Funding Available

There are several funding programs that Council either:

  • provides the financial funds for OR
  • assists Hawkesbury residents to apply for other funding i.e. state, federal, clubs community grants etc.

Community Sponsorship Program 2017/2018

Hawkesbury City Council may, from time to time, provide sponsorship to support activities or events which will benefit the residents of the Hawkesbury.

The program covers any Hawkesbury based community organisation, business or individual wanting to undertake activities that address the needs of the community as identified in Council’s adopted strategic, community, cultural and other plans. It also covers individuals who are representing the Hawkesbury at a state, national and international sporting competition or cultural event.

Hawkesbury City Council will assess the applications and provide sponsorship to support activities or events which will benefit the residents of the Hawkesbury within the available resources.

The purpose of Council’s sponsorship program is to enable community groups and individuals to access resources that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

These resources could include:

  • Financial - in terms of direct funding
  • Human - in terms of advice, skill and expertise of Council staff
  • Material - in terms of goods and services provided directly by Council as an 'in-kind' contribution

If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities or to apply for funding, please contact Hawkesbury City Council's Customer Support Co-ordinator Trisha Sundin on Ph: (02) 4560 4576 or

The ClubGRANTS Scheme

The ClubGRANTS Scheme is a shared arrangement between registered clubs with gaming machine revenue over $1 million per annum which provides funds for local community service needs and priorities. The scheme was introduced in 1998 by the NSW Government and allows clubs to claim a tax deduction of up to 2.25% on taxable gaming machine revenue over $1 million for monies spent on community support. A Local Committee has been convened in the Hawkesbury council area to make funding recommendations to local ClubGRANTS clubs.

Hawkesbury City ClubGRANTS clubs are:

  • The Richmond Club
  • Panthers North Richmond
  • Windsor RSL

Projects in the following categories may qualify for Category 1 funding:

Community welfare and social services

  • Family Support
  • Supported emergency & low cost accommodation
  • Counselling services
  • Child care and child protection
  • Aged, disability or youth services
  • Veteran welfare services Volunteer emergency services, such as surf lifesaving and rural fire services

Community development

  • Neighbourhood centre activities
  • Community education programs
  • Youth drop-in facilities
  • Community transport services
  • Tenant’s services
  • State-wide or regional services developing social policies and providing advocacy for local community services

Community health services

  • Early childhood health
  • Child and family services
  • Community nursing
  • Therapy
  • Community mental health services
  • Health promotion initiatives
  • Drug and alcohol services Palliative care/women’s health/dental/disability services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services
  • Home and community care services

Employment assistance activities

  • Employment placement services
  • Group training
  • Employment advocacy
  • Community enterprises
  • Local job creation schemes

Please note:

  • Requests for recurrent funding will not be eligible.
  • Organizations who have not acquitted previous CDSE or ClubGRANTS funding will not be eligible.

Priority will be given to projects that address/assist the needs of disadvantaged groups in the Hawkesbury community (children, young people, older people, people born overseas, women, indigenous Australians, people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups).

Category 1 Key outcomes

Projects need to:

  • meet a clearly identified community/social need.
  • be able to demonstrate positive benefits for the community members being targeted
  • have a quality service delivery and customer service focus

Category 1 Project Management

Projects will need to have

  • demonstrated their ability to resource and manage the project
  • addressed strategies for access and equity
  • have demonstrated local community support

Category 1 Applications

Applications for Category 1 funding will be received from day 15 March  2018 with a closing time of mid-day on Monday, 11 June 2018

You must apply for funds online only on the application form.

Community groups and clubs interested in further information may contact Council’s ClubGRANTS Convener, Patricia Sundin, on (02) 4560 4576 or email

Category 2 Applications - Applications for category 2 grants (including sporting, cultural and other activities) are administered directly by the clubs.

Visit for additional information on how to apply for ClubGRANTS funding or contact the ClubsNSW Member Enquiries Centre on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on Ph:1300 730 001 or

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