Community Support

Weddin Shire Council would like to advise our residents of the following community grants, training initiative's, business incentives and other sporting, school or individual grants that are currently open for application.

  • Women encouraged to apply for Return to Work Grants
    Women looking for work will be able to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to fund technology, training and work essentials to help them return to the workforce
    The Return to Work Program will continue next financial year

  • 2022 Variety We Learn Grant

    The Variety We Learn Grant will provide high school students living with financial hardship with a laptop to encourage their educational goals, where they otherwise may not be afforded the opportunity.  Students must be attending full-time high school (year 7 – 12) or tertiary education and be under the age of 18. 

    Successful applicants of the We Learn Grant will receive a pre-selected laptop and case.  The laptop is an Acer TMB311-32,  please click here  for the brochure and device specifications. 

    To apply and for more information please click here.  Applications are open until Wednesday 24th August 2022 at 5pm.

  • Reducing Social Isolation Grants

    Councils and not-for-profit organisations in the Cootamundra electorate are encouraged to apply for a share of $600,000 to run programs aimed at reducing social isolation among seniors.

    Across NSW, there were 50 projects in the previous two rounds that successfully promoted social inclusion, reduced seniors’ isolation and loneliness, and provided meaningful opportunities to help older people connect with each other.

    Round three will have three funding categories to deliver a more flexible program. The categories include:

    • Category 1: $30,000 grants for known or existing projects.
    • Category 2: $50,000 grants for projects or partnerships run by local council.
    • Category 3: $20,000 grants for new or innovative projects.

    Applications are open until 11.59pm on Monday 19 September 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit, More information is available at Reducing Social Isolation Grants Public Notice

    • Volunteer Groups Urged to Apply for Grants(PDF, 157KB)
      The work of volunteers is set to receive a big boost with Member for Riverina Michael McCormack announcing grants totalling up to $66,225 will be made available to organisations in the region.

      Mr McCormack said further information about the Volunteer Grants Program can be obtained by telephoning his Wagga Wagga Electorate Office on (02) 6921 4600 or by emailing More information is also available by visiting the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at The EOI can be downloaded here(PDF, 157KB).

      The EOI period closes on Monday 19 September 2022

    • Fee-Free Training to Supercharge NSW's Early Learning Workforce(PDF, 514KB)

      The early childhood workforce is set to boom with the NSW Government committing 25,000 fee-free training places to bolster the pipeline of skilled and job-ready workers for the early learning and care sector. 

      Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said fee-free courses will help people upskill and boost budgets by removing barriers to accessing quality vocational education and training. “This investment in fee-free courses enables you to get a job in an incredibly rewarding industry, study for free and earn while you learn,” Ms Cooke said. “There has never been a better time to access fee-free courses to get skilled and find in-demand jobs. I would encourage anyone considering a career in early learning to make the most of this golden opportunity.”   
      More information about courses and eligibility is available online

    • Stronger Country Communities Fund - Round Five
      The NSW Government’s commitment to a new $160 million Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) as part of $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund has commenced.

      Details can be found at

      Applications open 5 August 2022 and close: 23 September 2022 at 5pm AEST