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Community Grants Program

The Community Development Grants Program of the Berri Barmera Council is an opportunity to provide support to community groups and organisations to achieve an overall vision of building a better community. The Community Grant Programme is designed to assist groups in making valuable contributions to the districts quality of life, by implementing social and community activities, programs and minor projects.

Eligible groups and organisations are invited to apply for funding for:

  • The establishment or expansion of a community development activity/programme.
  • Minor capital works and purchases where it shows significant support of an ongoing community development activity, programme or project.
  • The establishment or improvement of a community event.

Note: Council will generally not receive requests for funding support outside of the community grants timelines, except for under the Financial Assistance Prorgam.

  

Key Dates

Round One (2014/15)

Round Two (2014/15)

Grant Program opens

Monday, 18th August 2014

Monday, 16th March 2015

Workshop for applications

Wednesday, 2nd September 2014 6:00pm Berri Town Hall - Len Mahoney Room, Berri

and

Thursday, 3rd September 2014 6:00pm, Barmera Library, Barmera

Wednesday, 25th March 2015 6:00pm Berri Town Hall - Len Mahoney Room, Berri

and

Thursday, 26th March 2015 6:00pm, Barmera Library, Barmera

Grant Program Closes

Monday, 13th October 2014

Monday, 27th April 2015

Community Development Grants

Community Programs

Grants of up to $1,500 are available under this category to develop the capacity of organisations (i.e. marketing, volunteer development, junior/youth development, equipment purchases) or to develop innovative programs to meet the needs of local residents.

Capital Improvement

This category allows for community groups to apply for up to $4,000, usually dollar for dollar, towards projects that upgrade buildings, sports fields or for major pieces of equipment.

Community Events

A financial contirbution of up to $1,500 (a maximum of $2,500 inclusive of inkind support) is available in this category to assist 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.

Applications and Guidelines

It is strongly recommended that all applicants read the Community Grant Guidelines(451 kb).

Applicants for any of the three categories above  can apply using the following Community Grant Program Application(409 kb).

Financial Assistance Program

Minor Support Funding

Council has made provision for a limited allocation of funds to support organisations in need.

Applications for funding will be received between the six monthly rounds of the Community Development Grants in special circumstances only if urgency and/or need can be determined. These applications are limited to $500.

Quick Response Donations and Organisational Support Donations and Services Support Donations will be processed throughout the year, as they are received, under the delegated authority of Council to the Chief Executive Officer.

Quick Response Donation

A quick response grant of up to $500 is available for Local organisations to commit to a time sensitive program/activity that would otherwise not be able to pursued within the normal Community Development Grant timelines.

Organisational Support Donation

A one-off donation (of up to $500) may be available to assist local organisations who provide a high level of community service and may not be able to operate without the support of this Council (or for regional groups, the combined Riverland Councils).

Services Support Donation

In-kind support to a maximum of $500 may be available for local organisations to assist with activities such as; hire of rooms and/or from Council, equipment (such as chairs/trestles/bollards) for small community events, minor building works, a series of smaller activities listed above occurring across the year.

Applications and Guidelines

Download the Minor Support Application and Guidelines(268 kb) for any of the three above listed categories for the Minor Support Funding.

Youth Sport & Cultural Sponsorships

A one-off donation (Up to a maximum of $500 - See Category Criteria) to assist young local individuals to attend National or International representative activities. Activities may include, sporting or cultural endeavours. Preference will be given to individuals who may not otherwise be able to attend the function without this support. To apply please download the Youth Sponsorships Guidelines and Application(160 kb)

  

Useful Websites for securing Grants

Most community projects and community organisations would not be successful without additional funding. To identify potential funding programs and opportinities you may wish to review the following webites. Please Note: Some sites may require small membership fees to access full information services.

Grants Assist (SA Government)

A place for South Australian community groups to search and view information on government grants and assistance.

GrantsLINK (Federal Government)

The GrantsLINK website lists funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities to help them to develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives or provide assistance in times of hardship.

Our Community

Our Community is an organisation who provides information on grant programs available from a variety of funding bodies throughout Australia. There is also information available online on grant writing and management issues for Community Groups. There is a charge for accessing detailed information on the site

Grant Search

Grant search has 3000 sources of financial support for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects. Fees apply

The above listing is only a guide to some of the many options available

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