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Grants and Funding

The City of Playford Community Development Grants Program offers financial support to non-profit community organisations, groups and associations for projects, events, exhibitions or performances that contribute to making Playford a vibrant and stimulating place for people to live, work and play.

Grants are also offered to City of Playford residents for outstanding achievement in their chosen field of endeavour, as well as to young people who find cost a barrier to participating in organised sport to encourage sport and social recreation.

Community Development and Event Grants

Community development and event grants offer financial support to non-profit community organisations, local groups and associations for proposals that: 

  • Activate community spaces
  • Deliver innovative, creative or new opportunities for the Playford community to become involved in their local community
  • Encourage and support Arts, Cultural Development, physical activity, health and wellbeing 
  • Demonstrate collaboration between organisations and the local community and maximise community benefit 
  • Develop and initiate locally based events, exhibitions and/or performances open to the whole community, which make a positive contribution to community and cultural life in the City of Playford

The next round of Community Development and Event Grant funding will open on  Monday, 21 January 2019 and close at 5pm on Friday, 1 March 2019.

Equipment Grants

With an upper limit of $1,000, these grants are open year-round to community organisations, groups and associations to build upon and support current projects, programs and activities in City of Playford.

Outstanding Achievement Grants

With an upper limit of $400, these grants are available to assist residents to achieve their goals in national and international academic, sporting and cultural competitions and national and international leadership and personal development opportunities.

Applications for Outstanding Achievement Grants are now closed - the allocation has been expended for 2018/19. Applications will be accepted from 3 June 2019

Club Participation Sponsorship Grant

Club Participation Sponsorship grants are available to assist young people up to the age of 17 years to receive a once-off discount on the direct costs associated with joining a City of Playford club (eg, membership fees, registration fees, uniforms or equipment, etc).

The purpose of this program is to reduce the cost of initial club joining fees for young people who would not be able to afford it otherwise.

Grassroots Community Project Grant 

Grassroots Community Project grants are available to community organisations, residents or neighbourhood groups and associations. The aim is to support innovative projects that activate community spaces, help foster local pride, and promote health and wellbeing.

Please read the guidelines before completing the application form or contact the Grants Officer on 8256 0230 or grants@playford.sa.gov.au for further information.

Acquittal and Evaluation of Grants

On completion of the successfully-funded project, activity or event, recipients are required to return the Development Grant Acquittal form and financial statement (including copies of receipts) to Council.

The grant must be successfully acquitted before your community group or organisation will be eligible to apply for future funding through the City of Playford Community Development Grants Program.

Please read the guidelines before completing this document, or contact the Grants Officer (8256 0230 or grants@playford.sa.gov.au) for further information.