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:
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 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.
For further information please contact Team Leader Community Development on 8408 1219
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 Youth Development Coordinator 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.
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 2014.
For further information contact Cultural Heritage Project Officer 8408 1368.
The City of Charles Sturt values the role that interesting, engaging and colourful public spaces can play in contributing to community identity and making our city an enjoyable place to live and visit. To assist local community groups, individuals and businesses to become actively involved in changing or enlivening public spaces important to them, Charles Sturt will soon be launching a ‘Placemaking’ grants program.
Up to $5000 will be available to successful applicants to undertake projects that activate places, encourage social interaction, and generate a sense of fun in Charles Sturt. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting opportunity for the Charles Sturt community to have a role in leading and facilitating local Placemaking ideas and activities.
For further information contact Community Projects Officer 8408 1173.