Annual Grants Program

Annual Grants Program 2017-2018

Each year, the City of Wagga Wagga invites community organisations, groups and in some categories, individuals, in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area to make an application for funding as part of the city's Annual Grants Program. $175,000 will be available for the Annual Grants Program 2017/2018 to help support our local communities.

OPEN: 9am Monday 20 March 2017 CLOSES: 12 noon Monday 29 May 2017

Grant category

Amount available

Community Health & Wellbeing - Community Programs & Projects

$500 - $3000

Community Health & Wellbeing - Recreational Facilities

$500 - $7500

Connected Rural & Urban Communities - Neighbourhood & Rural Villages

$500 - $3000

Connected Rural & Urban Communities - Rural Halls

$5000 - $10,000

Arts and Culture

$1000 - $4000

Local Heritage

$500 - $16,800


$500 - $3000

Natural Environment

$500 - $2500

How to apply

  • Read the Annual Grants Program Guidelines and the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan and begin preparing your application
  • Attend an Annual Grants Program briefing (recommended)
  • Fill in the online application form that corresponds to the category you wish to apply for.

CLICK HERE to access the Annual Grants Program 2017/2018 Guidelines 

CLICK HERE to access the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan

CLICK HERE to access the Annual Grants Program 2017/2018 Application Form


Applicants are encouraged to attend an Annual Grants Program briefing to learn how to use the SmartyGrants online application form and to discuss your application with the relevant Grants Officer.

AM session: Tuesday 4 April 2017, 10am - 11:30am **Note: The Arts & Culture Grants Officer will be
unavailable at this briefing. Please call Tracie Miller on 1300 292 442 to make an appointment.

PM session: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6pm - 7:30pm

Where: Council Meeting Room, Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Cnr Morrow and Baylis Streets Wagga Wagga
All day parking available in Cross Street car park, cnr Tarcutta/Cross Street car park. Four mobility parking bays available on Morrow Street, adjacent to the Civic Centre.

Register: To register for a briefing, please contact Kristin Groves on 1300 292 442 or email

Program timeline:

Applications open

20 March 2017


4 April 2017 at 10am, 3 May 2017 at 6pm

Applications close:

Noon Monday 29 May 2017

Assessment Process

June/July 2017

Notification to applicants:

August 2017

Deadline for acquittal of funds:

30 June 2018 (30 April 2018 for Local Heritage category)

Past recipients

The Annual Grants Program 2016/2017 provided funding to a range of deserving community organisations, groups and individuals. Applications were assessed by grant specific panels comprising of a Councillor, Council staff and an external community representative. Successful applications were recommended and endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting in July 2016.

CLICK HERE to see the 2016/2017 successful applicants and projects

Need help?

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding the Annual Grants Program, please contact Kristin Groves on 1300 292 442 or email