Grants & Funding Opportunities

Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme

The 2021/ 2022 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme will open on Monday the 15 February 2021. 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday the 31st March 2021 at 4.00pm.

Applications must be submitted online at SmartyGrants and if you require any assistance, please contact our Community Development Officer on 02 4868 0888.


2020/ 2021 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all of our successful recipients for the 2020 - 2021 Round of the Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme which was formally endorsed by Council at its meeting on 8 July 2020. 

Local sports clubs, churches, charities, schools and childhood education centres, choirs, Scouts, Guides, community and hobby groups were just some of the local organisations to receive funding last year from the Community Assistance Scheme Funding Pool.

Information on the Scheme

The Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme (CAS) encourages the development of community initiatives in line with Council’s Community Strategic Plan – Wingecarribee 2031.

All goals and strategies from the plan seek to attain an outcome that is sustainable and strives for equity, access and equal rights, particularly for the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

The Community Assistance Scheme aims to build capacity, encourage participation and support initiatives that promote partnerships and working together to maintain our community and its assets. 

The Environmental and Sustainability Grants are also available through this program. 

Under the scheme three types of funding are available, Community Assistance Scheme Donations up to $600, Community Assistance Scheme Grants up to $7,000 and Environment and Sustainability Grants up to $2,000.

Guidelines for both funding programs are available below in the Supporting Documents section. 

Application Form

All applications for Wingecarribee Community Assistance Grants are made and submitted using an online portal called SmartyGrants. You will require a login to use this system. If you have used the SmartyGrants portal for an application previously (even if it was with a different organisation), the same login can be used. If you are using this portal for the first time you will need to create a login. 

For help using the SmartyGrants portal, consult the SmartyGrants help guide for applications.

Applications for the Community Assistance Scheme 2021/2022 round open on Monday the 15th February 2021 and Close on Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 4.00pm. 

Supporting Documents

For further information on the scheme, please read through the guidelines below:

Previous Years Grant Recipients


Contingency Fund

The Contingency Fund provides 'one-off' small discretionary payments for not for profit community groups. Requests must be made in writing using the Contingency Fund Application form. 

All requests will be considered by Council if they meet the guidelines. 

Applications are open all year round and will be subject to available funds.

For further information please view the documents below:



ClubGrants Category 1 provides funding for specific community welfare and social services, community development, health services and employment assistance activities; and other projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people. The local priorities for this funding are older people, young people, children and social disadvantage.

Our local priorities are:

  • Older People
  • Children
  • Young People 
  • Socially Disadvantaged


Wingecarribee ClubGRANTS 2021 open 26 April and close 18 June

Applications need to be submitted online through ClubGRANTS NSW.

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

Phillip Hill, General Manager - Moss Vale Services Club

Cnr Argyle St & Yarrawa St Moss Vale NSW 2577

Telephone: 02 4868 1557



Craig Madsen, General Manager - Mittagong RSL Club

Cnr Hume Highway & Bessemer Street, Mittagong NSW 2575                      

Telephone: 02 4872 6700



Community Development Coordinator

Wingecarribee Shire Council

Telephone: 02 4868 0888




Social Recovery Small Grants

The small grant program provides one off grants of up to $5,000 to not for profit community organisations and associations that are based in the Wingecarribee Local Government Area to deliver a range of bushfire recovery focused projects.


Bushfire Community Recovery Small Grants Program

Round 3 of the Bushfire Recovery and Resilience (BCRR) Small Grants Program will open for applications on Monday 3 May at 9am and will close at 4pm on Monday 24 May 2021.

The program will provide financial support for small scale community-led recovery and resilience projects and events. Not for profit community organisations and associations based in the Wingecarribee Local Government Area can apply for one-off grants of $2,000 - $10,000. The program has a total value of $85,000.

The aim of the BCRR Small Grants Program is to support bushfire impacted communities:

  • in the process of social recovery, with a focus on health and wellbeing
  • provide opportunity for community connection
  • strengthen community resilience.


Applications will be via the SmartyGrants portal from Monday 3 May at 9am.  

The Grant Guidelines and application can be accessed here.

Funding Opportunities for Community Groups

You can also contact your local State Member for further information.