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 will be notified in November.

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.

Previous years 

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.

2021-2022 successful grants recipients

Arts & Cultural

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievements 
Jewish Arts Incorporated  $3,300

5th Australian Jewish Choral Festival (AJCF) - North Shore Debut

The festival, presented for the first time on the North Shore, was an inspiring, participatory two-day musical experience, to which Jewish Arts welcomed singers of different faiths and cultures, ages and skill levels, and tailored the group singing program to meet singers at their relevant levels.


The Cathedral Singers Incorporated



Choral singing in the time of COVID-19

Funding was used for individual singing lessons, a choral workshop and for a guest organist.

CASS Care Ltd  $3,000

Dance to Re-connect: CASS Care Cultural Dancing Project

Dance to Re-connect project enhanced the level of community participation of the disadvantaged seniors with CALD background in the LGA. 

Dae Hahn Culture School  $3,000 Choir, Dance, Play, Poem, English


Nominated choir conductor for weekly practices and performances

Weekly meetings for line dance and traditional dance, poem reciting, and English classes.

Multicultural Integration Community Support Incorporated  $3,500

Autochthonous sounds in a foreign land

Producing a short documentary film on traditional instruments brought by migrants to Australia, and performed in the Northern Sydney suburbs.

Kuringai Youth Orchestra  $1,700

Workshop with professional musicians

Delivery of a 1/2 day workshop to musicians to supplement the 2 hours per week of rehearsals.

Ku-Ring-Gai Male Choir  $3,000

Ku-ring-gai Male Choir Rebuilding and Renewal Program

Renewing and upgrading the Choir website. Purchasing of banners and newspaper advertising.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Parkinson's Association  $3,500

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Parkinson's Choir

Professional choir director sessions held each week, improving the quality of singing and harmonizing of the choir.

StreetWork Australia Limited  $3,500

Urban Art Program

Urban Art classes are held weekly with more YP being recruited from the Ku-ring-gai – Hornsby region to join the program. The program focuses on the design and development of a young person’s skills across various styles including stenciling and decorative lettering.

Playgroup NSW Inc./on behalf Pymble Playgroup  $2,500

Arts & Cultural Project

Requirement of updated and safe equipment for children to be able create art.

The Mirrabooka Singers  $2,196

Celebrating and Connecting with Diversity through Music and Song

Celebrating and Connecting with Diversity through Music and Song Project will address the cultural diversity of Ku-Ring-Gai's aging population, particularly those in aged care and residential facilities.

Northside Opera Study Group Incorporated  $1,320

Upgrade of presentation equipment

Upgrade of presentation equipment

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion Incorporated  $3,500

Publication of Cavalcade Presentation Booklets

Three Cavalcade presentations were selected for publication, The Swingin 60's, The Allure of Lace, and A Journey Through Childhood.

Lady Game Community Kindergarten  $3,500

Painting of a mural at LGCK - 60th Anniversary

Two artists were commissioned to paint a mural to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the West Lindfield Community Hall and Lady Game community Kindergarten.

Save Marian Street Theatre  $4,000

Keeping Theatre Alive in Ku-ring-gai

SMST held a soirée on 2 December 2021 at the Gordon Golf Club. A video of this is now archived and can be viewed on the SMST website.

Community Development

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievement 
Blue Apple Art Studios, Unisson Disability $2,000

Blue Apple Art Annual Art Exhibition

The BAA exhibition will showcase artworks by all students at Blue Apple. This exhibition will coincide with Unisson (Sunshines) 100 year anniversary. 

Ha'Tzofim Australia  $3,000

Leadership course for young people

Leadership Workshop - at this workshop, we conducted activities about leadership skills, involvement in the community, how to guide and mentor younger children as well as work individually and in a team.

CASS Care Ltd  $4,000

We connect in Ku-ring-gai

In We-connect, regular social group activities like doing exercise, English learning, calligraphy learning, and a bus tour were organised to re-connect local Chinese speaking people to develop connection with each other and the community after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phoenix House Youth Services  $1,000

Feel Good Nights

The shared meals time at PHYS is a social community event for "at risk" youth to enjoy a healthy meal and well-being sessions.

The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) on behalf of UCA Gordon-Pymble Uniting Church  $2,800

Gordon Courtyard

Purchase of 6 café tables (800 x 800mm) and 22 stackable chairs that have been placed in our Gordon courtyard area. The revamped area is used by a cross section of community groups from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

The Shepherd Centre - for deaf children  $4,000

Confident Kids – a group education program developing the social skills of deaf children in the Ku-Ring-Gai area

The program consisted of group education sessions for children and families, delivered by specialist clinicians. It focused developing empathy for others, understanding social situations, listening to others, conversational skills, understanding how to cooperate with others.

Manly Lions Circus Quirkus  $600

Circus Quirkus Show

Presented a show for disabled children and their carers.

StreetWork Australia Limited $1,000

Ready for School, Ready for Life Empowerment Program

Supported 28 young people to re-engage with school or find alternative education pathways through our Ready for School, Ready for Life Program. 

Ku Ring Gai Little Athletics Centre inc  $2000

Promoting KLAC to the Ku-ring-gai Community including "On Your Marks" centre magazine

Created and distributed the second edition of "On your marks" the KLAC magazine.

Produced promotional flyers, banners, and posters.

Dae Hahn Culture School  $4,000

Dae Hahn Culture School Korean Community Culture Lecture & Excursion

The lecture series on Australian history, culture, society, multiculturalism, world history, art, music, and etc, conducted weekly.

Cancer Patients Foundation  $4,500

Look Good Feel Better

Through your generosity we were able to support over 50 local Ku-ring-gai residents going through cancer treatment. 50 people were supported during COVID lockdown through our Home Delivered Confidence Kits and Virtual Workshops.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Parkinson's Association  $1,000


Produced a brochure & posters to expand awareness of Parkinson's and increase membership. 

 Sing Australia Gordon  $1,500 Public Address (PA) Equipment Funding


The Gordon group invested in its own PA equipment that meets the needs of the weekly rehearsal nights, and indoor and outdoor community events. 

Small Equipment

Organisation Grant Amount  Project Outline / Achievements 
Rotary Club of Wahroonga  $1,500

Sound System

Purchase top quality sound system to be used by Rotary Club of Wahroonga and many other associated groups.

Phoenix House Youth Services  $500

Feel Good Nights

The shared meals time at PHYS is a social community event for "at risk" youth to enjoy a healthy meal and well-being sessions.

St John Ambulance (N.S.W)  $2,000 St John Ambulance Ku-ring-gai Health Services Equipment


This project allows St John Ambulance NSW to provide the Ku-ring-gai Division with the below emergency response and first aid equipment as requested in the application:

- First Aid Triage Kit

- Radio Communications Box & Inserts

- Paramedic Backpack

2nd / 3rd Lindfield Scout Group $1,500  Joeys Water Activity Equipment


The grant has enabled us to purchase children's paddles and adult life jackets and thus have provided the opportunity for our Joeys to experience water based activities, and expand their overall outdoor activity experience.
Pymble Turramurra Preschool  $1,500 Small Equipment grant


Purchase defibrillator for the safety of the children, their families at the staff at Pymble Turramurra Pre-school.
Ku Ring Gai Little Athletics Centre inc  $1,500 Little Athletics Canteen Equipment Upgrade


Replace existing refrigerator and chest freezer with new, safe and energy efficient ratings. The fridge and freezer is used to store food and drink purchased at Saturday morning competition and cross country events.
Ku-Ring-Gai Meals on Wheels Service  $1,500

Equipment upgrade

We now have a commercial grade blender, versatile and efficient equipment allowing us to prepare specialised meals for vulnerable clients.

St Lucy's School  $1,500 Walkie Talkies for Life Skills


St Lucy's purchased 8 Walkie Talkies for use by staff and volunteers for when our students are accessing the community.
Sydney United Sports Club Incorporated  $1,500 Equipment Support


Purchase of new equipment for our club providing access to much needed resources for our players and volunteers.
Computer Pals for Seniors Turramurra (CPST)  $1,500

Upgrade of in house computers

To install updated and improved PC equipment for the benefit of CPST members.

West Pymble Scout Group  $1,500 Purchase of equipment for outdoor activities


Purchase of new tents used for outdoor camps.
Lindfield Bowling Club  $1,500 Acquisition of 6 new sets of bowls  


Teaching potential new bowlers the game of lawn bowls with new equipment.
Ku-Ring-Gai Stealers Baseball and Softball Club Inc  $1,500 Equipment Upgrade


Replace & upgrade catchers gear.
The Eryldene Trust  $1,298

Equipment Upgrade

Purchase of new refrigerator and dehumidifier.

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: