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It’s now even easier to apply for a State Government grant


From today it will be easier for community organisations to apply for State Government grants with the introduction of a new streamlined application process.

Four one-off grant programs - the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund, Multicultural grants, Volunteer Training grants and the Volunteer Support Fund - have been combined into a single application process, Grants SA.

Organisations will only have to apply once to be assessed for eligibility across all four programs and it will simplify reporting requirements.

Grants SA is one of many innovative grants programs aimed at cutting red tape and making it easier for organisations to get funding for community wellbeing projects.

Fund my Community is another way community organisations can access up to $1 million in grant funding, with successful projects chosen by the South Australian public.

For more information about Grants SA, including online grant applications, visit


In 2016/17 Grants SA will provide $3 million in grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Major grant rounds of $20,000 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,000 to $20,000 will be open four times a year and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and assessed at the end of each month.

Some grants that address highly specific community needs will continue to be assessed independently of the Grants SA processes.

Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion, Zoe Bettison said:

The new single grants process makes it easier for community organisations to apply for one-off government funding.

The grants process will be fairer and better targeted as all applications will be assessed at the same time, taking into consideration local issues and target populations.

This reform is part of the South Australian Government's commitment to working with the community to reduce red tape and simplify grant processes.

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05 Jul 2018
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