The NSW Government’s Community Development Fund will support projects or programs which will provide a demonstrable benefit to communities, particularly vulnerable, rural, remote and disadvantaged communities. Between $5,000 and $250,000 is available for eligible projects.
Demonstrable benefits can include:
- supporting vulnerable communities, such as rural and remote and disadvantaged
- providing benefit to the broader community beyond the organisation being funded
- supporting the achievement of The Premier’s priorities which include
- Bumping up education results for children
- Increasing the number of Aboriginal young people reaching their learning potential
- Protecting our most vulnerable children
- Increasing permanency for children in out-of-home care
- Reducing domestic violence reoffending
- Reducing recidivism in the prison population
- Reducing homelessness
- Improving outpatient and community care
- Towards zero suicides
- Greener public spaces
- Greening our city
- Government made easy
- World-class public service
Projects and programs that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion are eligible. Projects must:
- have the support of the local community
- be managed by an organisation that has the capacity and capability to deliver the project or program
- have development consent if they are infrastructure projects
Funds cannot be used for events but can contribute to event infrastructure.
As always, we strongly recommend you review the Previous Recipients of funding under the Community Development Fund for ideas on the types of projects that were successful — note the guidelines and focussed priorities have changed over the years, but you’ll get some great ideas for projects that your own organisations may wish to apply for.
Apply for Community Development Fund — October 2022 Round
Applications close November 8, 2022, with announcements of successful projects been made in early 2023.