Mayoral Community Fund

The Mayoral Community Fund provides funding support to establish, strengthen or implement projects which align with the objectives of the Kempsey Shire Council Community Strategic Plan and can demonstrate evidence of need. Partnerships between agencies are encouraged.


Projects that provide opportunities for community participation and development will be looked upon favourably.

These are generally those that focus on capacity building for your volunteers or for the community.

Projects can seek funding for the following purposes:

  • to undertake minor capital works
  • for the purchase of small capital equipment items provided that these are directly relevant to the particular community development project and that this is clearly demonstrated in the application;
  • for establishment costs where the project can demonstrate that it will be self-funded after the initial grant allocation; or
  • for one off projects that demonstrate outcomes beyond the life of the project.

A maximum that a group can apply for is $5,000 per organisation with a maximum of $25,000 allocated to this category.



Applications open Monday 4 September 2023

  • Applications close: Friday 29 September 2023
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