Applying for Grants
Below are links to external Government and Council Grants and Community Services.
If your organisation would like to receive regular grants updates for specific projects and programs, please contact the Adelaide Electorate Office on (08) 8269 1838.
Multicultural Grants Scheme - funding for projects that will develop and strengthen our multicultural communities, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and foster intercultural relationships, mutual respect, understanding and community unity.
Office for Recreation and Sport - includes Active Club Program, Community Recreation & Sport Facilities Program, Sport and Recreation Development & Inclusion Program and others
Arts SA - The Arts Organisations Program provides funding to vibrant arts organisations that contribute to a sustainable and thriving arts culture in South Australia. Various funding and grants available.
State Government Grants - grants for business
Grants SA - Grants SA provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage. Through Grants SA, three one-off grant programs, the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund (Community Benefit SA), Multicultural Grants and Volunteer Grants, have been combined into a single application process.
Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service - the Premier's Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service provides an opportunity for volunteer-involving organisations and community groups to recognise and reward excellence and significant achievements by nominating one or more of their volunteers.
South Australian Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation - available to all South Australian based organisations or community groups to acknowledge their volunteers. These certificates are available all year round and you can place your order for certificates with the Office for Volunteers firstname.lastname@example.org
YoungCare SA - these programs are changing lives by providing vital funding for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care. The grants support young people with high care needs to exit and avoid moving into housing that may not be appropriate such as aged care, hospital or a rehabilitation centre.
Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund - assisting both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities to participate in formal and informal programs.
Smart State PC Donation Program - assists South Australian community based, not-for-profit organisations to access personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks.
Community Voices Program - provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to partner with Flinders University film-making students to produce community documentaries or online video advertisements to promote, train or recruit volunteers.
Office of the Ageing Community Grants programs, including Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Development Grants, reflect the State Government’s vision to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state.
Stronger Communities Grants Round - grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 will be made available to eligible community organisations for small capital works projects and some types of equipment which will strengthen our community. If your organisation is eligible, your project proposal must include a matched dollar-for-dollar contribution or equivalent in kind support.
Clubs SA Small Grants - to assist in small projects and activities.
Office of Youth Grants - various grants focus on assisting youth networks to identify significant issues in their area of operation. This will then allow the networks to develop policies and strategies to address their identified needs.
Young Volunteer Scholarships - this program provide scholarships of up to $3,000 to reward young South Australians, aged 25 years and under, who volunteer their time and talents to help others in the community.
Dame Roma Mitchell Grants for Children and Young People - provide opportunities for eligible children and young people who are or have been under the guardianship of the Minister for Child Protection.
Community Heritage Grants - provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
The Law Foundation of SA Grants - promoting legal research, education and the provision of legal services to the community.
Letters of Support
Once you have completed a grant application, evidence of community support is often required. This may be from stakeholders in the project, the local council or your State and/or Federal Members of Parliament. Rachel is happy to provide community organisations with letters of support to accompany their applications. The following information may be of assistance:
Get in early! Letters of support are usually highlighted at the end of the application and are only thought of near the end of the process and close to the deadline. When you first receive your application make contact with those you require letters of support from as soon as possible; this saves you having to rush around at the last minute and is appreciated by those being approached to prepare a letter for you as many organisations are often requesting letters at the same time.
Be clear about the project you are seeking funding for and provide all the relevant information when requesting your letter of support, including an overview of your project, how the project is going to benefit the club and/or wider community, general information about your organisation and what efforts have been made to contribute to the cost of the project. A copy of the completed or draft application would be most helpful.
Other Sources of Information
Apart from the above, there are many other grants available. You may find the following websites helpful:
Many Local Councils also provide funding to community organisations either through a funding program or by special application. Contact your local Council for details.
- City of Prospect prospect.sa.gov.au
- City of Walkerville walkerville.sa.gov.au
- City of Adelaide cityofadelaide.com.au
- City of Charles Sturt charlessturt.sa.gov.au
And finally, don't forget to keep your eye on the newspapers as details of upcoming grants are generally advertised in The Advertiser and Messenger Press.