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Council Community Sponsorship

Tweed Shire Council provides a range of support and resources, both financial and in-kind to local community groups and organisations. This support is for activities and projects that benefit the health and wellbeing of Tweed Shire residents. The sponsorship agreement acknowledges the contribution Council makes to local community groups and organisations that contribute to community life in the Tweed Shire and respond to local needs and issues.

Priority is given to the objectives identified by the community in the Community Strategic Plan (2017-2027). The most relevant goal within the Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027 is:

"Provide social, cultural and economic opportunities enabling healthy, safer and more inclusive communities"

The Council Community Sponsorship Round 2019 – 2020 opens on 5 November 2019 and closes on 22 January 2020.

Council Community Sponsorship Round 2018-2019

2018-2019 Community Sponsorship Recipients2018-2019 Community Sponsorship Recipients

A community garden project, support for new mums and a youth service program were among the initiatives that received a share of $29,600 in funding through Council’s Community Sponsorship Policy for 2018 - 2019.

Mayor of Tweed, Councillor Katie Milne, met with representatives from the successful organisations at an event to announce the funding in May 2019.

The successful recipients for 2018 - 2019 were:

  • Tweed Valley Rural and Community Advancement Co-Op received $10,000 for the Murwillumbah Community Garden project
  • Victory House Rehabilitation Program received $5,000
  • Support for New Mums Inc received $5,000
  • Public Act Theatre Company received $2,600 for the Murwillumbah Mixed Ability Theatre Group
  • Cabarita Youth Service received $7,000 for their Community Connections Program

Innovative Solutions Grant Fund

Council launched the Innovative Solutions Grant Fund on Saturday 15 September 2018.

The purpose of this Grant Program is to encourage and support individuals, organisations and community groups to develop new, creative and innovative solutions to a range of current sustainability challenges facing Tweed Shire.

The categories under which funding is available are:

  • Water Demand Management - maximum $15,000
  • Waste Management - maximum $15,000
  • Sustainable Agriculture - maximum $10,000
  • Wastewater Management - maximum $10,000
  • River Health - maximum $5,000
  • Biodiversity - maximum $5,000

Individual application limits for the categories of Sustainable Agriculture, River Health and Biodiversity will apply in accordance with the requirements of those grants.

Eligibility and grant requirements

To be eligible for Innovative Solutions Grant Program funding applications need to address the following:

  • A short project plan including scope, objectives, time frame, key deliverables, budget and sources of funding and in-kind contributions and how the outcomes will be communicated to the target audience.
  • Specify under which Grant category the application is made:
    • Water Demand Management.
    • Waste Management.
    • Sustainable Agriculture.
    • Wastewater Management.
    • River Health.
    • Biodiversity.
  • Letters of support will need to be provided to verify any agreed partnerships, other investors and in-kind contributions.
  • The individual, organisation or community group submitting the application must reside in or have their main office in Tweed Shire.
  • The project or initiative must operate within and provide outcomes for the Tweed.
  • The applicant will need to satisfy the reporting requirements for the acquittal of Council funding.

Environmental Innovation Challenge Application Form (106kB PDF)

Applications can be made at any time and are assessed four times a year. So get those creative and innovative ideas in to become part of the solution!

Festivals and Events Funding Assistance

For further information see Events, Markets and Festivals


Through the ClubGRANTS scheme, NSW Clubs that earn over $1 million annually in gaming machine revenue are encouraged to provide funding for specific local community priorities such as community welfare and social services, community development, community health services and employment assistance activities. In return, they receive dollar-for-dollar gaming tax deductions for their club. Council's Project Officer-Capacity Building represents Council at Tweed ClubGRANTS committee meetings, provides assessment and recommendations to the Committee and offers project development support and assistance to applicants.

The Tweed ClubGRANTS Category 1 Funding Round for 2019/20 is open from 10 July 2020 to 11 August 2020. To apply for Tweed ClubGRANTS Category 1 funding for the 2019-2020 round, please access our Tweed ClubGRANTS Category 1 Online Application Form.

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