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.

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.

Applications for the 2018-19 round closed on Monday 10 September 2018.

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'.

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.

Projects will be prioritised according to the eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the 2018-19 Community Assistance Program Guidelines. Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

For more information contact Celia Bishop on 4732 7838 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. Funding is offered on a $1 for $1 basis where Council contributes half of the cost of the restoration works. Works can range from $1,000 to $5,000 (with Council providing up to $5000 to match project funding).  

Applications for the 2018-19 Heritage Assistance Fund Grants Program closed on 18 May 2018

For more information contact the Planning Administrative Team on  4732 7991.

News: grant applications for 2019 open Monday 6 May.

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.

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

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: