Community Grants Program

Applications for Round One of the Cowra Community Grants Program 2023–24 are now open! 

The Community Grants program provides funding towards community projects, community events, small capital equipment purchases, and community buildings and facilities to support primarily volunteer run, community not-for-profit organisations based in the Cowra Shire in their activities where there is a benefit for the wider community.

The Community Grants Program provides a range of funding opportunities to organisations to positively contribute towards achieving the shared vision for the shire.

Applications close Thursday 31 August 2023.

Categories available to apply for include:

  • Sport and Recreation maximum of $1000
  • Arts and Culture maximum of $1000
  • Small Capital Equipment maximum of $1000
  • Building and Facility Development maximum of $2000
  • New Events (Attendance - Up to 200) maximum of $500
  • New Events (Attendance – 201 & above) maximum of $1000

Applicants that were successful in the last round of the Community Grants Program are able to apply again under this round, provided they have submitted their acquittal report.

Application forms and guidelines are available below or at Councils' front desk at 116 Kendal St, Cowra.

For more information, contact Cowra Council's Grants and Executive Projects Officer, Lawrance Ryan on (02) 6340 2035 or email: