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 The Hive Community Grants program is designed to help community organisations in the Mid North Coast, Hunter, and New England regions.  

As part of our Hive 5 approach, we understand the importance of strong communities. The grants are a one-off financial contribution, organisations can apply for up to $10,000 in funding to help boost their community-based events and projects.

The purpose of the grants is to boost our local economies after months of COVID-19 restrictions have taken a toll on our social and environmental-based hubs. The grants program aims to:

  • Provide financial aid to organisations who have suffered during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Bring our communities together to create more opportunities for community connection, engagement, and inclusion
  • Help organisations build their capacity for community-related events

The Hive Community Grants program is available to all community organisations with a project or initiative that helps promote active community participation. 

Applications for the 21-22 grants are now closed. 

The 22-23 grants will reopen in the second half of 2022.

Meet our 21/22 grant recipients

Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS)

The Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS) has run award-winning child protection programs in preschool settings for over 10 years. Being awarded a grant through the Hive Community program allows CAPS to pilot their latest protective behaviours program and provide ongoing support to the Awabakal Preschool in Newcastle, NSW. This revised program looks to incorporate some of their latest research around grooming, consent, and parent coaching to help parents and staff at Awabakal Preschool take the lead in teaching young indigenous children critical personal safety skills.

Make A Difference

Ride the Wave is a premier annual festival in Port Macquarie that brings together people from around the region to celebrate all things surf, skate and music. With approx.5000 attending the festival across 3 days, all the proceeds go straight back into the Mid North Coast community to support those who are disadvantaged or marginalised. Funding for Ride the Wave Festival will go towards helping MAD continue to operate it’s free mobile food service for people who are doing it tough in our community. 

Mooral Creek Hall & Progress Assoc Inc

Mooral Creek Hall is a hub for local community members to come together and connect through social, recreational and creative activities. The Mooral Creek Hall & Progress Association serves the community from Mooral Creek, Strathcedar, Cedar Party and Kippaxs in the Manning Valley on the NSW Mid North Coast, and plays an active role in keeping people connected. Their share of the Hive Community grants funding will help them extend their premise with a new outdoor deck, allowing them to hold bigger outdoor events, strengthening and revitalising their community in their post bushfire renewal phase.

Taree & District Eisteddfod Society Inc

A staple in the Taree region, the Taree & District Eisteddfod has been running for over 54 consecutive years, bringing together thousands of people each year in the performing arts. The Eisteddfod now runs over 5-6 weeks each year and aims to nurture the talent in the performing arts across vocal, piano, dance, dance groups, speech, drama, instrumental/electric, starburst, and choirs. The funding received will assist the Eisteddfod in continuing to bring together the youth of the region for the 2022 event.

Run Port Mac

Their mission is a simple one. To engage the community and encourage us to make physical activity and positive social interaction part of their daily life. Run Port mac aims to reduce the barriers to participation by providing a safe and welcoming environment that embraces diversity, inclusion and all abilities. 


For all enquiries regarding The Hive Community Grants program please email [email protected]