Small grants for resident groups

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Inner West Council has a new grant program, which aims to assist resident groups achieve positive things for their communities.

The Residents Association Small Grants Program provides financial assistance to not‐for‐profit groups who represent local residents on neighbourhood issues and provide opportunities for the local community to come together to discuss what's important to them.

Council consulted closely with the community to identify goals and priorities for the future for the Community Strategic Plan – Our Inner West 2036.

Community Strategic Plans are the highest level of strategic planning that can be undertaken by a local council.

Two of the aspirations to emerge were that to make everyone feel welcome and connected to the community, and to foster inclusive communities where everyone can participate in community life.

To help accomplish this, Council has established this new grant program.

Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with Inner West Council's Community Strategic Plan, Inclusion Action Plan, and Community Profile to ensure their group or association meets all the criteria.

All applications should aim to provide community benefits for the residents of the Inner West Council (IWC) area.

This includes the suburbs of Annandale, Ashfield, Balmain (including Balmain East), Birchgrove, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Haberfield, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Lilyfield, Marrickville, South Marrickville, Petersham, Rozelle, Stanmore, St Peters, Summer Hill, Sydenham, Tempe. The IWC area also includes parts of Ashbury, Camperdown, Croydon, Croydon Park, Hurlstone Park and Newtown.

Resident association small grants of up to $750 per association are available annually, up to a maximum of $7,500 (i.e. a maximum of 10 associations at $750 per association).

To find out more go to

Applications close Sunday, 24 February.

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