Grants and Scholarships
Grants are funds that are provided to the community to assist in the provision of projects or services that support Council's strategic plans and for which Council only receives acknowledgement as the grant giver.
Applications for 2017/18 have now closed and recommendations were tabled at Council on 27 June 2017.
All previous successful grants are required to be acquitted before any new applications will be considered. Please contact the responsible officer for the relevant acquittal requirements.
Aboriginal Projects Fund
The Aboriginal Project Fund is an annual, one-off small grants program and its purpose is to support community projects designed and/or intended to empower local Aboriginal people in areas of the community.
Community Projects Fund
Council's Community Project Fund is to support local activities and projects which improve the community's capacity and meet the needs of the residents.
Cultural Projects Fund
The Cultural Project Fund is an annual, small grants program awarded each year by Council, to provide funding to support community driven cultural programs and activities in Port Stephens.
Environmental Project Fund - Schools
Environmental grants for schools were established to promote and encourage student participation in environmental education and related projects, increase awareness of environmental issues, and strengthen partnerships between the local schools and Port Stephens Council.
Environmental Projects Fund - 355c Only
Previously known as the "Small Environmental Grants", the Environmental Projects Fund is open to 355C Committees of Council for projects with environmental benefit on public land.
Heritage Projects Fund
The Heritage Projects Fund encourages conservation works to commercial, residential and other places of heritage value within the Port Stephens Local Government Area.
Find out the scholarships funded by Port Stephens Council available for residents in the LGA.
Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue provide funding for community projects and services and in turn receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions. Council assists Clubs NSW deliver its grant program in the region.