Community development grants

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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.

    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.

    1. Minor Grant (Up to $10,000) - Preview the application form
    2. Quick Response Grants (Up to $2,000) - Preview the 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.

    Download the grant guidelines

    1. Major grants

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

    *City of Adelaide are currently reviewing the Major grant funding program as per the resolution passed by Council on 9 June 2020. It is intended for the review to be completed and findings presented to Council prior to the end of the financial year (June 2021).  Following this, the updated guidelines and applications will be made available in order to apply for funding. If you have any queries or would like to be kept updated when funding will recommence please email: [email protected]

    2. Minor grants

    Up to $10,000

    Grant roundClosing date
    Round 1 24 August 2020, 5.00 pm
    Round 2 9 November 2020, 5.00 pm
    Round 3 8 February 2021, 5.00 pm


    3. Quick response grants

    Up to $2,000

    Applications open all year round until funds are exhausted.

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