Community Grants

Council supports and facilitates community groups, services and organisations to deliver programs that provide a community benefit to the residents of Burwood local government area.

This support includes the availability of grant funding to help deliver those programs.  

Council’s Community Grants Program makes funding available for programs, projects and events that address the identified social, cultural, recreational and environmental needs of the community and provide benefits to the residents of Burwood local government area (LGA).

The applicant organisation must be located in Burwood LGA and/or deliver services/projects where the primary beneficiaries or participants are residents of Burwood LGA.

Applications for grants of up to $5,000 each can be made for initiatives that meet a minimum of one of the strategic objectives and priorities outlined in Council’s Community Strategic Plan - Burwood 2036 and other related strategies and plans. Links to these documents are located in the Community Grants Guidelines.

Apply online here

For further information, please contact Council’s Coordinator Community Development on 9911 9943 or email If you need an Interpreter, please call TIS on 13 14 50 and ask them to call 9911 9943.

Applications for funding under Councils Community Grants Program are open from 30 November 2023 – 3 March 2024. Information on eligibility and funding criteria can be found in the Community Grants Program Guidelines.

Click HERE(PDF, 4MB) to download Burwood Council Community Grants Program 2023-2024.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of Council’s Information and Grant Writing sessions to assist them with the online process and better understand the information and terminology required to complete the application form.

Registration to each of these sessions is essential. Book here, or call 9911 9943.

Session Dates and Times:      

December 2023

  • Thursday 7th 5.30pm - 7:00pm 
  • Tuesday 12th 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 14th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

February 2024

  • Thursday 8th 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 13th 9:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday 15th 5:30pm - 6:30pm 

3 March 2024

Community Grants Program Close

March - April 2024

Assessment of Applications

April - May 2024

Community Grant recommendations presented to Council

May - June 2024

Grant Presentation Event

Clubs NSW makes funding available for application by community organisations and groups for programs and services that support the needs of Burwood residents through the ClubGRANTS program.

Council does not provide this funding but supports and resources the Burwood ClubGRANTS Committee through the application and assessment process.

For more information about ClubGRANTS categories for funding, participating Clubs, opening dates and funding criteria please visit Clubs NSW.