Ku-ring-gai Community Grants

Ku-ring-gai Community Grants  

Applications for Ku-ring-gai Community Grants 2019 have closed

Each year we offer community groups the chance to get their projects off the ground, purchase much-needed equipment or fund arts and cultural activities, through the Ku-ring-gai Community Grants (KCG) program. Grant applications closed on Friday 10 May 2019.

The Ku-ring-gai Community Grants program has three funding categories to support community based initiatives:

  • Small Equipment.
  • Community Development.
  • Arts & Cultural.

The purpose of the grants program is to build the capacity of organisations to deliver new and innovative projects and services. Projects identical to those submitted in previous years will not be given a high priority.

Past grants have helped organisations to provide great programs and services, including:

  • providing multicultural resources in preschools to explore cultural diversity;
  • buying camping equipment to support scouts and guides;
  • buying IT equipment to train volunteers;
  • furnishing a community garden for intellectually disabled young adults;
  • providing cooking classes for widowers and carers;
  • conducting Lunar New Year intercultural celebrations;
  • providing music therapy for older adults;
  • sharing traditional music and arts of Spanish-speaking migrants with children.

Application forms

Application forms are available on Smarty Grants, our new online application system.

Supporting documents

The documents below should be read in conjunction with the electronic application forms.

Ku-ring-gai Community Grants Program 2019

General Information for Applicants (pdf. 219KB)

Arts Cultural Guidelines (pdf. 215KB)

Community Development Guidelines (pdf. 219KB)

Small Equipment Guidelines (pdf. 221KB)

Priority funding areas

Refer to "Project details - Q6" on each electronic application form.

Please indicate how your proposed project (not your service as a whole) addresses one or more of the priority funding areas. Outline the project objectives and expected outcomes for each priority funding area (i.e. what will happen as a result of completing the project)?

Priority Funding Areas which align with Ku-ring-gai Council long-term plans are: Children and Families; Young People; Older People; People with Disabilities; People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds; Women; Community Safety; Arts/Cultural Pursuits; Economic and Social Development. 

Grants workshop

A grants workshop was held on 12 April 2019 at Ku-ring-gai Council, Council Chambers Level 3, 818 Pacific Hwy Gordon. Thank you to all who attended.

Statement by Supplier form

Organisations that do not have an ABN must submit a Statement by Supplier form - refer to "Contact details - ABN question" on each electronic application form.

Organisation template

You can download the Organisation template here and use this each time you apply for a grant. 

Need help with the online application form?

Applying for Grants: Community Grants Workshop Presentation 2018 document

If you need help with the online application forms or have any questions about the program, please contact Susie Nekula on 9424 0964 or email communityservices@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

There is also a Help Guide for Applicants on the SmartyGrants website.

More information

Danny Houseas on 9424 0896 or houseas@kmc.nsw.gov.au

Acquittal of KCG 2018

If your organisation received funding through the Ku-ring-gai Community Grants program in 2018, please complete and return the following acquittal documents by 31 May 2019.

KCG 2018 Acquittal form (pdf. 153KB)

Statutory declaration form (pdf. 326KB)

Alternative sources of funding

The NSW Government has distributed a list of Funding Opportunities for Community Groups. Possible sources of funding include:

  • Government gateways to community grants.
  • Non-government gateways to community grants.
  • Grants in selected subject areas.
  • Selected private sector/non-government funding sources.
  • Selected local government funding sources.

The document provides links to many funding opportunities relevant to local community groups.  Some of these are: 

In addition, there is a comprehensive list of Private Sector Funding Sources: