Community Partnerships

Investment for community-based social services


Community Partnerships is a stream of the Community Investment Program. It aims to support not-for-profit, community-based organisations to deliver much-needed programs and services to disadvantaged residents of Randwick Local Government Area (LGA).

Applications for 2023 will open on Friday, 23 June.

Who can apply?

Only incorporated, not-for-profit social service organisations are eligible to apply for funding under this program. Applicant organisations must demonstrate the appropriate level of experience, skill and professional qualifications to deliver services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of specific priority groups within the community.

What can you apply for?

Funding is available for one-, two-, or three-year projects. A maximum of $20,000 per year may be requested.

Applicants should be aware that due to high demand for Community Partnerships funding, not all eligible applications will be successful and the full amount requested cannot always be granted.

How are applications assessed?

Applications for funding from the Community Partnerships stream will be assessed against a set of detailed criteria. This includes Council's Local Area Priorities, which were identified through the Randwick Social Study (2021).

The current Local Area Priorities for the City of Randwick are:

  • Domestic and family violence
  • Housing affordability and homelessness
  • The needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Targeted education, employment and engagement opportunities for young people
  • In-home services for people with support needs
  • Mental health and social-emotional wellbeing

For further details on eligibility and assessment, please read the Community Partnerships Funding Program Guidelines

Below are detailed lists of successful applications for the past 3 years.

Randwick City Council will be holding information sessions about the Community Partnerships funding stream, including details on eligibility, how to apply, reporting and acquittal requirements. Details will be announced soon.

Applications for funding from the Community Partnerships stream will open on 23 June, 2023 and close on 23 July.  Applications are submitted online via SmartyGrants. A link to the application form will become available in June.


Further information can be obtained by contacting Susanna Susic, Grants & Administration Officer: Call 9093 6677; or email

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations are also welcome to contact Sharron Smith, Community Engagement Officer - Aboriginal Partnerships & Programs: Call 0418 401 624; or email

Last Updated: 23 May 2023
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