Council & City

Strategic Priority Grants

Strategic Priority Grants provide multi-year funding for community-led projects, activities or services. They're designed to encourage community leadership and ownership of programmes that seek solutions to local social, environmental and cultural issues.

We will fund community organisations whose outcomes directly contribute to Council’s vision: Small city benefits, big city ambition.

Our funding priorities are based on the strategies that will help us achieve Council's goals for Palmy to be a creative and exciting city, a safe and connected community, and an eco-city.

For more information, watch the video, download the guidelines and questions and answers below, or come along to one of our drop-in sessions. 

Learn more about these grants and the application process.

Apply now

Applications are open until 4pm on Monday 1 November.

Apply online using the link below, which will open a page on our SmartyGrants community funding website.

Come to a drop-in session

In September and October we're hosting drop-in sessions in multiple locations for you to get one-on-one support with your application. We're also offering individual online meetings for anyone wanting to talk to us. Email us and schedule your appointment at 

There are two sessions remaining. Come in and chat to the team at one of the following times:

  • Wednesday 27 October: 11am to 1pm: Hancock Community House
  • Thursday 28 October: 4pm to 6pm: Square Edge

Get in touch

Got questions? We're here to help. Come to one of the sessions listed above or contact our community funding coordinator. Phone: 06 356 8199 or email:

Strategic Priority Grants 2019–22 results

In 2018 we invited applications from not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises that have a social, cultural or environmental mission.

On 1 March 2019, we announced the names of 39 organisations as first recipients of the Strategic Priority Grants. Council will partner with them over the next three years to further improve outcomes for our city. The value of the awarded grants is $1.3 million a year for three years, starting on 1 July 2019.

A full list of successful organisations and corresponding award value to each is available below.

Funding decisions were based on the assessment criteria outlined in Council's Community Funding Policy.