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Grants / Funding Information

There are many grants availabe from both State and Federal governments, local councils and other organisations.  Please see the following list for further details.  
Open Now - Round 45 of the Active Club Program - Closes 11 April 2018 (12 noon)
Open Now - Round 2 of the Sporting Surfaces Program - Closes 11 April 2018 (12 noon)
Open Now -  Round 4 of the Female Facilities Program - Closes 11 April 2018 (12 noon)
Open Now - 2018-19 round of the Community Rec and Sport Facilities Program - Closes 11 April 2018 (12 noon)
If you are a sporting club, service club, group or organisation in the Morphett electorate and would like to be included on Duncan's mailing list to be advised about upcoming grants, please phone the Morphett Electorate office on (08) 8294 6711 or use the Contact Duncan page.

Young Care SA

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and emergency respite care to enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and their carers.

The grants provide one-off funding between $2,000 and $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home, and are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.

Visit their website to apply: 


The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion is making it easier for community organisations to apply for one-off grants by bringing its grant programs together through one easy application.  Grants SA brings together approximately $3 million of one-off funding from:

  • Charitable and Social Welfare Fund
  • Multicultural Celebrating Diversity
  • Volunteer Training Grants
  • Volunteer Support Fund

Eligible community organisations can apply for this funding to deliver programs, services and/or events that contribute to:

  •  community needs
  •  strong and inclusive communities
  •  wellbeing and participation
  •  skills and knowledge
  •  cultural diversity
  •  volunteering
  •  disadvantaged young people, adults and families.

Grants will be distributed through three types of funding rounds:

  • Major grants of $20,001-$50,000 will be open twice a year
  • Medium grants of $5,001-$20,000 will be open four times a year
  • Minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.

Information about Grants SA can be found at If you have any questions for the Grants SA team phone: 1300 650 985 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Female Facilities Program

The Female Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to develop sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit for purpose female change room facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian sporting community.  In 2017/18, $3 million dollars will be available and eligible organisation can apply for up to $500,000 with no contribution required to match these funds for renovation of existing male change room facilities for female use; new build of change rooms; and new build or renovation of individual unisex umpire change facilities. The program will invest $10 million to upgrade and build female-friendly change rooms at sporting clubs.

The State Government’s facilities program is administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport. 

Clubs interested in applying to the Female Facilities Program are encouraged to have an appropriate club representative contact an Office for Recreation and Sport Funding Services Consultant on 1300 714 990 to discuss potential projects.

Further program information, including eligibility criteria, example guidelines and application forms can be found at

Suez Community Grants Program

Suez provides grants of up to $15,000 each to community groups that encourage local participation in social and environmental projects which help create a more sustainable future. Guidelines and information on how to apply for a grant can be found at  Suez has created a paperless grant application system as part of its commitment to sustainability.

The City of Marion Community Grants Round

The purpose of the Community Grants Program is to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish and undertake innovative projects or activities that are of benefit to the community and which supports the City of Marion Strategic Plan.

Grants are available to support non-profit groups to develop new projects benefiting the community. No matter how large or small your group is, if you have an idea for a project, then you may be eligible for a grant.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available as well as five grants of $5,000. A special $10,000 grant is also available.  Grants are offered in the following categories:

• Environment
• Community Development
• Arts & Culture
• Sport & Recreation

To access the online application and further information go to:

Smart State PC Donation Program

The Smart State PC Donation Program involves giving not-for-profit organisations recycled PCs (a maximum of three per organisation) should they meet all program criteria. The program runs in rounds, which occur two times per year. Each round lasts approximately one month, after which the applications received are assessed and successful applicants are notified.

Application forms and guidelines for Applying are available from my office or visit

Young Volunteer Scholarships

The scholarships are awarded in recognition of young volunteers who are currently involved in volunteering, have a history of community participation and who have demonstrated their personal motivation and interest in volunteering and helping others in the community.

Winners of the scholarship awards will receive financial assistance to assist them with tuition fees associated with attending their chosen field of study at a university, TAFE SA or vocational college course.
The Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards provide a great opportunity to reward young people who make a difference in our community.

Guidelines and Nomination forms are available from the Office for Volunteers website at or by phoning 1300 014 712.

Premier's Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service

The Certificate is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of volunteers and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community.

Volunteer-involving organisations and community groups are encouraged to nominate volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to the community and / or the organisation.

Guidelines and Nomination forms are available from the Office for Volunteers website at or by phoning 1300 014 712.

Arts SA

Funding programs through Arts SA support local community festivals and events, help South Australian artists and arts organisations with targeted initiatives that embrace innovation, vision, originality and leadership, and encourage greater participation in the arts throughout the community.

Funding can help artists build careers as well as strengthen local communities through improved arts facilities, the presentation of arts events and festivals or the commissioning of public art projects.

Programs cover every art form. There is a wide range of grants available which are aimed at bringing artistic projects and creative endeavours to fruition, thus making it possible for people of all ages to experience the arts and culture in South Australia.

Grants are offered through the following programs:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) arts development
  • Arts and disability
  • Arts facilities and equipment
  • Arts organisations
  • Community arts
  • Contemporary music
  • Independent makers and presenters
  • New commissions and exhibitions
  • Public art and design

Most programs offer funding rounds throughout the year. Further information is available from and by contacting Arts SA on 8463 5444 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund - Centenary Grant Funding 2014 - 2018

The ANZAC Day Commemoration Council provides grants up to $20,000 to support a range of initiatives that focus on educating the community about the significance of ANZAC Day and commemorating our nation's military heritage. Any individual, ex-service organisation, local government authority, community organisation, special interest group, researcher, school or other educational institution, parent group or other not-for-profit organisation may apply for funds, provided the applicant is based in South Australia.

Guidelines, application forms and further information can be found at For more information telephone: (08) 8226 3502 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Voices Program

The Office for Volunteers' Community Voices program provides a unique opportunity for community groups to work in partnership with the Department of Screen and Media at Flinders University and sees students working with volunteer organisations to produce:

  • Community documentaries to be used for promotion, training or recruitment by the organisation.
  • Community service announcements (television commercials) to promote, retain and recruit volunteers.

This annual program opens in October each year. Copies of the program brochure and application form will then be available from the website:

Fund My Community

This fund provides $1 million for not-for-profit, non-government, community groups to provide programs or services for isolated, vulnerable or disadvantaged South Australians with the funding allocation decided by the community.

The theme for Fund My Community 2017 is 'Connect, Grow, Build, Belong'.  This year, more than 2,500 South Australians helped to decide which projects should be funded through the program.  For further information go to

Grants for Seniors / Positive Ageing Development Grants

Grants for Seniors provides funding of up to $5,000 to volunteer agencies, self-help groups, community organisations, education and training bodies, arts and cultural groups and recreation and sporting groups (refer to guidelines for further information). These one off grants are to help older people to be involved in their community and continue participating in activities of their choice. Funding is provided for the purchase of:

  • equipment or materials
  • cultural, social or skill enhancing activities
  • fitness, sporting or educational programs.

Priority is given to special needs populations and small community groups that receive limited or no significant funding from other sources.

Positive Ageing Development Grants are aimed at cultural, educational, training and arts bodies, as well as volunteer, self-help, community, recreational and sporting organisations that promote choices and opportunities for older people to remain connected to their communities. Expressions of interest will be invited for grants of up to $25,000 on a one-off basis over a one-year period for projects which provide opportunities and choices for older people in line with the following themes:

  • health, wellbeing and security
  • social and economic productivity
  • all-ages-friendly communities.

If you require further information, contact the Office for the Ageing:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: (08) 8204 2420 Postal address: PO Box 196 Rundle Mall Adelaide SA 5000

Community Grants

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC), is offering grants for community groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that promote safer, greener and more active travel choices. Projects can focus on improving road safety, getting people cycling, walking or catching public transport, replacing car journeys with technology, doing things locally or using the car smarter.

Applications for the next round of community grants are currently open and close at 5pm on the 10 September 2017.

It’s easy to apply. You are guided through a simple online process all the necessary information. To apply for a grant or to view the eligibility and assessment criteria please visit, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (08) 8343 2180. Program Officers will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the grants or the application process.

Active Club Program

The Active Club Program provides assistance to strengthen and sustain community sport and active recreation organisations through club development, programs and equipment. An amount of $2.75 million is available annually in the Active Club Program via two funding rounds per year.

  • program and equipment (up to $5,000) round
  • facility upgrade requests up to $25,000 round.

Guidelines and application forms are available from the Office of Recreation and Sport (ORS) by phoning (08) 7424 7708 or visit

Community Recreation & Sport Facilities Progam

The Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program (CRSFP) offers financial assistance for the planning and development of sustainable, inclusive, functional and fit for purpose sport and active recreation facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community.

This grant opens for one round each year with available funding of $4.183 million to not-for-profit, incorporated sport and active recreation groups that do not hold a gaming machine licence. Not-for-profit, incorporated community associations, local government authorities and educational institutions are also eligible to apply.

There are 2 grant types in the following categories:

    1. Minor facility development (requests $25,000 - $200,000)
    2. Major facility development (requests $200,000 - $1,000,000)

Copies of the program brochure and application form are available on the website: or by phoning ORS (08) 7424 7708.

Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program

The Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP) will assist eligible organisations to develop and implement projects that will grow the sport or activity, improve services and/or address barriers to inclusion. This grant opens for one round each year with available funding of $3.233million per annum to eligible sport and recreation organisations, local councils and community organisations - applicants can be funded up to $100,000 each year for up to 3 years.

There is no limit to the request on applications; the assessment will consider value for money and the applicant's contribution to the project. There will be 3 grant types:

  • Projects with a statewide or regional focus
  • Projects promoting inclusive recreation or inclusive sport opportunities
  • Projects that deliver significant community benefit.

When the round opens, copies of the program brochure and application form will be available from the website: Successful organisations will be required to enter into a formal agreement with the Minister for Recreation and Sport.

Youth Network Grants

The Youth Network Grants are designed to increase the capacity of the youth sector by supporting organisations that work in the youth sector to share, collaborate and disseminate information.

These 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.

Each network may apply for a one-off grant of up to $5,000 to support their core function and to undertake additional initiatives that build the capacity of the youth sector to deliver better outcomes and services for the community. The Youth Network Grants are for a term of one year and are non-recurrent.

Copies of the application forms and guidelines are available from or by contacting the Office of Youth on (08) 8207 0452.

MoneySmart Rookie Grants

Aligned with the 2016 Connected to YOUth strategy, the Government is providing funding to not-for-profit and community based organisations throughout South Australia to support the delivery of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) MoneySmart Rookie program. Funding will support 200 homeless or at risk of homelessness, young people aged 15-24 years across South Australia to learn budgeting and money management skills.

Not-for-profit and community organisations that work with young people are eligible to apply for a one-off grant to support the delivery of the six modules of the MoneySmart Rookie program, utilising the MoneySmart Rookie Community Educator Guide. A one-off grant amount of $500 (GST exclusive) is available per young person registered to complete the MoneySmart Rookie program. The minimum number of young people that an organisation can apply for funding for is five individuals ($2,500 GST exclusive) and the maximum number is 20. ($10,000 GST exclusive). Funding can be spent on associated costs to support the delivery of the six modules of the MoneySmart Rookie program for example staff salaries, venue hire, program promotion, travel for regional members and printing costs or access to computers.

Copies of the application forms and guidelines are available from or by contacting DCSI on (08) 8413 8178.

Dame Roma Mitchell Grants for children and young people

To be eligible for a Dame Roma Mitchell Grant you must be 29 years or younger at the closing date for applications and be, or have been:
under the Guardianship of the Minister under the Children's Protection Act 1993 (or a previous equivalent in South Australia), for at least one year
a child/young person from a remote Aboriginal community who is/was placed in the long-term care of relatives under family care agreements, financially supported on a regular basis by the Department for Education and Child Development (or a previous equivalent) for a combined total of at least one year.

Eligible children and young people can apply through application for a grant to:

  • assist them to achieve personal goals
  • contribute to their health and wellbeing
  • provide them with developmental opportunities.

There are two grant rounds annually.

Guidelines, application forms and further information can be found at

For further information contact the DRMTF Executive Officer on 1300 650 971 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Heritage Grants

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program 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.

For futher information contact the National Library of Australia on (02) 6262 1111, via their website or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Duncan 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.

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.



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