Grants Available in the Dungog Shire

My Community Project - New NSW Government Funding Program

My Community Project is a new NSW Government funding program which will enable individuals to put forward ideas for projects in their area, and a public vote will show which projects have the most community support to receive funding. Successful projects will receive funding between $20,000 and $200,000.
Project applications open on 2 April 2019 for six weeks, closing on 15 May. The public vote will be open for four weeks from 15 July to 15 August. The projects with the most support in the community vote will be funded.
To raise awareness of My Community Project in your local area please find website and Facebook tiles, a DL flyer and an A3 poster for you. You can download these items here.
The program guidelines and fact sheets together with more information about the program is available at
If you require more information, please call 13 77 88.

Community Heritage Grants

The 2019 grant round is now open. For details on how to apply, visit the guidelines and application form.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

Grant funding is available up to $15,000 and this round closes on 6 May 2019.

Read more about past CHG recipients.

CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts; National Library of Australia; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

Round 3 of the NSW’s Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program is open for applications. The program assists sports organisations to purchase Automated External Defibrillators to respond to cardiac emergencies. Sporting clubs and organisations across NSW are encouraged to apply.

Eligible sports clubs and organisations can receive between $1250 and $1900 towards the cost of a defibrillator, from a pool of $500,000 available in Round 3.

Clubs can receive 50% towards the funding and maintenance of a defibrillator, or 75% in the State’s far west.

Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.

An AED package will include:

  • An AED
  • An AEDAED familiarisation instruction (within 28 days of delivery)
  • A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance

Applications close: 6 May 2019.
More information and application

Return and Earn - NSW Container Deposit Scheme

From 1 December 2017, schools, charities and community groups can fundraise through Return and Earn by simply collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.

This has great potential as a fundraising opportunity for sport while also helping the environment. Find out more about the Return and Earn initiative and how your club can get involved.

Schools, charities, community and sporting groups can fundraise through Return and Earn, simply by collecting eligible containers and redeeming them at collection points for 10 cents each.

Options include:

  • Collecting containers (and asking community members to donate their containers to your organisation)
  • Becoming a collection point
  • Having your organisation listed on reverse vending machines (where the public can choose to directly donate their refunds to you)

To find out more information on how your organisation can participate and fundraise through Return and Earn, click on the relevant fact sheet below. To register your interest to operate a collection point or to become a Return and Earn donation partner click

Please contact the Return and Earn project directly with further queries.