Burnside Community Grants Program

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Overview

The City of Burnside is home to more than 44,000 individuals and hundreds of community groups and organisations, striving to make the City of Burnside a great place to live, work and play. Council recognises 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. Council is committed to the development and effective working partnerships with individuals and community groups/organisations in ensuring the City of Burnside has a resilient, happy, healthy and connected community.

The Community Funding Policy(PDF, 166KB) and Community Funding Guidelines(PDF, 238KB) outline how Council provides funding to individuals and community groups/organisations whose work enriches our community in line with the City of Burnside's 'Be the Future of Burnside' Strategic Community Plan 2016-2026(PDF, 6MB), and the Connected Communities Strategy 2017-2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria. Further information can be found in the Community Funding Policy and Guidelines:

  • Groups/organisations must be a not-for-profit constituted body such as an incorporated association, or sponsored or auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation, or a school and be located within, or offer a project within, the City of Burnside municipality.
  • Individuals must be residents and/or ratepayers of the City of Burnside.
  • Groups/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, except for Mid-Level Community Grants (please see Community Funding Policy for further information).

Mid-Level Grants

2019/20 grants have been allocated.

Community Grants Mid-Level are awarded for amounts greater than $2,500 up to a maximum of $10,000.

For any enquiries relating to Community Grants Mid-Level please contact the Community Development Team on 8366 4109 or communitydevelopment@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Minor Grants

2019/20 grants have been allocated.

Community Grants Minor-Level are awarded for amounts up to $2,500.

For any enquiries relating to Quick Response Grants please contact the Community Development Team on 8366 4109 or communitydevelopment@burnside.sa.gov.au.

Quick Response Grants

2019/20 applications are now open.

Quick Response Grants Online Application

Grants are awarded up to the total of $500 per application.

The Quick Response Grants are intended to be a fast approval form of the Community Grants Minor Level. Applicants must still meet the requirements of the Community Grants Minor Level, but approval for funding is being provided outside of the usual Community Grants program submission periods.

  • Funding is provided throughout the financial year, with an anticipated notification time of three weeks from receipt of application.
  • Funding will be provided to eligible community groups / organisations and individuals
  • Quick Response Grants are available for time-limited and project-based activities which align with the categories of Quick Response Grants and are undertaken within a 12 month period.
  • Grants are awarded up to the total of $500 per application.
  • Applicants may not receive the full amount requested and funding is only available until the annual budget has been fully allocated.
  • Applications will not be accepted for activities or events that have already passed. 

Please read the Community Funding Policy(PDF, 166KB) and Guidelines(PDF, 238KB) for a full list of eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.

Contact

For any enquiries relating to Community Grants Mid-Level please contact the Community Development Team on 8366 4109 or communitydevelopment@burnside.sa.gov.au.