Community Donations

Ballina Shire Council offers a Community Donations Program to provide financial assistance for Community Groups and capital works assistance for Community Sporting Groups program annually for not for profit organisations. 

Council’s draft 2024/25 Delivery Program and Operational Plan provides funding through our donations programs to assist community-based groups deliver services to our residents.

Applications are now open until Friday 31 May 2024 for the following donation programs for the 2024/25 period and will be reviewed by Council for decision in July at the commencement of the new financial year:

To be eligible for financial assistance the relevant online form must be completed and submitted online by the closing date.

Details of these programs are advertised in the Community Connect newsletter, eNews and on the Council Notices page. To subscribe please visit Community newsletter | Ballina Shire Council (

Council also offers a Donations Program for Australian Representation to assist Ballina Shire residents that are selected in a team or event that is part of a nationally recognised federation to represent Australia domestically or internationally. Please refer to the policy guidelines for this program here Council policies | Ballina Shire Council (

For further information, please contact Council's Communications and Customer Service Section on 1300 864 444 or email

Connect with us

Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

View more contacts

40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday