The City of Charles Sturt provides funding through a number of distinct funding programs. In 2015 Council undertook a review of their grant funding, (focusing primarily on DWA and the Community Benefit Donation Program), resulting in the merging of some of the funding categories to provide a more equitable and streamlined system in the distribution of those funds. These changes take effect as of 1 July 2016.
Key changes to be noted are:
Under 18's Sports Program
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.
Youth Sports funding is available throughout the year. Applicants must be residents of the City of Charles Sturt; where there are more than 10 eligible applicants from the one team, a cap of funding will apply. Please read the guidelines and eligibility requirements. Applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the competition- retrospective applications are not eligible.
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 - Frequently Asked Questions (145 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance - Guidelines (156 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance Policy (123 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance Program Guide (1700 kb) Discretionary Ward Allowance Application (1141 kb)
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?