Community Grants Program 2016 - Round 2

Submissions Close 31 October 2016

Each year, Council calls for submissions for its annual grants program. Applicants must be not-for-profit organisations with projects that require seed-funding for a successful outcome and community benefit.

Round 1 of the annual Community Grants program closed for judging on 16 February 2016 and Round 2 closed on 22 August 2016.
Criteria from each submission in Round 2 has been matched with Council’s priorities and evaluated accordingly. Submissions are also marked against the specific criteria for the program.

Recommended projects that are able to receive their requested funding from Council’s grants program can be viewed below.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lori Modde, Manager – Community and Economic Development on 9843 0191.


Major Fund




Project Description

Funding amount


Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Western Sydney Symphony

Orchestra (WSSO)

Funding is to establish a Hills-based Symphony Orchestra and to conduct eight concerts during the year.

Areas of expenditure will be as follows:

  • Musician Wages
  • Venue Hiring
  • Marketing



Sydwest Multicultural Services

CALD Youth Sporting Skills Development Clinic 2016-17

Funding is for the costs of establishing sporting skills workshops for the CALD community.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Coaches
  • Youth Worker
  • Equipment Purchase
  • Marketing and promotion



in The Hills

(Auspiced by The Hills Community Aid & Information Service Inc)

Christmas In The Hills event 2016

Contributing funding to run the carols event which raises funds for Domestic Violence services this year.

Areas of expenditure will be as follows:

  • Production
  • Power
  • Tents
  • Security
  • Fireworks
  • Merchant fees
  • Volunteer meals
  • Parking supervision
  • SES support



Community Fund




Project Description

Funding amount


Parkrun Australia


Baulkham Hills Parkrun

Funding will establish a volunteer group and equipment
to run the weekly event.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • IT support
  • Equipment purchases
  • Administration including insurance



SHE Connective Limited



SHE Connective


Funding to develop a website that connects women to opportunities and events.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Website design and development



The Shepherd Centre


Chime Time

Funding is to provide a music therapy program

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Program Development
  • Program Facilitators



Hills Chinese Association Inc

Cultural Enhancement Program

Funding is for resources to support the Hills Chinese Community.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Transportation
  • Food Subsidy
  • Venue Hiring
  • Costumes



Interrelate Limited

Parenting Seminars – Modern Day Parenting

Funding is for the development of a series of family seminars.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Content development
  • Staff Salaries
  • Marketing
  • Printing
  • Administration
  • Travel



Men In Action Inc


Bring A Mate Connect Remote Participants Project

Funding for building a mobile application to assist community groups.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Web Application Developer frontend
  • Website Database back end
  • Project Coordinator
  • Promotional ad/flier to target leaders
  • Admin (includes printing)
  • Workshop materials for training
  • Venue hire for workshop



Wildfire Community Hub Inc

Wildfire Christmas Carols event

Funding assists with event costs to hold a Christmas Carols event raising funds and membership of the Men’s Shed.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Rehearsals refreshments
  • Venue hire
  • Stage set up cost
  • Music equipment hire



Lisa Harnum Foundation

Seminar – Prevention & Education in Domestic Violence
with a CALD Perspective

Funding is for costs associated with running a domestic violence workshop.

Areas of expenditure are as follows:

  • Venue Hire including AV and refreshments
  • Printing
  • Gift Bags
  • Guest Speaker Fees
  • Guest Speaker Gifts
  • Miscellaneous


       Total  $37,140.00


Online Submissions Have Now Closed.