Community Event Grant Program Now Open 

Strathfield Council values and recognises the role of community based not-for-profit groups and organisations within the Strathfield Local Government Area (LGA). The Community Events Program Policy has been developed to support the strategic theme of 'Prosperity and Opportunities' of Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Strathfield 2025 and meets Council’s Delivery Program objective of “involve business and community stakeholders in events promotions”. The Community Events Grants Policy provides a framework for granting financial and in-kind assistance to community based not-for-profit groups and organisations to organise events of community benefit, and to ensure that Council assistance is allocated in an effective, equitable and transparent manner.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To encourage community based organisations to develop and run an event which enhances community activities in the Strathfield Local Government Area, and preference be given to an event that involve local residents in the planning and delivery of the event.
  • To promote the active participation of local residents in community initiatives, and the development of their capacity, skills, knowledge and opportunities.
  • To provide assistance to the community to develop initiatives and services, which are consistent with Council objectives and programs, but not directly operated by Council.

A single grant, which will include all contributions made by Council, either in cash or kind, will be capped at $6,000 and must meet the guidelines contained on the application form.

Applications close at close of business on 14 July 2017,  incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

To apply, please complete and lodge all documents with Council.

For further information contact Council’s Community Services Manager on 9748 9999 or via email council@strathfield.nsw.gov.au