Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

To keep updated about Coronavirus visit the Australian Government Department of Health website www.health.gov.au for the latest medical advice and official reports.

The Council Administration Office doors are open to the public with amended opening hours from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.  We encourage you to contact us via email or by phone.

For the latest updates on Council Services in response to COVID-19 click here.

Dismiss alert

Community Grant Funding

The City of Port Lincoln is committed to supporting local events, projects, programs and activities in recognition of their community resilience, building capacity and valuable contributions to the local economy.

The program aims to support events, programs and activities that:

  • Provide opportunity for the community to come together and develop skills, confidence and knowledge of community members;
  • Support celebration of place and culture, and promote a sense of community identity and pride;
  • Demonstrate community partnership and cooperation and increase community organisation membership and support;
  • Positively promote and activate Council facilities, spaces and infrastructure;
  • Are innovative and unique and responsive to identified needs and/or gaps within the community;
  • Contribute to the visitor economy, attract overnight visitation and/or repeat visitation;
  • Positively promote the region as a destination of choice and enhance the experience of locals and visitors alike;
  • Positively impact on liveability outcomes.

It is recommended that you read Council’s Community Grant Funding Policy 7.63.14 before applying for any grant funding to ensure your application meets the eligibility guidelines and criteria.  It is anticipated that there will be a high demand for funding, and applications that meet eligibility guidelines are not automatically guaranteed funding.

Funding Categories

The Community Grant Funding Program provides for funding up to the maximum amount under the following categories.

CategoryCriteriaFunding up toAssessment & Approval
Minor Funding
GroupEvents, activities and programs that support a small sector of the community, predominately applicant membership base or directly interested people$300Open Funding

Assessed and approved by Council Administration
LocalEvents, activities and programs that support a broader cross-section of the local community$1,000Open Funding

Assessed and approved by Council Administration
In-KindMinor community event in-kind support such as foreshore marquee, equipment hire$1,000Open Funding

Assessed and approved by Council Administration via community event permit system
Major Funding  (applications for 2020/2021 have closed)
Liveable & Active CommunitiesLocal community organisation delivering major community wellbeing programs and projects$1,001-$5,000

$5,001-$10,000
Annual EOI process

Assessed and approved by Council
Economic Growth & VitalityRecognised local major events:
attracts substantial numbers and supports major economic development activities
Case by case basisAdministered via Funding Acceptance Form for a period not exceeding a council term

Assessed and approved by Council

Other Funding

Please note one off or proposed new ongoing major events will either need to apply for funding under the minor grant funding category or approach Council for funding outside this grant funding program.  Council may also decide to sponsor or support other programs and projects outside of this funding program with specific conditions being applicable.

Please contact Council's Community Wellbeing & Activation Officer for more information via 8621 2300 or email plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for grant funding:

  • be an incorporated community organisation, sporting club or organisation, or be in partnership with such;
  • operate within the City of Port Lincoln or demonstrate how the project will benefit the local community;
  • hold appropriate public liability insurance and adhere to WHS and Risk Management practices;
  • demonstrate financial viability;
  • fit within the appropriate category detailed in Section 4 of the Community Grant Funding Policy 7.63.14, and address evaluation criteria and submit supporting documentation specified on the application form; and
  • demonstrate support for identified council strategic goals and objectives.

Applicants applying for grant funding must complete the relevant grant funding form and provide any supporting documentation as specified in the application form.

Please note if you are completing the online form you will need to have the required supporting documents on hand to upload.

If you do not have the documentation on hand you will be able to save your application and return to it later.  Your application form will be saved for five (5) days before you will need to complete the form again.

Minor Grant Funding

Group and Local categories

A small amount of funding will be available all year round for applications under these two categories for assessment by Council Administration.

Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event taking place to allow sufficient time for processing.  Failure to adhere to this time frame may result in the application being refused.

Applications for minor funding can be submitted from July 1st to June 30th each year.

To apply complete and submit:

Community Grant Funding Application Form - Group and Local 7-31-T1 - Online

Community Grant Funding Application Form - Group and Local 7-31-T1 - Word

You will need to provide the following supporting documents:

  • Budget Estimate for your project, event or program
  • Certificate of Currency – Public Liability Insurance
  • Risk Management Plan including site plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan where applicable

Please note that failure to submit required documents may result in your application being denied.

Major Funding

Applications for 2020/2021 closed 5pm on 14 August 2020

Liveable & Active Communities - Annual Funding Round

After the adoption of Council’s Budget and Annual Business Plan each year (June/July) Council will call for Expressions of Interest for major community well-being programs and projects that support identified Council strategic goals and objectives.

Funding awarded under this category will be for a twelve month period only.

To apply complete and submit:

Community Grant Funding EOI Form - Liveable & Active Communities 7-31-T2 - Online

Community Grant Funding EOI Form - Liveable & Active Communities 7-31-T2 - Word

You will need to provide the following supporting documents

  • Budget Estimate for your project, event or program
  • Completed Financial Statements for past two financial years
  • Certificate of Currency – Public Liability Insurance
  • Risk Management Plan including site plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan

Please note that failure to submit required documents may result in your application being denied.

Successful grant applications must:

  • Use grant funds for the purpose for which the grant was awarded, unless written permission for variation has been obtained from Council prior to the activities being undertaken.
  • Obtain all appropriate permits, approvals, insurances etc.
  • Acknowledge assistance from Council in all press releases and promotional material and correctly reproduce Council's logo (Use of Council Logo and Crest Policy 18.63.3) as far as possible.  The Funding Acceptance Form will detail specific funding conditions.
  • Complete and submit an Acquittal Form within sixty days of the conclusion of the event/project/activity.  Failure to submit reports may impact on future funding opportunities.

Applicants must conform to all relevant Council Policies, By-laws and Acts enforced at the time.

Related information

Community Event Permit Application 16-6-T31

Community Group Insurance

Food Business Notification Form

Permits & Application Forms

Need more information

If you have any questions regarding the Community Grant Funding Program, or need assistance with your application please contact:

City of Port Lincoln
Community Development Team
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 8621 2300
Email: plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au