Community Impact Grants



successful applications in 21/22



funding allocated in 21/22



estimated attendees at 21/22 funded events/programs



8 Strategic Partnerships underway



successful applications in 22/23



funding allocated in 22/23



estimated attendees at 22/23 funded events/programs



community infrastructure projects supported

Important dates

RoundFunding available 23/24Opening dateClosing dateNotification
Community Impact – Quick ResponseUp to $2k2 August 20237 March 202415 business days after application
Community Impact – Programs and Community EventsUp to $25k / up to 2 years1 March 202425 March 2024<$10k – from May 2024
>$10k – from June 2024
Community Impact – Youth Lead GrantsUp to $5k5 October 20236 November 2023From 22 November 2023
Community InfrastructureUp to $100k1 March 202425 March 2024<$10k – from May 2024
>$10k – from June 2024
Community Impact Strategic PartnershipsApplications not opening in FY 23/24 as the budget is exhausted on currently running partnerships. See here for a list of current partnerships.

About the program

The Community Impact Grants program provides financial support to eligible clubs, groups, educational institutions, organisations, and residents to help deliver the following Council Strategic Plan outcomes:

  • An interesting and engaging place to live, learn and visit
  • An inclusive, equitable and welcoming community where people feel a sense of belonging
  • A sustainable city where climate resilience is embedded in all that we do
  • The status, attributes and character of our green spaces and the Park Lands are protected and strengthened
  • Adelaide’s unique experiences and opportunities attract visitors to our city
  • Encourage bold, interesting and purposeful development that supports the changing needs of our community and city
  • Create safe, inclusive and healthy places for our community
  • Drive affordable, safe and quality housing outcomes that attract and retain residents in our city

Priority areas

The Community Impact Grants are funded across five priority areas. Applications must respond to at least one of the priorities:

Welcoming - Create opportunities for people to welcome newcomers into their local neighbourhood.

Participation - Encourage residents and community groups to actively participate in their local city community.

Reconciliation - Develop and strengthen reconciliation practices. Support, promote and share Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures recognising the Kaurna people as traditional owners of the land.

Social inclusion - Deliver inclusive responses to meet the needs of isolated and marginalised groups.

Neighbourhood connection - Create opportunities for people to connect with each other. Celebration of diverse community and collaborations.

Who can apply

Applications will be considered from:

  • Individuals*
  • Organisations or groups who are legally constituted as an incorporated association
  • Not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2006)
  • Educational institutions
  • Commercial organisations with an annual revenue of <$250k will be considered when delivering a program outside of their usual business that can demonstrate a significant benefit to the City Community and focuses on community participation rather than expected profit basis.

* Individuals will only be considered in the Programs and Community Events category if they have an ABN and evidence of previous delivery of similar programs.

Applications will not be considered from:

  • State or Local Government departments
  • Private enterprises
  • Commercial organisations with an annual revenue of >$250k

Check your eligibility by reading the Community Impact Grant & Strategic Partnerships guidelines.

Eligible activities

What can be funded ✔

  • activities, events or programs that encourage residents and community groups to actively participate in their local community
  • training, education and accreditation for volunteers, coaches’ officials, and administrators such as first aid training
  • subsidies of hire fees
  • multi-cultural festivals
  • reconciliation events
  • sport and recreation participation opportunities
  • equipment and uniforms
  • activities, events or programs targeting a specific population such as a women’s running program
  • sports lighting, benches, water bubblers
  • accessibility improvements to buildings, sun protection
  • irrigation systems, air conditioning, surfaces (such as tennis courts)
  • community gardens

What can't be funded ✖

  • activities, events or programs occurring outside of the City of Adelaide boundary
  • infrastructure located outside of the City of Adelaide boundary
  • activities, events or programs that form part of core service delivery or business as usual for organisations
  • events or expenses where the majority of participants are professional athletes or prize money is awarded
  • maintenance costs
  • travel costs
  • general or routine maintenance of Council owned facilities and infrastructure
  • reimbursement of costs including lease and licence fees
  • requests for reimbursement of funds already spent

Previously successful grants

How to apply

Before submitting an application, you must:

Once you've discussed your project with the Coordinator, Grants Program, apply for the relevant grant:

All funding categories are currently closed for application.

Need more information?

If you have further questions contact the Coordinator, Grants Program: