Community grants offered by Lismore City Council

Lismore City Council administers two grant rounds each year: the NSW ClubGRANTS scheme and the Annual Community Grants Scheme.

The NSW ClubGRANTS scheme offers grants of up to $5000 to community groups addressing a range of social issues while the Annual Community Grants Scheme offers grants of up to $10,000 for a wide range of projects that enhance community life.

The NSW ClubGRANTS scheme opens on 1 March 2017 while the Annual Community Grants Scheme opens on 5 April 2017. Click below for more detailed information on each of the schemes.


ClubGRANTS: applications open 1 March 2017

Community groups are invited to seek financial support through the ClubGRANTS Category 1 Funding Program, which is funded through the NSW Registered Clubs Gaming Tax.

Community groups in the Lismore Local Government Area that fit within the guidelines for Category 1 applications as outlined in ClubGRANTS Guidelines are eligible to apply. To check your eligibility, read the ClubGRANTS Guidelines. The maximum amount of funding per project is $5000.

Applications are to be submitted online via the online ClubGRANTS Submission Form.

The local committee assessing the applications consists of representatives from the Lismore Workers Club, Social Futures, the Indigenous community, NSW Family and Community Services and Lismore City Council.

Applications close on 31 March at 5pm. Unfortunately no hard copy applications will be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 May 2017.

For more information please phone Catherine Rosenbaum on 1300 87 83 87.


Annual Community Grants Scheme: applications open 5 April 2017

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

Application forms for the 2017 funding round will go live on April 5 and close on May 5. Successful applicants will be notified in July.

A community information session for people interested in apply will be held on Wednesday, 22 March in the Council Chambers from 10.30am. To RSVP, phone 1300 87 83 87.

All applicants much read the Annual Community Grants Scheme Guidelines 2017 before applying. You may also need to refer to our Imagine Lismore 10 Year Plan and Imagine Lismore Partnering Strategy on our Imagine Lismore page.

Timeline of key dates for the 2017/18 Annual Community Grants Scheme.



Applications open for 2017/18 funding round

9am on 5 April 2017

Applications close for 2017/18 funding round

4pm on 5 May 2017

Council determines successful applicants

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Applicants informed of outcome

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Acknowledgement of grant recipients during Local Government Week

August 2017

Annual Community Grants Scheme 2016/17 reports

Organisations that received funding through the 2016/17 Annual Community Grants Scheme are required to do a report before 30 June 2017.

If you have questions regarding the online form below please phone our Partnering and Community Enagement Officer Flora Zigterman on 1300 87 83 87.

Annual Community Grants Scheme 2016/17 Report

Successful recipients in 2016/17:



Richmond River Historical Society


Southern Cross LADS


City of Lismore RSL Sub-branch


Goolmangar School of Arts


Lifeline Northern Rivers


The Channon Children's Centre


Remembering and Healing


Tregeagle Hall


Dunoon & District Sports & Recreation Club


Lismore City Lions Club


Sanctuary Northern Rivers


Ruthven Hall Committee


Lismore Home Garden Education Club


Lismore Toy Library


Wyrallah Public School Parents and Citizens Association


Rotary Club of Lismore West




Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens


Wilsons River Landcare Group with Browns Creek Catchment Landcare Group and Banyam Baigham Landcare Group


Multitask Human Resource Foundation


Big Scrub Landcare


Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers


Richmond Rovers Football Club


Lismore Thistles Soccer Club


Nimbin School of Arts


Richmond Tweed Regional Library