Community Grants & Events Program

Council has undertaken a review of its Community grant and previous Junior Sports Foundation funding.

This has resulted in updated guidelines for Community Grants and new guidelines developed for the new Individual/Group Active Community Achievement Grant category, which replaces the Junior Sports Foundation finding.

Community Grants

The Community Grants scheme is designed to promote the active participation of local residents in community initiatives, to build and strengthen local networks and partnerships and to support community leadership, learning and skill development. Council will consider providing financial assistance to community groups and organisations to support the provision of programs, activities and services which: respond to identified community needs; contribute to the building of a stronger community; will result in a benefit to the broader community and are in accordance with Council’s strategic objectives.

Types of Projects that MAY receive funding include: Community Projects, Facilities Upgrades & Equipment Purchases and Community Events

Grants of up to $1,500 are available to local not-for-profit community groups and organisations who meet the eligibility criteria, outlined within the Community Grant Guidelines.

There will now be two funding rounds per financial year, the first call being advertised in July. Please note that applications not received in the two funding rounds will not be considered.

Applications will be approved depending on their level of compliance with the selection criteria, the funds available, and the number of applications received.

Community Events Program

This funding program offers financial assistance for events that are held in Port Augusta and Stirling North. Any Community/Sporting Group or Organisation is eligible to apply if you are organising a community event.

Funding applications are now closed for the 2020/2021 financial year.

For further information please contact Brooke Mundy on 86419135 or email

Individual/Group Active Community Achievement Grant

Funding is provided every 12 months for individuals/groups who are residents of the City of Port Augusta to pursue achievements in their chosen area of expertise. This may include, but is not limited to, significant sports and recreation, arts and culture and group endeavours.

Applications from former residents who have relocated to further their chosen pursuit will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Sports and recreation applications will be considered for emerging and established individual athletes to participate in an officially recognised competitive event that has a set of rules and a code of conduct recognised by a State/National Sporting Association.

Arts and Culture applications will be considered for emerging artists, musicians, cultural workers and groups for waiver of fees associated with the Yarta Purtli Gallery, Institute Theatre, Lea Memorial Theatre and Central Oval Port Augusta.

Group applications will be considered for groups to participate in an officially recognised event.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to their area of endeavour and a high level of achievement. Their endeavour must be formally recognised by an accredited State, National or International Association.

Amounts available

Funding will be considered to the following levels:

Individuals Achievement Grant Category:

  • $200 for activity at a State/National/International level within South Australia
  • $300 for activity at a State/National/International level held interstate
  • $400 for activity at a National/International level held overseas

Teams/Groups Grant Category:

  • If the activity is overseas/interstate $200 per individual (max $800 per team/group)
  • If the activity is within South Australia $100 per individual (max $400 per team/group)

Waiver of Hire fee - up to the value of $600 (one off contribution towards total hire cost)

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received at least four weeks prior to the planned activity (if possible). Consideration may be given if an applicant’s departure from this timeframe is reasonably necessary.

Applications received after the activity has occurred will not be accepted.

Applicants are eligible to apply for one Individual/Group Active Community Achievement Grant every 12 months; however priority will be given to applicants who have not previously made application.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer on 8641 9135.