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.

Council’s annual Community Assistance Program (CAP) offers grants of up to $1,200 for local non-profit community groups to use toward projects that work with residents and other community groups to strengthen the community, address community needs and improve opportunities for participation in Penrith City.

Applications for the 2019-20 round closed at 3pm Wednesday 17 July 2019.

If you received funding in 2018-19, please complete your online acquittal form. Use the login details from your application and then click on 'My Submissions'.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be:

  • delivered by community based non-profit organisations as one off activities
  • of direct benefit to and encouraging participation by Penrith City residents
  • in line with Council's Access and Equity Principles.

For more information on the Community Assistance Program contact Casey Holtom on 4732 8532 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Council provides grants to help protect and boost the valuable cultural heritage in Penrith. These grants help owners, renters and not-for-profit organisations to repair and maintain heritage listed properties, homes and locations across the City. Find out more information on the Heritage Conversation page.

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.

Applications for Magnetic Places 2020 closed on 22 July 2019. The next round will open mid-2020.

Watch past project videos on YouTube:

Club Grants

The 2019 Penrith LGA ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding round opened on Monday, 25 March and closed on Friday 3 May 2019.

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 participated 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 below documents for more information:

The ClubGrants online application form will be available on Monday, 25 March 2019.

For further information contact Community Projects Officer Vesna Kapetanovic on 4732 7771 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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