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Grants and Funding

I encourage all Cook community groups, individuals and businesses to be aware of the Government grants available to assist you in your endeavours.Whether it is starting a business, providing a service to the community or participating in sport there are many opportunities to gain Government funding. The following links may help you find which grants are open and suitable for your needs:

For information regarding grants that may be applicable in the Cook community click here

Recent Grant Announcements – For information regarding recent grant announcements click here

Sport Australia Grants

Opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through Sport Australia.

Grants and assistance programs

Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed! When searching for funding, keep in mind that you’ll generally need to meet certain criteria to be eligible, and that aside from funding assistance, many programs can help your business by building your skills and knowledge.

Our Community

This site has a wealth of information for all types of community organisations. Not only does it list grants and keep you up to date if you subscribe to their newsletter but it also can assist with policies and procedures,

Fundraising in the electorate of Cook

In 2008 the IMB Bank Cook Community Classic was established to help grass roots community groups raise funds and awareness for their cause. For more information go to

The Funding Centre

Subscribe to their newsletters for free and be kept informed monthly of any upcoming grants.

Grant Connect

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for juniors towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition or a School Sport Australia national championships.

New South Wales Grants

Department of Sport and Recreation

The Department of Sport and Recreation grant outlines the financial assistance and grants are available to sport and recreation organisations.

Department of Trade and Investment

The Department of Trade and Investment has a selection of grants and funding from Business to Science and Research.

NSW Clubgrants

Clubgrants provide grants for three categories. Category one supports community welfare and social services; Category two provides funding for general community development and Category three is state wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects, such as hospitals and sporting facilities.

Commercial sources of information on grants

A number of commercial enterprises provide assistance and advice via subscription services to databases and printed materials. These include:

Port Hacking Open Sailing Club received funding for a new kitchen in the Stronger Community Grant Round in 2016
Kookaburra Kids received funding for a company car in the first round of Stronger Community Grants in 2016