Financial Assistance / Donations

Each year we provide funding to assist local sporting, cultural, educational, health, welfare and other groups who have a demonstrated community need. This funding is also available to meet requests for ‘in lieu’ or ‘in kind’ contributions.

Organisations or individuals wishing to be considered for a donation must submit an application form by the upcoming closing dates:

  • 26 May 2023 (4th quarter allocation 2022/2023 budget)
  • 1 September 2023 (1st quarter allocation 2023/2024 budget)
  • 3 November 2023 (2nd quarter allocation 2023/2024 budget)


* Closing dates may be subject to change.

Applications must comply with our Financial Assistance Policy which can be found here.

Third quarter applications are now closed. The 4th quarter will open soon.


Community Events Sponsorship

For information about Community Event Sponsorship please click HERE


Tip fee reduction

Our fee reduction policy was developed in response to requests from registered charities for ongoing exemptions from tipping fees.  

Community groups, organisations and individuals located in the Shellharbour local government area can apply for assistance with sand, soil, delivery and tipping fees for a single specific project. Applications for fee reduction or exemption are considered twice a year in June and December by Council’s Financial Assistance Working Party. Applications must comply with our Fee Reduction Policy.

Download an application form (this link will work once Sponsorship opens).


ClubGRANTS is a community funding scheme that ensures larger registered clubs in NSW contribute to services in their local communities and provide support to community groups. We assist in the administration of Category 1 funding. This covers expenditure on specific community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities.

Participating clubs in the Shellharbour LGA include:

  • Albion Park Bowling & Recreation Club
  • Albion Park RSL Memorial Club
  • Oak Flats Bowling & Recreation Club
  • The Shellharbour Club
  • Warilla Bowling & Recreation Club
  • Warilla Sports Club

Funding rounds open annually in March and close towards the end of April. All applicants are required to submit their application online. Information sessions are run annually during early March. Further information about the 2023 funding round is available by downloading the ClubGRANTS fact sheet.

To keep up to date subscribe to the Shellharbour ClubGRANTS to be notified about information sessions and round openings. 

For further information visit the ClubGRANTS website or attend our information session by registering at  If you require any further assistance, please contact our Senior Community Planning Officer by calling (02) 4221 6007 or by emailing to arrange an appointment. 

Last updated : Wed 1 Mar 2023