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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

    Applications now open! Council offers benefits and incentives to heritage property owners to help them effectively maintain and preserve heritage items. 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.

    The 2016-17 Community Assistance Program is now closed. The 2017-18 round is expected to open in July 2017.

    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 2016-17 please complete the evaluation form for recipients of 2016-17 CAP grant funding (accessible pdf 100KB).

    For more information contact Celia Bishop on 4732 7838 or email cbishop@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.

    Magnetic Places

    Community placemaking grants are now open for projects that bring people together to transform their local public spaces through artistic activity and new social connections.

    You can apply for up to $10,000 to deliver a creative project that:

    • transforms an existing public space into a creative place
    • involves active collaboration between artists and residents
    • provides free-of-charge events and activities, and
    • takes places in one or more of these neighbourhoods: Cambridge Park, Colyton, Cranebrook, Kingswood, Kingswood Park, Llandilo, Londonderry, North St Marys, Oxley Park, Penrith (suburb), St Marys, Werrington.

    For more details see the Magnetic Places 2017 Guidelines. For more information contact Donita Hulme on magneticplaces@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 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 vesna.kapetanovic@penrith.city


  • 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.


Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia