What can be funded
The Department of Human Services (DHS) funds organisations for a maximum of 12 months to contribute to the Grants SA outcomes through a range of one-off activities that are innovative and build community capacity for more sustainable outcomes.
The following activities can be applied for in Major Rounds:
Deliver a one-off program or service
This funding is directed to short-term one-off programs or the establishment of new services, or a project with direct benefit to Grants SA priority groups.
Upgrade community facilities
These grants are to upgrade facilities/infrastructure so the organisation is better able to undertake its work.
A facility upgrade is for items that cannot be easily removed from the premises, items requiring fixed posts or a foundation, or where installation is required needing land/building owner consent.
Organisations can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost. The applicant’s 25% contribution towards the project can include voluntary labour and/or donated materials and/or significant professional in-kind services and support.
Applications must be accompanied by: building owner consent, minimum two year lease (at the close of the round), and council development approval if applicable. Please note: Council consent is not accepted. If development approval is not required, proof must be provided, e.g. letter from council or link to the appropriate webpage.
Purchase a vehicle that is essential to the delivery of services for a high needs target group
These grants are to purchase a vehicle that is essential to the delivery of services for a high needs target group.
Organisations can apply for up to 75% of the total cost of the vehicle. Applications for vehicles are capped at $30,000.
Applications must include details about how often the vehicle will be used, where the vehicle will be stored, and who can access the vehicle. The use of the vehicle must be maximised where possible by sharing it with other community organisations.
Successful applicants must provide a copy of the vehicle registration in the name of their organisation, when reporting on their expenditure (acquittal).