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Grant programs

The Council has three annual grant programs to support community, youth and heritage projects and activities.

Presently Council has an additional program to support recovery from COVID-19 pandemic impacts. The first round is this program is closed. If further rounds are offered by Council they will be announced in local media, our website and social media channels.

Community grants

Community Grants are provided for non-profit groups, clubs and organisations whose interest or purpose is towards projects and activities which contribute to the development of the community within the area and are in line with Council’s Community Plan. Applications for grant amounts up to and including $3,000 (ex GST) will be considered by the Community Assistance Scheme Committee (CASC).

Please read the Community Grant Guidelines for full eligibility criteria. Any Application for funding that is outside the scope of the guidelines will be assessed by CASC in the first instance, with its recommendation and report subsequently presented at the next Council Meeting for a decision.

Community Grant Applications are assessed quarterly. Applications must be completed using the Community Grant application form.

Youth grants

Youth Grants assist local young people who have excelled in their particular activity (sport, cultural or recreation), through state or national representation. Grant amounts of $200 and $250 are available, depending on their level of representation.

Please read the Youth Grant Guidelines for full eligibility criteria. Any Application for funding that is outside the scope of the guidelines will be assessed by CASC-Administration in the first instance, with its recommendation and report subsequently presented at the next Council Meeting for a decision.

Youth Grant Applications are assessed quarterly by the CASC-Administration. Applications must be completed using the Youth Grant application form.

Heritage grants

Heritage Grants are provided to the owner(s) of a property which is of Local Heritage significance or a contributory place as listed within The Barossa Council authorised Development Plan.

Financial incentives may be provided for maintenance improvement works, which exceed the owner(s) funding capability.

Please read the Heritage Grant Guidelines for eligibility criteria. Any Application for funding that is outside the scope of the Guidelines will be assessed by CASC in the first instance, with its recommendation and report subsequently presented to the next Council Meeting for decision.

Applications for Heritage Grants can be submitted at any time, but will only be considered by the Community Assistance Scheme Committee on an annual basis at the November meeting of the Committee. Applications must be completed using the Heritage Grant application form

COVID-19 grant

Applications are currently closed. Applicants will be advised of the outcome in due course.

We are pleased to provide a $150,000 business and community COVID-19 grant program. This program will support to assist in community and economic recovery within the Council area. The current round of applications has closed. Should there be further funding rounds, we will make a public announcement.

Business grants of $1000 to $3000 are targeting micro and small businesses within the tourism, hospitality, retail and creative industries sectors. Community grants of $500 to $3000 are available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups. The grants will provide funding of up to 66% of costs that have, or will be, incurred by eligible businesses or groups.

The COVID-19 grant monies may be used to cover a range of expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Setting up and buying materials to support COVID Safe Plans or the safe management of operating the business or community group;
  • Assist in matching funds for other grant applications made by the business;
  • Obtain necessary business advice, support or assistance to develop a new business plan;
  • Undertake and support any marketing and promotion activity;
  • Purchasing new inventory, materials or other consumables (for clubs/groups) to operate or commence fundraising activities.

Recognising the entrepreneurialism of the area’s groups and businesses, the grant committee will consider any ideas that support a business or group to be sustainable during the pandemic. Grant applications are open until 5pm Wednesday 23 September.

To apply for a grant, please email a completed Community Assistance grant application form or Business Assistance grant application form to barossa@barossa.sa.gov.au

For further information on application guidelines, please refer to COVID-19 Recovery - Community Assistance Grant Policy Program or Rules or COVID-19 Recovery Business Assistance Grant Policy Program and Rules.

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