Community Assistance

The Community Assistance Program has been designed to provide grants for community events, projects, services or activities to promote and enhance a caring and inclusive community, and vibrant and activated public places.

Applications for the 2017-18 Community Assistance Program closed on Monday 1 May 2017. 

The successful applicants of the 2017-18 Community Assistance Program are listed below.

Project Name Amount Description
Star Struck $5000 Variety show for school students
STARTTS - Unity in Diversity Program $3000 Festival in Civic Park during Refugee Week (June 2018)
Awabakal Limited $5000 NAIDOC Day event in Smith Park; 3,000 attendees, July 2017
Hunter Surf Life Saving - Inter branch at Stockton $3000 SLSNSW Inter Branch at Stockton Beach
Newcastle Women's Group $1500 Community events and activities for women
Newcastle Social Women's Cricket League $2300 Social women's competition
Hunter Life Education $2000 Car boot sale to raise funds for children's education programs
Hunter Homeless Connect - Connect Day $2500 Annual event to disseminate information
OzHarvest Newcastle $2300 Public event in James Street Plaza, 24 July 2017
Connectability - Harmony Day in Heaton Park $2500 Celebrate Harmony Day, March 2018
Wallsend Winter Fair $5000 Family friendly event; promote and showcase local businesses; 30,000 estimated attendance
Hunter Refugees and Partners Inc $5000 Refugee Women's House project - literacy and art/craft projects
Wallsend Baptist Church - Christmas Carols $1000 Xmas carols in Federal Park
Musical Matinees at St Andrews Church $2000 Concerts and recitals in St Andrews Church
Beaumont Street Carnivale $5000 Family friendly, multicultural celebration, Hamilton
Spiritual Care Australia Conference $2500 Conference May 2018
Hunter Wildlife Rescue education program $2500 Improve community understanding of biodiversity through arts and crafts and displays
Rowing Regatta $2000 Annual regatta in Throsby Creek plus Regional Sprint Championships; 800 participants and spectators; November 2017
Computer Pals for Seniors $2000 Assisting seniors to use smart phones and tablets
Gem and Jewellery Show $2000 Regional gem and jewellery show; 4,000 attendees; 11-12 November 2017
Sudanese Football Competition $5000 National Sudanese soccer tournament, to be held in Newcastle (Smith Park) on 23-24 September 2017.
Newcastle RSL Sub branch $5000 To train young musicians to play the military bugle.  Delivered with Newcastle RSL sub branch and the Australian Army Band Newcastle, at the Newcastle School of Performing Arts.
 Total  
$68100
 

Applications for 2018-19 will open around April 2018.

Please contact Jill Gaynor, Manager Strategic Planning on jgaynor@ncc.nsw.gov.au if you have any queries.