Community Strengthening Grants Program | Now Open

The Community Strengthening Grants program is a small grants program which provides for one-off projects to build capacity and resilience in communities across the Illawarra Shoalhaven District with a focus on disadvantaged groups within these communities, particularly families and individuals living in social housing.


Community Strengthening Grants are strictly one off grants with no ongoing funding options.

Under this Program you can apply for 1 year funding of between $1,000 and $25,000. All funds must be expended on the project, inline with the submitted application, within 12 months of the first payment being received.FACS

This is the first round of this grants program and there are limited funds available. A reserve list of suitable projects will be kept in case additional funds become available prior to the running of the next round.

Information on Eligibility and Selection Criteria can be found in the Community Strengthening Grants Guide.

Community Strengthening Grants Guide 2014-2016

Submitting an Application

Applications should be made on the attached form (word version) and emailed to by close of business 20 March 2015.

Application Form

When completing your application make sure all the information requested is provided.  Incomplete applications may not be assessed. Ensure the application authorisation page is printed, signed by the appropriate signatories and emailed back with your application.

If you are applying for more than one project, use a separate application form for each project.

If your require further information please contact Michelle Park,