Information sessions for community grants

Published Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Participants at the 2016 Grants Information Workshop.
Participants at the 2016 Grants Information Workshop.

Fairfield City Council will soon host multiple information sessions and workshops for prospective Social Change through Creativity Grant applicants.

The workshops will be held on 28 February and in early March to help people better understand the purpose of the grant program and how to submit a quality application.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Council’s creative grant program provided valuable assistance to community initiatives that improve the wellbeing of Fairfield City residents from various backgrounds.

“Council’s Social Change through Creativity Grant program plays an important role in supporting not-for-profit organisations as they work to improve the opportunities and wellbeing of Fairfield City residents in unique, creative ways.”

“Council continues to be inspired by the creativity, commitment and dedication shown by residents and local organisations in their efforts to making Fairfield City a better place for everyone to enjoy.”

“Last year $40,000 was granted towards social, sporting, cultural and environmental community initiatives. Successful projects included a Spanish-language play that united community members from 22 countries of origin and a youth mentoring program for Iraqi-Australians.”

Not-for-profit creative groups or cultural and community organisations can apply to receive a one-off Social Change through Creativity Grant of up to $5,000 for creative projects that address important community issues.

“Council will hold a two-day grant writing workshop and multiple one-on-one mentoring sessions by appointment on select days,” Mayor Carbone said.

“These grant workshop and mentorship programs are designed to assist applicants to learn important grant writing skills, including developing an idea into a grant project, devising a budget, and basic project management.”

Event details:

Free two-day Grant Writing Workshop
Part 1: 28 February 2018
Part 2: 7 March 2018
Cabravale Leisure Centre, Eric Bedford Room 1
30 Broomfield St, Cabramatta

One-on-one Mentorship Program
Held at 9am-1pm on March 13, 20 and 29
Fairfield Youth & Community Centre
55 Vine St, Fairfield

Please RSVP by 14 February 2018 to or call 9725 0382. If attendees require an interpreter, an application form in their language, or have accessibility needs, they should contact Council on 9725 0382 five days prior to the event.

For further grant information and to apply, visit or call 9725 0382.