Apply for a Grant or Donation

Community Grants

The Hills Shire Council conducts a Community Grants program to encourage community participation, engagement and cohesion and improve the quality of people’s lives.

Funding is available to local community groups and services to provide innovative and sustainable community projects that address an identified need or a service gap.

All applications for a community grant are completed online through SmartyGrants – you only need to register once and if you have previously application via SmartyGrants you can use you existing password and login details.

Applications for COMMUNITY GRANTS will be called for annually.


Applications are now being sought for the Community Grants Program 2017/2018.

Apply Here

Applications close 4pm, Friday 13 October 2017.

Please click on the link for the Community Grants Information Package:

Council will conduct two sessions to inform, clarify and discuss funding requirements.  These will be held on:

  • AM Session: Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:00am, Council Administration Building, 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills
  • PM Session: Thursday, 14 September 2017  6:30pm, Council Administration Building, 3 Columbia Court, Baulkham Hills

To attend any of the sessions, please register here.

More Information call The Hills Shire Council on 02 9843 0322 or email



ClubGRANTS Applications

The 2017-2018 ClubGRANTS (category 1) funding round closed on 19 May 2017.

Applications were invited from local community based organisations for projects or services that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local Hills community.

Projects qualifying for Category 1 funding may include community welfare and social services, community development, community health and employment assisting strategies.

For more information please contact The Hills Shire Council Community Development Officer – Volunteers 9843 0516.

Previously Successful Applicants

ClubGRANTS - Successful Applicants List 2015(PDF, 15KB)


For more information contact 9843 0516.



Applications for a donation may be made throughout the year accompanied by required supporting documentation. Only one application per twelve month period will be considered and if successful, you will not be eligible to apply again that same year.

Community Donations Program Guidelines(PDF, 38KB)

Please note: We are unable to accept any applications for donations at this time. The application process will be re-opened after the new Council has been elected in September, 2017.


For all other grant and donation enquires please contact the Community Development Officer - Volunteers on +61 2 9843 0516.