Credit: OneEighty (past Community Development Grant recipient)

Community Development Grant program 2023/24 


Council received seventy-five (75) applications to the Community Development grants project across three funding streams, with sixty-seven (67) proceeding to assessment after eligibility checks.

Funding was available across three streams:

  • Community Development up to $10,000
  • Small Grants up to $5,000
  • Youth Voice up to $10,000.

Awarded 2023 Community Development Grants

The 2023 Community Development grants program was endorsed by Council at the meeting on Tuesday 24 October 2023.

Congratulations to the successful recipients - listed below: 

Community Development Grant Recipients 2023/24



Funding Amount

Action For People With Disability

Clear pathways
Workshop for parents whose child/ren have the diagnosis of a learning disability, providing expert information, advice and referrals to help parents navigate the school system and obtain required adjustments for their child, while maintaining positive relationships with school staff.


Artability, under the Auspices of the Northern Beaches Creative Leisure and Learning Inc

Artability, Accessible Community Creative Arts Program
Artability is a not-for-profit Community Accessible Arts Program that provides a comprehensive arts program increasing social inclusion for the Northern Beaches Disability Community for people living with severe intellectual and physical disabilities.


Be Centre Foundation Limited

Sensory Integration Room
Creating a 'sensory integration room' that meets emotional, physical, and sensory needs of these children and their families with complex needs.


Blue Apple Art Studios, Unisson Disability

Blue Apple Art Christmas Markets
This project will open up the Blue Apple Art Studios in Terrey Hills to the public, showcasing artwork by artists with disabilities, including selling Christmas art and craft handmade by our artists and staff at Blue Apple.


Bridge Housing Limited

Narraweena Social Inclusion Group
Creating community connections, reducing isolation and improve physical and mental wellbeing of social housing tenants and the surrounding community in Narraweena.


Easylink Community Services Limited

Easylink Creative Social Program
Bringing together isolated elderly and those living with disability on the Northern Beaches by taking them to a weekly art class, supporting the local arts sector and promoting positive mental health outcomes and a sense of connection among participants.


Fusion Pride Northern Beaches

Fusion Pride Picnic
Providing a 2024 Fusion Pride Picnic at Dee Why Strand to celebrate and show support to LGBTQIA+ people and families on the Northern Beaches, raise awareness of local support organisations.


Literacy Network Manly Warringah Incorporated

Cross Cultural Awareness Workshop
Creating a Cross Cultural Awareness Resource to support people from diverse backgrounds with challenges transitioning into community life on Northern Beaches.


Manly Wheelchair Basketball Association

Support for Manly Wheelchair Basketball Association
Build and deliver a sustainable Wheelchair Basketball Program that encourage and supports players' goals, removes barriers to accessing sport and equip players with the necessary skills, knowledge, support networks and resources. Includes accomplished, local Paralympians volunteer as coaches, running free training sessions and free membership.


Mentoring Men

Reducing Social Isolation for men on the Northern Beaches
Providing volunteer mentoring, community events, mentor Peer Support Groups and Men’s Groups to increase social connections, facilitate socialising, networking, and life skill development for men, through meaningful discussions, promoting self-improvement and enhanced well-being.


MWP Care Limited

Creating Safer Homes
Providing training to Occupational Therapists and local tradespersons about home modifications prescription, including practical skills, to increase collaboration between Occupational Therapists, tradespeople and suppliers and raise awareness about dementia.


Nest Incorporated

Balkan Seniors - Place to call Home
Enabling seniors from the Balkan area to share stories and experiences, enjoy cultural and art activities, reduce social isolation, work on projects including photography, cultural cooking and poetry events.


Northside Enterprise Incorporated

Inclusive Bush Regeneration at Orara Reserve
Providing employment for people with a disability through Bushlink, engaging students at risk from the Beach School to work alongside them, restoring remnant bushland within Orara Reserve adjacent to Beach School.


Northern Beaches Multicultural Communities

Maes & Madres
Creating a safe space for Portuguese and Spanish-speaking women, this project emerged from identified needs within a Brazilian mothers' group. It aims to offer mental health support, information, and referrals, fostering a supportive network for women seeking connections and empowerment.


One Meal It Makes a Difference Incorporated

Breakfast and Snack Packs
Young people with disabilities pack Breakfast and Snack packs for vulnerable primary and high school children on the Northern Beaches.


Spanish community Care Association Inc

Weekly Social support group
Bringing local senior Spanish-speaking communities on the Northern Beaches together to share culture, and language and increasing community safety, inclusion and mental health. Activities include information sessions, exercises, music, dance, morning tea, light lunch and games.


Streetwork Australia Limited

Advocacy 101
Expanding Advocacy 101, an induction training of volunteer youth advocates on the Northern Beaches who provide support to local Police when a young person is arrested, and ongoing assistance if the matter progresses to court.


Sydney North Health Network

Compassionate Connected Senior Carers
Compassionate Connections for Carers provides a series of themed social activities, bringing together seniors 65+ who are carers to reduce social isolation, facilitate access to social networks, health and well-being services and support.


Taldumande Youth Services

Beach Reach
Beach Reach provides a night mobile outreach service where experienced youth workers assist local Police engage positively with young people and assist in reducing anti-social behaviours in community.


Women and Children First

Community Cooking Program for Parents
Supports disadvantaged families impacted by abuse, mental health, social isolation and CALD with limited English. Cooking program would run for 3 school terms during daytime, with free childcare. Cooking demonstrations, cultural engagement, shared lunch for parents each week, recipes & free slow cooker provided to attendees.


Small Grants Recipients 2023/24



Funding Amount

Armenian Seniors Association Inc

The more you move, the younger you feel
Helping elderly Armenian seniors with activities to help with physical stability and mobility to reduce social isolation and increase social inclusion.


Mowana Safe Space Incorporated

Wednesday Workshops
Weekly workshops including diversity, mindfulness, meditation, mental health, wellbeing, resilience, healthy eating, storytelling, stress management, coping strategies, ADHD, improving communication and finances.


Armenian Youth Federation

Youth camp - Leadership and Mental Health
A youth camp in the Northern Beaches promoting mental health and wellbeing and developing the leadership skills amongst Armenian-Australians and newly arrived refugees of Armenian ancestry from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.


Northern Beaches Dementia Alliance (NBDA)

Becoming Dementia Friendly
Create a highly engaging and informative video for local businesses, community organisations and emergency services to demystify dementia, provide insight into recognising signs of dementia, how to communicate and engage effectively and compassionately.


Northern Beaches Men

Real Men of the Beaches
Capturing local and real stories to showcase examples of resilience and hope through interviews and media for publication.


Tibetan Community of Australia (NSW) Inc

Tibetan Seniors support
Providing support for newly arrived senior Tibetan migrants in the Northern Beaches.


Youth Voice Grant Recipients 2023/24



Funding Amount

KYUP! Project

Self Worth and Self Defence Workshops
Providing four KYUP Project Mums and Daughters workshops is a fun, safe, hands-on workshop that teaches personal safety tips and self-defence techniques.


Streetwork Australia Limited

StreetJam is a mobile DJ unit offers at-risk young people (YP) an opportunity for self-expression through music and song writing in a safe and exclusive environment. It is the hook by which to connect YP with relevant support services.


The Burdekin Association

Safe Summer Workshops
A series of four (4) fun and interactive workshops and mentoring sessions giving young people the tools to have a fun and safe summer that build resilience, confidence and understanding on cyber safety, alcohol and other drugs.


Young Change Agents Limited

Youth Social Entrepreneurship Project
Delivering a Train the Trainer capacity-building program with PCYC workers and young people to develop practical skills in collaborative problem solving, design thinking and entrepreneurship fundamentals.


2023/24 Guidelines 

Please find the program guidelines for reference below. 

Community Development Guidelines
Youth Voice Grants Guidelines
Small Grants Guidelines


General resources are available on our Grant Resources page

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Past Recipients

Find out the past recipients of the Community Development Grants