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Small Grants Program

The Small Grants category is designed to help smaller community groups and organisations with limited resources to respond to changing or unforeseen situations that fall outside of the annual Community Grants cycle, in an easy and accessible way. 

Funding for the Small Grants Program is capped at $1,000 per grant application. Organisations may apply for a Small Grant once per financial year.

Applications are determined in February, June, September and November each year.


Please note: Members of the community seeking financial assistance for events, such as the waiving of fees and charges or contribution to charities, must apply via Council's Grants Program.

November 2016 Small Grants Recipients

Eastwood Senior Citizen's Club Inc. Assimilation of Chinese Senior Citizens $1,000
Royal Rehab  International Day of Disability All Abilities Disco  $1,000 
The Salvation Army  Ivanhoe Estate Tenant-led Community Garage Sale  $1,000 


September 2016 Small Grants Recipients

Holy Land Cultural Community Association Inc. Building bridges, connecting & communicating $1,000


June 2016 Small Grants Recipients

Michael Hughes Foundation Ryde Community Defibrillator & CPR Information Sessions $1,000
Enactus Macquarie Vertical Planet $1,000
Young At Heart Seniors Group St Charles Borromeo Parish, RYDE Socialisation for elderly clients $1,000

Key dates

Application submitted by

Application notified by

Second Friday of August before 5pm

Last working day of September 

Second Friday of October before 5pm 

Last working day of November

Second Friday of January before 5 pm

Last working day of February

Second Friday of May before 5 pm
Last working day of June

Key documents

For more information on the Community Grants, download the following Guidelines and Policy.

Council’s Community Grants Program assists not-for-profit, community based organisations to implement projects and activities which meet identified community priorities and benefit City of Ryde residents.

City of Ryde Community Grants are provided to:

  • strengthen community connections
  • encourage new initiatives that respond to community needs
  • build a community that is inclusive of all people
  • support the community in planning and delivering services.
Last updated on 9 November 2017