Community grants

We're supporting grassroots community organisations and projects that are working to make neighbourhoods in the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra areas great!

Our Local Community Support grants offers a helping hand to organisations that support local activities and services in one of the following categories:

  • Arts and Heritage
  • Safety
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education.


Our Beat the Bottle environment grants are looking to support grass roots community clean up groups that are either already established or in the process of establishing new groups in growth areas.

2018 grant recipients

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Blue Mountains

We've supported Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre so it can they can run a short film project for children. The project will be centred around best water use and teach children valuable skills.

Dee Why Public School, Sydney

We're proud to support Dee Why Public School's Carnivale event. Dee Why Public has students from over 50 different cultural backgrounds. Carnivale celebrates the cultural differences and traditions of its students. 

Diversity Arts Australia, Sydney

We've supported Diversity Arts Australia because of its focus on cultural diversity in the arts and young and emerging CALD artists.

HammondCare, Illawarra

We've supported the HammondCare volunteer art project because it provides vital services in aged and dementia care, older persons mental health and younger onset dementia. 

Service for the Treatment And Rehabilitation of Torture And Trauma Survivors (STARTTS), Sydney

We've supported STARTTS Capoeira Angola youth encounter because the project provides an opportunity for affected youth to develop the social skills and peer bonds necessary for succeeding in Australian society. 
 

Cherrybrook Rural Fire Brigade, Sydney

We're supporting the Cherrybrook Rural Fire Brigade by funding a portable submersible pump. The pump will be used for flood relief and storm damage work.

Crossroads Community Care Centre, Sydney

We're supporting the Crossroads Community Care Centre's emergency relief program for women and children escaping domestic violence.

North West Disability Services (NWDS), Sydney

We're supporting NWDS by funding a recycled water project. The recycled water system will be used on its new secret garden which provides a therapeutic garden environment for people with a disability.

Studio Artes Northside, Sydney

We're helping Studio Artes to produce an educational short film about safety on social media for adults with a disability.

Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade, Sydney

We're helping Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade fund a horizontal drying rack for the station's fire hoses. The rack is a safer alternative for the volunteers who work at the station.

The Haven - Nepean Women's Shelter, Sydney

We're supporting The Haven by funding a dedicated part-time case worker to provide support to affected women and children.

Transport Heritage NSW, Sydney

We're providing a defibrillator for the Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum to complete the first aid equipment set

Australian Breastfeeding Association, Illawarra

We've helped the Australian Breastfeeding Association to buy specialist teaching equipment for education classes.

Community Care, Sydney

We're backing Community Care's Refugee Outreach Program. Funds will be used to buy school items and early childhood books.

Community Links Wollondilly, Sydney

We've supported Community Links Wollondilly's start smart program. The program aims to provide a healthy breakfast to young children who would otherwise go to school hungry.

Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia (FACAA), Sydney

We're supporting FACAA by funding their new Phoenix/Lotus Youth Support Program. The program is designed for teenage child abuse use survivors and focuses on the specific needs of this group.

Gateway Family Services, Blue Mountains

We're supporting Gateway Family Services to fund a children's play area including a covered sand pit and a cultural play area. 

Hawkesbury's Helping Hands, Sydney

We've helped Hawkesbury's Helping Hands to buy a washing machine and cutlery to make its School Breakfast Club plastic free.

Kookaburra Kids, Illawarra

We're helping support Kookaburra Kids by funding a school holiday activity day for children living in families affected by mental illness.

Jannali Public School, Sydney

To improve student hygiene and save water, we're helping Jannali Public upgrade taps in the girls and boys toilets.

Miracle Babies Foundation, Sydney

We're supporting the Miracle Babies Foundation by providing much needed emergency care packs to parents who unexpectedly find themselves at hospital with their sick or premature baby.

Mountains Outreach Community Service (MOCS), Blue Mountains

We're supporting MOCS Growing Healthy Kids Workshops. The workshops will be facilitated by an educator and will focus on the importance of healthy snacks and drinking water.

Multicultural Communities Council Of Illawarra (MCCI), Illawarra

We're supporting MCCI by providing PPE gear and freezer equipment for their Mittens for Meals service. MCCI provides a Meals on Wheels service for older people in the Illawarra community.

Normanhurst Neighbourhood Garden, Sydney

We've supported the installation of a water tank so stored water can be used for garden maintenance.

Parish of Canterbury, Sydney

We're funding a play equipment installation for the Parish of Canterbury.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School, Sydney

We've funded equipment for the school's vegetable garden and bilingual books for CALD students.

Springwood High School, Blue Mountains

We're helping install a water refill station at Springwood high to promote zero waste, health and hydration.

Springwood Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountains

We're helping fund a community café for Springwood Presbyterian Church. The café will provide a place for the community to socialise, meaningful work for local young people with a disability and the ability to provide a food bank service.

Stroke Recovery Association, Sydney

We're supporting the Stroke Recovery Association's Keystrokes Choir. Choral singing is a therapeutic exercise which assists adults with communication difficulties following stroke and other brain injuries. 

Supported Accommodation & Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI), Illawarra

We're supporting SAHSSI to tackle homelessness and domestic violence. The funds will be used to support an outreach office for affected people.

Sutherland Shire Carer Support Service, Sydney

We're supporting a Carer Wellbeing and Relaxation Group program to provide yoga, relaxation and exercise workshops for unpaid carers within the area.

Taldumande Youth Services, Sydney

We're supporting Taldumande Youth Services' new Living Skills Program. The program provides young people who are at risk of homelessness the tools and resources to live independently.

Your Music, Blue Mountains

We're helping Your Music to present a Sensory Concert. The concert will be held for families with special needs in the Blue Mountains area.

BeConnected Community Services, Sydney

We're supporting BeConnected by funding a customised training program for the volunteers who provide social support for aged people over 65 and young families.

Blue Mountains Food Services, Blue Mountains

We're supporting Blue Mountains Food Services' cook + connect program. The program provides the opportunity for young people with disabilities to learn cooking and hospitality skills.

Campbelltown Senior Cyber Seekers, Sydney

We've helped Campbelltown Senior Cyber Seekers purchase equipment to host regular social barbeques. They provide people aged over 55 with computer training on a 1:1 basis. 

Daceyville Public School, Sydney

We're funding Daceyville Public's frog pond and rock garden installation. The installation will allow students to continue research into biodiversity topics within the school grounds.

Dulwich Hill Public School, Sydney

We've funded the purchase of new teaching resources called 'guided reading' readers. The readers enable students to read with teacher support at their level of reading proficiency.

Girl Guides Richmond, Sydney

We're helping Girl Guides Richmond celebrate its achievements by funding the purchase of a printer and recognition plaques.

Katoomba Leura Preschool, Blue Mountains

We've helped Katoomba Leura Preschool upgrade its vegie gardens to be 'Water Wise'. Funding will be used for water saving equipment and water efficiency teaching resources.

Macarthur Centre For Sustainable Living, Sydney

We're supporting the centre's installation of a water course model. The model will be used to educate the community about stormwater run-off and best practice in water use.

Marrickville High School, Sydney

We're supporting Marrickville High's project to create an indigenous and sensory community garden. The garden will be used by a diverse range of community members and provides opportunities for relaxation and education.

Panania Public School, Sydney 

We're helping Panania Public by upgrading its school garden. An irrigation system and plants will be installed as well as learning resources to provide CALD students with garden projects.

RSPCA NSW, Sydney

We're supporting the RSPCA by providing funding for a new program called healing through empathy. The innovative program will connect refugee children and shelter animals.

The Big Fix, Blue Mountains

We're supporting The Big Fix by backing its youth permaculture social enterprise design course. The free course will be offered to young people aged 16-24 to teach gardening and business management skills.

The Scout Association of Australia, Sydney

We're supporting Scouts Australia by providing Baden Powell Scout Camp with compass and mapping equipment so orienteering activities can be conducted.

Thrive Services, Blue Mountains

We're providing Thrive Services with reusable water bottles for children and young people in its programs. The aim is to help reduce Thrive's environmental footprint as an organisation and to develop environmental and healthy behaviours. 

Toolo, Blue Mountains

We're supporting Toolo's Repair Café in Katoomba. The Repair Café will be used to repair items for disadvantaged and isolated members of the community.  

Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), Sydney 

We're supporting a revamp of WIRES educational resources. Our support will help improve the quality and relevancy of WIRES educational service.

Windang Surf Life Saving Club, Illawarra

We've helped Windang Surf Life Saving Club purchase a new television, which will be used to run education and training programs.

Winmalee Community Preschool, Blue Mountains

We've helped fund the purchase of a water tank and reticulation system for Winmalee Community Preschool.

Beat the Bottle in the Bushland, Sydney

Burning Palm Surf Life Saving Club, Sydney

Centenary Institute Green Committee, Sydney

Conservation Volunteers Australia, Illawarra

Good for the Hood, Sydney

Host of the Peace Environment, Sydney

Inland Initiative, Sydney

Plastic Free Bondi, Sydney

Plastic Free Bronte, Sydney

Plastic Free Kiama, Illawarra

Plastic Free Manly, Sydney

Plastic Free Wollongong, Illawarra

Responsible Runners Yarra Bay Beach, Sydney

Surf Rider, Illawarra
 

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We like to lend a hand and support our community in many ways.