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:
Note: Council will generally not receive requests for funding support outside of the community grants timelines, except for under the Financial Assistance Program.
The Community grants program is currently closed.
The next round will be released in August 2015. to assist you in preparing for your future grant application you can review the previous rounds Community Grant Guidelines and Community Grant Program Application
If your application is urgent or is for individual youth support then you may wish to review your eligibility for applying to the financial assistance program below.
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.
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)
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.
A place for South Australian community groups to search and view information on government grants and assistance.
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 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 has 3000 sources of financial support for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects. Fees apply