Grants and Scholarships
Grants are funds provided to the community for their projects or services to build capacity and strengthen community well-being.
Our grant programs
We offer grant funding for Aboriginal, community, cultural, environmental and heritage projects. Find out more about these programs and how to apply here.
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.
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.
International Women's Day Scholarship
In support of International Women's Day, the Port Stephens International Women's Day (IWD) Scholarship Program aims to encourage women in Port Stephens to achieve their goals and to support their valuable contribution to our communities.
Mayoral Academic Scholarships
Every year, the Mayoral Academic Scholarship Program offers scholarships generously sponsored by local business to students embarking on their first year of tertiary study.
Community grants portal
Find funding for your future projects! The Port Stephens Funding Finder allows you to quickly search for grant opportunities to help deliver your community projects.