Community Strengthening Grants

 2020-21 Grants Program

  • Applications open: Monday 15 June 2020
  • Applications close: 4.30pm on Friday 24 July 2020
  • Notification to applicants: September 2020
  • Deadline for completion of funded activities: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Click here to download the 2020-21 application form and guidelines(DOC, 568KB)

Contact Details

For more information please contact: Trudy Crawford, Program Manager

P: 6941 2542   E: [email protected]


Grants Overview

The Community Strengthening Grants aim to support the needs of the community by providing opportunities for community groups and organisations to identify and respond to local issues and needs by providing resources, funding and support in developing new, or building upon existing, projects and activities and to also create opportunities for enriched arts and cultural experience within the community.

The community strengthening grant program support activities such as community development, arts, culture, events, sport and recreation and tourism.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • recognise, encourage and value the contribution of local residents in enhancing their local communities.
  • foster partnerships which unite the community in positive, dynamic and safe activities.
  • promote cultural richness and diversity.
  • create sustainable partnerships which encourage learning and self-sufficiency.
  • develop the skills and interests of the community.
  • encourage healthy living and social connectedness including programs, activities and community events.
  • increase cultural activities and events.
  • provide opportunity for connection through art and cultural activities in community centres, halls and public spaces.

Examples of what may be funded include:

  • Purchase of equipment to support a project or activity;
  • Minor works projects (subject to obtaining the relevant approvals and permits);
  • Community workshops and seminars or skill development for members of voluntary management committees;
  • Community run events, activities, programs or cultural performances.
  • Development of new artworks with public outcomes.


The Program does not fund:

Programs that are delivered outside Snowy Valleys Council


Contact Details

For more information please contact: Trudy Crawford, Program Manager

P: 6941 2542   E: [email protected]


Past Awardees

2019 Awards

  • Adelong Progress Association - $5,000.00
  • Batlow Apple Tree Learning Centre - $5,000.00
  • Batlow Women's Bowling Club - $700.00
  • Lions Club of Tumut - $6,000.00
  • South West Slopes Sporting Field Archers - $1,360.00
  • Tumut and District Historical Society - $1,000.00
  • Tumut Cycle Classic - $10,000.00
  • Tumut Regional Chamber of Commerce - $5,500.00
  • Tumut Region Producers and Makers Cooperative - $15,000.00
  • Tumut Schools as Communities Centre - $1,690.00
  • Tumut Youth Council - $4,090.00
  • Brungle Memorial Hall Committee - $5,000.00

2018 Awards

  • Adelong Community Enterprises - $2,000
  • Adelong Preschool - $9,653
  • Birthing & Babies (BaBs) - $1,922
  • Brungle Tumut Local Aboriginal Land Council - $15,000
  • Lions Club of Tumut - $12,870
  • Talbingo Progress and Rate Payers Association - $1,500
  • Tumut Golf Club Cart Path Upgrade - $3,000
  • Tumut Regional Family Services - $4,100
  • Tumut Town Band - $10,000