- 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 $1,500 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.
Focused on supporting local non-profit community groups to meet community needs, CAP can help community groups, especially those who rely on volunteer support and receive no other government funding. CAP is a great opportunity for local volunteering and community groups to receive help in getting their worthwhile ideas off the ground.
Community groups can use CAP to:
- Connect to their local community
- Deliver programs differently
- Expand or adapt their services for new and growing needs
- Purchase resources
- Develop their skills
Projects are prioritised according to the eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the 2021-22 Community Assistance Program Guidelines & FAQ
To be eligible for funding, projects must:
- be delivered by community based non-profit organisations
- be one off activities (suitable for one off funding)
- be of direct benefit to Penrith City residents
- encourage participation by Penrith City residents, including disadvantaged community members (in line with Council's Access and Equity Principles).
Please note, funding cannot be used to achieve the core responsibilities of an existing Government funded program.
The 2020-21 Planned Component opens at 9am on 31 May and closes at 5pm on Thursday 8 July 2021.
Applications are made through the SmartyGrants online portal at https://penrith.smartygrants.com.au/2021-22CAPplanned
A total of 40 projects were funded by CAP 2020-21 Planned Component - click here to see the list of recipients
If you received funding in 2020-21, please complete your online acquittal form. Use the login details from your application and then click on 'My Submissions'.
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.
Council has reimagined the annual Magnetic Places Grants program in 2020 to support innovative alternatives to in-person participation during these changing times of social distancing.
Grants for Australian artists are now available for exciting projects that bring local residents together, in new ways, to transform how people see and feel about the places where they live.
Over the past 12 years, Magnetic Places has funded over 93 creative collaborative projects that have transformed local public spaces in communities living with disadvantage.
We are encouraging suitable applicants to apply for up to $10,000 to deliver an arts project that transforms how people see and feel about where they live by using successful alternatives to in person participation.
Your Magnetic Places project will:
- deliver an arts project that connects with people to transform how they see and feel about where they live
- use successful alternatives to in person participation
- involve different people in the community including those experiencing ongoing social isolation
- engage specifically with people who live 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.
- provide free-of-charge events and activities.
Applications have now closed.
Talk to us
Discussing your project idea with Council officers is an important part of the application process.
- provide advice on eligibility and project ideas
- link you to local services or communities
- advise on community profiles and previous activities.
Penrith LGA 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 2021 Category 1 funding round opens on Monday 29 March 2021 and closes on Friday 3 May 2021.
Details on how the ClubGRANTS program operates can be found at the ClubsNSW website: http://www.clubsnsw.com.au
Applications must be submitted via the online ClubGRANTS system: https://clubgrants.com.au
For non-council grant programs and further advice on applying for grants, please see the below sites:
- NSW Government Community Builders website - includes tips for completing applications and lists of grants and community sector awards
- Our Community Grants webpage - find information on a variety of grants, crowdfunding and donations
- Australian Government Grant Connect – for current and forecast Australian Government Grants
- Not-for-profit Law website – includes detailed information on auspicing and information about seeking grant information
- Fair Trading NSW website – includes information on incorporation and associations