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 offer 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 support grass roots community clean up groups that are either already established or in the process of establishing new groups in growth areas.

Congratulations to our 2019 Community Grants recipients!

With over 120 applications, we're thrilled to be able to support 65 grassroots organisations doing great things in their local communities. Read all about them below.

Applications open for our next Community Grants round in May 2020.

2019 grant recipients

Dulwich Hill Public School

We're delighted to bring real meaning to both the arts and literacy at Dulwich Hill Public School by supporting them to create an artwork, which will make their library more inviting and engaging for their students.

Georges River Life Care

Through their ArtsLife performing arts program, we'll be helping Georges River Life Care subsidise local children from struggling families to participate in creative arts workshops in music, dance, drama and visual arts.

Millers Point Community Resident Action Group

We’re helping the Millers Point Community Resident Action Group record their rich maritime history, which goes as far back as the early 19th century, by helping fund the framework for their website.

St Michael's, Belfield 

We'll be helping St Michael’s, Belfield to bring community, fellowship and music to the children and adults of their parish by forming a parish choir.

Stanmore Public School

Stanmore Public School P&C will be able to supply and install signs to commemorate two Australians who've played a significant part in the school’s history: Sir Henry Parkes, the Father of Federation and NSW’s first female Governor, the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir.
 

2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Group

We’re helping keep the scouts of 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout group and their local community safe, by providing a gas bottle storage cage.

Making Do

We’re helping Making Do develop safety manuals, provide training and purchase personal protective gear to ensure the safe use of the resources they lend to volunteers and community members.

Parish of Canterbury with Hurlstone Park

We’re supporting the Parish of Canterbury with Hurlstone Park to upgrade the stormwater drain within their main carpark. This will improve the safety of their property for those in the community who use it.

South West Community Transport

We’re supporting South West Community Transport to provide low-risk driver training for volunteer drivers who support and provide transport for the aged and people with disabilities.

South West Sydney Men's Shed

We’re replacing South West Sydney Men’s Shed’s old and faulty defibrillator with a new one.

Achieve Australia

Our grant will help purchase plants for a Community Garden at an assisted Living facility in Llandilo. Tending the garden provides residents with an regular activity to gather and connect with each other.

Autism Advisory and Support Service

We're supporting the Autism Advisory and Support Service by funding their Getting to Know You - Autism Early Days for Parents program, which assists parents with children newly diagnosed with autism.

Crossroads Community Care Centre

We'll be supporting the Crossroads Community Care Centre to provide back-to-school allowances and extracurricular activities, to children of domestic violence victims at their refuge.

Diamond Pregnancy Support

We’re helping fund Diamond Pregnancy Support to launch their six-week Girl Gang Program in Western Sydney which will help empower and educate new mothers.

Douglas Park Little Athletics

Our support will go towards constructing a much-needed secure multi-purpose storage facility to accommodate regular users of Douglas Park Oval. 

Drummoyne Pre School Kindergarten

We're supporting the development of a water-wise edible garden to teach children healthy and sustainable eating habits.

Gateway Family Services

We're supporting Gateway Family Services to train and mentor potential volunteers to help their community-based emergency relief program for individuals, couples and families in need.

Healthy Cities Illawarra

We'll be helping 9-12-year olds living in Illawarra social housing estates, by funding new sporting equipment and healthy snacks for the Active In-Betweens program run by Healthy Cities Illawarra.

Living World Church

We're supporting the Living World Church’s Healthy Living program, so they can bring in health practitioners to educate children, youth and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about healthy lifestyle choices.

Maia Outrigger Canoe Club

Our grant will allow the club to purchase an additional canoe to expand their participation opportunities at both junior and senior levels.

Manly Food Cooperative

We're supporting the Manly Food Cooperative to achieve their aim of providing a zero waste service.

Men in Action

We're helping Men in Action bring dads and daughters together at their Bring A Mate Father Daughter Dance, which encourages fathers in north-west Sydney to develop meaningful and valuable relationships with their daughters.

Penrith Community Kitchen

We’re supporting Generosity Winter packs to help the homeless in need over winter.

Rainbow Club Australia

The Rainbow Club Australia at Penrith will be using the funds to pilot providing occupational therapy advice to teachers dealing with the mobility problems of children with cerebral palsy and other mobility issues.

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

We'll be assisting the Schizophrenia Fellowship with the operational costs of the Wellness Walk, which raises awareness and funds, supporting essential services for people living with mental illness.

Settlement Services International

We're helping Settlement Services International expand their Welcome2Sydney program up to the Blue Mountains by providing the necessary transport to get newcomers to the activities.

St Francis Social Services

We’re providing funding to help supply medications to those seeking asylum, through the free GP clinic run by St Francis Social Services.

St Pauls Burwood Parish

We're helping St Pauls Burwood Parish to purchase two commercial soup kettles and a fridge to help them provide hot food throughout the winter months for the homeless and impoverished in their community.

Summer Hill Lakers Netball Club

Through their strategic coaching pathway, we’re helping Summer Hill Lakers Netball Club support future leaders and coaches with face-to-face education and special club 'coach' jackets.

Sunnyfield

Our support will go towards free Music and Movement classes for people with intellectual disabilities living in the Blacktown area.

Sutherland Shire Carer Support Services

We’re helping Sutherland Shire Carer Support Services provide sessions for carers to help them maintain and improve their own health through carer relaxation group sessions.

The Ella Community Centre

We’re helping The Ella Community Centre develop a sensory garden for people living with younger on-set dementia.

The Girls and Boys Brigade

We'll be replenishing groceries for The Girls and Boys Brigade Food Pantry, which provides free food for school-aged children, youth and families in their local community.

The Hills Community Aid and Information Service

We're funding Hills Community Aid and Information Service to purchase branded keep cups for their mobile coffee van, Hills Daily Grind, which trains disadvantaged members of the community in barista skills and helps and support those in need through the sales of their cups.

Wollongong Emergency Family Housing

By providing funding to help the Our Place program, run by Wollongong Emergency Family Housing, we'll supplement breakfasts for those transitioning from homelessness to home.

1st Kurrajong Girl Guides

We'll be helping the 1st Kurrajong Girl Guides update their Guide Hall by funding paint for the internal walls and new flooring.

Australia Street Infants School

We’re supporting Australia Street Infants School to create a mobile pop-up Lawn Library for their students.

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association

We're funding resources for the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association to help run their free member forum, Grow Your Club.

Belmore North Public School

We'll be funding a playtime outdoor reading area, with lockable cabinets, outdoor seating and books for the students of Belmore North Public School.

Blacktown City Community Radio

We're supporting SWR-FM to provide important community service information and announcements by funding their Saturday Community Show.

Campsie Public School

We’re helping Campsie Public School extend their vegetable garden with a greenhouse and natural seating to become a Garden Learning Space.

Cattai Hills Environment Network

Through a community day, the Cattai Hills Environment Network will help inform the local community about maintaining the health of Cattai Creek.

Chifley College

We'll help fund the students of Chifley College to attend educational facilities which teach how to live a sustainable life and set up and run a hydroponics garden.

Concord Occasional Childcare Services

We’re funding a sustainable and responsible living program for Concord Occasional Childcare Services, which will create fun and innovate ways for the children to learn, through gardening and an ethnically sound ‘chick-hatching’ program.

Elonera Montessori School

Our funding will help Elonera Montessori School purchase robotic kits to run robotic classes for children and young people with disabilities in their community.

Glenorie Pre School Kindergarten

We'll be funding plants and signage, so Glenorie Preschool can establish a bush tucker garden.

Greek Orthodox Community of NSW

We'll be funding the hire of a Greek-speaking IT tutor to deliver classes as part of the Senior Tablet Classes run by the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW.

Illawarra Flame Tree Project

Our funding will help promote the Flame Tree Project program to students in the Illawarra and subsidise the participation of those in financial need.

Leichhardt Rowing Club

We're assisting Leichhardt Rowing Club to fund forums for leadership development, which will help support and train the next generation of leaders at their club.

Manly Scouts

We'll be funding orienteering and camping equipment for the Manly Scout group.

Mt Warrigal Public School

We'll be funding the establishment of a new bush tucker/medicine garden at Mt Warrigal Public School.

PCYC Auburn

We'll be supporting PCYC Auburn to increase the equipment for their Strength In Youth program, a free service for Under 18’s.

SpeakersBank Australia

We'll be supporting SpeakersBank Australia by funding the training materials for their ChatterCamp 'Making a Difference' for children in primary school years 4, 5 and 6.

St Gabriel’s School

We'll be helping St Gabriel’s School develop accessible resources for students with intellectual and sensory disabilities, by purchasing a 3D printer.

Victoria Avenue Public School

We'll be helping Victoria Avenue Public School P&C install a sensory garden as part of their inclusive playground hub.

Man pouring milk into a cup for schoolchild

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