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Funding for Parenting Education programs

A small grants scheme is available through the Resourcing Parents Project for parenting education activities located in Sydney Local Health District (up to $2,000). 

Funding is not presently available for other regions.

The small grant scheme is proudly supported by Families NSW to encourage and assist not-for-profit agencies (for example pre-schools, early intervention services, health, non-government agencies, councils, schools) to deliver parenting information, support and education initiatives to families in their community who have children aged 0-8 years.

The events funded through the Small Grants scheme must  be held in the Sydney Local Health District. The SLHD is comprised of seven complete Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay, Canterbury City, Leichhardt, Marrickville and Strathfield.

In addition, two of the four Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) of the City of Sydney LGA are included within SLHD’s eastern boundary. These are the Sydney - South and the Sydney - West SLAs. See map for the exact boundaries.

The Spring 2017 funding round has been delayed and is not expected to open before mid September.

Please note the delay in opening the Spring 2017 funding round means that agencies will not be informed about the results until mid October.

Agencies should take this into consideration if looking at running a program in Term 4 2017.

From April 2017 all successful applicants will be notified by email and asked to upload a TAX INVOICE  for the amount approved by the Sydney District Small Grants panel.

Payments will be made directly to the bank account on the TAX INVOICE  

Please read the criteria before downloading an application form:


Please take the time to read through our Frequently Asked Questions, below:


Sydney District

Twice a year rounds normally in Spring and Autumn.

You will be contacted by the Parenting Coordinator after the the Panel meets, usually within two weeks of applications closing.

Yes. You will be notified by phone, and offered a time to contact the Parenting Coordinator who will explain the strengths in your application and also areas that may be improved. You may than choose to resubmit your application in the next funding round.

In the Sydney District the Selection Panel is currently made up of the Four Families NSW Interagency Coordinators and local representatives. If they have been involved in an Application they  will absent themselves for the discussion of that Application.

Every six months in the Sydney Local Health District.

In the Sydney District Small Grants Applications are now on line.We will forward your Application to the Selection Committee.

Yes. You need to demonstrate that your previously funded initiatives have at least commenced.

The Sydney Local Health District covers the area  in this  map View map 

Families NSW is a prevention and early intervention strategy to help parents give their children a good start in life. This means supporting families during pregnancy and in the early years of a child's life, when development is rapid. The aim of Families NSW is to build the capacity of parents and carers, through a coordinated network of services, to raise their children and help them solve problems early before they become entrenched.

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