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Community Grant Funding

The Community Grant Funding Program provides an opportunity for eligible groups, organisations, clubs or associations to apply for funding to assist, establish and grow a vibrant and diverse calendar of events, activities and programs for the community.

Underpinned by Council’s Strategic Directions Plan the community funding program supports the following Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Economic Growth and Vitality

  1. An outstanding regional centre for commercial, health, educational and community activities and services
  2. A destination recognised for quality tourism and visitor experiences
  3. Economic development focussed on long term job creation and investment

Goal 2: Liveable and Active Communities:

  1. Advanced community and individual health and wellbeing
  2. A safe city and community
  3. An inclusive, connected, diverse and resilient community
  4. A place of opportunity where children and young people are encouraged to reach their potential, older people are valued and all people participate fully in the community


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 and address evaluation criteria and submit supporting documentation specified on the application form
  • applicants must demonstrate funding requested will be attributed to a specific element of the project, event or activity with measurable outcomes that support council's strategic goals and objectives.

Applicants are encouraged to read the Community Grant Funding Policy for eligibility guidelines, funding categories and the application and assessment process.

Funding Categories

The Community Grant Funding Program has four funding categories.



Funding up to

Assessment & Approval


Events, activities and programs that support a small sector of the community, predominantly applicant membership base or directly interested people



Assessed and approved by
Council Administration


Events, activities and programs that support a broader cross-section of the local community


Assessed and approved by
Council Administration



Events, activities and programs that attract both locals and regional visitors and achieve some economic development and/or community wellbeing outcomes


$1,001 - $2,000

(including any Council in-kind support)

Assessed by Council


Events and activities that:

  • attract substantial numbers and support major economic development objectives (eg overnight visitation, intra and interstate visitors, and promote the region to a national and international audience)
  • and/or support extensive community wellbeing outcomes

Case by case basis

(including any Council in-kind support)

Assessed by Council

Note: Council funding includes in-kind support and cash up to the category funding value.  In-kind support includes, but is not limited to: event set up, (extra bins, line marking, set up of marquee etc), Nautilus Arts Centre discounted hire fees, and reserve hire fee discounts.

Call for grant funding applications

A call for grant funding will be announced each year around March/April, prior to the adoption of Council's budget and annual business plan.  Grant funding applications for 2019/2020 will be called for shortly.

Other relevant documents and links

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



City of Port Lincoln
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre, 60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399 | Email:
City of Port Lincoln ABN: 80 776 127 243
PO Box 1787, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606
Level One, Civic Centre,
60 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
Telephone: 08 8621 2300 | Fax: 08 8621 2399
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