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City of Charles Sturt Grants

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).

Community Benefit Donation Program:

Grants are still available for activities/events occurring prior to the 30 June 2016 in the following areas:

Minor Community Events- up to $1,000
Special Opportunity Artists Grants
Over 25 Residents Grants

Due to the high demand, funding is not available under the Youth Sports and Development Program due to budget availability.

Minor Community Events  
Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals 
Residents Grant, over 25 years old

Other Grants:

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

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:

  1. Minor Community Events (must be held within the City of Charles Sturt)
  2. Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals (must be a local resident)
  3. Residents Grant, over 25 years old (must be a local resident)

1.      Minor Community Events

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.

Funding Available: 

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).

  • Up to $1,000 is available all year round (subject to budget availability)
  • Over $1,001 to $5,000 there are 3 funding rounds.
  • Round 1:    1 July – 31 July
  • Round 2:    Wednesday 28 October until Wednesday 25 November
  • 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

Minor Community Events - Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines (175 kb) Minor Community Events - Application Form (198 kb) Events Information Kit - A guide for Event Organisers (337 kb)

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2.      Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals

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.

  • Funding Available:  All year round

 For further information please contact Community Project Officer 8408 1173.

Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals - Application Form with Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines (133 kb)

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3.      Residents Grant – Over 25 Years Old

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.

  • Funding Available: - All year round, only one application per financial year
  • Eligibility: Must be a resident of the City of Charles Sturt.

For further information please contact Team Leader Community Development 8408 1219.

Residents Grant - Over 25 Years Old - Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines (108 kb) Residents Grant - Over 25 Years Old - Application Form (161 kb)

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Other Grants Available

DWA (Discretionary  Ward Allowance)

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.

Discretionary Ward Allowance Policy (123 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance Program Guide (1700 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance Application (1141 kb)

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Hindmarsh Town Mission Education Scholarship

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.

Funding Available:

  • Applications Open 1 December
  • Applications Close last Day of February each year

For further information contact Administrative Assistant on 8408 1360.

Hindmarsh Town Mission Education Scholarship Program Guidelines (168 kb)

Hindmarsh Town Mission Education Scholarship Program Application Form (160 kb)

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Heritage Conservation Grants

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.

For further information and an application form

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Westside Place Makers Grant Program

Westside Place Makers is a grant program which funds projects in Charles Sturt’s public spaces that:

  • contribute to the Council’s vision for place making;
  • can be easily implemented, and;
  • have high impact.

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.

For further information and guidelines

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Place Makers Business Attraction Fund

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.

For further information and guidelines

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Community Green Buildings Grant

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?

For further information

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