Community Grants

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is committed to creating 'A city that values its diverse community and embraces change through innovation, resilience and community leadership'.

We are looking to fund projects and partnerships that help us achieve our City Plan 2030 with a primary focus on 'A City that supports community wellbeing'.

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's called SmartyGrants and it's available via the blue button below. SmartyGrants allows users to work on their application progressively and securely.

Before starting your application please read through the Guidelines for funding. Funding and eligibility criteria apply to all Council grants.


If you need to talk to someone about your grant application please contact one of Council's friendly Funding & Partnerships Officers: Marissa Payne on (08) 84056882 or Andrea Satireyo on (08) 84056972 or by email at

Community Partnerships

Partnership Grants support the delivery of significant projects that improve community health & wellbeing. Projects should demonstrate the collaboration of key stakeholders and be delivered through a partnership between the funded organisation(s) and Council. Grants of up to $25,000 per year will be considered. Funding for up to 3 years may be available if there is a clear need for longer term funding to achieve successful outcomes. Partnership Grants will open initially with a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI). Applicants moving through to the next stage will be invited to put forward a more detailed proposal based on the below Community Partnerships Proposal Specification. Proposals will be considered by Council's Grants & Sponsorship Committee, with input from Council staff. The information provided in the EOI will also be included in your assessment for your full application. Please read through the above Community Grants Guidelines

Applications for Community Partnerships are now closed
Future funding rounds will be posted here prior to their opening date.

Small Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for not-for-profit groups and organisations for unforeseen or short-notice projects that provide services or benefit to the local community. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year and applicants should receive a response within 4 weeks. Unincorporated community groups can apply for Small Grants. Please read through the above Community Grants Guidelines

Equipment Grants

Equipment Grants of up to $2,000 per year are available to not-for-profit groups and organisations to purchase equipment which supports them to deliver services to the community. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year and should be processed as they are received. Unincorporated community groups can apply for Equipment Grants. Please read through the above Community Grants Guidelines

Community Projects

Project Grants of up to $7,500 aim to support the delivery of a broad range of projects that support community health and wellbeing. We are looking to fund projects that align with our City Plan and can demonstrate positive outcomes for the community. Applications can be submitted at anytime thoughout the year with four assessment periods per year. The assessment period will occur during the months of February, May, August and November. The closing dates are the last business day of the preceding month and can be found below. If your application is submitted after the closing date it will go to the following assessment period. Please read through the above Community Grants Guidelines

Closing dates are as follows:
3pm Monday, 30th April 2018

Minor Community Events

This grant aims to assist not for profit community organisations with the cost of holding events with local community appeal and limited estimated attendance (approximately less than 1,000 people). Eligible applicants can apply for up to $750 once in any twelve month period. Please read through the below Minor Community Events Guidelines.

Facilities Rental Grants

This program provides eligible groups with a discounted rate for the use of Council managed halls, community centres, library community rooms and selected reserves for the provision of services, activities and programs that meet an identified community need. This program is open all year round. Eligibility criteria and conditions apply.

Please discuss the availability of the venue with the relevant Community Centre Co-ordinators for our Community Centres or Library Staff for our Library Facilities or Council's Booking Officer for our Halls on 8405 6600. Alternatively, if you wish to request the availability of any Council facilities, please fill out an online request form HERE

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or send us an email.
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