Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Forbes Community Funding Program


NOW CLOSED. Next round closes 31 January 2022. Forbes Shire Council  established the Community Funding Program in recognition of the vital contribution that community groups and organisations play in the development of our Forbes Community and our quality of life.

Council provides support to encourage and assist community groups and organisations to make a positive and ongoing contribution to the community’s wellbeing, cultural life, environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Sucessful applicants to be announced shortly after the March 2022 Council Meeting.

The Community Funding Program is open twice annually and a total of $100,000 is available across two rounds for projects (including programs, activities, events and capital works) in four categories:
– Sport and Recreation;
– Culture and the Arts;
– Community Services; and
– Rural Village Enhancement.

Not-for-profit community groups and organisations can access up to $5,000 in assistance for each project as either a cash contribution, in-kind support, or a combination of both.

More information on the community funding can be located here:…/community-funding-program

For more information, contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 02 6850 2300 or

For assistance with writing your application, please Contact Council’s Grants Officers on 02 6850 2300 or