Council Grants

Council's Community Grants

2020/2021 Community Grants Program now open.

Council supports projects that strengthen our community, enhance community well-being and increase participation in social and leisure activities. An amount of $25,000 has been allocated to the Community Grants program with the maximum available for any given project limited to $2,500.

The program encourages projects that respond to local needs and issues. This year the program also seeks to support projects that help the community to continue to adapt, build resilience and engage through the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can download the Community Grants Application Form here. Applicants MUST read the Community Grants Policy for eligibility and other criteria.

Timetable for 2020-2021 Community Grants
  • 19 August 2020 - Community Grants OPEN
  • 28 September 2020 - Community Grant applications CLOSE
  • October 2020 - Community Grant Assessment Panel meet, review applications and make recommendations
  • November Council Meeting - Report is presented to Council with Panel recommendations
  • December 2020 - Successful and unsuccessful grant applicants are advised
  • January 2021 - Certificates and cheques are presented at the Australia Day ceremony

Please contact Amber Nancarrow or Claire Taylor should you need any advice or assistance.

Call 8558 0200 or email

Relevant documents

Council is committed to its community

Last year (2019/20), the following grant funding supported valuable community organisations:

  • Community Grants - $25,000
  • Myponga Community Centre - $25,000
  • Yankalilla Memorial Park - $25,000
  • Youth funding (ie Operation Flinders) - $5,000
  • New Year's Eve Pageant - $10,000

The 2019-2020 community grants were awarded to:

  • 5CY Churches
  • Club Fleurieu
  • Delamere Historical Flagpole Project (supported by Second Valley Progress Association)
  • Festival Fleurieu Choir
  • Inman Valley Community & Memorial Hall
  • Myponga Primary School
  • Myponga Progress Association
  • Myponga Sellicks Tennis Club
  • Normanville Tennis Club
  • Parents & Friends Group - Myponga Primary School
  • Second Valley Progress Association
  • Rapid Bay Primary School
  • Yankalilla and District Historical Society
  • Yankalilla Bowling Club
  • Yankalilla District Inter Church Council
  • Yankalilla Ecumenical Events Committee
  • Yankalilla Hockey Club
  • Yankalilla Netball Club
  • Yankalilla Rapid Bay and Myponga Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc

Community Grant Acquittal

Recipients of Community Grant Funding are required to provide acquittal details BEFORE 31 July.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Acquittal Form

If you have any problems or queries regarding the acquittal process. please contact Lisa Pearson on 8558 0200. 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 Council on 8558 0200 or email

Hills & Coast Grant Guru Funding Finder

Outside of Council's grant programs, businesses and community groups can find and apply for grants. The website's search engine offers a one-stop-shop to help you find available grants, filtered by specifying location, industry and type of project. It also provides tips for finding and applying for grants to maximise your chances of receiving the funding you need. If you need a grant writer to help you prepare an application, it also provides a directory of professional grant writers that service the region.

Start your search at the Hills & Coast Grant Guru Funding Finder website at

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: Australian Government Grants

State Government: SA Grants

Sport & Recreation: Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing