Are you interested in applying for a City of Mitcham Grant?

Are you a local community group or resident interested in supporting our community and looking for some financial support to help you achieve this? Our Grants scheme has a variety of grant categories. They are easy to apply for and they assist to achieve wonderful things!

We encourage you to watch this video, ring us on 8372 8888 if you would like more information ... and then apply!

What do our grants support?

Mainly not for profit community groups, organisations and individuals who are making a positive contribution to the Mitcham community through a wide range of local cultural, social and recreational initiatives. The City of Mitcham Grants scheme supports these groups, organisations and individuals in the delivery of initiatives that may achieve the objectives of:

  • Enhancing physical health and emotional wellbeing
  • Building and strengthening local networks and partnerships
  • Nurturing community leadership
  • Fostering community connections
  • Supporting learning and skill development, and
  • Enhancing cultural understanding.

What are the grants for, how much are the grants worth and when can you apply?

There are eight different grants offered by the City of Mitcham:

Community Development Grants

City of Mitcham advises that there will be no September Grant Round for 2018 due to the inability for Council Committees to make grant decisions during the election period.

The next grant round will be March 2019.

Applications can be received any time up until 29 March, 2019.

Up to $2,500 per grant is available to not for profit groups for projects that address one of the following:

  • Community Physical and/or Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Gardens or Garden Activities
  • Community or Public Art
  • Environmental Improvement
  • Community Connections
  • Community Events

In a non election year, Community Development Grants are offered twice per year in September and March. 

Download a Community Development Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Community Development Grant Application Form here

Special Community Events / Special Projects Grant

City of Mitcham advises that there will be no September Grant Round for 2018 due to the inability for Council Committees to make grant decisions during the election period.

The next grant round will be March 2019.

Applications can be received any time up until 29 March 2019.

Up to $10,000 per grant is available for community projects or community events that are innovative and special.

In a non election year Special Community Events/Projects Grants are available twice per year in September and March. 

Download a Special Community Event or Special Project Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Special Community Event or Special Project Grant Application Form here 

Public Art Grant

Council encourages both emerging and established artists who have exciting public arts concepts for City of Mitcham’s public realms to apply for a Public Arts Grant. 

The funding aims to support contemporary, original and innovative arts response that will engage, surprise or connect with the thousands of visitors in one of our community centres or parks. 

Examples of the kind of art concepts include (but are not limited to) theatre, sculptural, lighting installations, dance, murals, performance art, exhibitions, painting, integrated art and mixed media. The art may seek to creatively engage with local stories, identities, sense of place and cultural heritage. 

For this grant round, Council seeks arts that are small scale, are not viewed by Council as removing significant areas from the public realm and will not detrimentally impact on access and movement in the space. 

Applications are due by 3pm 14 June 2018.

Please email completed applications addressed to Public Arts Grant 2018 to

Applications should not exceed 5MB. 

For more information call 8372 8888.

Download a Public Arts Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Public Arts Grant Application Form here

Download our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols here

Download our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols and Perspectives here

Mayoral Grant

Subject to Mayoral direction, for community initiatives. Mayoral Grants are offered all year round.

Download a Mayoral Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Mayoral Grant Application Form here

Individual Achievement Grants

Up to $200 per applicant is available to support the travel of Council residents or teams whilst representing South Australia or Australia in their sporting, cultural, educational or other field of excellence.

Download the Individual Achievement Grants Guidelines and Application Form here

Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant

Up to $2,000 is available for original research or projects which celebrate or inform the community about Mitcham's history.

The next round closes on 16 April 2018.

Download a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Fact Sheet here.

Download a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Application Form here.

Land Management Grant

Grants are available to reimburse private landowners for expenses to control targeted weed species in the Mitcham hills and re-vegetation of affected land.

Landowner(s) will need to match the funds they apply for. This can be a 'cash' or 'in-kind' contribution, or a mixture of both.

Download a Land Management Program Grant Fact Sheet here.

Download a Land Management Program Grant Application Form here.

Community Facilities Grant

Not-for-profit community facilities that meet broad community need such as sports and recreation facilities or halls, may apply for grant funding to assist with special or unique capital improvements to their facility or grounds.

Download a Community Facilities Grant Fact Sheet here.

Refugee Grant

The City of Mitcham Refugee Grant, in partnership with the Australian Refugee Association, is for refugees living in, or studying in educational institutions in the City of Mitcham, to assist with their education, training and resettlement within South Australia.  Contact the Australian Refugee Association: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale SA 5032, phone 8354 2951 or email

Memorial Harvey Hayes Grant

If you live in, or have attended a secondary school in the City of Mitcham and are enrolled to study at Flinders University, you may be eligible to apply for the annual Memorial Harvey Hayes Grant of $1,000. Further information can be found on their website

Other Sources of Funding

Environmental Grants

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholarships
For leaders, innovators and pioneers that have the drive to shape the future prosperity and growth of Australia.

Westpac Foundation Community Grants
For local, grassroots not-for-profit organisations with big (or small) ideas that are providing educational opportunities, employment pathways or improvements in the quality of life of disadvantaged Australians in our local communities.  Worth $10,000 each. 

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

Local Sporting Champions Program
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 
For Australians to participate in sport and/or to excel in sports performance.

South Australian General Grants
Links provided to many available grants.

Office for Volunteers
To advance and assist volunteer supporting programs, expand volunteer participation and promote the value of volunteering within the community.

ARTSA/Australia Council for the Arts
For arts organisations and individuals across the country

Information about Federal, State and Local Government programs.

Our Community Funding Centre
Provides details, tips and information on grant seeking and writing grant applications. 

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

Email Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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