Department of Human Services

Eligible organisations

All organisations must:

  • have not-for-profit objectives
  • be community based
  • be currently operating with an office within South Australia, delivering services or support to the South Australian community

AND be one of the following:

  • a legal entity
  • a sponsored entity, if applying through a legal entity.

All legal entities must:

  • be incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985, or the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976, or have evidence of a comparable legal status,


  • be constituted under the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Act, 2005, for example: Emergency sector organisations including Country Fire Service (CFS) brigades and State Emergency Services (SES) units,


  • be a council under the Local Government Act 1999; to act as a sponsor or engage a registered training organisation to deliver training for volunteers working in community organisations.


  • be currently registered with a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a bank account in the name of the legal entity
  • agree to the terms and conditions of the grant
  • if sponsoring an organisation, ensure the sponsored entity has not-for-profit objectives and
  • if sponsoring an organisation, agree to accept legal and financial responsibility for the grant.

Organisations must be one of the following:

  • a legal entity; or
  • a sponsored entity if applying through a legal entity

Organisations that are not incorporated or do not have an ABN can apply if they meet all other eligibility criteria and are able to secure an eligible organisation to act as their sponsor (auspice) for the project. The sponsor organisation is then responsible for submitting the application online, the legal and financial accountability of the project, and will be required to enter into the grant agreement. Sponsor organisations will receive funding and be responsible for acquitting funding.

Page last updated : 04 Dec 2019

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