Grants and Funding

Want to trial a project? Coordinating an event? Need one-off funding? 
Here are some links to grants that may become available. The grants are all different so be sure to check the grant guidelines to ensure your organisation is eligible and that the project meets the criteria.

City of Playford

City of Playford offers Community Development Grants which aim to encourage and develop local community projects and ensure that community groups can participate and make a positive contribution to community and cultural life in the City of Playford.

The following Grants are available:

Application forms and grant guidelines will be made available when grant applications open.

Community Benefit SA Grants

Community Benefit SA is a State Government program in South Australia which allocates up to $4 million per year to the community for one off projects that assist non-government community service agencies to improve the wellbeing, quality of life, community participation, and life management skills of disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities.

Application forms and grant guidelines can be downloaded at

SA Grants Directory

The Grants Directory offers easy access to information on a broad range of funding options available to the community.

Check out the website for further information:

Office for Recreation and Sport

Funding is available to help organisations and individuals provide high quality active recreation and sport facilities, programs and activities.

Check out the website for further information:

Office for Youth

The Office for Youth coordinates and delivers the following grants:

Messenger Community Grants

Messenger Community Grants is a new initiative by Messenger Community Newspapers. $1,000 micro grants are being provided to help support ideas that will improve your local community. Messenger Community Grants is open to residents of South Australia who are over 18 years of age, and eligible community groups in the Messenger distribution area of Adelaide.

For more information visit:

South Australian Youth Arts Board

The SAYAB grants program aims to encourage exciting and innovative youth arts activity of a high standard, across the full range of the arts. Providing grants and schemes to support and develop artistic activity for, by, and with young South Australians aged 26 years and under.

Check out the website for further information:

NRM Community Grants

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board provides financial assistance to support different sectors of the community to sustainably manage natural resource across the region. This includes NRM Action Grants for schools and community groups, incentives for rural landholders and grants for primary industries

For more information visit the website:  

Coles Grants

The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant program makes a lasting impact on schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, youth groups, and communities across Australia by providing grants of up to $1,000 to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as bush tucker gardens, water wise gardens, or veggie gardens.

For more information visit the website: 

Kitchen Gardens SA

The Kitchen Garden Initiative is a strategic priority for the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. The program promotes the development of kitchen gardens in homes, schools, and communities in Adelaide. As a collaborative partnership we encourage people to create their own connections between food, plants and culture. The Kitchen Garden Initiative aims to develop a social, cultural and environmental understanding of where food comes from, with a horticultural, cultural and global perspective.

Check out their website for information on available grants: 

Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure Community Grants

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission offers grants for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that support 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.

Visit their website for more information:

Local Sporting Champions Grants

Individual athletes and teams who are participating in appropriately endorsed state school sport championships or international competitions are now also eligible to apply for support.

For more information on the Local Sporting Champions program visit the Australian Sports Commission at

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