Our Connecting Neighbours Grants fund your great ideas to bring people together and make your neighbourhood a better place.
Your neighbourhood could include a street, a few houses, a local group, or a place where your socialise.
Applications for this program are open until 26 April 2021.
Visit the Our Wollongong website for more details and to apply.
- Live or be based in the Wollongong City Council area.
- Be an individual with at least two other friends or neighbours who support your idea (for grants up to $250) OR have a local organisation willing to support your project (for grants over $250 and up to $1000).
- Holding a BBQ to welcome new neighbours
- Group training, art or exercise classes
- Working bees or gardening
- Social outings, such as for a group of isolated older neighbours.
- Must be based in the Wollongong Local Government Area.
- Need to be community members with a shared idea, part of a community group, or representing a small community organisation (not a government agency or a large non-government or community organisation).
- Is a new initiative and involves local residents.
- Connects people and/or strengthens the neighbourhood.
- Of more than $250 will be managed by an incorporated organisation.
- Will need to be spent by 31 March 2021.
- Up to $250 for individual community members with a shared project idea
- Up to $1000 for projects with the backing of a support organisation. See the 'Support organisations' section of this page for more details.
How funding is provided
- Take responsibility for guiding the project
- Sign an agreement with Council if the application is successful
- Agree to cover the event or activity under their insurances
- Invoice Council, and receive and manage the grant funds
- Work with the project coordinator to write a report to acquit the grant.
Confirmation of support
Below are images of some Connecting Neighbours projects that have been supported in the past.
|24 March 2021|
|26 April 2021|
|31 May 2021|
|31 December 2021|
|24 February 2022|
If you have any questions about Connecting Neighbours Grants, please email or call us on (02) 4227 7111.
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