Grants for community groups just got easier

Published on 12 July 2022

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Ku-ring-gai Council is offering 100 local community organisations free access to a grant portal to improve their chances of getting funding. 

The free access takes the form of individual subscriptions to the web portal worth $125 each, which is hosted by the Funding Centre.

The Funding Centre has been operating for 23 years and coordinates a grant portal containing over 5000 avenues for community organisations and not-for-profits to seek funding.

The partnership between the Council and the Funding Centre means that 100 community groups in Ku-ring-gai can get unlimited access to an extensive grants database and tailored email alerts letting them know when grants become available.

They can also receive a monthly newsletter, a personalised dashboard and online help with applying for grants.

Those wishing to apply for the free subscription must have not-for-profit status or be a registered charity. They must also be providing a community service in the Ku-ring-gai Council area.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the free subscriptions were limited to 100 and community groups should ‘apply sooner rather than later’.

“It’s an opportunity to increase your success rate with grants. Each subscription lasts for 12 months so plenty of time to get some grant applications in.”

To apply for a free subscription go to 


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