Community grants offered by Lismore City Council

Lismore City Council administers the Annual Community Grants Scheme and has previously administered the NSW ClubGRANTS scheme. Please note, Council no longer administers the NSW ClubGRANTS scheme. For more information on this scheme, contact the Lismore Workers Club. The NSW ClubGRANTS scheme offers grants of up to $5000 to community groups addressing a range of social issues.

Annual Community Grants Scheme

The Annual Community Grants Scheme is open to all organisations who wish to undertake worthwhile community projects or activities in the Lismore Local Government Area.

All prospective applicants are asked to read the Annual Community Grants Scheme Policy and an example Funding Agreement. The Funding Agreement is the document your organisation would be required to sign, should you be successful in your application for a grant. The Funding Agreement for recurrent funding varies slightly.

Our Imagine Lismore Community Strategic Plan will also help you answer the questions in the application form. Please go to our Strategic Plans page to read these documents.

Key dates for 2019/20 grant round:

Key date/s Action

20  March

Community Information Session, Council Chambers, 10.30am

1 April – 29 April

Annual Community Grants Scheme 2019/20 funding round open

11 June

Annual Community Grants Scheme report to Council

12 June

Successful/unsuccessful applicants notified

31 July

Annual Community Grants Scheme morning tea and presentation of cheques (as part of Local Government Week)

Annual Community Grants Scheme 2018/19 reports

Organisations that received funding in the 2018/19 Annual Community Grants Scheme will be required to complete a report before 30 June 2019.

If you have questions regarding this process, please phone Community Engagement Officer Flora Zigterman on 1300 87 83 87.


Successful recipients in 2018/19

Grant Applicant




Lismore Home Garden Education Club Inc



2018 Spring Garden Competition


Lismore Theatre Company Inc



Air conditioning Lismore’s Rochdale Theatre

Lismore Musical Festival Society

$10,000 recurring


Annual Lismore Eisteddfod

Lismore Country Women's Association



Solar Panels for CWA Rooms Lismore

Lismore Senior Citizens Social Club



Purchase of defibrillator and other associated equipment and training

Wyrallah Hall Association  Inc



Activities for children and youth


Nimbin Aquarius Foundation Inc.

$1,750 recurring


Tribal Dance Rites Trials

Big Scrub Landcare



Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2018

LightnUp Inc



Bitumen surface for Lantern Parade workshop

Richmond River Historical Society



Exploring Lismore’s CBD Heritage

Whian Whian Memorial Hall



Updating fire doors to ensure safety for community and those using the hall

City of Lismore RSL Sub branch

$2,000 recurring


Welfare Assistance Program

Hollingworth Creek Landcare



Rehabilitation of the eastern side of Hollingworth Creek

Friends of the Koala Inc.



Upgrade koala care facility to enhance education and tourism experience

YWCA Northern Rivers



Growing Up in Lismore on Widjabul Country

Lismore Swans Australian Football Club



Oakes Oval/Mortimer Oval audio solution

Lismore Croquet Club Inc.



Purchase of computing equipment

Life Education NSW

$4,800 recurring


Towing of the Life Education Centre

Dorroughby and Glenview Community Centre



Dorroughby Hall Restumping

Reel Abrupt Film Festival



Film Festival

1st Lismore Scouts



Disabled access and disabled toilet

Nimbin School of Arts



Nimbin Youth Film Festival