Building Together - Community Infrastructure Grants

The program aims to assist not-for-profit and community organisations to undertake capital projects that enhance the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the local community. Projects that could be eligible for funding may include new community infrastructure projects, refurbishment of existing infrastructure, projects that build capacity into infrastructure, and innovative projects that serve community benefit.

The objectives of the Community Infrastructure Grants Program are for City of Coffs Harbour to:

• Assist in the provision of innovative community projects that target community needs and result in direct benefits to the wider community

• Assist in increasing the participation, accessibility and range of community organisations for the residents of the Coffs Harbour local government area.

• Provide a consistent, equitable and transparent process to respond to requests by community organisations for funding of capital infrastructure

• Encourage partnerships and joint ventures to maximise outcomes

Grants projects should enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the local community.

The 2021/22 Grant Program has now closed for Expressions of Interest.


Successful 2021/2021 grant recipients

Organisation Proposed project Total cost of project ($) Requested Council funding ($) Funding recommended ($)
 1. Red Rock Multi-Use Centre Inc. Removal and replacement of external windows and replacement of double entry doors to fire rated standards  22,000 11,000 11,000
 2. Austism Spectrum Australia (Aspect School) Renovation of kitchen and office space at the Aspect MacArthur School located at 138B Howard Street, Coffs Harbour  24,090 12,045 12,045
 3. Woolgoolga Croquet Club Inc Construction of a new shed for storage with basic kitchen facilities  30,000 15,000 15,000
 4. Nana Glen Sport, Recreation & Equestrian Centre Management Committee Replacement of Marrows Road boundary fence, including removal of 465m of fencing and installation of three new gates  28,000 14,000 14,000
 5. Sawtell & District Soccer Club  Refurbishment of the Toormina Field Change Rooms to visually match the new toilet block  40,134 20,067 20,067
 6. Gamumbi Early Childhood Education Centre Inc Interior repaint of the Centre and replacement of two sliding doors  44,000 22,000 22,000
 7. Englands Park Tennis Club Inc Resurfacing 2 courts (Courts 3 & 4) with premium quality artificial grass and posts  80,000 40,000 40,000
 8. Coffs Harbour Showgrounds Lands Management Board Installation of CCTV  12,608 6,304 6,304
 9. Coffs Harbour Netball Association Inc Repair of cracking in the courts at Vost Park, Coffs Harbour  23,000 11,500 11,500
 10. Hockey Coffs Coast Inc  Additional sewerage connection works for the Kiosk and Meeting Room Project  30,000 15,000 15,000
 11. Woolgoolga Lake Working Group Inc  Woolgoolga Lake Foreshore Stabilisation Project  171,640 85,820 85,820
 12. Project management by City of Coffs Harbour staff        3,080
 13. Capacity building/grant writing workshop by external provider        3,000
 Total    505,472 252,736  258,816