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Community Development Grants

Community Programs

Grants of up to $1,500 are available under this category to develop the capacity of organisations (i.e. marketing, volunteer development, junior/youth development, equipment purchases) or to develop innovative programs to meet the needs of local residents.

Capital Improvement

This category allows for community groups to apply for up to $4,000, usually dollar for dollar, towards projects that upgrade buildings, sports fields or for major pieces of equipment.

Community Events

A financial contirbution of up to $1,500 (a maximum of $2,500 inclusive of inkind support) is available in this category to assist organisations with the planning and delivery of local community events that assist in building community capacity and/or provide an economic return to the district.

Applications and Guidelines

It is strongly recommended that all applicants read the Community Grant Guidelines

Applicants for any of the three categories above  can apply using the following Community Grant Program Application


Community Grant Workshop

There are three different categories of funding available – Capital, Community and Events. 

An information session will be held on Wednesday 3 April 2019 to explain the grant application form and the process.  Please register your interest in attending this information session by contacting Cathy on 8582 1922. 

Don’t forget to get your applications in by 23 April 2019


Community Grant Workshop
Wanting to learn more about community grants. Please register to attend the next Community Grant Workshop to be held in the Berri Town Hall on 3 April 2019 at 5.30pm

The form is no longer active.

Financial Assistance Program

Minor Support Funding

Council has made provision for a limited allocation of funds to support organisations in need.

Applications for funding will be received between the six monthly rounds of the Community Development Grants in special circumstances only if urgency and/or need can be determined. These applications are limited to $500.

Quick Response Donations and Organisational Support Donations and Services Support Donations will be processed throughout the year, as they are received, under the delegated authority of Council to the Chief Executive Officer.

Quick Response Donation

A quick response grant of up to $500 is available for Local organisations to commit to a time sensitive program/activity that would otherwise not be able to pursued within the normal Community Development Grant timelines.

Organisational Support Donation

A one-off donation (of up to $500) may be available to assist local organisations who provide a high level of community service and may not be able to operate without the support of this Council (or for regional groups, the combined Riverland Councils).

Services Support Donation

In-kind support to a maximum of $500 may be available for local organisations to assist with activities such as; hire of rooms and/or from Council, equipment (such as chairs/trestles/bollards) for small community events, minor building works, a series of smaller activities listed above occurring across the year.

Applications and Guidelines

Download the Minor Support Application and Guidelines(268 kb) for any of the three above listed categories for the Minor Support Funding.

Youth Sport & Cultural Sponsorships

A one-off donation (Up to a maximum of $500 - See Category Criteria) to assist young local individuals to attend National or International representative activities. Activities may include, sporting or cultural endeavours. Preference will be given to individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend the function without this support. To apply please download the Youth Sponsorships Guidelines and Application(160 kb)


Useful Websites for securing Grants

Most community projects and community organisations would not be successful without additional funding. To identify potential funding programs and opportinities you may wish to review the following webites. Please Note: Some sites may require small membership fees to access full information services.

Grants Assist (SA Government)

Local businesses, community organisations, clubs and individuals are also able to apply for grants from the State Government. GRANTassist provides the community with access to current information on State Government assistance and programs relevant to Community Groups, Clubs and Individuals.

GrantsLINK (Federal Government)

The GrantsLINK website lists funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help them to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.

Our Community 

Our Community is an organisation who provides information on grant programs available from a variety of funding bodies throughout Australia. There is also information available online on grant writing and management issues for Community Groups. There is a charge for accessing detailed information on the site

Grant Search

Grant search has 3000 sources of financial support for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects. Fees apply

The above listing is only a guide to some of the many options available

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