Community Services and Arts Grants

Status: Closed for submissions

Open Date: Monday, Jul 25 2016

Closing date: Friday, Sep 02 2016

Grant amount: Grants of up to $20,000 are available.

Apply for Community Services and Arts Grants

What the grant is for

To support the work of community organisations by funding a range of projects, activities and initiatives to enhance life in the Shire for its residents.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated not for profit organisations or charity or be auspiced by one
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Provide annual financial statements for review
  • Demonstrate that the project will benefit Sutherland Shire residents
  • Adhere to Work Health and Safety (WHS) policy and practices as required under legislation
  • Have appropriate current insurances
  • Have appropriate current certificates where required (e.g. Police Checks)
  • Have acquitted all previous grant conditions and have no debt to council

Please ensure you read the Community Services and Arts Grants 2016-2017 Guidelines prior to submitting your application.

How to apply

Applications will open in July 2017


All applicants need to have acquitted previous grant funds.  Acquittal forms will be available on Smarty Grants.

Apply for Community Services and Arts Grants

Application Assistance

Smarty Grants provide video tutorials on their website. Council also provides assistance through the following:

Smarty Grants Training Sessions: (Bookings required)

Wednesday 6 July 2016
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Level 2, Kirkby House
33-35 Belmont St Sutherland

Tuesday 19 July 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm
3A Stapleton Ave

Computer Support (Bookings required)
One-on-one computer assistance at Sutherland Shire Council's Library.

Smarty Grants Helpline
For technical assistance with online applications
Phone: (03) 9320 6888

More information


Enquiries can be directed to Communities Unit on on 9710 0333 or

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