Funding projects or programs which will provide a demonstrable benefit to communities, particularly vulnerable, rural, remote and disadvantaged communities.
- Status: Closed
- Grant amount: From $5,000 to $250,000
- Application opened: 18 October 2022
- Application closed: 8 November 2022
The Community Development Fund Grant Round seeks to fund projects or programs which will provide a demonstrable benefit to the local community. This demonstrable benefit can include:
- supporting vulnerable communities, such as rural and remote and disadvantaged
- providing benefit to the broader community beyond the organisation being funded
- supporting the achievement of Premier’s priorities.
This program is administered by Office of Responsible Gambling.
Who can apply
Applications are open to all organisations.
Who can’t apply
Individuals or groups of individuals.
Types of projects funded under this grant
Projects and programs that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.
- have the support of the local community
- be managed by an organisation that has the capacity and capability to deliver the project or program
- have development consent if they are infrastructure projects.
What you can’t apply for
Funds cannot be used for events but can contribute to event infrastructure.
Most recent recipients
What your application needs to include
Prepare your application with this checklist
Prior to your application, you will need to collate the following essential support material:
- Development approval (for infrastructure projects)
- A detailed project plan for projects that involve infrastructure or are above $100,000
Address the assessment criteria
- How and what benefits does the project or program deliver to the local community?
- How does the project help the Government achieve a Premier’s priority? (listed below)
- Bumping up education results for children
- Increasing the number of Aboriginal young people reaching their learning potential
- Protecting our most vulnerable children
- Increasing permanency for children in out-of-home care
- Reducing domestic violence reoffending
- Reducing recidivism in the prison population
- Reducing homelessness
- Improving outpatient and community care
- Towards zero suicides
- Greener public spaces
- Greening our city
- Government made easy
- World-class public service
- Is the project in a rural or remote community, as classified by the ASGS Remoteness classifications index?
- Does the project have the support of the local community, such as residents, the Council and/or a NSW Member of Parliament? (evidence of support must be provided).
- Does the organisation have the experience and capacity to deliver the project or program?
- Projects that involve infrastructure or are above $100,000 must present a detailed project plan.
Budget/ Value for money (25%)
- Is the applicant contributing to the project via cash, or in-kind support?
- Projects that involve infrastructure or are above $100,000 must provide a detailed budget.
Funding obligations for successful applicants
If you are approved for funding, you will be required to:
- Execute a program agreement. Download a sample program agreement - schedules (DOCX 109.79KB)
- Address the terms and conditions. Download the full standard program agreement - terms and conditions (PDF 270.83KB) document.
- Ensure that any media opportunities, speaking engagements and signage relating to the grant or project are discussed with, and approved by the Office of Responsible Gambling prior to the event or publication. The NSW Government Funding Acknowledgement Guidelines apply.
- Report to the Office of Responsible Gambling on the project on a set timeframe as outlined in the Program Agreement:
- One final report for projects below $20,000
- Every 6 months until complete for projects above $20,000
- Reporting templates for project updates and income and expenditure will be provided.
- Contact the Office of Responsible Gambling to seek approval before making any significant changes to your project.
- Hold a minimum Public Liability Insurance cover of $10 million and all relevant insurances for the project works and day-to-day operations.
- Projects must be completed in one year.
Start the application
After the application is submitted
Successful applications will be decided by: the departmental decision maker
The applications will be assessed and both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.
Details of successful applicants will be published on the Community Development Fund page.
Announcements of successful projects will be made in early 2023.