The City of Charles Sturt administers a number of grants designed to support individuals and groups in our Council area. Check out the list of grants below and click on the title of the grant to access more information (including application forms and guidelines).
Pending a review at a later stage, all categories of funding under the City Benefit Program are now open (please refer to the guideline’s and application form).
Applications are now open for Minor Community Events for amounts of $1,001 to $5,000 until the 31 August (up to $1,000 open all year pending budget availability).
DWA (Discretionary Ward Allowance)
Hindmarsh Town Mission Education Scholarship
Heritage Conservation Grants
Westside Place Makers Grant Program
Place Makers Business Attraction Fund
Community Green Buildings Grant
All categories of funding require successful applicants to sign an agreement to acquit the funds with copies of receipts and a brief report on the outcomes within 30 days.
In addition to grants that are administered by the City of Charles Sturt, individuals, community groups and businesses may also be eligible to apply for a variety of grants from other sources, including the State Government, Commonwealth Government, private business and philanthropic donors. Visit the Non-Council Grants page for details.
Community Benefit Donation Program offers a number of funding opportunities for not for profit groups, organisations and individuals within our community. The 4 categories are:
Supporting events that facilitate community participation (including sporting events), create a positive community identity and celebrate the cultural and social life of the City of Charles Sturt.
Due to the high demand in Round 1 and Round 2; Round 3 funding will not be available. (Round 3 was an additional Round if required, dependent upon remaining budget).
For further information please contact Team Leader Community Development on 8408 1219
Due to the high volume of applications the annual budget has been fully allocated and no further applications will be accepted within the 2015/16 financial year.
Grants available to support the development of young people through sports, leadership or cultural pursuits. This comes under 2 categories:
Category 2:1 Sports program
Provides support for young people to participate in sporting competitions where they are representing their State and/or Club. The amount of funding available is:
For further information please contact Administration Assistant on 8408 1274.
Category 2:2 Youth Development
Provides funding of up to $300.00 to support young people to develop their skills in the following areas:
Funding Available: All year round for the 2 categories above, depending upon budget availability. One application per financial year.
For further information please contact Administration Assistant on 8408 1315.
Youth Development & Sports Program - Category Two - Youth Development - Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines (110 kb) Youth Development & Sports Program - Category Two - Youth Development - Application Form (147 kb)
The purpose of establishing this subsidy program is to provide up to $250 within a financial year to support eligible individuals resident in the City of Charles Sturt who are practising and/or emerging artists or talented amateurs, to take advantage of unique opportunities that may significantly benefit their work and/or career development and as a consequence provide ongoing promotion and support for the arts in the City of Charles Sturt community.
For further information please contact Community Project Officer 8408 1173.
This fund provides sponsorship of $100.00 once per financial year to residents over 25 years old to assist with participation in sporting, musical or other competitions conducted either outside the Adelaide metropolitan area requiring overnight accommodation, or outside South Australia.
For further information please contact Team Leader Community Development 8408 1219.
An annual budgetary provision made to fund minor projects and community support initiatives. The purpose of the Discretionary Ward Allowance is to provide Council Members with discretionary funds to assist organisations and community groups to make a positive contribution to the community in response to identified needs.
For further information contact your local Ward Councillors.
The Hindmarsh Town Mission Education Scholarship Program opens for applications on 1 December and closes on the last day in February each year. Amounts of between $100-$400 are available for students of all ages who live in the Hindmarsh Ward of Council and need assistance with study costs such as enrolment fees, course material and uniforms.
For further information contact Administrative Assistant on 8408 1360.
Owners of recognised Local Heritage Places in the City of Charles Sturt are able to apply for funding to assist them to undertake conservation or restoration works to their properties. Grants of up to 50% of the cost of specified conservation work, to a maximum amount of $2000, are available. Eligible work includes structural repairs, repointing or repair of stonework, and reinstatement of original features.
Westside Place Makers is a grant program which funds projects in Charles Sturt’s public spaces that:
By providing grants, Charles Sturt is turning the transformation of public spaces over to the community – the residents, visitors and businesses who know their streets, parks, laneways, footpaths and other areas intimately. It is a chance for local people to lead the change they want to see in their local area.
The Place Makers Business Attraction Fund (BAF) is provided to improve precinct amenity and stimulate local business activity. Contributing to Charles Sturt’s vision for place making, Port Road, Hindmarsh has been identified as the priority focus area of the BAF.
The City of Charles Sturt, with funding assistance from the Australian Government, has implemented a number of energy saving initiatives at the Civic Centre Complex (Woodville) through the Kill Bills Project. Savings from the Kills Bills project will be reinvested back into the community through establishment of the Community Green Buildings Grant. These grants aim to help not-for-profit sporting clubs and groups reduce their energy bills and costs.
Are you a not-for-profit, incorporated sporting club or community group, leasing a Council-owned building?