Community Subsidy Program

The Community Subsidy Program is provided to enable a balanced and equitable approach to the provision of subsidised access to all Central Coast Council community resources in the former Wyong Shire Local Government Area. It enables users to apply for a grant to subsidise the scheduled fee or part thereof.

The Community Subsidy Program provides ‘in-kind’ services for legally constituted, not-for-profit community organisations that are structured to support residents in the former Wyong Shire Local Government Area  and who help contribute positively to the delivery of Council’s priorities and objectives as outline in Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

Please note that these are not cash grants but are a Subsidy Grant and will reduce your hire fee/rates. A maximum subsidy of up to $2,000 can be received per event/program/service for those groups who meet the eligibility criteria.

Council’s Community Subsidy Program is offered all year round and is assessed on a two monthly basis. Opening date is 1 July 2016. Closing dates for each assessment period for 2016-2017 are as follows:

  • Friday 28 October 2016 - 5pm
  • Friday 30 December 2016 - 5pm
  • Friday 24 February 2017 - 5pm
  • Friday 28 April 2017 - 5pm
  • Friday 30 June 2017 - 5pm

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their request within 60 days of the closing date.

The annual pool of funds is $30,000. Funding of any applications will be subject to approval by Council.

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form online.