Supporting Community Groups

I am passionate about working with the marvelous community groups in our region. 

I would love to know more about your group and how I can help, please feel free to download a community group form here which can assist you in coordinating your information and developing your dialogue. 

Please contact me so I can get to know you and find ways to help your group. You can email me on [email protected] or phone my office on 4933 1617 or just drop in to 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland.

If you haven't already, have a look at the Our Community Group website for resources and information for Not-for-Profits that may be useful. 

Community Building Grants Program

Each year the NSW Government funds the Community Building Partnership which awards grants to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local councils to fund the building and improvement of local facilities. More information about the program is available on the NSW Government website.

Other NSW Government Grants

The Community Development website has links to funding sources for community groups and projects from federal, state and local governments as well as some philanthropic funds and companies.

• Multicultural NSW offers funding for projects and activities that foster community harmony, celebrate cultural diversity and build socially cohesive communities.

The NSW Environmental Trust funds projects that conserve, protect and rehabilitate the environment in NSW — as well as projects that promote environmental education and sustainability. 

Office of Sport grants nuture sporting talent, help build sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole.

Create NSW provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers. to cultural and community groups involved in artistic activities.

• NSW Heritage grants helps owners, custodians, managers and communities to recognise, value and care for heritage.


Jenny Aitchison in Maitland with members of community sporting organisations.


Jenny Aitchison with Jim Maine.