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Community Grants

Council provides financial assistance through the Community Grants and Donations Program under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993. This program assists eligible charities, community and sporting organisations and individuals.

The 2019/20 Community Grants Program is now CLOSED.


Applications were open in the following categories:-

  • Cultural Grants: to support projects, events or activities that encourage community participation, social inclusion and community engagement and enable delivery of creative, artistic and cultural projects that enrich The Hills Shire community.
  • Community Services Grants: to encourage community groups to develop and implement programs or projects that address social needs; build community partnerships; improve access to community services; and to increase their services beyond their current capability.

Funding between $1,000 and $15,000 will be considered under this program.

The applications have been assessed under the Community Grants and Donation Program Guidelines and matched with Council’s priorities and evaluated accordingly. Applications were also marked against the specific criteria for the program. Submissions have now closed.

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Related Information


For more information call The Hills Shire Council on 02 9843 0322 or email



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

Community Donations Program Guidelines(PDF, 93KB)

Apply for a Cultural and Community Services Donation

Apply for a Special Circumstances Donation

Apply for a Sports and Cultural Competition Donation

Apply for a Community Special Event Donation

For more information on Hills Shire Council Donation applications for 2019/2020 please call the Community Outcomes team on 02 9843 0352.


Due to the current global Coronavirus pandemic, ClubsNSW have cancelled the 2020 ClubGRANTS round previously due to open 1 May 2020.

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

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

The following clubs in The Hills participate in the program:

  • Baulkham Hills Sports Club
  • Castle Hill RSL Club
  • Dural Country Club
  • Hills District Bowling Club
  • Glenorie RSL Club Ltd

More information on ClubGrants is available here

The Hills Shire Plan 2018/2019

Hills Shire Community Profile

Applications closed on Friday 28 June, 2019.

For enquires please contact the Community Development Officer on 02 9843 0322.