Community wellbeing (2-year) grants


The Community Wellbeing grants stream supports projects which address local issues, promote social justice, enhance wellbeing, strengthen the sustainability and capacity of the Inner West community and foster inclusion, equity and social connection.

Council’s multiyear grant funding offers community organisations the opportunity to develop innovative projects which require longer timeframes to achieve outcomes. In 2023, Council will offer multi-year grants over two years for community wellbeing grants.

Key dates

The Community Wellbeing two-year grants round is closed.

Funding available

Community wellbeing two-year grants of up to $10,000 per year for two years.

Past recipients

A list of successful applicants and their projects for earlier rounds can be found on the successful Community Wellbeing (2-year) Grants page.



  • Connect local people to each other and place
  • Foster an inclusive and diverse community and encourage community participation
  • Develop community strengths, capabilities and lifelong learning
  • Encourage community collaborations and partnerships.

Assessment criteria

The following criteria will be considered in the process of assessing applications:

  • Impact and quality of the project and contribution to Council’s Community Strategic Plan and grant objectives
  • Benefit to the Inner West community
  • Applicant’s capacity to deliver a well‐planned project, including applicant experience, skills and time
  • Realistic budget, including all sources of project income and quotes, where relevant.

Brief eligibility criteria

Inner West Council provides grants for projects that have not yet commenced, and in limited cases people who have not yet acquitted a previous grant may be eligible to apply again. In addition:

  • Council does fund Parents and Citizen organisations but does not fund projects for schools.
  • Council only provides support for capital projects in the Environment grant stream, and Council does not provide support for interstate or overseas travel.
  • Council does not fund political parties or their activities.

Application support

Applicants are encouraged to speak with a Council officer on (02) 9392 5791 before applying. One-on-one support is available to provide grant applicants with advice on your project ideas.

How to apply

Council uses SmartyGrants administration software to manage its grants program. Applications must be submitted via the Inner West Council SmartyGrants webpage. Applications must meet the eligibility requirements and no late applications will be accepted. Hard copy applications are not accepted.

The Community Wellbeing two-year grants round is closed.

Community Wellbeing two-year grants – Apply online here


For Community wellbeing grant enquires please contact Council's grants team on (02) 9392 5791.

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Page last updated: 22 May 2023