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Community Grants Program Now Open

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix


The next round of Cowra Shire Council’s Community Grants Program is open - February 1, 2024. The last round of funding had a total of 22 applications after opening on August 1 last year with 19 approved totalling $25,566.00. This round, applicants can apply for grants falling under five categories including -building and facility development, arts and culture, small capital equipment, sport and recreation as well as new community events.

The Cowra Shire Council twice-yearly Community Grants Program provides funding to a maximum value of $3000 per financial year to local not-for-profit and primarily volunteer-run based community groups within the Cowra Shire. Council have provided community groups with funding for 329 projects in the eight years since the programs commencement in August 2015 totalling almost $390,000.

“Cowra Shire Council continues to support reputable groups and projects through the grants program over the past eight years, allowing for community organisations to undertake improvements to infrastructure and buildings and providing community groups the opportunity to update their equipment and resources,” said Mayor of Cowra, Cr Ruth Fagan.

The guidelines and criteria remain the same this round, with Council looking for community groups who are incorporated, not-for-profit, primarily volunteer-run and based within the Cowra Shire with projects that directly benefit the local community.

Application forms and guidelines are available at Council’s website: and at Councils’ front desk at 116 Kendal St, Cowra. For more information, contact Cowra Shire Council’s Grants and Executive Projects Officer, Lawrance Ryan on (02) 6340 2035 or email:

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