community grants are now closed
Applications for the Community Grants closed on 15 February 2019.
About the Program
Locally based, not-for-profit community groups, clubs and organisations are invited to apply for City of Ryde Community Grants.
These Grants are 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.
There are seven grant categories offering assistance ranging from $2,000 up to $10,000.
For more information on the Community Grants, download the following Guidelines and Policy.
Seniors Grant | up to $2,000
This category is for local seniors groups to enhance existing programs or encourage new activities.
Capacity Building Grant | up to $5,000
This category is for all groups to help boost growth potential. There are two Sub-Categories covering Emerging & Small Groups and a General section which includes Arts and Culture as listed below:
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.
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 trainings, business planning and governance training.
Events | 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 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.