All posts relating to grant funding and other opportunities

Iluka Lends a Hand – Community Funding Program

The Iluka Lends a Hand community funding program is open twice a year – in April and October.

Not-for-profits and organisations with community events, activities or projects are encouraged to apply.

For further information, view the factsheet below or visit:

Flood recovery assistance update

Green Waste Disposal Vouchers

Council’s Financial Assistance Program is open for FY23/24

Applications for the first round of funding for the 2023/24 financial year are now open.

Community groups, school groups, charitable and not-for-profit organisations within our Shire should consider their funding requests for the 2023/24 financial year.

To be considered at the August Ordinary Council Meeting, applications must be submitted to Council by Monday 31 July.

For further information or to apply for financial assistance, visit

SecureEnergy Workers Wanted

SecureEnergy is looking for 100 people to complete paid training for Certificate II in Transmission Line Construction, to work on Project EnergyConnect.

To express your interest, email:

Western Region Sport and Active Recreation Transport Program

The cost of transport to travel is a significant barrier for people living in the far west of the state to participate in sport and active recreation. The program will play an important role in supporting more active communities.

What is the Western Region Sport and Active Recreation Transport Program? 

The Western Region Sport and Active Recreation Program will provide funding assistance to community organisations in the far west region of NSW to enable them to participate in sports and active recreation.  

The sport and active recreation sector is community driven. Sport and active recreation contributes to community identity and cohesion creating more active, healthier communities.

Who can apply for assistance?

Organisations applying must be located within a Western Region Transport Program area of NSW (West of the Newell Highway). 

The eligible groups to apply include: 

  • sporting teams, clubs, and associations (junior and senior) 
  • active recreation clubs and/or associations (junior and senior) 
  • not-for-profit organisations providing sport and active recreation 
  • schools located in an eligible area.

Applications will be open on 30 January 2023.
Applications will stay open throughout the two-year pilot program.

Further information and feedback
For more information, please contact Donna Coady, Aboriginal Service Development Officer. 

Fully subsidised (FREE) TAFE NSW courses

The NSW Government has signed a $319 million agreement providing up to 300 fully-subsidised (FREE) courses across a wide range of areas for NSW residents and workers.

For further information on the courses available, visit TAFE NSW – Coomealla or

Fee relief for families with preschool aged children in long day care and community and mobile preschools

The NSW Government is providing fee relief for families with preschool aged children in long day care and community and mobile preschools from January 2023.

Families can save up to $4,220 per child on community and mobile preschool fees and up to $2,110 per child on long day care fees (in addition to the Child Care Subsidy). The fee relief will be passed on to families as a reduction in fees.

For more information visit the Start Strong website, call 1800 619 113, or email

Fencing Grant Opportunity

Fencing grants now available for landholders

Landholders have a great opportunity to receive assistance to construct fencing on their properties through the recently announced Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program.

The program will support landholders to control total grazing pressure, improve their biosecurity and undertake pest animal and pest plant control activities.

Expressions of interest are now open for this program – please review the grant guidelines prior to submitting an online EOI form.

The guidelines and online EOI form can be found on the Local Land Services NSW website

The Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program is being delivered by LLS through funding from the NSW Government.