Community Grants and Subsidies Program

Status: Closed for submissions

Open Date: Monday, 01 March 2021

Closing date: Friday, 26 March 2021

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

Documents / Plans: 2021-Community-Grants-and-Subsidies-Program-Guidelines-PDF.pdf

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Community Grants and Subsidies Program

The Community Grants and Subsidies Program is delivered by Sutherland Shire Council to support and empower the local community. The aim of the program is to fund a range of projects that contribute to a connected, supportive, caring, inclusive and engaged community.

This year Sutherland Shire Council supported 43 local not for profit organisations to implement 55 community based projects designed to build a sense of community, improve health and well-being and create and strengthen community connections.

Please see Program Guidelines for expected program outcomes and eligibility.

View Successful 2020/2021 Grant Recipients

2021 Grants Writing Workshops

Sutherland Shire Council and 3Bridges Community are hosting two online grant writing workshops in February 2021 for local community organisations and anyone interested in learning more about grant writing, where to find grants and how to win them. A Council representative will also be available to discuss the upcoming round of Council Community Grants.

Workshop 1:10am – 12pm, Thursday 18 February 2021

Workshop 2: 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 25 February 2021

How: online sessions will be hosted via Zoom. 


For more information please contact Community Development and Grants Advisor, Vanessa Zanotti on 9710 0602


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Win More Grants - online compact course

If you can't wait for the online workshops in February 2021, we have the below online compact course available until the end of January.

The course, Win More Grants, is designed for grassroots community groups and sporting organisations that want to find out where to find grants and how to win them. With just a bit of know-how and some newfound confidence you’ll go from a grants novice to a grants go-getter!

Sign-up now and enter the Group Key “ssc-grants” to access the course for free. Sign up instructions can be found here

If you have any questions about the course, please email or contact Council's Community Development and Grants Advisor, Vanessa Zanotti, on 9710 0602.


How to Apply

Applications for the 2021/2022 Community Grants and Subsidies program will be accepted online via Sutherland Shire Council's SmartyGrants application form. Only online applications will be accepted.

Applications close midnight Friday 26 March 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

A copy of previous application forms can be viewed here. Please be aware this form may undergo minor amendments ahead of the 2021/2022 grant round opening. 

Do not complete and submit this form.



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To be eligible for future funding under the Community Grants and Subsidies program, all previous recipients must have acquitted their funds via the online acquittal form prior to the next grant round opening. 

Acquittals for the 2020/2021 Community Grant and Subsidies program are due by Friday 26 February 2021.


Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the grants program and guidelines.

If you have any questions about your reporting requirements or the grants program, please contact Community Development and Grants Advisor, Vanessa Zanotti on 9710 0602.

#Save our Sector - Support for not-for-profits

Our Community is giving the not-for-profit sector access to a library of FREE capacity building resources to help you stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

Each week they have the newest material and useful links. From funding and fundraising tips, to webinars designed specifically for the NFP sector, to help sheets and resources including 'Ask Agony Uncle' they've got you covered.

Sign up directly at to make sure you don't miss out on updates and opportunities that are best for you!


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