property grants 


Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) - Round 31 (2017)
Funding BodyFoundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Closing Date: Submit to Jessica Lancaster by 5pm Friday, 24 March 2017.

Small Grants for Rural Communities is available to address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities including projects that address the following: 

  • Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
  • Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
  • Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, well-being, communications, transport, food and the environment.
  • Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.
Before submitting the application to Guide House, ensure you read the Program Guidelines.

Program Guidelines

Solar Communities Program 2017 
Funding BodyAustralian Government - Dpt Environmental and Energy 
Open Date: TBA

This grant provides funding to support local responses to climate change and deliver low electricity costs for community organisations. Funding community groups in selected regions to install rooftop solar PV, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems. 

Funding rounds are likely to commence in the first half of 2017. 

Please stay tuned for further information in relation to this grant.


Community Building Partnership Grant 2016
Funding Body
NSW Government
Anticipated Date for List of Successful Applicants: December 2016

Stronger Communities Programme, Round 2
Funding Body: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Anticipated Date for List of Successful Applicants: Unknown - TBA

Essential Energy Community Support Grant
Funding BodyEssential Energy
Anticipated Date for List of Successful Applicants: January 2017

2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund Program 
Funding BodyNSW Government
Anticipated Date for List of Successful Applicants: Unknown - TBA


Grant Name                                               Grant Completion/Acquittal Date

Crown Grants 2014/2015                              24/04/2016

Crown Grants 2015/2016                              2/10/2016

Community Building Partnership 2014           31/03/2016

Community Building Partnership 2015           31/03/2017


Community Litter Grants

Please visit the Grant Guru Community Website for more information in relation to local grants available in your community, specifically, your local LGA.

Hints and Guides to Grant Applications
Please see various resources below to assist you in your grant writing, submission and completion process. 

Crown Land Grant - Acquittal Report Form
Crown Land - Landowner Consent Policy
CBPP Grant - Procedures to Follow
Hints on Development Applications
Exempt Developments 
Example Letter to your Local MP