Community & Cultural Grants

This program aims to support the delivery of identifiable social, cultural and recreational benefits to Waverley’s community. We encourage innovative project proposals that align with Waverley’s Community Strategic Plan 2018-2029. The plan drives the delivery of projects and programs to address identified needs and aspirations in the community.  Its strategies are underpinned by the social justice principles of equity, access, rights, and participation for everyone in the community.

Who can apply

Individuals and community groups are eligible to apply. Incorporation is not a requirement. The activity proposed must principally provide benefit for the Waverley community, and not the applicant.

How much money is available

Individuals and groups meeting the program criteria can apply for one grant per round, up to the value of $3,000. Grants over this amount may be made in special circumstances.

Application Closing Date

You may submit an application at any time, but applications are assessed together twice a year. Last round CLOSED Monday 10 September 2018.  Next round closing date to be advised.

Writing your application

Please read the Program Guidelines and ensure that your application provides the detail required for assessment.  This includes detail about what you plan to do, who will be involved in the delivery of your project and who will benefit from it, when and where you plan to do it, how the proposal has value for the community and how the grant funding will help you to deliver it.

If your application is successful, you must agree to

Use the grant for the purpose stated in the application within 12 months, or make an application for a variation and/ or extension

Acknowledge Council’s support in promotional material and other information relating to the project

Submit Council’s Acquittal Form and provide a short evaluation report immediately following project completion including:

  • A financial statement with evidence of expenditure
  • A brief project summary, and a photo that Council may use to promote awareness of community achievements under the Small Grants Program.

Submit your application

  • By email smallgrants@waverley.nsw.gov.au
  • By post or in person to: 
    Julie Jenkinson
    Mill Hill Community Centre
    1st Floor, 31-33 Spring Street
    Bondi Junction NSW 2022

For more information
Julie Jenkinson
Phone: 9083 8985
Email: julie.jenkinson@waverley.nsw.gov.au