Community Grants

The Community Capacity Building Team manages and coordinates a range of funding programs including:

To support applicants, Council's Community Capacity Building Team runs a grants support program which includes individual consultation with organisations, group workshops and a monthly grants newsletter.

To take advantage of the opportunity for a consultation or to discuss your organisation's needs, please call the team on 9806 5110.

Stronger Communities Fund - Applications to the fund have now closed

The NSW Government has established the Stronger Communities Fund to provide councils with funding to kick start the delivery of projects that improve community infrastructure and services.

Funding Newsletter

The City of Parramatta’s Community Capacity Building team has partnered with leep’s communityNet to make it easier and more effective for local community services to receive information about funding opportunities. Subscribe to the funding newsletter here.


There are currently no workshops. Next scheduled workshops will be listed here in 2016.

Planning Your Projects – Work Plans and Timelines

Developing a work plan or timeline is an excellent way to achieve a successful project as it records the major milestones for the project and who is responsible for completing them. Providing such information is a good way to show that your project is well planned and ready to go. To assist you in this process, we have developed a basic sample Project Plan and Work Plan for you to use in the planning and implementation process.

Progress Reports and Acquittals

All organisations receiving an annual PCC Community Grant are required to complete their projects within twelve months of funding and quarterly grant recipients are required to complete their projects within six months of funding.

Two Progress Reports after four and nine months respectively are required during the funding period and a Final Acquittal Report is required upon project completion for all projects funded through the annual program. Organisations funded through the quarterly grants are required to submit a Final Acquittal Report only.

Parramatta City Council Community Grants Reporting Schedule

Report Type

Due Date

4 Month Progress Report

1 November

9 Month Progress Report

1 April

Final Acquittal Report

1 July(of the following year)

Successful grant recipients will find your acquittal reports attached to your online SmartyGrants login that you used to apply for your grant.

PLEASE NOTE: All reporting requirements must be up-to-date if your organisation wishes to apply for future funding rounds.

For assistance with your Progress Report or Acquittals, phone Council's Community Grants Officer and Parramatta ClubGRANTS Convenor on 9806 5110 or contact your assigned Community Capacity Building Team grant support person.

Acquitting a Parramatta City Council Community Grant funded prior to 2014.

Applications submitted prior to 2014 do not have a SmartyGrants login. If you need to submit an acquittal for a grant received prior to 2014, please contact the Community Capacity Building Team on 9806 5110.

ClubGRANTS Funded Projects Acquittals

See information on Parramatta ClubGRANTS applications and acquittals.

Last updated on 09 Dec 2016