Community development grants

photo-icon Rudi Deco

City of Adelaide recognises the important role that community programs and services can play in the wellbeing of the community.

The Community Development Grants program will re-open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are happy to receive any grant inquiries for future projects in 2020/21. Please contact the Grant Officer on 8203 7203 to discuss project dates and funding opportunities.

The Community Development Grants Program provides funding to eligible groups, organisations and individual residents who present applications that demonstrate consistency with the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan outcomes including:

  • Increase participation by the broadest range of residents in the community life of their neighbourhood
  • Develop and celebrate strong and resilient city communities that are welcoming and encourage people of all ages, cultures and means to participate in city life, including through volunteer opportunities

Funding is available for applications that respond to the Grant Program priorities identified in the Community Development Grant Guidelines document.

Funding categories

The Community Development Grants Program has three funding categories and levels that are designed to respond to different needs in the community such as larger on-going projects, medium sized programming opportunities and small scale community initiatives. Please see below for further detail on these categories. We encourage you to draft your application using these Word documents before submitting your online application. Once finalised, simply cut and paste your answers into the online application form.

Download the Grants Budget template (for Quick Response and Minor Grants) and fill in prior to submitting your online application. 

For Major Grants please download a three year budget plan. You will be asked to upload this as part of your application.

  1. Major Grant EOI - Expression of Interest Form (Up to $50,000 per year, 1 to 3 year funding agreements available) - Preview the application form
  2. Minor Grant (Up to $10,000) - Preview the application form
  3. Quick Response Grants (Up to $2,000) - Preview the application form

Download the grant guidelines

1. Major grants - currently closed

Up to $50,000 per year, 1 to 3 year funding agreements available. 

To submit an application for a major grant, you must first submit an expression of interest. Only successful EOI submissions will invited submit a major grant application.

2. Minor grants - currently closed

Up to $10,000

3. Quick response grants - currently closed

Up to $2,000