Burnside Community Funding Programs

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Overview

The City of Burnside recognises that the local community sector plays a vital role in empowering people to have an active role in shaping their own future and achieving their aspirations. 

In this section you will find information regarding all our funding programs, application forms, guidelines and all other relevant documentation.

The City of Burnside are offering four different funding programs, for which you can now apply online:

Funding Objectives and Outcomes

In providing community funding, Council aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide a robust mechanism that allows Council to work with community to support shared outcomes;
  • Provide the opportunity for community to identify and respond to local issues, concerns and priorities that link with Council priorities;
  • Build community capacity and empower the community to take an active role in improving their quality of life;
  • Foster community involvement and participation; and
  • Provide a cost effective means to deliver community outcomes.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines(PDF, 82KB) for further information regarding outcomes and principles.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

Organisations must be a not-for-profit constituted body such as an incorporated association, or sponsored or supported by a not-for-profit organisation, or a school and be located within, or offer a project within, the City of Burnside area.

Individuals must be residents and/or ratepayers of the City of Burnside.

Organisations and individuals must have fully acquitted previous completed applications and have no outstanding debts to the City of Burnside.

A particular project, event, activity or program will only be considered for one City of Burnside community funding program per financial year.

What Will Not Be Funded

The following will not be funded (please see Community Funding Policy(PDF, 220KB) for a full list).

  • Ongoing salary or salaries or associated day-to-day operational costs.
  • Reimbursement of monies already spent.
  • Activities and purposes primarily associated with, and for the benefit of, a commercial organisation.
  • Renovations or capital works, defined as permanent improvements to a building or grounds that will increase its capital value.
  • A purpose or purposes where the core funding responsibility normally rests with the State or Federal Government.
  • Events that are specifically for fundraising for the applying organisation.
  • Projects that are clearly a duplication of an existing service.

Terms and Conditions 

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines(PDF, 82KB) for a full list of grant terms and conditions.

Contact

Community Grants or Quick Response Grants

Apply online

All queries can be directed to:

Jennifer Mann
Ph: 8366 4109
E
mail: jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au

Strategic Partnership Grants or Major Grants

All queries can be directed to:

Leonie Scriven
Ph: 8366 4143
E
mail: lscriven@burnside.sa.gov.au

Community Grants

Community Grants are awarded to community groups/not-for-profit organisations up to $2,500 per group and up to $500 per individual. 

Dates

Funding will be offered twice per year.

Round One - Applications open Monday 3 July 2017 and close Monday 7 August 2017.

Round Two - Applications open Monday 8 January 2018 and close Monday 12 February 2018.

Categories

There are nine categories from which a community grant can be requested (select ONE category only when completing your application).

  1. Environment - Grants are provided for community garden projects, environmental awareness and education, sustainable living projects, activities and programs, such as habitat creation, waste minimisation, re-vegetation, composting and food security.
  2. Arts and Culture - Grants are provided for collaborative arts projects between artists and the community, cultural awareness programs, community art projects, support of training and development of individual artists and community groups.
  3. Community Development - Grants are provided for new projects and programs that foster community participation and increase social inclusion and for small equipment purchases for community groups that increases the ability of a group to deliver a service or program to the wider community.
  4. Young Achievers - Grants are provided for local residents aged between 12 and 25 years, who have achieved excellence in sport, education, cultural or other eligible fields of endeavour and require assistance to represent South Australia or Australia in an interstate or overseas competition at a representative level. Maximum value is $250.
  5. Youth Support - Grants are provided to support youth citizenship and leadership skills training and development. Applicants must be residents of the City of Burnside and are aged between 12 and 25 years of age at the time of the activity and must be free of commercial sponsorship. Does not apply to school or tertiary study costs.
  6. Positive Ageing - Grants are provided for community based social and recreational events and activities that aim to celebrate the achievements and contributions made by people of all ages, cultures and abilities to positive ageing in our local community.
  7. Health and Well being - Grants are provided for community health and safety programs, promotion of healthy eating and access to healthy foods, programs that develop healthy lifestyles and well-being, innovative community recreation and physical activity programs.
  8. History and Heritage - Grants are provided for projects which raise community awareness of Burnside’s rich history and which recognise and celebrate the diverse and much valued built, cultural and natural heritage of the district.
  9. Event Support - Grants in the form of monetary assistance and or in-kind support are provided for events that bring benefits to the community as well as economic benefits and increased visitors to the City of Burnside.

How to Apply

Apply online or download the Printable Application Form(PDF, 477KB) and lodge:

In Person

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Community Grants
The City of Burnside Customer Service Desk
401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

By Post

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Community Grants
City of Burnside
PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065

By Email

jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au
Subject: 'Community Funding – Community Grant Application'

Contact

Please direct any queries and application forms to Jennifer Mann on 8366 4109 or jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Quick Response Grants

The Community Quick Response Grants are a fast approval form of the Community Grants. Both individuals and community groups/organisations can apply for a maximum value of $500 (Except Young Achievers - maximum $250).

Applications for the Quick Response Grants are open all year round until all funding has been allocated for that financial year.

If all funds have been awarded for the financial year, a notice will be placed on the City of Burnside website to inform applicants that no further applications will be accepted.

A decision of the outcome of applications will be made within three weeks from receiving a Quick Response application.

Please refer to the previous page for further information on the different categories.

Please refer to the Community Funding Guidelines(PDF, 82KB) for further terms and conditions.

How to Apply

Apply online or download the printable version below.

Individual Applications

Printable Individual Application(PDF, 476KB)

In Person

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Quick Individual
The City of Burnside Customer Service Desk
401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

By Post

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Quick Individual
City of Burnside
PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065

By Email

jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au
Subject: 'Community Funding – Community Quick Response Individual Grant Application'

Group Applications

Printable Group Application(PDF, 480KB)

In Person

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Quick Group
The City of Burnside Customer Service Desk
401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

By Post

Community Development Officer
Community Funding Program - Quick Group
City of Burnside
PO Box 9, Glenside SA 5065

By Email

jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au
Subject: 'Community Funding – Community Quick Response Group Grant Application'

Contact

Please forward any queries and application forms to Jennifer Mann on 8366 4109 or jmann@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Strategic Community Partnership Grant

Strategic Community Partnerships is a process to fund community organisations to deliver Council identified initiatives. The partnerships need to be informed by a strong evidence base of need and ideally add value or expand upon to the current Council services.

Strategic Community Partnerships can be both opportunistic and responsive to partnership requests or deliberate and in response to Council strategic directions. The partnerships are with sole providers or management identified strategic partners that Council is able to work with collaboratively to deliver community outcomes.

Strategic Community Partnerships (Major) have consistent reporting and contractual agreements. Recipients are required to enter into a funding agreement with Council that outlines reporting requirements and a mutually agreed evaluation framework that focuses on performance and outcome measures.

Recommendations on the term of the agreement for Strategic Community Partnerships will be made by Administration to the CEO (for Minor = $10,000 or less) or Elected Body of Council (for Major = more than $10,000) as applicable taking into consideration the time required to have an impact on outcomes and the term of the strategic documents to which they align.

Assessment Process

Strategic Community Partnerships are negotiated by Administration and approved by the CEO if the value of the partnership is at or up to $10,000 per year (Minor) or approved by the Elected Body of Council if the value is over $10,000 per year (Major) by resolution.

The awarding of funding per project over $10,000 per year is at the discretion of the Elected Body of Council and will require additional funding to the agreed negotiated value be allocated to such purpose if there is no formal budget and call for Strategic Community Partnerships in that year.

Dates

Applications are accepted all year round, if a formal grant round has not been called by Council.

How to Apply

Grants can be applied for through a letter of application addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Burnside in the first instance. Further details of the proposal will be requested if the proposal is of interest to Council.

Contact

Please forward any queries to Leonie Scriven on 8366 4143 or lscriven@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Major Community Grants 

Major Community Grants Council may at any time resolve to provide a Major Community Grant Program, where the value of the grant funding exceeds the amount provided through the Community Grants and is offered over more than one financial year.

Major Community Grants:

  • will be provided to an eligible community group for time limited and project based activities that align to the community funding outcomes;
  • are intended to have an impact on multi-year development outcomes and must be informed by a strong evidence base of need and ideally add value or expand upon to the current Council services;
  • are awarded to a negotiated value per application, dependent on category. Proportionately more will be awarded for categories of priority, which may vary year to year at the discretion of Council. Council will endorse the Administration recommendation for funding.

Community groups are eligible to apply for one Major Community Grant per annum and may only hold one community grant at any one time. The same project can be funded for up to three years. Recipients will enter into an agreement with Council. The agreement will outline reporting requirements and a mutually agreed evaluation model that focuses on performance and outcome measures. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Dates

Applications are accepted all year round, if a formal grant round has not been called by Council.

How to Apply

Applications can be applied for through a letter of application addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Burnside in the first instance. Further details of the proposal will be requested if the proposal is of interest to Council.

Contact

Please forward any queries to Leonie Scriven on 8366 4143 or lscriven@burnside.sa.gov.au.