Grants

Grants

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.

Grant Information Session

Community members, non-profit organisations and community groups can attend the Grant Information Session to learn more about Council grant funding programs, including Magnetic Places, Community Assistance Program and the Heritage Assistance Fund. The information session is an opportunity to learn what types of community projects are suitable for funding and how to apply.

When: 10-11am Friday 10 May 2019
Where: Penrith Civic Centre

Register: by 5pm Thursday 9 May on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4732 8608.

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.

Projects will be prioritised according to the eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the 2019-20 Community Assistance Program Guidelines. Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

Apply on Penrith City Council's SmartyGrants page

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..

Grant Workshop

Register now to attend the Grant Workshop to learn more about applying for CAP funding and how to write a successful grant application for your project.

When: 10am-12:30pm Friday 17 May 2019
Where: Penrith Civic Centre

Register: by 5pm Wednesday 15 May on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 4732 8608.

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.

Grant applications for 2019  have been extended to Monday 22 July!

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.

Before applying, please read the Magnetic Places program guidelines.

Submit your Magnetic Places application online now

For more information email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  4732 7809.

Watch past project videos on YouTube:

Club Grants

The 2019 Penrith LGA ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding round will open on Monday, 25 March and close 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 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 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: