Current Grant Opportunities

There is a range of funding opportunities currently available. These include:

Grants with deadlines

Community Building Partnerships Grant 2022$150,00010 June 2022Infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes. Includes capital works at Scout halls and camps, and some equipment purchases. Further information is available here.
Crown Reserves Infrastructure Fund 2022 - 2023$2 million3 June 2022Program that provides funding for Scout Halls on Crown Reserves for general development, maintenance and improvements. See more here.
Transurban Community Grants$10,00031 May 2022Grants for community projects in Sydney near Transurban roads. Find out more here.
Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants - Arts & Culture$200,000OngoingLocal groups can apply for funding for capital projects focused on Arts & Culture. Further information is available here.
Clubgrants Infrastructure Grants - Community Infrastructure$200,000OngoingLocal groups can apply for funding for capital projects focused on Community Infrastructure. Further information is available here.



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FOCUS: Community groups or general grants
​ClubGRANTS​Varies from club to club​ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW. Further information available here.
Essential EnergyVariesThis program aims to support community groups who make a difference in their local community. Eligible applicants include organisations that are a strong, natural match to at least some aspects of brand positioning:
- Empowering
- Supportive and reflective of the diverse communities Essential Energy serves
- Innovative and future-focused
Further information available here.
Maitland Mutual Bank SponsorshipApplications for sponsorship can be submitted by educational, sporting, cultural clubs and event organisers. Further information available here.
Newcastle Permanent Bank SponsorshipThis sponsorship program focuses on children’s education, children’s sport, and free community events. Further information available here.
Regional Australia Bank SponsorshipRegional Australia Bank offers sponsorships or donations for grass roots community initiatives and small infrastructure projects. Further information available here.
Variety Community GrantsVariesThe Variety Community Grants assists organisations to purchase equipment that will promote access and inclusivity in the community for children aged 0-18 years from financial disadvantage, geographic isolation and/or living with a disability or chronic illness. Further information available here.
Sunrise Project$5,000This grant supports not for profit groups to deliver projects which drive the shift to renewable energy. Further information available here.
Port Waratah Coal Community GrantsVariesPWCS provides funding to community organisations as part of its annual Community Investment and Partnership Programme. Projects under $5,000 are considered monthly, larger projects are considered quarterly. Further information available here.
Project Defib$400Provides $400 towards the cost of a defibrillator for Sporting Clubs, schools and not for profits. Further information available here.
Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant$140,000Social impact businesses and NGOs can apply for funding for financial, legal and other capacity building support. Further information available here.
NSW Environmental Trust grantsVariesA range of grants are available through the NSW Environmental Trust to deliver programs which benefit the environment. Further information available here.
Vincent Fairfax Foundation Grants$50,000Organisations can seek funding for programs which seek to improve lives through education and employment, or for programs with a Christian focus. Further information available here.
Matana Foundation for Young People Grant


$10,000Grants available to support organisations which seek to improve the lives and opportunities of disadvantaged young people. Further information available here.



Cadbury FundraisersCadbury offers fundraising chocolate boxes for not for profit groups. Groups which use this service are also able to apply for grants of up to $500. Further information available here.
Coles Local Community SupportThe Coles Local Community Support program allows community groups to apply for raffle prizes (eg gift cards) or to set up a fundraiser out the front of the store. Further information available here.
Dominoes Doughraiser Fundraisers


The Dominoes Doughraiser Fundraiser allows local groups to receive a pre-determined amount, usually between 50c to $1, from every pizza sold on that evening.  Contact your local store to discuss availability.
Kmart local store investment programThe Kmart local store investment program allows community groups to apply for donations (eg gift cards). Further information available here.
Officeworks Local community supportThe Officeworks Local Community Support program allows community groups to apply for raffle prizes (eg gift cards) or to set up a fundraiser out the front of the store. Further information available here.


Some general tips to improve your chances of securing funding:

  • Decide what you want to do – have a clear project plan.
  • Identify sources of funding – check the Internet, local community newspapers and magazines, and the national press for advertised grants.
  • Target your application – check what type of submission is required, talk to the funding agency for more information, read the guidelines thoroughly, and strictly adhere to the deadlines.
  • Research your submission – assess community needs, locate data and information to support your request, get accurate costings, and canvass local community and political support for your project.
  • Quotes, quotes, and more quotes! The more quotes you have the better your application will fare.
  • Letters of support – where possible get letters of support from other community organisations, for instance, groups that hire your hall or local support organisations such Lions, Apex, or Rotary.
  • Take care with presentation – be clear and concise, avoid using jargon, and structure your submission so it’s easy to follow.
  • Follow-up and support your submission – make sure it has been received and record all contact with the funding body.


For a more comprehensive guide, refer to the Grants Toolkit.


Need help with your grant? Contact the Scouts NSW Grants Administrator on [email protected].