The Ballina Shire Council Community Donations Program is now open for the 2019/2020 fiscal year

Ballina Shire Council provides donations each year to local community groups. The programs are:

  • Community Donations - Financial Assistance
  • Capital Works Assistance for Sporting Groups

For policy guidelines and application forms see below:

Enquiries: Jay Ellis, Administration Officer, Ph: 1300 864 444.

Application forms for the 2018/19 funding are available on Council's website (search 'council forms')  or click on the links above.

These forms must be completed in order to be eligible for consideration.

  • Applications close: Friday 7 June 2019


  • The ClubGRANTS scheme is funded by gaming machine revenue from NSW clubs. This website provides information on the scheme and guidelines for applications. Projects are supported and decided upon by local committees.
  • The Department of Education and Training community grants programs include funding for groups involved in promoting community languages, education, Aboriginal community projects and programs assisting disadvantaged youth and people with disabilities.
  • The Multicultural NSW Grants Program provides funding for projects and activities that promote community engagement, build community harmony and social cohesion, and celebrate cultural diversity.
  • The NSW Environmental Trust offers grants for projects that involve rehabilitating or regenerating the environment, or promoting environmental education and sustainability.


Arts - Quick Response Grants

Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Read more:

Local Sport Grant Program

Opens approximately June each year - dates change from year to year.

Send us an email if you would like to be notified when the grant opens.

Grass roots sports clubs are invited to apply for funding from the Office of Sport to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation.

The maximum amounts available are:

  • Sport Development - $2,000
  • Community Sport Events - $5,000
  • Sport Access - $5,000
  • Facility Development - $20,000.

The minimum amount available is $250 for all project types with the exception being for facility development which has a minimum request of $1,000.

Click here for more information and application guidelines