- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
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.
Community Assistance Program
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.
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:
- Generation Z: Paste Ups
- Penrith Women Cancer Survivors
- Let's Get Digital
- A Place to Call Home
- Chinese Community Artwork
- Capture Colyton
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 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.