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Grants of up to $50,000 available to help smaller not-for-profits 


Grassroot not-for-profits in South Australia, who give so much to their local communities, will be offered a welcome funding boost from the State Government.

Up to $1 million in Governance and Sustainability grants will be available to organisations with an annual revenue of less than $3 million.

Often, smaller service-oriented organisations allocate most of their funds to the communities they serve, leaving very little for vital governance and sustainability initiatives. These grants will help organisations operate successfully well into the future so they can serve their communities better.

How grants can be used

Eligible community services organisations can apply for one-off grants of up to $50,000. They can use the grant funds to:

  • build governance and improve compliance, including developing and strengthening partnerships and collaborations with other community organisations to improve sustainability and deliver common social impact objectives
  • upskill employees and volunteers to take on leadership roles or service-delivery training.
  • undertake upgrades to build organisational capacity and resilience that are both environmentally and organisationally sustainable, such as installing solar systems or rainwater tanks, acquiring IT infrastructure or improving access to facilities.


Applications for the Governance and Sustainability Grants opened on Monday 16 January 2023.

Interested organisations can find the eligibility criteria and grant guidelines on the Grants SA pages.

Applications close at 3pm on Tuesday 23 March 2023.

Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisations with an annual revenue of less than $3 million are strongly encouraged to apply.


Phone Grants SA  on 1300 650 985

Page last updated : 16 Jan 2023

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