Community Support fund

The Community Support Fund aims to build sustainable local communities, and enhance the wellbeing and development of the Port Stephens community.

This grant welcomes applications from community groups and not-for-profit organisations seeking support for projects, activities and events that address community needs.

This grant program aims to support local groups to deliver community-driven programs and initiatives which demonstrate a strong benefit to the community, with defined objectives and outcomes.

Key dates

  • Round 1: 28 August 2023 to 30 September 2023
  • Round 2: 19 February 2024 to 5 April 2024

Funding available

A total of $70,000 is available with up to $6,000 maximum per application. There are 2 grant rounds each year.

You can apply for both rounds each year however the judging panel will endeavour to award funds to as many organisations as possible.

Who can apply?

  • incorporated, not-for-profit organisations or charities which operate in or service Port Stephens
  • schools if they can demonstrate a community partnership and service the Port Stephens area
  • unincorporated community groups which operate in or service the Port Stephens area and are auspiced by a not-for-profit that is eligible to apply in their own right.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Guidelines for full details about the grant.
  2. Give our team a call to discuss your project on 02 4988 0255 or email

For more information and to apply online

Past recipients

Foodcare - Port StephensFoodcare - purchase freezer & fridge
SunnyfieldCreative minds
COPSYStrengthening COPSY youth mental health organisation and marketing
Hume Community HousingRaymond Terrace Seniors Hub
Gan Gan Family centreMy Port Stephens ABC's
Raymond Terrace Community ChurchCommunity Christmas Hampers
Riding for the Disabled NSW, Raymond Terrace BranchFirst Aid equipment
Allworth and District Social Fishing Club Inc.Seeds of Hope
Rotary Club of Nelson BayReflective Garden Health and Wellbeing Tomaree Community Hospital
Tanilba Bay Baptist ChurchCommunity meals 4U
Royal Life Saving NSWWater Safety & Survival for Teens