Community Investment Program


Randwick City Council is committed to empowering our local individuals, community groups and community organisations by providing targeted financial assistance to 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 grants 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 has been developed with four investment streams. In addition to simplifying the process, the new program supports a broader range of initiatives.

 Current RoundRound One 2023Round Two 2023
Applications Open19 September 202216 January 202315 May 2023
Applications Close16 October 202219  February 202311 June 2023
Assessment Period17 October - 1 November 202220 February - 6 March 202312 June - 26 June 2023
Council Approval22 November 202228 March 202325 July 2023
Investment Distribution1 December 20221 April 20231 August 2023
Delivery Period1 December 2022 - 31 May 2023 1 April - 30 September 20231 August 2023 - 31 January 2024
Acquittal Report Due16 June 202316 October 202319 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.

If you are seeking to have the fees waived for the use of a Council venue and you are not seeking an additional cash contribution, you can apply through Community Connect or Community Creative during the application dates listed above. Outside of these application dates it is possible to apply using the Rapid Response Application Form, only for the waiving of Council venue fees.

Last Updated: 21 September 2022
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