Community Connect

Fostering a connected, cohesive community

Overview

Randwick City Council aims to develop a sense of community through ensuring inclusiveness, wellbeing and involvement of all residents. Community Connect is an investment stream of the Community Investment Program which aims to support events, activities and projects which enrich lives of our residents and cultivate engagement, belonging and social cohesion.

Program provisions

  • Receive up to $10,000 in financial support
  • Receive in-kind support by waiving of Council venue fees
  • Receive a combination of funding and in-kind support

Eligible applicants

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • For-profit organisations whose proposed initiative is not for profit
  • Social enterprises
  • Individuals and sole traders who are Australian citizens or permanent residents aged over 18 years
  • Unincorporated community groups when sponsored by a local not-for-profit or for-profit organisation (Sponsors with relevant sector experience who can support the implementation of the proposal are preferred).

Eligible projects, events or activities

Eligible project may include but are not limited to:

  • Community events – for example: fun days and festivals
  • Multicultural programs and events which celebrate the diverse community of Randwick and are open to the whole community
  • Community sporting activities – available to spectators and/or participants.

For full details and before making an application, please read the Community Connect Guidelines PDF, 2031.97 KB

Applications

APPLY HERE for Round 1, 2023 of Community Connect.

All applications are made online via SmartyGrants. If you require assistance with completing the online application, contact Council on 9093 6000 or via council@randwick.nsw.gov.au. Applications for funding are accepted during open rounds only. The dates for 2023 are listed below.

 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 DistributionApril 2023August 2023December 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
April 2023
Round Two - 2023
August 2023
Round Three - 2023
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
April 2023
Round Two - 2023
August 2023
Round Three - 2023
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
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
Last Updated: 13 January 2023
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