Council approves $149,000 in grants for the community

​At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 November, Adelaide Hills Council awarded $44,109 in grants to 21 local community groups through the Community Development Grants program and a further $105,000 to 18 groups through the Community and Recreation Facility Grants program.

“Our annual grants program is a reflection of Council’s commitment to supporting our local community in building connections and resilience,” said Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom. 

“This funding is a great testament to the community’s passion for growth and improvement of recreation and facilities; we are pleased to be able to contribute to so many projects that may not have been possible without the program.”

The 2020-21 grants program will open in September 2020.
The 2019-20 Local Heritage Grant Fund is currently open. Click here for details.

2019-20 Grant Recipients
Community Development Grants

​Gumeracha Main Street Project Inc.
​Graphic design of a tourist map and first print run.
​The Sustainability Fair Inc.
​Audio-visual equipment that can be operated from a solar power trailer.
​Gumeracha Tennis Club
​Equipment including a blow-vac, pressure washer, and court squeegees.
​National Trust of South Australia
​Hardware for trail markers, interpretive sign, brochures and brochure dispenser at Engelbrook Reserve. (partial funding)
​Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park

​Garden tools and equipment such as chainsaws, powered pruning tools, whipper snipper.
​Adelaide Hills Photography Club Inc.
​Laptop computer.
​Gumeracha Sporting Club
​Contribution towards deep fryer.
​Sustainable Communities SA Inc. for Adelaide Hills Science Hub
​Costs towards a science and environment event with a biodiversity focus, Peramangk Kaurna workshop, and citizen scientist activities.
​Longwood Bradbury Progress Association
​Purchase and installation of storage shed. 
​Woodside Tennis Club
​Chairs, shelving, kitchen equipment (fridge), and curtains. 
​Active Fitness and Lifestyle Group
​Purchase of square device and tablet to provide EFTPOS facilities.
​Trees for Life
​Seedlings and the design, print and installation of a ‘butterfly land’ sign at Piccadilly Road, Crafers. 
​Kersbrook Public Hall Inc.
​Replacement trolley BBQ and accessories. 
​Mylor Uniting Church
​Changeable message signboard to promote community activities and advertise CFS Op Shop.
​Scott Creek Forest Playgroup
​Portable shelter and natural preschool play equipment for nature play.
​Cleland Wildlife Park Volunteers
​Equipment and PPE related to volunteer lead planting and collection of plant matter for koala consumption.
​Old School Community Garden
​Replacement of raised garden beds with water efficient wicking beds.
​Stirling Business Association
​Tables, chairs and sandbags for box trailer used at Stirling Laneways and community events.
​Mt Lofty Districts Community and Sports Club
​Removal of noxious non-native weeds and plants from Heathfield Oval, purchase and transport of native plants, and PPE.
​Onkaparinga Cricket Club
​Cricket pitch matting. (partial funding)
​Basket Range Table Tennis
​Three nets, equipment to support the establishment of a table tennis club at Basket Range Hall.

Community and Recreation Facility Grants

​Onkaparinga Valley Football Club
​Refurbishment of goal safety fence at northern end of oval. (partial funding)​$5,000.00
​Lobethal Netball Club
​Upgrade of court lighting to LED. (partial funding)
​Aldgate Church of Christ
​Upgrade to community car park. (partial funding) 
​Northern Hills Pony Club
​Concrete flooring for new shed. 
​Paracombe Recreation Grounds
​Installation of accessibility improvements including a ramp. (partial funding) 
​Lenswood Ranges Cricket Club
​Installation of boundary fence for oval. (partial funding) 
​Upper Sturt Soldiers Memorial Hall
​Stabilisation of structure and development of a full restoration plan for the building. (partial funding)
​Adelaide Hills Social Club
​Driveway works and turf upgrade. (partial funding)
​Lobethal Recreation Ground
​Renovations to clubroom toilets. (partial funding)
​Charleston Community Centre
​New lighting for courts. (partial funding) 
​Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park
​Solar energy project on clubroom building. (partial funding)
​Lobethal Football Club
​Upgrade to oval lighting. (partial funding)
​Uraidla Cricket Club
​Upgrade of cricket nets at Uraidla Oval. (partial funding) 
​Scott Creek Progress Association
​Air conditioning unit for the Scott Creek Memorial Hall. (partial funding)
​Gumeracha Tennis Club
​New clubroom and storage facility. (partial funding)
​Torrens Valley Soccer Club
​A waste water management system tank. (partial funding)
​Mylor Valley Pony Club
​Upgrade to yards and grounds/arenas. (partial funding)
​Birdwood Football Netball Club
​Safety fence for rear of football goals. (partial funding)

Community members