Grants

Community Development Grants

The next round of funding closes at 5 pm on Monday 30 March 2015.

Through its Community Development Grants, determined by the Community Development Grants Committee, the City of Mitcham provides the opportunity for community groups and organisations to participate in and contribute to the community and cultural life of the City by developing projects, programs or activities which are innovative and offer a different approach to meeting community needs.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available to eligible community groups and organisations to undertake Community Development Projects.

Funding Categories

Applications must be submitted in one of the following funding categories:

  • Community Projects
  • Community Events
  • Facilities Upgrades and Equipment Purchases

Further information can be obtained from the guidelines, application form and policy (links below), or by contacting the Council on 8372 8899.

Community Development Grants Guidelines(43 kb)
Community Development Grants Application Form(51 kb)
Community Development Grants Policy(180 kb)

Special Community Projects and Events Funding

In addition to the Community Development Grants, Council may consider requests for one-off funding assistance for special community projects and community events.

This funding is limited and as it is a decision of Council, is available for application throughout the year.

Please allow at least three months for applications in this category to be presented to Council and a response to be provided.

Further information can be obtained from the guidelines and application form (links below) or by contacting the Council on 8372 8899.

Community Development Grants Guidelines(43 kb)
Community Development Grants - Special Grants Application Form(51 kb)

Individual Achievement Grants

Individual Achievement Grants recognise local residents who have achieved excellence in sport, education, cultural or other eligible fields. The grants are designed to provide travel assistance to individuals or teams who have been selected to represent South Australia or Australia, who meet the eligibility criteria and the selection guidelines.

Applications must be received prior to the date the event occurs and supporting documentation must be included with the completed application form.

Further information can be obtained from the guidelines and application form (links below) or by contacting the Council on 8372 8899.

Individual Achievement Grants Application Form & Guidelines(46 kb)
Individual Achievement Grants Policy(45 kb)

Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant for History Projects

The City of Mitcham Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant is a grant of $2,000 awarded annually to individual students or groups to undertake heritage related projects that are of benefit to the City of Mitcham.

The grant is open to primary, secondary and tertiary students.

Maggy Ragless was the City of Mitcham historian from 1986 to 2012. Maggy's passion for local history and her unsurpassed knowledge of the Mitcham area inspired many to discover more about the people, places and events that have shaped Mitcham.

Criteria for the grant are:

  • The research or project should be about people, places or events which relate to the local history of the City of Mitcham.
  • The research or project should address knowledge gaps in the City of Mitcham's history; this includes new perspectives on existing histories.
  • The research or project should be publicly accessible.
  • The research or project may comprise a report, publication, educational material, brochure, web page, exhibitions, multi media displays or a performance. The material should be available in a digital format for future generations.

The grant may be awarded to single recipient or several recipients of high merit.

Applications close on 31 January 2015. Refer to Grant Criteria and the Application Form (links below) for further information.

2015 Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant - Application(50 kb)
2015 Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant - Criteria(54 kb)

For further information please contact Therese Willis, Local History Coordinator, Mitcham Heritage Research Centre, PO Box, 21 Mitcham Shopping Centre, Torrens Park SA 5062. Call 8372 8888 email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Refugee Scholarship Program

The City of Mitcham Refugee Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Australian Refugee Association, is providing scholarships for refugees living or studying in educational institutions in the City of Mitcham, to assist with their education, training and resettlement within South Australia.

Since the beginning of 2003 many scholarships have been provided. Students who have benefited from the scholarships come from a broad range of cultural backgrounds including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Congo, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan and South Sudan. Scholarship funds have previously been used for:

  • Course fees at Flinders University and other educational institutions
  • Purchasing text books
  • School uniforms
  • Equipment required for study such as scientific calculators
  • Funds have also been provided to Bellevue Heights School to assist their refugee students receive school uniforms, excursion costs and purchase text books.

If you are a refugee living or studying in the Mitcham Council area (or know someone who is), and wish to apply for a City of Mitcham Refugee Scholarship, contact the Australian Refugee Association: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale SA 5032, phone 8354 2951 or email reception@ausref.net

Other Sources of Funding

Office for Recreation and Sport
Grants and Scholarships are available for Clubs, Associations and Individuals.

Australian Sports Commission:

  • Local Sporting Champions Program - Designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting event (restrictions apply).
  • Australian Sports Foundation– aim is to increase opportunities for Australian to participate in sport and/or to excel in sports performance – for eligible organisations.

South Australian General Grants
Links provided to many available grants.

Grant Assist LogoA place for information on government grants and assistance.

ARTSA
Funding, Grants and support available for individuals or groups.

Australian Government GrantsLINK website
 
The GrantsLINK directory has information about Federal, State and Local Government programs.

Australia Council for the Arts
Funding available for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

Commonwealth Bank Community Grants
The Commonwealth Bank provides grants of up to $10,000 to local community organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient Status to support the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Application forms and guidelines available from the Commonwealth Bank.

Our Community Funding Centre
Provides details, tips and information on grant seeking and writing grant applications. Need to be a member to log on and search for grants.

SportsCoverSponsorship Grants 
Fund sponsors a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, across a broad cross-section of sports.

Tennis AustraliaFacility Loan Scheme 
Financially assist affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs Centres and Associations to upgrade, replace or improve their tennis facilities by providing low interest loans.

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