Ku-ring-gai Community Grants

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2022 Community Grants

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 Program.

Ku-ring-gai Community Grants 2022 applications are now closed

Successful applicants have been notified.

The Community Grants are offered annually in three categories, see below for details. The next round of funding will open in 2023.


The Ku-ring-gai Community Grants Program has three funding categories to support community based initiatives:

  • Arts and Cultural.
  • Community Development.
  • Small Equipment.

Grant guidelines and information

General Information for Applicants(PDF, 1MB)

Arts and Cultural Grant Guidelines(PDF, 961KB)

Community Development Grant Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Small Equipment Grant Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)

Statement by Supplier form(PDF, 145KB) - organisations that do not have an ABN must submit this form, refer to "Contact details, ABN question" on each electronic application.

2022 successful grants recipients

Arts & Cultural

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievements 
Ku-ring-gai Male Choir



Ku-ring-gai Male Choir - Post-Covid Rebuilding and Renewal

A program to rebuild choir membership and activities post Covid19, through marketing and increased social media presence.

St Ives Preschool Kindergarten




Family Fun Fair

A program to expand the family fun fair to include an Indigenous Welcome to Country and provide resources to facilitate the participation of local primary school music groups in the fair.

The Shepherd Centre - For Deaf Children



Acoustic Skills – A life-changing music therapy program for children

Funding for a music therapy program where children with hearing impairment learn to listen, speak and communicate effectively.

CASS Care Ltd



CASS Care Cultural Dancing Project - Dance for Resiliency

A program to strengthen social connections, community engagement, and develop resilience in older members of the local Chinese community.

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion Incorporated



Publication of Cavalcade Presentation Booklets

Development and presentation of both hard and soft copies of three collections of original, donated, historic clothing and accessories worn or associated with women, men and children in Australia dating from 1788 to the present day.

Pymble Turramurra Pre-school



60th Anniversary Mural painted by a local Aboriginal artist

Funding to commission a local Aboriginal artist to paint a mural on the preschool to celebrate the preschools 60th anniversary and provide an educational focus point regarding local Indigenous culture and knowledge.

Roseville P & C Kids Care Association



Indigenous Community Garden

Creation of an Indigenous bushfoods garden to provide educational opportunities for students and raise awareness of local Indigenous bushfoods.

Multicultural Integration Community Support



Autochthonous sounds in a foreign land

A project highlighting very important aspects in migrant and Indigenous communities: how through their music they can retain the connection to their homelands but also connect to people in their adoptive country.

Kuringai Youth Orchestra



Purchase of contemporary music

Purchase some contemporary music scores.

StreetWork Australia Limited



Changing Strokes

A youth art therapy program which aims to address crime and community safety, mental health and wellbeing among male and female participants.

Community Development

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievement 
Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels Service



Volunteer Events Equipment

Purchase of eskies to be used in the provision of thank you and outdoor events for volunteers.

The Shepherd Centre – For Deaf Children



Talk Together

A program for the families of children with a hearing impairment that teaches families strategies and assists children’s development of speech, communication skills, and emotional wellbeing.

CASS Care Ltd  $4,000

Building Resilience in Ku-ring-gai

A project to encourage local Chinese-speaking residents to participate in the community, improve their resiliency, enhance their quality of life, and decrease their stress and anxiety by organising and participating a range of community and multicultural activities.

Action For People With Disability Inc



Future Planning for People with Disability

Funding towards two workshops providing information on disability trusts and wills, navigating medical decisions, financial planning and investment access, guardianship orders and next of kin provisions for people with a disability and their carers.

Men's Kitchen Association Ltd



New Men's Kitchen in Ku-ring-gai 

Purchase of equipment to expand an educational program where older men either living alone or with a wife/partner with failing health learn kitchen and cooking skills in a friendly and supportive social environment.

Blue Apple Art Studios, Unisson



Ceramics project and equipment upgrade

Purchase of a kiln and specialist ceramics supplies.

 Phoenix House Youth Services




Understanding Your Youth

Funding to contribute to four 1.5-hour workshops at schools in the Ku-ring-gai LGA. The workshops are aimed at parents and cover individual learning styles, attachment styles, peer relationships, youth development (neuropsychology), mental health, self and co-regulation, as well as parenting approaches.

Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Child and Family Interagency  $850

Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai Child and Family Services flyer

Production of a flyer that provides a comprehensive summary of local services for families, children, people experiencing domestic and family violence, new migrants, and families with children who may need access to developmentally appropriate services.

Empowering Parents In Crisis



EPIC Support Connection

A project that provides parents/carers of teens, schools and the community with current information covering a range of accessible supports and resources aimed at young people who are experiencing mental health challenges or undertaking risky behaviours.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance



Market Stall

Purchase of equipment that will enable local adults living with disability to participate in markets where they will have the opportunity to sell art works, cards, and potted plants made or cultivated at the Lifestyles Centre.

StreetWork Australia Limited



PRIDE Empowerment Program

A program that focuses on stabilising and/or improving a young person’s exposure to specific risk factors that may affect their likelihood of experiencing psychological distress, whilst also working to build protective factors such as familial and community connectedness. 

Small Equipment

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievements 
The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) on behalf of UCA Gordon-Pymble Uniting Church  $1,894

Camera to livestream services

Purchase of a camera and related equipment to allow for the livestreaming of church services with a view to increasing community connectedness and reducing social isolation.

Christ Church St Ives



Flip-Top, Wheeled, StackableTables

Purchase of wheeled tables for use in church and community outreach activities.

St Lucy's School



Independence in the Community via iPad Technology

Purchase of iPads installed with Proloquo2go software for use in the living skills program. 

1st Pymble Scouts



Nilfisk vacuum cleaner for the hall

Purchase of a vacuum cleaner for use in the scout hall.

Ku-ring-gai Orchid Society Inc.



Replacement media equipment

Purchase of a modern projector for use in educational presentations to the public.

Easy Care Gardening Inc



Improving older people's safety and access to their own garden

Purchase of a line trimmer for use in seniors’ backyards to maintain a safe and orderly outdoor environment.

Roseville Kids Care  $1,820

Increasing Captured Memories and Moments of Development Through Technology

Purchase of equipment to photograph and document children’s developmental progress and activities.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance



Equipment to improve and expand Cerebral Palsy Alliance St Ives art program.

Purchase of pottery and clay making equipment to enhance their arts program and range activities offered to participants.

UTS Football Club



Female Football - Legacy Year

Purchase of new footballs for training and match practice sessions.

Studio ARTES Northside Inc



Collaborating Through Digital Art

Purchase of two Cintiq digital art tablets.

West Pymble Scout Group  $1,355

Water Activities Equipment Upgrade

Purchase of lifejackets / personal flotation device, canoe paddles and other safety equipment including whistles and marine rope which is used for towing and rescue.

Rotary Club of Wahroonga Inc



Supply of a Defibrillator

Purchase and installation of a defibrillator at Wahroonga Village to enhance community safety.

St Ives Junior Cricket Club



Equipment Maintenance

Purchase of new cricket equipment for training and match practice sessions.

Stealers Baseball and Softball Club Inc



Portable Heavy Duty Pitching Machine

Purchase of a portable pitching machine for training and match practice sessions.

Sydney United Sports Club Incorporated



Equipment Support

Purchase of cricket balls, stumps, training (spring) stumps, catching ramps, markers, fielding mitts and catching bats.

St John Ambulance (NSW)



New AED for St John Ku-ring-gai

Purchase of a portable automatic external defibrillator to be used at community events and emergency situations.

North Turramurra Football Club  $1,200

Equipment funding for North Turramurra FC

Purchase of new sports equipment for training and match practice sessions.

Kuringai Youth Orchestra  $415

Bass stools and payment technology

Purchase of new bass stools and square cards payments terminal.

North Turramurra Netball Club



Kit Replacement

Purchase of kit bags, balls (including ball pumps), ball duffle bags and first aid kits.

Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College  $2,000

Local Pottery classes

Purchase of a kiln to enhance student participation.

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: