Community funding and grants support the growth, creativity and vibrancy of our City.
The criteria of each category are different, but each is selected to build our Community Plan. We're committed to building a strong, connected community with exciting places, sustainable strategies and economic opportunities.
All categories of funding require successful applicants to sign an agreement to acquit the funds with copies of receipts and a brief report on the outcomes within 30 days.
Through grants, we invite our community to work with us to shape, celebrate, grow and improve our City. We also list Expressions of Interest for Public Art commission opportunities throughout the year.
|Grant and funding stream||Eligibility||Maximum grant amount||Opens||Closes|
|Business attraction & improvement fund||Funding for fit out and façade upgrades to assist businesses to setup a shopfront in the City of Charles Sturt.||$8000 matched funding||Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated.|
|Heritage Conservation Grants||Support conservation or restoration works to recognised local heritage properties.||$2000 matched funding||Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated|
|Main Street Trader Support||Funding for business led programs, activities or marketing campaigns that promote, activate and develop main streets & retail centres.||$20,000||Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated.|
|Westside Place Makers Grant||Assist community led projects undertaken in public spaces in City of Charles Sturt.||$25,000 per round||There are two rounds per year, August 2019 and January 2020.||Applications close 27 January 2020.|
|Discretionary Ward Allowance||The grant helps fund programs, events, activities and minor equipment purchases. Must support Council’s identified priorities in its Community Plan.||$34,500 per ward per financial year||Open year round except for the year of a General Election.||Applications received before May 30 will be considered in that financial year, or for the next year if between 1 and 30 June.|
|Under 18s Sports Program Grant||Youth Sports funding is available throughout the year. Applicants must be residents of the City of Charles Sturt.||$2500 maximum||Open year round.|
|Change Maker Program for Under 30s||Funding for youth with a new idea for a local community activity or identified a community opportunity.||Up to $1000 per initiative||Open year round.|
We recognise that young people need additional financial assistance to compete in sports competitions at a state, national and international level. We offer a donation to eligible applicants through the Community Benefit Donation Scheme with the Under 18s Sports Program for individual young people under the age of 18.
- young people aged up to 18 years old at the time of the competition, who are residents of the City of Charles Sturt
- parent/guardian can apply on behalf of the applicant where the young person is under 18 years old
Financial assistance to compete in competitions at a state, national and international level.
Without health care card
With health care card
Ceiling - 10 or more from the same club
- applicant must be no older than 18 years old at the time of the competition
- must be a resident of the City of Charles Sturt
- have been selected by their State or Club to compete in a state, national or international competition, held either in this state, interstate or overseas (proof of selection must be provided)
Eligibility for funding does not mean your application will be successful. Under 18s Youth Sports Program Funding receives many applications and funding is limited.