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Grants available for projects that support women, young people and LGBTIQA+ community


South Australian not-for-profit community organisations that support women’s economic participation and financial security can now apply for grants of up to $25,000 each.

Department of Human Services Executive Director of Community Investment and Support Ruth Ambler said the Grants SA medium round is now open, with priority given to applications that support women, young people or LGBTIQA+ communities.

“This funding boost is designed to help community organisations across our state to grow their programs, projects and facilities in ways that reduce social isolation and build community wellbeing,” Ms Ambler said.

“It’s a great opportunity for local not-for-profits to get their next great idea off the ground and help more South Australians in need.”

Grants can be used in many ways

The grants can be used in a range of ways, including:

  • once-off upgrades to community spaces, facilities or infrastructure that encourage community participation, especially in regional and remote areas
  • to purchase equipment, resources and supplies to improve a service or facility and ensure it is a safe space for women, youth or the LGBTIQA+ community
  • programs that support participation (such as creches) or build skills and knowledge (such as financial confidence and literacy).

Previous successful applicants have included Foodbank SA for a new cool room, Australian Red Cross for a school holiday program on the APY Lands, and the Muslim Women’s Association of SA for skills training programs.

Opening and closing dates

The Grants SA 2021–2022 Medium Round 2 is open now, with applications closing at 3:00 pm on Thursday 31 March 2022.

Applications and information

Funding guidelines for this round of grants, as well as information on how to submit applications, are available on the Grants SA page.

Anyone with questions or feedback can contact the Grants SA team by calling 1300 650 985 or email Grants SA.

Page last updated : 02 Sep 2022

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