Grants & Funding Opportunities

Stronger Country Communities Fund

The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by the NSW Government to help deliver local projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide projects that improve the lives of people who live in regional areas.

It is a $100M fund with $50M dedicated for youth related projects (aged 12-24). You must seek $50,000 minimum per project and provide a 25% contribution for projects over $1 million.

Round 3 of SCCF is open and closes on 27 September 2019. The announcement of successful projects is planned for January 2020. Please see guidelines (PDF 1.1MB) for funding requirements.

Sports Council Small Grants

The Sports Council also provides small grants to local sporting stars to help cover the cost of participating at high level competitions. The program is open year round to residents of the Armidale Regional Council Local Government Area or sporting groups affiliated with the Sports Council. Athletes selected to represent NSW may be eligible for a small grant up to $250, and athletes selected to represent Australia may be eligible for a small grant up to $500. 

How to apply for a Sports Council small grant 

To apply for a Sports Council Small Grant, complete the application form (PDF 612.2KB) and return it to or post to PO Box 75A, Armidale NSW 2350 - Attention: Sport and Recreation Development Officer