Grants

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 Program has a variety of grant categories. They are easy to apply for and they assist to achieve wonderful things for our community!

We encourage you to watch this video, ring us on 8372 8129 if you would like more information ... and then apply!

What do our grants support?

Mainly not for profit community groups, organisations and residents of the City of Mitcham who are making a positive contribution to our community through a wide range of local, cultural, social and recreational initiatives. The City of Mitcham Grants Program 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.

To see a full list of the March 2020 Grants recipients click here.

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

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

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

Community Development Grants

The next grant round for Community Development Grants is currently open and closes September 30, 2020.

Up to $2,500 per grant is available for projects that address one of the following:

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

In a non election year, Community Development Grants are offered twice per year in September and March. In an election year, the September round does not occur.

Download a Community Development Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Community Development Grant Application Form here

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.

Special Community Events / Special Projects Grant

The next grant round for Special Community Event or Special Project Grants is currently open and closes September 30, 2020.

Up to $10,000 per grant is available for community projects or community events that show innovation and activate spaces within the City of Mitcham.

In a non election year Special Community Events/Projects Grants are available twice per year in September and March.In an election year, the September round does not occur.

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

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

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.

Public Art Grant

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 or visit www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/publicart.

Mayoral Grant

Subject to Mayoral direction, for community initiatives. Mayoral Grants are offered all year round with the grant remaining open until the funding pool has been fully expended.

Download a Mayoral Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Mayoral Grant Application Form here

Individual Achievement Grant

Applications for an Individual Achievement Grant can be received at any time in accordance with the guidelines. The grant will remain open until the funding pool has been fully expended.Please ensure to include all relevant paperwork with your submission.

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

Download an Individual Achievement Grant Fact Sheet here

Download an Individual Achievement Grant Application Form here

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

Download a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Fact Sheet here.

Download a Maggy Ragless Memorial Grant Application Form here.

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.

Community Facilities Grant

Applications for Community Facilities Grants are open. This grant is ongoing with no close date for applications, with the grant remaining open until the funding pool has been fully expended. 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 a Community Facilities Grant Fact Sheet here.

Download a Community Facilities Application Form here.

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.

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 reception@ausref.net

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 https://www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/rules/a61996e.

Land Management Grants

The March round for Land Management Grants has now closed.

The Land Management Program provides grants of up to $3,000 per property for weed control and re vegetation activities.
To be eligible, properties must be at least two hectares, situated in the Mitcham Hills, and covered by a current Land Management Plan Agreement with Council. To set up a Land Management Plan, or for more information, please call 8372 8888.

Download a Land Management Grant Fact Sheet here

Download a Land Management Grant Application Form here.

Email completed form to mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au.

City of Mitcham launches online Grant Finder

The City of Mitcham has partnered with Grant Guru to launch the City of Mitcham Grant Finder, a one-stop search engine to help residents, businesses and community groups access a list of grant and funding opportunities.

This free service can help you identify funding to support your project. Register to receive emailed alerts for new grants, 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.

There are over $40 billion worth of grants available, including Mitcham’s Public Arts Grant, Community Development Grants and Special Projects Grants.

Visit mitcham.grantguru.com.au to start your search.

If you have any questions please call us on 8372 8888 or email mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au