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City of Ryde Grants


Applications are now OPEN for the School Excellence Awards. Applications close on 20 November 2020. Scroll down to apply. 

If you have a great idea that could benefit people in the City of Ryde, a City of Ryde Community Grant may be able to assist you. Grants are able to provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations, and in some instances small businesses, to undertake projects which address a community need.

To be eligible for a grant you must meet the criteria outlined in the Community Grants Application Guidelines. Please note that this is a competitive process and not all applications will be funded.

We have nine categories of grants that are available with two different types of grant rounds.

  1. Community Grants: are available twice per year for projects that aim to develop a more inclusive and vibrant community within the City of Ryde.
  2. Small Grants: are available twice per year for projects that fall outside of the time frame of the larger community grant rounds.

Calendar for City of Ryde Community Grants

Advice for Applicants

If you are considering applying for a City of Ryde Community Grant or Small Grant it is recommended that you:

Language Assistance 

Please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. We also have some staff trained as Language Aides to assist you in languages other than English. Please ask when you call us. 

City of Ryde Grants


School Excellence Awards

Nominations are now open and will close on 20 November 2020

This category is available for primary and high schools to acknowledge an exceptional student, who resides within City of Ryde, for his/her endeavour in educational pursuits.

Frequency

One nomination from a school is sought annually to be presented by the Mayor or the Mayor’s nominated representative at the school's end of year event.

Available Funding

A $200 ‘any store gift card’ for a high school student and a $100 ‘any store gift card’ for a primary school student.

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Small Grants

The Small Grants category is designed to help not-for-profit community groups and organisations with limited resources to respond to the changing or unforeseen situations that fall outside of the 6 monthly Community Grant cycle.

Funding for the Small Grants Program is capped at $2,000 per grant application. Organisations are eligible for one Small Grant per round.

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.

Key Dates

Applications for the Small Grants category closed on 2 October 2020. To receive notifications about updates to this webpage, please subscribe at the bottom of the page.

Key Documents and Useful Resources

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

If you're writing a grant application for the first time or need guidance on how to improve your application, read our informative guides below.



Community Grants

City of Ryde Community Grants are for locally based, not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations. Our grant program is one way Council supports our local community groups to grow, prosper and carry out special projects that contribute to community well-being and help build a vibrant community culture.

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.

Grant Categories

There are eight grant categories offering assistance ranging from $2,000 up to $10,000.


Seniors Grant | up to $2,000

This category is for local seniors groups to enhance existing programs or encourage new activities.



Capacity Building Grants | up to $5,000

This category is for all groups to help boost growth potential. There are two sub-categories covering Emerging and Small Groups and a General section which includes Arts and Culture as listed below:

Emerging and Small Groups

An organisation growth grant will be provided to new and small groups that operate on the basis of limited funding, relying largely on volunteers and on one-off, short term and small grants to manage their operations.

General

This category is open to all groups including arts and cultural groups. Applications may be for initiatives that build the capacity of organisations towards provision of community benefits including volunteer training, business planning and governance training.



Event Grant | up to $7,500

For events that connect people to each other, promote cultural diversity and vibrancy of the community. Events must be based in Ryde area and be mainly run by volunteers.



Sports and Recreation Grant | up to $3,500

For local groups and clubs to develop programs that encourage community participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.



Community Projects Grant | up to $5,000

For special projects to help build a cohesive and connected community, based on inclusion, enhanced community well-being and cultural growth.



Inclusion Grant  | up to $2,500 matched funding

Open to local not-for-profit organisations and small businesses with no more than 20 employees. For Projects that make their premises, facilities or services more inclusive for all. The grant can cover no more that 50% of the project for small businesses (ie. Require matched funding).



Social Support Grant | up to $10,000

For local groups and organisations to provide programs such as information and referral, food subsidies, financial counselling, financial assistance and reducing social isolation to improve the life and living conditions for vulnerable people in the community.



Facilitates and Equipment Grant | up to $5,000

This grant is for projects that demonstrate community support and benefit to the community, please see conditions below:

  • Organisations are eligible for one grant per year
  • Capital works must be undertaken on community facilities (works on Council owned facilities are ineligible)
  • Facilities must be located within the City of Ryde
  • Sporting equipment is ineligible.

Key Documents and Useful Resources

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

If you're writing a grant application for the first time or need guidance on how to improve your application, read our informative guides below.


Last updated on 14 October 2020