Community Grants Program 2020/2021

Submissions closing on 21 April 2021, 04:30 PM

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Council’s Community Grants Program provides funding each year for innovative community projects and events that deliver sustainable and positive outcomes consistent with Council’s vision for the community.

The applications for 2020/2021 have been assessed under Council’s Community Grants Program Guidelines within the Community Grants and Donations Policy.

The following projects, as recommended by the Grants assessment panel, are approved for funding in the 2020/2021 Grants and Donations budget.

Recommended for Funding

Applicant  Project  Amount Recommended 
Hills Relay For Life - Cancer Council NSW 

Hills Relay For Life is a community run 24 hour event, that has been held in the Hills Shire for the past 18 years. This will be the 19th HRFL.

HRFL is a fundraising event for the Cancer Council NSW. Funds raised go towards Cancer Research, as well as support programs, financial assistance and counselling services for Cancer patients and their families

Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra will host six concerts in 2021.

The six concerts will be hosted by Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hills Youth Orchestra, Hills Junior Orchestra and Sydney Contemporary Orchestra.

All of these concerts will be hosted within the Hills Shire LGA.

Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra

The Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra 2021 season consists of four subscription concerts.

HSSO will provide high quality classical music for listeners and performers in the Hills Shire. 

The Women's Shed - Hills Shire Incorporated

Connect2Life is a one-of-a-kind buddy program aiming to prevent suicide and self-abuse by pairing people with common interests as buddies.

The program objectives include spreading mental health awareness and providing targeted mental health assistance (including free counselling and assessment) for Hills Shire LGA residents. 

Hills Community Aid

Community Connections

This project offers a range of fun and informative learning opportunities for residents within the Hills LGA.

The program of workshops will be held three times a year, with the following focus:

  • April - Youth/Seniors
  • July – Indigenous Culture
  • September - Mental Health
The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children


Kidscape is a group education and social inclusion program for children with hearing loss and their families living in the Hills Shire area.

Through the use of art, craft and music, the program develops listening, spoken language and social skills in the early stages of a child’s life. 

Rouse Hill Rural Fire Brigade

An Inflatable Firehouse

This will assist in delivering a key safety message to the community in respect to house fires.

Norwest Swimming Club

Time Keeping Equipment

The timing equipment will be used by all members of the Norwest Swimming Club at their fortnightly Friday night races.

Max Potential - The Future Leader Group Max Potential is an intergenerational, community focused leadership program designed to connect emerging young leaders from local high schools with community leaders from all walks of life over six months, through a series of workshops and one-on-one coaching. $4,990.00
Positive Vibes Foundation

Young Healthy Minds Forum

Positive Vibes Foundation is collaborating with others to present a full day program which aims to address issues in a nonconfrontational, enjoyable fashion and includes lived experience speakers. 

Fit Kidz Foundation Ltd

Butterfly Connection Community Access Project

The Butterfly Connection Community Access Project will enable families who have a child with a disability the opportunity to access community activity in a safe and supportive way.

Hills Community Aid

Café Connect

A barista training course designed to build the knowledge and skills of vulnerable people facing barriers to employment, community participation, enabling trainees to overcome the key indicators of social exclusion and assisting in developing job related and interpersonal skills building a path way to employment.

The Hills Men's Shed

Disabled Access Ramp

This project will provide disabled access to the meal/training room.

1st Rouse Hill Scouts

Kitchen Upgrade: Purchase of Whitegoods and IT Equipment

The kitchen upgrade, allows children to be taught kitchen skills in a safe and controlled environment. It will also allow for overnight camps to be held at the hall.

The IT equipment will allow the leaders to support children with their badge work in specific skills, manage admin for the group and create content for the scouting program.

RDA (NSW) Tall Timbers Centre

Room Upgrade

Purchase materials to upgrade an existing room into a private space, where the focus is on connecting people with mental health conditions to an activity incorporating equine facilitated learning activities with a view to improving community engagement, confidence, self-esteem and outcomes relating to their everyday lives

Rotary Club of Kenthurst

Children's Playground Installation at Rotary Park, Kenthurst

This project is to replace the existing playground equipment in the playground at Rotary Park, Kenthurst. The current equipment is very old and requires changing to modern updated standards.

Hills Domestic Violence Violence Prevention Network

Hills DV Prevention Network’s 30 Year History and Information Booklet/Launch

The booklet will provide access to the Hills Shire community on matters relating to domestic and family violence. Reports show that families are experience an increase in D&FV. The booklet will promote local services in The Hills to the community linking groups, schools, institutions and police. The booklet will be provided to Doctors, schools and also via PDF print version.



Online Submission Form

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Submissions close: Wednesday, 21 April 2021