Community Grants program

Community Grants program
Community grants presentation
Local not-for-profit organisations are welcome to apply for Community Grants. Community Grants Canterbury Bankstown Local not-for-profit organisations are welcome to apply for Community Grants.  
Community grants presentation

​​Helping You, Help Others 2020-2021

In response to COVID-19 Council ran "Helping You Help Others" which was an advance of the 2020-21 grants program provide flexible financial assistance to eligible not for profit community groups to support the provision of programs and services that:

  • Provide crisis and emergency relief services to people currently experiencing hardship and are at risk of becoming entrenched in disadvantage due to the crisis, People newly experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 and; Those that are most at risk of serious infection (immune compromised, older people, diagnosed chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) and;
  • Enable community organisations to continue to deliver their services via alternative delivery models.

 55 applications were adopted to receive $221,668, to view the list of successful applicants please click here .

A presentation was held on 8 July 2020 at Bryan Brown theatre, please click here to view the photos.

View the photos


Community Grants and Event Sponsorship 2021-2022

Canterbury Bankstown Council's 2021-2022 Community Grants & Events Sponsorship Program is NOW OPEN!

Local not-for-profit organisations will be invited to apply for funding for projects under the categories of Community, Youth, Arts/Cultural, Sport & Recreation Grants and Community Event Sponsorship.

View the 2021 guidelines and program priorities at the links below: 

Council will operate an Online Application Process Apply Here


  • To be eligible for funding again in 2021-2022 you need to have acquitted all previous projects funded. Acquittal paperwork is found in Smarty Grants attached to successful projects.
  • All applications must be lodged online. Late applications cannot be lodged.

Information Session

To assist with your application process, attendance at our online Information Workshop, 10am Thursday 13 May, is recommended. Please click here to register.

If you cannot attend this session, call the applicable officer before you lodge your application:

  • Community Grants: Tony Smith 9707 9540
  • Youth: Justine Foo 9707 9605
  • Arts/Cultural: Vandana Ram 9707 9989
  • Sport & Recreation: Jessica Atoui on 9707 9641. 
  • Community Event Sponsorship: Richard Howard on 9707 9246.


Applications close end of day Monday 31 May 2021.

For more information, call Tony Smith, Coordinator Community Planning and Development on 9707 9540.