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Council Grants

Council's Community Grants

About Community Grants - Equipment and/or Community Initiatives

Community Grants will open in July 2019.

The Community Grant Policy is currently under review. You can view the existing Policy here.

SAVE THE DATE - A free community information session will be held on Wednesday 26 June, 4pm-5pm.

Guest Speakers:

Risk and Obligations plus a Q&A Session Greg Naulty, Local Government Risk Services
Attracting and Retaining Volunteers Jackie Horton, Southern Volunteering
Successful Grant Writing  Anne Petch, Council
Review of Existing Grant Policy  Lisa Pearson, Council. 

The session will be followed by drinks, nibbles and a chance to mingle with other groups. RSVP to Lisa on 8558 0240

Timetable for Community Grants - Equipment and/or Community Initiatives

  • Late July 2019 - Community Grants OPEN
  • END of September 2019 - Community Grant applications CLOSE
  • November 2019 - Community Grant Panel finalised
  • November/December 2019 - Community Grant Panel meet, review applications and make recommendations
  • December Council Meeting - Report is presented to Council with Panel recommendations
  • December 2019 - Successful and unsuccessful grant applicants are advised
  • January 2020 - Certificates and cheques are presented at the Australia Day ceremony

Assistance for Community Grants - Equipment and/or Community Initiatives

Please contact Lisa Pearson should you need any advice or assistance.

Call 8558 0263 or email council@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

Community Grants - Arts and Culture

With Council investing in an Arts and Culture Facilitator in 2017/18, we are proud to provide to our community a first ever opportunity to benefit from an Arts and Culture grant - funded fully by Council.

This initiative runs separately, but parallel, to the Community Grants program with submisions being reviewed by the Arts and Culture Advisory Group.


  1.  To Increase the awareness of the importance of Art and Culture in the community
  2. To facilitate the creation of engaging art in the District.
  3. To support artists in the District in the pursuit of excellence and innovation in arts practice
  4. To facilitate more people experiencing and participating in art in the District

The Arts and Culture Grant provides:

  1. Assistance towards the costs of public presentation of a specific visual and media arts, craft and design, performance arts, literary arts and music project by practitioners who are residents of the District Council of Yankalilla.  This includes but is not limited to: advertising; promotional printing; mail outs; media photographs; media releases; equipment rental; framing; freight; installation costs; opening costs; space rental; technical assistance; travel.
  2. Assistance towards the costs of an arts development activity.  Activities that promote art skills development for the District Council of Yankalilla residents. This may include but is not limited to the costs associated with providing workshops by professional artists in visual and new media arts, craft and design, performance arts, literary arts and music
  3. Assistance towards the costs of District artists accessing professional development opportunities that they would not otherwise be able to access, due to living in a regional community. This includes but is not limited to the cost of travel and registration. Please be aware that this grant does not provide assistance for ongoing studies, rather one off professional development opportunities.

For 2018/19, a total amount of $2,500 has been allocated.  To assist as many groups as possible, applications for small amounts are encouraged.

Guideline and Application Form 2018(245 kb)

Further information is available by phoning Peta Johnston on 0437 338 167

Council is Committed to its Community

This year (2018/19), the following grant funding is available:

  • Community Grants - $32,500
  • Arts and Culture Community Grants - $2,500
  • Myponga Community Centre - $25,000
  • Yankalilla Memorial Park - $25,000
  • Youth funding (ie Operation Flinders) - $5,000

Last year (2017/18) the District Council of Yankalilla allocated over $105,000 to Community Groups in the District, via funding contributions or comunity grants:

  • Contribution to Myponga Community Centre - $25,000
  • Contribution to Myponga Playground (Myponga Progress Association) - $5,000
  • Contribution to New Year's Eve Parade - $11,000
  • Contribution to Yankalilla Memorial Park - $25,000
  • Contribution to Youth (including Operations Flinders) - $5,000

The $34,408 for community grants was distributed to the following:

  • 5CY Churches
  • Cape Jervis Community Recreation and Sporting Club
  • Inman Valley Community and Memorial Hall Association Inc
  • Men's Shed
  • Myponga Progress Association
  • Second Valley Progress Association
  • Volunteer Group (Kay Alexander)
  • Yankalilla and District Historical Society
  • Yankalilla Area School
  • Yankalilla District Inter Church Council
  • Yankalilla Ecumenical Events Committee
  • Yankalilla Football Club
  • Yankalilla Rapid Bay and Myponga Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc
  • Fleurieu Horse and Pony Club
  • Second Valley Soldiers Memorial Hall Inc
  • Yankalilla District Community Cultural Arts Network Inc

Community Grant Acquittal

Recipients of Community Grant Funding are required to provide acquittal details BEFORE 30 June. 

Click here for the 2018-2019 Acquittal Form

If you have any problems or queries regarding this process. please contact Lisa Pearson. Thank you

Individual Grants for Youth and Students

Individual grants are offered to eligible youth or students who achieve excellence in sport, cultural or other eligible fields.

This is an exciting new Grants Program initiated by the District Council of Yankalilla for their residents.

Guidelines and Application Form: Individual Grants Guidelines and Application Form(3925 kb)

Individual Grants for Youth and Students Policy: Individual Grants for Youth and Students Policy(194 kb)

To find out more about applying for a grant contact Rachael Reeves on 8558 0200 or email rachaelreeves@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

State and Federal Grants

Each year the South Australian Government and the Federal Government make funding available for community groups to assist with projects. Grants are made available through funding rounds that occur once a year and in a few cases twice a year. Advanced planning is essential to ensure that you get your applications in on time as usually only one month (or less) is given to write and submit applications. If you have a project that requires a lot of preliminary work such as building plans and costings it is important to have these ready to go in anticipation of a funding round being announced. Sometimes these grants require matching dollars to be provided by community groups.

Both Federal and State Governments have created websites to assist the general public to search for grants. The State Government site also allows you to register for an email alert system that sends information on grant funding rounds as soon as they are announced.

Federal Government: www.grantslink.gov.au

State Government: http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/employment%20and%20finance/Financial%20support/Grants

Sport & Recreation: http://www.recsport.sa.gov.au/funding-scholarships/index.html

Contact Us

1 Charles Street

PO Box 9

Yankalilla SA 5203

Tel: 08 8558 0200

Fax: 08 8558 2022