Grants & Donations

1. Special Heritage Fund

We have established a Special Heritage Fund to assist owners of churches and buildings owned or managed by community based “Not for Profit” organisations listed on the heritage schedule of Queanbeyan’s Local Environmental Plan 2012 or the Palerang Local Environmental Plan 2014 to conserve, restore and reuse their properties.

Priority will be given to projects where there is a clear community or public benefit rather than a private one.  This fund is not available to owners of private properties.

All applications must be made on the Special Heritage Fund application form.

The 2019-20 application round is expected to open mid-year 2019.

2. Local Heritage Places Grants

In conjunction with the NSW Heritage Office, a Local Heritage Places Fund has been established which provides grants on a dollar for dollar basis for work on heritage properties, and properties within the heritage conservation area in our Local Government Area.  The aim of the project is to encourage and support as much positive work on heritage items as possible.  

Applications for grants are now being sought from interested persons.  Grants of varying amounts will be available with the maximum amounts to be determined by the number of applications received.  The size of individual grants will often depend on the number of applications received and supported.  All projects are required to be completed by 19 April 2019.

For further information contact our Land-Use Planning office on 02 6285 6276.

Download the 2018-19 Local Heri(PDF, 257KB)tage Places Grant application form here(PDF, 257KB) .

Download the 2018-19 Local Heritage Places Grant guidelines here(PDF, 305KB) .

3. Club Grants

Local community organisations are invited to apply for funding for projects or initiatives that contribute to supporting the welfare of the community. Each year through the ClubGRANTS Scheme, clubs across NSW provide tens of thousands of dollars to help support community organisations provide a range of initiatives in areas of community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. 

Applications generally open in April each year and close in May.

Applications must be submitted online using the ClubsNSW website: 

For further information contact Queanbeyan ClubGRANTS Local Committee Convenor, Kyla Harvey at Queanbeyan City Council on 02 6285 6552 or 

Tips for completing your ClubGRANTS application

  • Ensure you have completed and supplied your Standard Funding Report Form for any previous grants.
  • Read the grant guidelines before you start your application.
  • Demonstrate the direct outputs, outcomes and impact of your project for the community.
  • Be clear about what you want to achieve.
  • Use clear language and avoid jargon.
  • Present any relevant supporting material (e.g. data, supporting letters) and make sure it's presented clearly.
  • Do your homework and know the aspirations, questions and needs in the community. Pay particular attention to, and document, what projects are already running in the community, and where the gaps may be.
  • Discuss your project ideas with similar/specialist organisations in Queanbeyan, make connections with other local organisations and where possible consider and develop partnership projects.

4. Sports Assistance Scheme

As part of our commitment to local sport the Sports Assistance Scheme provides funding to local sporting groups.

The scheme is available for a wide range of assistance including:

  • Equipment Assistance
  • Special Events Assistance
  • Elite Athletes Assistance

Grants in the scheme are awarded to clubs on a dollar for dollar basis. Applications may be submitted at any time of the year, however, they will only be presented for approval at the end of May and November with $3500 available. Applications must be forwarded to the Sport and Recreation Officer by the end of May or November for an assessment. More information can be obtained from Leigh Penman who can be contacted on 02 6285 6231 or at

5. Cultural Arts Assistance Grant

The aim of the Cultural Arts Assistance Scheme is to assist local arts and cultural groups to start and develop their own projects, and to improve the community’s opportunities for involvement in cultural and arts activities.

Applications are invited from cultural/community organisations for projects that meet the aim of the scheme, and can demonstrate that they are of benefit to the community through their cultural or artistic outcomes.

Applicants are strongly advised to seek guidance and advice from the Cultural Development Officer when making an application. Please call Georgina Perri on 02 6285 6170 or email her at for further information regarding the scheme.

6. Annual Grants Program

Applications for our Annual Grants Program must be received by the specified date in May each year. The Scheme is open to non-profit community organisations or groups based in, or affiliated with the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. Applications must be for the charitable purposes of either the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or other community purposes for which there is agreement by resolution of Council. We may provide financial assistance for eligible organisations upon application each year  under our Donations Policy. Please note that we are reviewing our Donations Policy and Annual Grants Program prior to the opening of the 2019-20 funding round.

Applications for the 2018-19 program closed on 18 May 2018. Closing dates for 2019-20 funding will be advertised on this page. Applications will not be considered until previous projects have been completed; and financial reports have been provided through the acquittal process.

In 2018-19, the total amount available was $60,000 with an amount of $10,000 being retained in the emergency fund.

The 2018-19 program was split into two categories as listed below: 

Category 'A' Funding


  • The relief of poverty or provision of assistance to the less advantaged through welfare.
  • Services and facilities, public health services and facilities, education services and facilities.
  • Transport services and facilities and housing
  • From time to time, Council may make funds available under its Annual Grants Program for local, not-for-profit community groups and, in some cases, individuals. The aim is to support a wide range of activities that builds community capacity, fosters social networks and information exchange, facilitates cooperation and builds on existing community strengths.

Category 'B Funding

To provide financial assistance to community not-for-profit or charitable organisations that wish to hire a Council facility but who are unable to meet the cost of hire. This grant will be non-monetary however, will be recognised financially as a donation and be recognised as income for the facility. The grant will be considered as either full or partial payment of venue hire.

7. Grants available for the community, organisations and Council