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.
** NOW OPEN **
KEEP AUSTRALIA BEAUTIFUL LOCAL COMMUNITY GRANTS - applications are now open and will close Friday 14 June.
MULTICULTURAL GRANTS - applications can be made at any time.
NRM Community and Volunteer Support Grants
NRM Community and Volunteer Support Grants help support community groups carry out local land care, coast care and water care projects. Funding will be provided for a range of NRM activities such as sustainable land management, weed control, native plant revegetation, soil protection,fencing watercourses, and habitat protection for native animals.
An additional $60,000 is available for Friends of Parks groups and volunteer groups to undertake small projects on national parks and reserves. Small Volunteer Support Grants up to $5,000, small NRM Community Grants up to $10,000 and medium NRM Community Grants between $10,001 and $30,000 are available.
Further information including how to apply is available on the NRM website at: http://www.nrm.sa.gov.au/Funding/CommunityGrants.aspx
Keep Australia Beautiful local community grants
Applications are now open for a community grant of up to $10,000 for local projects that will help increase the recycling of beverage containers.
The Keep Australia Beautiful grants are open to community groups, local associations, small to medium enterprises and local councils for projects that will result in a measurable increase in beverage container recycling in local communities.
Grants will be awarded to:
• projects which address the specific issue of beverage container recycling and its by-products;
• practical local solutions that can be used as examples for others and leave a legacy;
• projects that do not duplicate existing recycling activities; and
• projects that result in measurable volumes of recycled materials.
A total of $409,000 in grant funding is available for this year’s program with applications closing on Friday 14th June 2013. Successful applicants will be advised by early July.
To apply visit the Keep Australia Beautiful national website www.kab.org.au/beverage-container-recycling-grants/ and fill in the online application form or contact Keep Australia Beautiful National Association.
For more information on the grants, please contact Bianca Bateman at
or 0419 016 401.
*conditions apply for school applications
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.
$25,000 is available, with grants of up to $2,000 offered in the following categories:
• Community Development
• Arts & Culture
• Sport & Recreation
To access the online application and further information go to: http://www.marion.sa.gov.au/community-grants
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 www.premcab.sa.gov.au/dpc/community_donation.html
2013 Premier's Certificate of Recognition for outstanding Volunteer Service
The 2013 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service Program is now open for applications.
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 www.ofv.sa.gov.au or by phoning 1300 014 712.
Volunteer Support Fund
The Volunteer Support Fund is designed to help small, incorporated, not-for-profit organisations to support and foster their volunteers. Applications are now open for community organisations to receive funding in individual grants of up to $3,000 for initiatives that assist volunteer programs.
It is expected that successful applicants use the funding to advance and assist volunteer supporting programs, expand volunteer participation, and promote the value of volunteering within the community.Organisations must be community based, not-for-profit and incorporated to be eligible to apply.
Volunteer Support Fund guidelines and application forms are available from www.ofv.sa.gov.au.
There are no opening and closing dates for Multicultural Grants - applications can be made at any time.
Organisations can apply for assistance for small, medium or major grants in each of the following categories:
- Projects and Events;
- Community Development;
as well as
- Using the Media to Promote Multiculturalism.
If you are considering applying for a grant you may wish to contact a grants officer on 8226 1944 to clarify any matters about your application. Multicultural SA can also provide an interpreter should you require assistance to complete the application form. Copies of the Multicultural Grant Scheme guidelines and application forms are also available on the Multicultural SA website - www.multicultural.sa.gov.au.
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 www.arts.sa.gov.au and by contacting Arts SA on 8463 5444 or by email:
ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund
The ANZAC Day Commemoration Council provides grants up to $8000 to support a range on 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, youth group, 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 www.premcab.sa.gov.au/dpc/community_anzac.html. For more information telephone: (08) 8226 3502 or email
Community Voices Program
The Office for Volunteers' Community Voices program provides $50,000 funding to enable volunteer organisations to promote and market themselves to the community. The program is 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 with ten grants valued at up to $5,000 made available. Copies of the program brochure and application form will then be available from the website: www.ofv.sa.gov.au/communityvoices.htm.
Volunteer Training Grant
This program provides a unique opportunity for communities, across metropolitan and country areas of South Australia, to apply for grants to deliver free training to support their local volunteers.
Gants will be awarded to assist eligible South Australian volunteer resource centres, councils, training providers and not-for-profit incorporated community organisations to deliver free training for volunteers and volunteer managers to obtain the skills and qualifications needed to support their volunteering roles, and meet the identified training needs of the local community.
Free Volunteer Training Grants Guidelines and Application forms are available from the Office for Volunteers website at www.ofv.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8413 8172.
Premier's Community Initiatives Fund
This fund provides financial assistance to non-for-profit South Australian based organisations that offer direct services and support to members of the community.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist organisations undertake a one-off project that will benefit disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated members of the community.
The Premier’s Community Initiatives Fund program is targeted at areas of significant and legitimate need within the South Australian community with the objective of ensuring a more socially inclusive community.
In this particular round priority will be given to projects which can demonstrate contribution to the goals of: an affordable place to live, safe communities / healthy neighbourhoods and every chance for every child.For more information about these strategic priorities please visit http://saplan.org.au/pages/seven-strategic-priorities.
Copies of the funding guidelines and application form are available from my office or via www.premcab.sa.gov.au/dpc/community_initiatives.html
For further information or assistance, contact the Grant Programs Unit on
8226 7671 or via email on
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. For more information phone the Office for the Ageing on 8207 0522.
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:
For more information phone the Office for the Ageing on 8207 0522.
The program guidelines and expression of interest application form are available on the website: www.sa.gov.au/seniors/grants or from my office on 8294 6711.
Community Benefit Grants
Community Benefit SA distributes funds from gaming machine taxes to assist community organisations meet social welfare needs. This program assists disadvantaged individuals, families and communities by providing one-off funding to incorporated, non-government, non profit, charitable and social welfare organisations to:
- improve the well-being, quality of life, community participation and life management skills of disadvantaged individuals and communities; and
- develop and strengthen communities across the metropolitan, rural and remote regions of South Australia.
Applications for Community Benefit SA grants can be submitted throughout the year. The average grant amount is $10,000. A review of the program was conducted in 2011 to explore opportunities to simplify application forms and improve timing of grants. For information about the grants please refer to the website: www.dfc.sa.gov.au/cbsa.
The South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC), is offering Community Grants for safer, greener and more active travel. The grants are for 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.
DPTI is delivering information sessions to potential grant applicants to assist applicants in developing and implementing quality projects. For more information about the grants information session or to apply, visit www.dpti.sa.gov.au/communityprograms (follow the links to Community Grants), email
or call (08) 8402 1913.
Active Club Program - Community Recreation & Sports Facilities Program
The Active Club Program offers financial assistance to support community sport and active recreation organisations to strengthen and sustain active communities.
The 2013/14 budget for the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program is $4.825 million.
An additional $2.5 million is available for state level sport facilities and community sports hubs.
A maximum request of $20,000 is available to eligible organisations for facility applications and $5,000 for program and equipment applications.
Guidelines and application forms are available from the Office of Recreation and Sport on telephone (08) 7424 7708 or visit www.recsport.sa.gov.
Community Rec & Sport Facilities
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 $7.195 million in 2012-13 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 4 grant types in the following categories:
Category 1 - Facility Planning Projects
- Category 2 - Facility Development Projects (funding up to $200,000)
- Category 3 - Facility Development Projects (funding from $201,000 - $500,000)
- Category 4 - Community Sports Hub and Major Projects (funding up to $2.5 million).
Please note that:
- Applicants will be eligible to apply for one project per category
- Applicants for Category 2 and 3 must demonstrate at least a matched funding commitment
- Applicants for Category 3 and 4 will make application through an Expression of Interest process
- Applicants must demonstrate landowner consent for the project. A template will be provided to assist applicants.
- Affiliated sport or active recreation organisations should seek the endorsement of the relevant state association or peak body. A template will be provided to assist applicants.
- Facility projects that are unsuccessful under the Active Club Program electoral allocation will get a second chance assessment under category 2 of the Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program.
When the round opens, copies of the program brochure and application form will be available from the website: www.recsport.sa.gov.au/ or from my office on 8294 6711.
Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program
The Sport and Recreation Sustainability Program (SRSP) assists State Sport and Active Recreation Organisations and Industry Representative Bodies to provide leadership for sport and active recreation in South Australia. Organisations should provide vision and direction for their sport or activity and support members and affiliates.
This grant opens for one round each year with available funding of $3.1 million per annum to State Sport and Active Recreation Organisations and Industry Representative Bodies with an annual turnover of less than $10 million per annum to provide leadership for sport or active recreation across South Australia.
The maximum amount that an applicant can be allocated is $100,000 per annum. Organisations will be assessed on the basis of the profiling information provided. Please note:
- The SRSP will be notionally allocated for up to three years on a triennial basis.
- For recognised State Sport Organisations for people with disabilities the assessment will recognise the additional costs in providing sport and active recreation opportunities for people with a disability.
- The assessment will recognise the additional costs to organisations providing elite sporting pathways that are aligned with a recognised SASI program.
When the round opens, copies of the program brochure and application form will be available from the website: www.recsport.sa.gov.au/ or from my office on 8294 6711.
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 $4.073million per annum to eligible sport and recreation organisations, local councils and community organisations - please see the website www.recsport.sa.gov.au to confirm eligibility. 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: www.recsport.sa.gov.au/ or from my office on 8294 6711. Successful organisations will be required to enter into a formal agreement with the Minister for Recreation and Sport.
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.