Monday, 12 September 2022


Shellharbour City Council has allocated more than $70,000 in funding, donations and sponsorships to the community for the first quarter of 2022-2023.

Financial assistance was provided by Council to a number of projects, events and activities within the community to allow clubs and organisations to continue their positive social impact in Shellharbour. 

As part of the funding, $5,975 of the Miscellaneous Donations budget has been approved and allocated to: 
•    Shellharbour City Council’s Community Service Award
•    Illawarra SUP Surfing Club
•    Rotary Club of Shellharbour City
•    Shellharbour Community Church
•    Southern Illawarra Men’s Shed
•    St Vincent De Paul Society – All Saints Conference Shellharbour

Sponsorship of community events provides organisations and residents with opportunities to celebrate and commemorate events of significance in Shellharbour. A budget of $65,364 has been allocated to the following events:
•    Albion Park Agricultural Show (Jan 2023)
•    I98FM Illawarra Convoy (Nov 2022)
•    Dogs in the Park Shellharbour (Oct 2022)
•    Great Illawarra Walk Gala Dinner (Nov 2022)
•    Kidsfest Shellharbour (May 2023)
•    Run Shellharbour (May 2023)
•    Shellharbour SUP Festival (Nov 2022)
•    Proposed Offshore Superboats Shellharbour (April 2023 - pending further information)
•    Shellharbour Rocks The Village – South Coast Boardriders Contest (Nov 2022)
•    Wings Over the Illawarra (Nov 2022)

Shellharbour City Mayor Chris Homer said that financial support from Council helped provide services and events that were vital to community wellbeing.

“The assistance enables community groups that would otherwise struggle to provide their ongoing services and support to our residents,” Mayor Homer said.

“Each year, Council is proud to fund projects, clubs and events and it is fantastic to see that many of these are part of the community’s social calendar.

“I am proud to see that Council has contributed over $70,000 back in to the local community,” Mayor Homer said.

The Mayor, Councillors and staff hosted a celebration and media opportunity for the successful applicants on 12 September.

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008

Last updated : Mon 12 Sep 2022