Grants and Funding

City of Playford Community Development Grants Program offers financial support to nonprofit community organisations, groups and associations for projects, events, exhibitions and/or performances which contribute to the City as a vibrant and simulating place for people to live, work or visit.

Grants are also offered to individuals who are residents of the City of Playford who have made an outstanding achievement in their chosen field of endeavour and young people who find cost a barrier to participating in club or organised sport to encourage sport and social recreation.

Click on the Related Links on the left of this page for information on all of the Community Development Grant categories available.

Not Incorporated?

If your group is not incorporated then you will need to organise for an incorporated organisation to either apply for or auspice the grant on your behalf.  This means that the other organisation would agree to act as a “Banker” for the grant.

An auspice organisation will agree to take on the responsibility to acquit the grant on behalf of your group.  The organisation will need to complete part of the application form and sign an agreement confirming that the Grant will be used for the purposes that you have stated in the application.  A support letter also needs to be attached to the application.  This needs to be completed before you lodge your application.

Please note that Council will not auspice your grant or find an auspice organisation on your behalf.


If your group does not have an ABN then you will need to complete an Australian Taxation Office Statement by a Supplier Form and attach the form to your application - Statement by a Supplier Form(12 kb)

Lodging an Application

Please lodge the completed application (with supporting documentation) in one of the following ways:

Email Post In Person Attn: Grants Officer
12 Bishopstone Road
Davoren Park  SA  5113
Playford Civic Centre
10 Playford Boulevard
Elizabeth  SA  5112


Useful tips when applying for Grants

These tips provide guidance for completing applications for future grant applications.  Following these tips in no way guarantees you will be successful in future funding rounds.

  • Read the application guidelines carefully
  • Check your eligibility in the guidelines.  Some organisations such as schools, universities, government departments and for profit companies are not eligible for funding
  • When answering questions, always refer back to the advice in the guidelines that corresponds to each question.  Keep your answers accurate, clear and concise, and make sure they directly relate to the questions.  When describing what your organisation does, ensure that you provide examples of the activities performed by volunteers
  • Think carefully about the purpose and the amount of grant money you request.  The amount you request affects how likely your application is to receive funding.  Priority is given to applications which will have maximum benefit for the local community for a small outlay.  Do not apply for more than the maximum amount
  • Check the guidelines to ensure that the purpose for which you are asking for funding is eligible
  • Read over your answers before submitting your application
  • Check the closing dates for applications and submit your application as early as possible.  Late applications will not be accepted.  If posting your application, make sure you send it to the specified address.  Keep a full copy of the completed application form and, if submitting by mail, keep evidence of the date it was posted

Wanting to apply for a grant but not sure where to look?

Here are some links to grants that may become available. The grants are all different so be sure to check the grant guidelines to ensure your organisation is eligible and that the project meets the criteria.

  • Subscribe to Our Community's Easy Grants newsletter.  Subscribers receive a copy of Easy Grants each month containing a comprehensive list of all Government, philanthropic and corporate grants funding available in Australia – with grant outlines, requirements, links and closing dates.  More information can be found at
  • List all the government bodies you deal with, and talk to them or search their websites for grants
  • List any foundations that you know specialise in your area of expertise
  • List the agencies or bodies that aim at dealing with the problems or issues that fall into your area of expertise
  • List non-profit organisations that share your territory and find out any external grants they have gained – either buy studying their annual reports or by talking to them
  • Talk to groups you already have contact with, and who might be able to help
  • Find a contact person inside the various agencies that deal in your area and ask them about grant opportunities they might have for your group
  • Talk to your State or Federal MP about government grants programs
  • Community Benefit SA Grants
  • SA Grants Directory
  • South Australian Youth Arts Board
  • NRM Community Grants
  • DPTI Community Grants
  • Local Sporting Champions Grants
  • Suez Community Grants - Environmental grants
Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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