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Grants

City of Mitcham's Grants Program

The City of Mitcham Grants Program provides funding to eligible groups, organisations and individual residents who present applications that demonstrate alignment with City of Mitcham's strategic objectives that can be found within the Mitcham 2030 document

If you have an idea you would like to see come to life that aligns with the strategic objectives outlined in the Mitcham 2030 document we invite you to apply for a grant within the City of Mitcham Grants Program. The four key goals are

  • Accessible, Healthy and Connected Community
  • Sustainable City
  • Dynamic and Prosperous Places
  • Excellence in Leadership

Within each of these four main goals there are three themes that drill down further. Click here to read more.

To see a full list of the March 2021 Grant recipients please click here.

To see a full list of the September 2020 Grant recipients please click here.

For more details on eligibility view the City of Mitcham's Grants Policy here.

You will find detailed guidelines for each of the grants that will provide further insight and direction.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for support when applying for a City of Mitcham Grant, that document can be found here.

To discuss your idea further please make contact with our Grants Officer on 8372 8129 or email grants@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

What are the value of the grants and which grant should you apply for?

There is a total of $225,000 available across a range of grants that are designed to be 'By Community, For Community'.

The grants available include:

  • My Mitcham Community Grant
  • Civic Participation and Leadership Award
  • Community Facilities Grant
  • Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant
  • Public Art Grant and Art Activation Grant
  • Quick Response Grant

The main grant that will fulfil most requirements will be the My Mitcham Community Grant. There is a pool of $100,000 available as matched funding, with no set limit per grant.

For more specific purposes such as public art, community facility improvements, history projects or if you are a school, please see further details below for individual grants that will suit your needs. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact the Grants Officer on 8372 8129 or email grants@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Please submit all completed grant applications to grants@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Learn more about City of Mitcham's Grants Program

City of Mitcham's Grants Officer will be available to answer any of your questions and walk you through the new Grants Framework on

POSTPONED Wednesday July 21,  Mitcham Memorial Library between 2 & 7pm - POSTPONED as a result of the restrictions put in place by SA Health.

An updated session time will be advised for a future date when it is safe to gather again, stay tuned to the website for more information. In the meantime, please feel free to email grants@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au or call 8372 8129 to discuss your grant idea.

Thursday July 29, Blackwood Library between 2 & 7pm - advice will be provided closer to the date as to whether this will be going ahead.

These are not formal information timed session, rather an opportunity to meet with Councils' Grants Officer and discuss your options further; to gain insight into what the Grants Committee may be looking for when completing your grant application and to establish if there is a grant that suits your needs.

We invite you to attend at your convenience. There is no need to pre book.

My Mitcham Community Grant

My Mitcham Community Grants will be offered in two rounds each year, one in February and one in August except in an election year where the August round will not be available.

The My Mitcham Community Grant has a pool of $73,000 available as matched funding, with no set limit per grant. If you are interested in hosting programs in our community centres or library, would like to host a cultural celebration or Christmas event, this is the grant for you.

The next grant round for My Mitcham Community Grant closes August 31, 2021. All applications received by COB August 31, 2021 with applicable attachments will be considered for the August round.

Download the My Mitcham Community Grant Guidelines

Download a My Mitcham Community Grant Application Form

Please note - There is a 6 - 8 week processing time after the closing date, so please take this into consideration with timing relative to your activity / workshop / event / renovations / etc as any initiative that has taken place will not be eligible. 

If you have been successful in being awarded a grant from the City of Mitcham’s Grants Program don’t  forget to finalise your grant by completing the Statement of Expenditure. You are unable to apply for another grant until this has been finalised and approved by Council.

Civic Participation and Leadership Award

Council's Civic Participation and Leadership Award acknowledges and celebrates students who have demonstrated commitment and passion to being active, community minded members and leaders within our community.

Each school within the City of Mitcham can apply for the funding to present as the 'City of Mitcham Civic Participation and Leadership Award' to one or two of their students annually (financial year).

Further information will be sent to all schools within the City of Mitcham each July with the opportunity to apply for the funding.

Download the Civic Participation and Leadership Award Guidelines

Download a Civic Participation and Leadership Award Application Form

Community Facilities Grant

Applications for Community Facilities Grants are open with no close date for applications, the grant will remain open until the funding pool has been fully expended. There is a pool of $43,000 available as matched funding.

Please ensure to include all relevant paperwork with your submission.

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 the Community Facilities Grant Guidelines

Download a Community Facilities Application Form

If you have been successful in being awarded a grant from the City of Mitcham’s Grants Program don’t  forget to finalise your grant by completing the Statement of Expenditure. You are unable to apply for another grant until this has been finalised and approved by Council.

Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant

Applications for the Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant can be received any time, with the grant remaining open until the funding pool has been fully expended. Please ensure to include all relevant paperwork with your submission.

Up to $5,000 is available which includes up to $2,000 for history research projects which celebrate or inform the community about Mitcham's history and $3,000 for local history groups.

Download the Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Guidelines

Download a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Application Form

If you have been successful in being awarded a grant from the City of Mitcham’s Grants Program don’t  forget to finalise your grant by completing the Statement of Expenditure. You are unable to apply for another grant until this has been finalised and approved by Council.

Public Arts & Art Activation Grants

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

Click here to find out more about Public Art and our Public Art Grants in the City of Mitcham.

If you have any questions about City of Mitcham's Grants Program please call us on 8372 8888 or email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au

Quick Response Grant

Applications for the Quick Response Grant can be received any time, with the grant remaining open until the funding pool has been fully expended. Please ensure to include all relevant paperwork with your submission.

The Quick response Grant is available to assist group, individuals and organisations with funding of $500 or under per grant to support initiatives with a turn around time of 30 working days.

Community projects or events such as a Neighbour Day BBQ, community garden or small Christmas gathering for neighbours.

Download the Quick Response Grant Guidelines

Download a Quick Response Grant Application Form

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: Ann Street (corner Commercial Road), Salisbury SA 5108, phone 8354 2951 or email reception@ausref.net for more information.

Harvey Hayes Memorial 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 Flinders University's website https://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/rules/a61996e.

Online Grant Finder

The City of Mitcham may not always be in a position to fulfil your grant request, for this reason City of Mitcham have worked with Grant Guru to supply a list of all grants available, state, national and internationally based through a one stop search engine

This free service can help you identify funding to support your project. Visit mitcham.grantguru.com.au to start your search. There are over $40 billion worth of grants available.

You can also Register to receive email alerts for new grants from specific funding bodies, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.

The Grant finder also features a COVID Quick Link portal for up to date information on funding available to support businesses affected by closures and restrictions due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

If you have ay questions about City of Mitcham's Grants Program please call the Grants Officer on 8372 8129 to discuss further or email grants@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au