Inner West Council

Inner West Council Grants Program- NOW OPEN

The Inner West Grants Program is open for the 2016/17 funding round. The grants provide financial assistance for innovative, creative and sustainable initiatives that support and develop the local community. The following categories of grants are available:

  • Arts, Culture and Events
  • Community
  • Environmental
  • Local History

These grants combine the grant programs of the former Councils of Ashfield and Leichhardt (Ashfield’s Arts, Community and Environment Grants and Leichhardt’s Community, Events, Environment, Seniors and Local History grants) into one integrated scheme. There will be the same resources available through this combined program as was the case when grants were delivered under separate categories. Council has reformed the system of applying for grants through the adoption of the online application system known as Smartygrants, making it easier for individuals and groups to submit their applications. Applications close 5pm 29 August, 2016.

 Information sessions

People interested in applying for these grants are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

Grant Writing Workshop

A free grant writing workshop will be conducted on Friday 12 August, from 10-1pm at Level 6, Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Rd Ashfield for anyone interested in receiving practical guidance on designing successful grant applications. Places are limited and bookings are essential. RSVP to www.iwcgrantwritingworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

How to apply

Please click on the following links for information regarding the grant guidelines, application form and contact details:

 Inner West Grants Program 2016/17 Guidelines

 Smartygrants Application Form

Grants Program - Flyer

The former Marrickville Council area had commenced its grants program for this financial year prior to the formation of the Inner West Council. As a result the focus of this funding round is the former Ashfield and Leichhardt Council areas.

Stronger Communities Fund Grant Program- NOW OPEN

The Stronger Communities Grants Program will allocate up to $1 million in grants over three years for projects that build more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local communities. This grant initiative forms part of the Stronger Communities funding that is now available to our newly created Inner West Council (IWC) from the NSW Government. Local community groups will be able to apply for community grants of up to $50,000. Preference will be given to physical projects and may include upgrades of club facilities, funding of sporting equipment, or providing tools and equipment to improve the delivery of community services.

Council will be using the online application system known as Smartygrants to assist in administering these grants, making it easier for individuals and groups to submit their applications. Applications close 5pm 29 August, 2016.

Please click on the following links for information regarding the grant guidelines, application form, information sessions and contact details:

https://innerwest.smartygrants.com.au/strongercommunities2016

Stronger Communities 2016 Guidelines

People interested in applying for these grants are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions and the grants writing workshop outlined in the Inner West Council Grants Program section above.

2016 Ashfield ClubGRANTS Category 1 -  NOW CLOSED

The Ashfield Local Committee for ClubGRANTS has closed the application process for Category 1 applications for the 2016 funding round.  Funding will be allocated to successful applicants by the end of August 2016.

ClubGRANTS provide an opportunity for incorporated community and non-profit organisations to apply for funding for local community projects and services. Category 1 funding is provided for specific community welfare and social services; community development; health services; employment assistance activities; and other projects aimed at improving living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.