Health and Sustainability Grants Program

Health & Sustainability Grants Program

Round 5 is NOW CLOSED

Kiama Municipal Council is offering Health and Sustainability Grants of up to $1,500 to promote health and sustainability in the Kiama Local Government Area (LGA). The aim is to bring together local residents and community groups with an interest in health and sustainability to drive small projects to improve the health and environmental outcomes for the Kiama Community.

  • Have you got an idea that will improve the health, wellbeing and/or quality of life of residents in the Kiama LGA?
  • Are you a not-for-profit incorporated community organisation or an incorporated school P & C or auspiced by either of these?
  • Can you match dollar-for-dollar funding (in-kind or cash)?

Health and Sustainability Grant applications may be submitted at any time, however applications are assessed once per year in October.

Find out more about the eligibility and funding criteria by downloading the Round 6 Health & Sustainability Grant guidelines and application form:

Health & Sustainability Grants Application Form

Health & Sustainability Grants Guidelines

If you have an idea for a project, contact Council's Health Promotion Officer to share your idea on 02 4232 0444 or

Past Health & Sustainability Grant Recipients

RoundRecipientProject SummaryAmount
Sep 19Jamberoo Community PreschoolA sustainable garden for the preschool children and families. The children will continue to learn and engage in activities such as garden to plate, sharing resources and healthy eating.$1500
Jan 2019Parkinsons Support KiamaA weekly dance class (for 40 weeks) designed by a qualified dance instructor to specifically address the needs of people with neurological conditions.$800
Jan 2019The Man Walk Australia LimitedTo provide community health, wellbeing & mentor training (through TAFE NSW & local health & fitness coaches) to empower men within the Kiama community to become strong role models in the community in promoting health & wellbeing, mental & physical development.$1000
Jan 2019Kiama Farmers MarketTo conduct a Probiotic Preserves Workshop for Kids with their parent/ carer.$200
Jul  2018Gerringong Public School P&C - Waste to Wow - Composting our School Food WasteTo upgrade their composting system to create even better lessons in composting and sustainability, resulting in fantastic compost from their food and garden waste to use on their school gardens. Students have already been composting for 2 years with a basic system and they are now ready to upgrade it. They are proposing to use an Ecobin hot composting system to improve efficiency when dealing with food waste in a way that is hygienic and safe.  $500
 Jul 2018Slow Food Saddleback - Fermentation to a Healthy Lifestyle A workshop provided by Slow Food Saddleback to encourage a healthy gut! Learn how to prepare fermented foods and drinks, and share knowledge with experts in a learning environment accompanied by a simple, but delicious lunch. Recipes and product will be taken home.$500
Jan 2018Kiama U3A  Live Long: Play Ping PongPurchasing of 2 table tennis tables to form the basis of a program offering 2 hours of play per week for 32 weeks per year to existing and new Kiama U3A members at the North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre.$1,000
 Jan 2018Landcare Illawarra: The Nature Weekend Running a weekend camping trip to introduce young people to rural areas and country life, develop an understanding of the sources and production of local healthy food, appreciate the natural environment, understand the joys of outdoor activities and learn about the potential careers in active outdoor employment.$1,000
Jan 2018Kiama Community Garden: Fascinating Fungi & Magnificent MushroomsRunning a community workshop on home mushroom cultivation using waste materials (i.e. coffee grounds, logs and sawdust) which aims at promoting healthy, home-grown food while encouraging waste reduction and recycling.$1,000
Jul  2017Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Kiama Boomerang BagsWorkshop and supplies for screen printing, and servicing of sewing machines to make reusable shopping bags, also known as Kiama Boomerang Bags, from fabric that would otherwise end up in landfill.$1,000