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Grants and Donations

On this page you will find a range of opportunities to apply for Community Donations and Grants:

Community Donations Program

The Community Donations Program strengthens the community through support for non-profit organisations, local community and sporting groups and schools. Funding is awarded to initiatives that will make a positive contribution to the community and cultural life of the city.

Community Donations Program Categories:

  • Community Recreation and Wellbeing Donations
  • Events and Festivals Donations
  • Arts and Cultural Donation

2018 - 2019 Community Donations Program- APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications for the 2018/2019 Community Donations Program are open until 5pm Friday 20 July 2018.

Does your group, sporting club, school or kindergarten, have a great project idea that you are looking for funding for to get off the ground? Now is your chance to put together a great application. 

Community Donations Program Guidelines:

Community Donations Application Forms:

2017 -2018 Successful Applicants

Click here for the list of the successful applicants under the 2017-2018 Community Donations Program.

If you would like any further information or to be notified when Community Donations rounds are open, please contact Melissa Priest on 8229 9999 or

Community Chest Donations

Applications will be accepted throughout the year for Community Chest Donations of up to $500. Community Chest Donations are small 'one off' payments to assist organisations within the Council area with costs associated with community development initiatives such as; small community events and projects that will have benefits to the surrounding community.

To apply please submit an application in writing clearly outlining the following:

  • The particulars of your community development initiative
  • The amount you are requesting and the total cost of the program
  • Your own contribution (financial and in-kind)
  • Expected outcomes of your program or project
  • How you will acknowledge Council's contribution

Applications will be received throughout the year, but are subject to budgetary limitations. Please email your application to

Youth Achievement Sponsorship Program

The Youth Achievement Sponsorship Program recognises and encourages the achievements of young people in the community. We provide sponsorship for young people 21 years and under, who are representing their sport or cultural activity at State and/or National level.

To be eligible for sponsorship, applicants need to:

  • Be a resident of the City of Holdfast Bay
  • Be aged 21 or under at the time of the competition
  • Be representing South Australia or Australia
  • Be able to provide a letter of selection from the peak body or the association running the event.
  • Have not received sponsorship from Council in the current financial year unless the Competition results in selection at a higher level e.g. State to National representation.
  • If sponsorship has been received in a previous financial year, Council has been informed of the result and provided with a photo (unless negotiated prior).

Applications will be accepted throughout the year, but are subject to budgetary limitations and available funds.

To apply for the program please download the Youth Achievement Application Form(217 kb) and email to

Please contact the Community and Youth Development Officer on 8229 9881 or

Greening Our Community Grants

Since 2011-12 Greening Our Community grant of up to $5000 have been available to community groups to undertake environmentally themed projects which involve one or more of the following;

  • biodiversity conservation
  • water conservation
  • energy reduction or renewable energy
  • waste reduction
  • educational programs focusing on sustainability themes

 "Greening Our Community Grants are a great initiative which will assist students to learn the importance of living a greener lifestyle. The indigenous garden (partly funded through the grant) complements our frog pond, butterfly garden and other indigenous plantings and help students and the wider community to better appreciate our native flora." 

- Wes Moyle, Seacliff Primary School.

2017-18 Greening Our Community Grants - now open until COB Friday August 18!

To apply for the program please download the Greening Our Community Grants Application form(933 kb)  and email to

For more information on Greening Our Community grants please contact Shani Wood on 8229 9999 or via email

Heritage Fund Grants

The Heritage Fund Grants Scheme assists the owners of Local Heritage Places with conservation works. For further
information, please download the Heritage Fund Grant Application Form(380 kb).  Enquiries can also be directed to Development Services on 8229 9950.

Shopfront Grants

Information on the next round of Shopfront Grants will be available from 1 July 2018 for projects to be completed by 30 June 2019. 

The City of Holdfast Bay Shopfront Fund Grants Scheme assists the owners and/or tenants of buildings within the Jetty Road precinct to enhance their exterior appearances. Jetty Road Glenelg is a historic and vibrant tourism destination and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.  For this reason maintaining the appearance of shop fronts and the buildings adds to the character and charm of Jetty Road.  

Shopfront Grants fact Sheet 2018/19(475 kb)

Small Business Grant

We are offering Small Business Development Grants to new or existing businesses.  The grants are available to businesses that can demonstrate an ongoing benefit to the city, create increased participation by the local community and those who are keen to work collaboratively and foster new partnerships across the city.  The program encourages businesses to propose innovative, creative and sustainable business initiatives. 

Enquiries can be directed to the Business Development Partner on 08 8229 9999

Small Business Development Grants Guidelines(380 kb)

Small Business Development Grant Program Application Form(552 kb)

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