Community Investment Program


Randwick City Council is committed to empowering our local individuals, community groups and community organisations by providing targeted financial assistance for ideas, initiatives and services which are needs-based, inclusive, impactful and create a 'sense of community'. 


The Community Investment Program is Council’s grants and awards program, which provides nearly a million dollars' worth of grant funding to local community initiatives each year.

Since 2009, Council has proudly supported local community initiatives through various grants, donations and subsidy programs. The Community Investment Program was developed in 2020 with four investment streams. In addition to simplifying the process, the new program supports a broader range of initiatives.

Applications for Round 1, 2023 are open from January 16 to February 19.

For Community Connect, click here. For Community Creative, click here.

 Round One 2023Round Two 2023Round Three 2023
Applications Open16 January 202315 May 202318 September 2023
Applications Close19  February 202311 June 202315 October 2023
Assessment Period20 February - 6 March 202312 - 26 June 202316 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval28 March 202325 July 202328 November 2023
Investment DistributionFrom 1 April 2023From 1 August 2023From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period1 April - 30 September 20231 August 2023 - 31 January 20241 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due16 October 202319 February 202417 June 2024
Applications Open
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Round Three 2023
18 September 2023
Applications Close
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Round Three 2023
15 October 2023
Assessment Period
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 - 26 June 2023
Round Three 2023
16 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Round Three 2023
28 November 2023
Investment Distribution
Round One 2023
From 1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
From 1 August 2023
Round Three 2023
From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Round Three 2023
1 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024
Round Three 2023
17 June 2024
Applications Open
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Round Three 2023
18 September 2023
Applications Close
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Round Three 2023
15 October 2023
Assessment Period
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 - 26 June 2023
Round Three 2023
16 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Round Three 2023
28 November 2023
Investment Distribution
Round One 2023
From 1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
From 1 August 2023
Round Three 2023
From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Round Three 2023
1 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024
Round Three 2023
17 June 2024
Applications Open
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Round Three 2023
18 September 2023
Applications Close
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Round Three 2023
15 October 2023
Assessment Period
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 - 26 June 2023
Round Three 2023
16 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Round Three 2023
28 November 2023
Investment Distribution
Round One 2023
From 1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
From 1 August 2023
Round Three 2023
From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Round Three 2023
1 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024
Round Three 2023
17 June 2024
Applications Open
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Round Three 2023
18 September 2023
Applications Close
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Round Three 2023
15 October 2023
Assessment Period
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 - 26 June 2023
Round Three 2023
16 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Round Three 2023
28 November 2023
Investment Distribution
Round One 2023
From 1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
From 1 August 2023
Round Three 2023
From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Round Three 2023
1 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024
Round Three 2023
17 June 2024
Applications Open
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Round Three 2023
18 September 2023
Applications Close
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Round Three 2023
15 October 2023
Assessment Period
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 - 26 June 2023
Round Three 2023
16 - 30 October 2023
Council Approval
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Round Three 2023
28 November 2023
Investment Distribution
Round One 2023
From 1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
From 1 August 2023
Round Three 2023
From 1 December 2023
Delivery Period
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Round Three 2023
1 December 2023 - 31 May 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024
Round Three 2023
17 June 2024
Applications Open
Current Round
19 September 2022
Round One 2023
16 January 2023
Round Two 2023
15 May 2023
Applications Close
Current Round
16 October 2022
Round One 2023
19  February 2023
Round Two 2023
11 June 2023
Assessment Period
Current Round
17 October - 1 November 2022
Round One 2023
20 February - 6 March 2023
Round Two 2023
12 June - 26 June 2023
Council Approval
Current Round
22 November 2022
Round One 2023
28 March 2023
Round Two 2023
25 July 2023
Investment Distribution
Current Round
1 December 2022
Round One 2023
1 April 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023
Delivery Period
Current Round
1 December 2022 - 31 May 2023
Round One 2023
1 April - 30 September 2023
Round Two 2023
1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Acquittal Report Due
Current Round
16 June 2023
Round One 2023
16 October 2023
Round Two 2023
19 February 2024

Note: The dates presented in the table above pertain to Community Connect and Community Creative only. The dates relevant to Community Partnerships and Sustainability Rebates can be found on their relevant webpages.

A note about fee waivers: Applicants seeking to have fees waived for hire of a Council venue now need to apply via Community Connect or Community Creative. The number of fee waivers available through Council each year is limited, and requests are assessed against the same criteria applied to cash grants. Applicants are encouraged to submit during the round dates listed above. Outside of these dates, it is possible to apply for fee waivers only using the Rapid Response Application Form.

Last Updated: 17 January 2023
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