COVID-19 Update

Given the unfolding situation relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia and across the world, here at the City of Charles Sturt we want to be proactive and clear about how we can stay healthy and are making changes to the way we do things. Each day we will provide updates to the services and events that are impacted along with the latest information and recommendations from WHO, SA Health and the Government.

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Grants and funding

Community funding and grants support the growth, creativity and vibrancy of our City.

The criteria of each category are different, but each is selected to build our Community Plan. We're committed to building a strong, connected community with exciting places, sustainable strategies and economic opportunities.

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.

Through grants, we invite our community to work with us to shape, celebrate, grow and improve our City. We also list Expressions of Interest for Public Art commission opportunities throughout the year.

Grant and funding streamEligibilityMaximum grant amountOpensCloses
Business attraction & improvement fund Funding for fit out and façade upgrades to assist businesses to setup a shopfront in the City of Charles Sturt. $8000 matched funding Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated.  
Heritage Conservation GrantsSupport conservation or restoration works to recognised local heritage properties.$2000 matched fundingOpen year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated 
Main Street Trader SupportFunding for business led programs, activities or marketing campaigns that promote, activate and develop main streets & retail centres.$20,000Open year round until funding for current financial year has been allocated. 
Westside Place Makers Grant (COVID-19 Round)Projects that provide art or culture to the City of Charles Sturt community either online or in a public space that many will see during COVID-19 while practicing social distancing$2000 per project28 April 2020Applications close 17 May 2020
Discretionary Ward AllowanceThe grant helps fund programs, events, activities and minor equipment purchases. Must support Council’s identified priorities in its Community Plan.$34,500 per ward per financial yearOpen year round except for the year of a General Election.Applications received before May 30 will be considered in that financial year, or for the next year if between 1 and 30 June.
Under 18s Sports Program GrantYouth Sports funding is available throughout the year. Applicants must be residents of the City of Charles Sturt.$2500 maximumOpen year round. 
Change Maker Program for Under 30sFunding for youth with a new idea for a local community activity or identified a community opportunity.Up to $1000 per initiativeOpen year round.