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The City of Charles Sturt administers a number of funding opportunities designed to assist individuals and groups in our Council area.  Check out the information below and click on the title of the grant to access more information, application forms and guidelines.

The following grants are available:

Community Benefit Donation Program:

Minor Community Events
Youth Development and Sports Program (two categories)
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
Cultural Heritage Grants Program

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.

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. Youth Development and Sports Program (must be a local resident)
  3. Special Opportunity Arts Grants for Individuals (must be a local resident)
  4. 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: 

  • 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:    1 November – 30 November
  • Round 3:    1 February – 7 March

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.      Youth Development and Sports Program

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:

  • Intrastate $75.00, or with a health care card $120;
  • Interstate $150.00, or with a health care card $200.00;
  • International $250.00, or with a health care card $300.00;
  • Where there are more than 10 participants from one club, there is a ceiling of $3,500 maximum provided.

For further information please contact Administration Assistant on 8408 1274.

Youth Development & Sports Program - Category One - Sports - Eligibility Criteria & Guidelines (110 kb) Youth Development & Sports Program - Category One - Sports - Application Form (162 kb)

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Category 2:2   Youth Development

Provides funding of up to $300.00 to support young people to develop their skills in the following areas:

  • Leadership and Cultural Program (for example participation in Youth Parliament)
  • Attending Youth Awards where the young person has been nominated, and there is a cost involved (for example Young Achievers).
  • Where there are more than 10 participants from one club, there is a ceiling of $3,500 maximum provided.

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)

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3.      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 (165 kb)

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4.      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 futher information and an application form

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Cultural Heritage Grants Program

The Cultural Heritage Grants Program aims to increase appreciation of and community access to the history and heritage of the City of Charles Sturt. The program achieves this by supporting organisations and groups to collate, conserve and share historical information and knowledge, and care for locally held historical collections. In particular the program aims to enable preservation and sharing of local stories across the City by non-traditional groups, organisations and professional individuals that have an interest in City of Charles Sturt history.

A total of $10,000 is available for the Cultural Heritage Grants Program. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $500 and maximum of $5000 funding. Applications close on the 28 February.

For further information contact Cultural Heritage Project Officer 8408 1368.

Cultural Heritage Grants Program - Guidelines (122 kb)
Cultural Heritage Grants Program - application form (130 kb)

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