enables registered clubs with an annual gaming machine revenue exceeding $1 million to apply 1.85% of their gaming machine revenue to specific community development and support projects. 

    The local Registered Clubs that participate in the Penrith Category 1 ClubGRANTS program are:

    • Club Paceway
    • Emu Plains Sporting & Recreation Club
    • Kingswood District Bowling Club
    • Nepean Rowing Club
    • The Henry Sports Club
    • Penrith Bowling & Recreation Club
    • Penrith Gaels Cultural & Sporting Association
    • Penrith RSL Club
    • Penrith Rugby League Club
    • St Marys District Band Club
    • St Marys RSL & Ex Servicemens Club
    • St Marys Rugby League Club

    Details on how the ClubGRANTS program works can be found at the Clubs NSW website.

    Download the Community Priorities for Penrith ClubGRANTS for 2017 (accessible pdf 75kb)

    For further information contact Community Projects Officer Vesna Kapetanovic on 4732 7771 or

  • Useful links

    For non-Council grant programs and further advice on applying for grants, some useful sites include:

    NSW Government Community Builders website - includes tips for completing applications and lists of grants and community sector awards

    Australian Government's Grantslink website - find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities

    Our Community grants webpage for advice, to search for NSW grants currently available and to subscribe to the monthly Funding Centre Newsletter; providing updates on grant opportunities.

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