Grants of up to $1,000

Please note this program is currently suspended unless projects/activities can be undertaken within COVID-19 restrictions.  Before submitting your application, please check the restrictions current for your area on the NSW Government website and ensure your project/activity is compliant.

Who can apply?

Individuals (not organisations or businesses) directly impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires within the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas can apply for up to $1,000 to conduct a community activity in their area that meets the Grant Objectives.

Directly impacted areas include (but may not be limited to): Bell, Berambing, Bilpin, Blackheath, Clarence, Colo, Colo Heights, Dargan, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Megalong Valley, Mt Irvine, Mt Tomah, Mt Wilson, Mt Victoria, Olinda, Running Stream, St Albans, Woodford and Wolgan Valley.

Grant Applicants are responsible for carrying out the activities described in the application form and identifying an appropriate organisation that can auspice the application. 

Profit-making organisations and/or activities where the profits are allocated to the shareholders, owners or members are not eligible to apply.


The Individual Grants of up to $1,000 are designed for individuals to host small activities in one of the areas listed above. As such, they must be auspiced by an eligible organisation. More information on auspicing is available in the ‘Community Wellbeing Grant Guidelines’.


Until funding is exhausted.

How to apply

  1. Read the Community Wellbeing Grants Guidelines to understand all the eligibility criteria.
  2. Download and complete the Community Wellbeing Grants Application Form
  3. Submit your application form (or a document that addresses the application's questions) and any supporting material as per details provided in the Application Form.

Due to current team capacity, please allow 3 weeks between the date of submission and your proposed activity date. This will ensure our grants team has adequate time to review and process your application. 

If you have not received a response within five business days acknowledging the submission of your application, or for general enquiries, please contact Louisa Kable on 4708 8114 or via email at

Please Note: once you have submitted an application, you must not commence your activity until a signed and executed agreement is in place and you have been advised that your activity is authorised to proceed.

Contact Us

Have a great idea and want to know if it might be suitable for a grant? Or do you want to do something for your community but you're just not quite sure what? Our Community Engagement Officer, Esther Perry, may be able to help. Please call 4708 8142 to chat.