Nearly $500k in minor grants to bolster community projects

Nearly $500k in minor grants to bolster community projects


Sixty community organisations have each been awarded a grant of up to $10,000 to help tackle infrastructure upgrades, fund community-minded projects or replace equipment.

Some of the projects receiving this welcome boost include:

  • a demonstration kitchen at the Barossa Farmers Market ($10,000) to help educate and provide nutritional advice to local shoppers and encourage greater community health and wellness outcomes.
  • contribution to a new forklift for the Heart & Soul Community Group, who collects fresh food and pantry items to redistribute at Food Relief Centres held in Wingfield & Noarlunga. ($10,000)
  • equipping the Port Augusta Senior Citizens Club with everything they need to host indoor carpet bowls ($1,969)
  • an entrepreneurship program for new migrant women in the Tamil community ($9,940)
  • An inclusive sports program delivered in regional communities by Special Olympics Australia ($6,655).

Several of the successful projects asked for funding to upgrade kitchen equipment, establish community gardens, invest in IT equipment or renovate existing infrastructure to create more accessible community spaces.

The 2022-23 Grants SA Minor round focused on helping community organisations across South Australia, including Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, to grow their programs, projects and facilities in ways that reduce social isolation and build community wellbeing.

Funding was prioritised to support people and communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage. A third of the successful projects are from regional South Australia.

Page last updated 12 September 2023