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,

Resilience Illawarra | ‘FRIENDS” | Evaluation

On behalf of the Illawarra Regional Community Development Consortium Inc

(IRCDCI) we would like to invite you to our Resilience Illawarra – ‘FRIENDS” – Evaluation presentation. The event will be held on 26th August

2014 at Albion Park Rail Neighbourhood Centre from 10.45am – 12.30pm. Please let me know if you can make it, see attached Invitation for full details. It would be appreciated if you are able to rsvp by Thursday 14th August 2014

2014-08-04 08_55_51-FRIENDS Evaluation Launch - Microsoft Publisher - Print Publication