The Community Development Grants Programme 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 minor support requests as listed in the following article.
Grants Application Forms and Guidelines can be accessed on the links below:-
Grant Guidelines - it is strongly recommended that applicants firstly read through this information (click here)
1. Capital Development Grant up to a maximum of $4,000
2. Community Programs Grant up to a maximum of $1,500
3. Community Events Grant up to a maximum of $1,500
( Please see here for an application form for the above catgories Community Development Grants 2012/13 Form A(1151 kb))
4. Youth Sports/Cultural Fund Application up to a maximum of $500
( For an application form for the above category please click here)
Round One (2012/13)
Round Two (2012/13)
|Grant Program opens||Monday, September 17th||Monday, March 18th|
|Workshop for applications||Thursday, October 11th 2012 6:00pm -7:30pmBarmera Library||
Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 6:00pm Berri Town Hall - Len Mahoney Room
|Grant Program Closes||Monday, October 29th 2012||Monday, April 29th 2013|
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.
The Quick Response Grants and Organisational Support Fund application process shall;
Quick Response Grants and Organisational Support Funding will be processed throughout the year, as they are received, under the delegated authority of Council to the Chief Executive Officer.
( Please see here for an application form for the Quick Response/ Orgnisational Support Fund catgories Community Development Grants 2012/13 Form B(541 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.
South Australian Grants register is maintained by the Department of Trade and Economic Development. Allows you to search for a grant or other type of financial assistance from across local, state and federal government (and some philanthropic) sources.
This is another State Government listing and provides a grants finder that allows you to enter a variety of criteria for finding community grants
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 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 is Australia's original and most comprehensive funding database, with 3000 sources of financial support for study, travel, research, business and professional development, the arts, sport and community projects.
The above listing is only a guide to some of the many options available