Community Action Grants - Now Closed

Council offers project funding to not-for-profit community groups through our Community Action Grants program. Traditionally, these grants have helped to support the delivery of projects by the community for the community.

Community Assistance

Council’s financial contributions to small scale projects allow community groups and organisations to focus and utilise their own funds for larger, strategic projects such as refurbishment of facilities, volunteer training, retention and development.

Through the Community Assistance Program, grants of up to $1,000 are available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to assist with worthwhile projects that do not fit under the Event Sponsorship or Small Equipment categories of the Community Action Grants program.

Events Sponsorship

The Events Sponsorship category of the Community Action Grants is designed to assist community organisations to promote:

  1. Social connectedness amongst community members within Hindmarsh Shire and
  2. The Hindmarsh region as an “Event Destination” for visitors.

Event sponsorship grants offer grants of up to $500 to assist with events within Hindmarsh Shire which demonstrate social and economic benefit to the Hindmarsh community.

For larger events with a regional impact, Council may allocate an increased sponsorship amount. To be eligible applications must provide evidence of the events social and economic impact to the Hindmarsh community.

Small Equipment

Small Equipment Grants of up to $1,000 are available to non-for-profit organisations to assist in the cost of purchasing small equipment items. In the past grants have been utilised in the purchase of items such as, but not limited to:

  • Garden equipment and tools;
  • Appliances and whitegoods;
  • Computers and electronic items;
  • Sports equipment.

To apply for our Community Action Grants, simply follow these four steps.

Step One - Guidelines

Step Two - Risk Assessment

Step Three - Application

Step Four - Submission and Assessment


To submit hardcopy applications, please print and mail to:

Community Development Officer
Hindmarsh Shire Council
P.O. BOX 250

PDF applications can be emailed to:

For more information, contact our Grants Team via phone at 03 5391 4444 or email