Grants and Funding

A number of different grants, project support funds and scholarships are offered to individuals and groups across the Summer Hill electorate. If you know of any further opportunities not included on this page, or require assistance applying for a grant, please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone on 9572 5900.


Aurora Foundation

The Aurora Group, a foundation that awards grants to projects that support LGBTIQ people provides support for organisations in our community wanting to run projects that support LGBTIQ people. click here.


Community Building Partnership

The NSW Community Building Partnership program awards grants for community infrastructure projects. These grants are designed to support projects that:

- Deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes;

- And promote community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Find out more about this grant here.

You can also view the successful program applicants for 2018, here.


Community Recycling Centre Grants

Aimed at establishing a network of community recycling centres for householders to recycle and remove problem wastes. Not for profit organisations can apply for up to $200,000 per project.

Find out more here


Community Road Safety Grants

The Community Road Safety Grants Program allows community groups across NSW the opportunity to deliver local safety projects. Locally run projects will help increase road safety awareness and support safer road use, click here.


Community Sport Recovery Package

As COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to ease across the state, the NSW government wants to encourage people to get active and be involved in community sport. As such, the NSW Office of Sport has created a community sport recovery package available to any community sport organisation that has been impacted by COVID-19.

For more information, see here.


Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program

Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) provides funding opportunities for NSW-based arts and cultural organisations, NSW professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines.

The program funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities. For further information regarding the grant, click here.


Eco Schools

The Eco Schools grants program funds environmental management projects that promote learning opportunities for students, teachers and the community. All registered schools in NSW are eligible to apply. For further information regarding these grants, click here.


Environmental Education Grants

Community groups and non-profit organisations that deliver environmental education programs can apply for grants up to $250,000. These educative programs should develop knowledge, skills, commitment to, and ongoing participation in protecting the environment.

For more information, see here.


Her Sport Her Way grants

The Her Sport Her Way grant program provides up to $2.6 million over four years to assist our state sporting organisations grow their game for women and girls, reduce barriers to participation, and promote inclusive sport experiences, click here.


Inner West Council Grants

Inner West Council has a range of grants to enable the community to develop projects and programs to address local needs. These grants are offered in the areas of:

- Arts and culture grants

- Community wellbeing grants

- Environment grants

- Community history and heritage grants

- Recreation grants

- ClubGrants

- Residents association small grants

View all the grants on offer and how to apply, here.


Local Sport Grant Program

Sport and active recreation deliver many personal and community benefits including developing self-esteem, maintaining health and fitness, nurturing talented athletes and contributing to individual enjoyment of life.

The Local Sport Grant Program allocates grants in the areas of:

- Sport development

- Community sport events

- Sport access

- Facility development

For information regarding the grant, click here.


NSW Government Environment and Heritage Grants

The NSW Environmental Trust offers a range of grant programs.  These programs fund projects that rehabilitate or regenerate the environment, or promote environmental education and sustainability. For further information regarding these grants, click here.


Public Education Foundation Scholarships

The Public Education Foundation offer hundreds of scholarships and awards to students and educators in public school systems across Australia. These scholarships help students overcome barriers to achievement created by social and economic disadvantage. The Foundation also acknowledge and reward academic excellence in our public schools.

To read more about the scholarships offered and how to apply, click here.


Solar My School

Solar my School is a free initiative run by the Inner West Council to help schools go solar. For more information about the program and how to get your school involved, click here.