Community Grants Program - Health and Wellbeing and Events and Sponsorship



Community Grants Program - Health and Wellbeing/Events and Sponsorship

Please note that this grant is only available to Incorporated Associations, Not-For-Profit Organisations, community and sporting groups and registered charities.


Council recognises and values the strengths of the Camden community, including the strong sense of belonging, demonstrated through participation in a range of community, sporting and cultural activities implemented by community organisations and groups.

Community organisations and groups delivering essential services to the Camden local community have been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of residents accessing these services has increased as a direct result.

The 2021 inaugural COVID-19 Community Grant Program (the Grant) has been adapted from Council’s Community Small Grants and Sponsorship programs and designed to address the challenges faced by community organisations, groups and the wider community during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the recovery period.

This grant program supports health and wellbeing – Projects that support access to physical and social resources to promote quality of life and create an inclusive and cohesive community as part of the community recovery from COVID-19. Applications should take into account projects that are able to bridge the gap of social isolation for vulnerable residents, promote social cohesion and resilience and rebuild connections and partnerships with groups and community members through project delivery.

Events and Sponsorship – Projects and events that support community recovery by reconnecting community through events and activities. Applications should identify how the event promotes resilience throughout the community i.e., how the event promotes a response to both engage and provide wide community benefit during COVID-19 recovery.

This funding round is for events held between July 2021 to December 2022 and may need to encompass or shift to digital programs if COVID-19 restrictions are re-imposed, or postponed. Successful applicants will have over 18 months to deliver their events, so strong planning is encouraged as part of the applicant.  Applications can ask for up to $10,000, however the grant will be assessed on the size of the event/location/attendance/benefit to the local community.   

Applications will be accepted for consideration for up to $10,000. Successful applicants will have up to 24 months to complete the project.

Applications will be open from 5pm 17 March 2021 to 19 April 2021.

Application forms for the Health and Wellbeing/Events and Sponsorship Grant can be found here.

Guidelines for the Health and Wellbeing/Events and Sponsorship Grant can be found here. 

To be eligible for consideration of  funding, an organisation must:

• Be not-for-profit; or

• Be a registered charity; or

• Be an incorporated body or be auspiced by an incorporated body;

• Offer a project within the Camden Local Government Area

• 75% of participants must be from the Camden Local Government Area (excluding proposed digital/online projects that will benefit and by their nature are accessible by, both the Camden and wider community)

• Have Public Liability Insurance of over $20,000,000 or be auspiced by an organisation who have Public Liability Insurance to this amount.

Auspicing organisations must also be an incorporated association, not-for-profit or community group.

For any further information, please contact or call (02) 4654 7777