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 Round||Round One 2023||Round Two 2023|
|Applications Open||19 September 2022||16 January 2023||15 May 2023|
|Applications Close||16 October 2022||19 February 2023||11 June 2023|
|Assessment Period||17 October - 1 November 2022||20 February - 6 March 2023||12 June - 26 June 2023|
|Council Approval||22 November 2022||28 March 2023||25 July 2023|
|Investment Distribution||1 December 2022||1 April 2023||1 August 2023|
|Delivery Period||1 December 2022 - 31 May 2023||1 April - 30 September 2023||1 August 2023 - 31 January 2024|
|Acquittal Report Due||16 June 2023||16 October 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.
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.
Community ConnectCommunity Connect aims to support events, activities and projects which enrich the lives of our residents and cultivate engagement, belonging and social cohesion.
Community CreativeCommunity Creative aims to support the growth of creativity by funding a range of projects, programs and activities that provide opportunities for artists or art organisations to connect communities and...
Community PartnershipsThis annual program provides up to $20,000 to social welfare organisations to deliver services to disadvantaged residents. See who can apply and view past projects.
Community SustainableCommunity Sustainable provides rebates and grants to support houses, units and businesses in Randwick to implement energy and water saving initiatives.