Cessnock City Council’s Grants Officer is available to assist community groups within the Cessnock LGA to secure funding for the benefit of our local community.
The Grants Officer can assist you to:
Cessnock City Council’s Grants Officer can also offer advice to help you prepare a successful funding application.
It is important to be aware that the private sector will not be eligible for the majority of grants that are available. There are very few exceptions, but where businesses can apply it usually is for capacity building projects to benefit a collective of business or industry or to grow economic development outcomes such as job creation or innovation.
If your business needs assistance, please call to discuss or seek support through our Business Support pages.
Click on the below image for the latest Grants Update:
Our Grants Officer, Rhiannon Stevens is available for contact for any Grant or Funding related query.
These grant writing resources have been made available to assist you in developing your project, how to source relevant grants, approach grant applications for success, meet reporting requirements and provide effective acquittal. There is also a glossary available to assist you in making sense of the grants jargon. Click the below image to access:
If you have a specific enquiry on a grant matter, or wish to join the community database to receive email updates please contact the Community Grants Officer on the details below.
If a grant related topic is popular, we may consider holding a workshop. Please tell us what could assist you in your grant journey.
The Community Grants Officer position is part funded by the Coal and Allied Community Development Fund as part of approximately $1M it makes available to major community projects in the Hunter Region each year.
Council has a number of grants and a sponsorship program which provide funding across a range of activities encompassing community, cultural, environmental and economic. The funding and support provided through these programs supports a diverse range of services and projects that directly benefit the Local Government Area. Click the link below for direct information on Council Dollar for Dollar Grants.
Organisations operating or planning community welfare, community development, community health and employment assistance activities are able to apply for funding under the Club Grants Scheme.