Each year we offer community groups the chance to get their projects off the ground, purchase much-needed equipment or fund arts and cultural activities, through the Ku-ring-gai Community Grants (KCG) program. Grant applications closed on 16 August 2020.
The Ku-ring-gai Community Grants program has three funding categories to support community based initiatives:
- Small Equipment.
- Community Development.
- Arts and Cultural.
The purpose of the grants program is to build the capacity of organisations to deliver new and innovative projects and services. Projects identical to those submitted in previous years will not be given a high priority.
Past grants have helped organisations to provide great programs and services, including:
- Providing multicultural resources in preschools to explore cultural diversity
- Buying camping equipment to support scouts and guides
- Buying IT equipment to train volunteers
- Furnishing a community garden for intellectually disabled young adults
- Providing cooking classes for widowers and carers
- Conducting Lunar New Year intercultural celebrations
- Providing music therapy for older adults
- Sharing traditional music and arts of Spanish-speaking migrants with children
Alternative sources of funding
The NSW Government has distributed a list of Funding Opportunities for Community Groups. Possible sources of funding include:
- Government gateways to community grants
- Non-government gateways to community grants
- Grants in selected subject areas
- Selected private sector/non-government funding sources
- Selected local government funding sources
The document provides links to many funding opportunities relevant to local community groups. Some of these are: