Coorong District Council

Community Grants and Loans

The Coorong District Council provides rounds of funding through its Community Events, Grants and Donations program. This presents an opportunity for individuals, community groups and sporting organisations to gain funding to make projects and ideas become a reality!

Council is committed to supporting local initiatives that provide opportunities for the community to access and participate in a wide range of projects.

Grants are provided to encourage groups and individuals to take a more active and visible role in creating opportunities for community participation and well being.

Community Events, Grants and Donations Policy, February 2017(174 kb)

Applications are now open in the following categories!

Community Grants -   OPEN

Grants up to $5,000 available to assist community groups in the planning, co-ordination and provision of community services to improve the quality of life, independence and well being of people in the community.

Community Grants Application Package(505 kb)

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 28 April, 2017.

Recreation and Sports Small Grants - OPEN

Grants up to $5,000 available to assist recreation and sport groups wishing to make a positive contribution to recreation and sport development in the district.

Recreation and Sports Small Grants Application Package(598 kb)

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 28 April, 2017.

Arts and Culture Grants Application Package - OPEN

Grants up to $5,000 available to facilitate more great art, support artists in the pursuit of excellence and innovation in arts practice and facilitate more people experiencing and participating in art.

Arts and Culture Grants Application Package(448 kb)

Applications close 5.00pm, Friday 28 April, 2017.

Festivals and Events Grants – OPEN

Grants up to $2,000 available to support community organisations with the planning and delivery of local community events that assist in building community capacity and/or provide an economic return to the district.

Festivals and Events Grants Application Package(271 kb)

Quick Response Grants Program – CLOSED

Grants up to $1,000 available to assist community groups to commit to time sensitive programs/activities that would otherwise not be able to be pursued.

The need must be time sensitive in nature and requires assessment outside of the normal Community Grants Program timeline.

Community Group Loans – OPEN

The Coorong District Council values and recognises the role of community groups within the Council area and endeavors to support them in a variety of ways. The objective of this policy is to provide a funding support mechanism for significant projects with community benefit.

For the purpose of this policy, loans are described as "the lending of money with interest, to organisations with an agreement for these funds to be re-paid within a given period of time".

Applications for a Community Group Loan are welcome all year round and a copy of the Policy and Application Package are avaliable below.

Community Group Loan Policy, April 2014(111 kb)

Community Group Loan Application Package 2016(393 kb)

Individual Sport & Cultural Grants - OPEN

Council appreciates that there are significant cost implications for families whose children wished to pursue sporting or cultural activities at an elite level and that from time to time some financial assistance is required to enable further development of these opportunities. The funding program is available to Coorong Council residents who are under 18 years of age, still attending school and are representing South Australia at State, National or International level in their chosen field.

Further details and full eligibility criteria are available in the information below or by contacting Council

Individual Sport & Cultural Grants Policy, March 2016(144 kb)

Individual Sport and Cultural Grant Application Package(131 kb)

 

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