Our annual grants program provides funding to eligible community groups and organisations with the aim to maximise community connections, and improve the function and sustainability of community and sporting facilities. They are run each year to provide financial assistance to organisations to help deliver local initiatives that make a positive contribution to our community.

Click here to read the Adelaide Hills Council Grant Giving Policy.
Click here to download our Top Tips for interested grant applicants.

Community Information Sessions 2020
Community Development Grants
Community and Recreation Facility Grants
Local Heritage Grants

Community Information Sessions 2020
Two short, optional information sessions will be held to give potential applicants an opportunity to speak with Council staff and understand the process for the grants program. The session will include advice on completing the online application form, and offers the opportunity to discuss projects. Bookings are essential (numbers limited).

​Monday 17 August 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Positive Ageing Centre
36 Nairne Road, Woodside
Click here to book for Woodside
​Wednesday 26 August 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adelaide Hills Council Chambers
63 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Click here to book for Stirling

Community Development Grants 
Our Community Development Grants aims to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish and undertake innovative projects or activities that result in great outcomes for our community.

Community groups can apply for grants to deliver local initiatives that make a positive contribution to the building of community capacity through:

  • Arts/cultural development
  • Community wellbeing
  • Lifelong learning
  • Sport/recreation & active lifestyles
  • Environment
  • Aboriginal culture and heritage
  • Cudlee Creek bushfire recovery
  • COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year open at 9:00am on 1 September, and close at 11:59pm on 30 September 2020.

Individual grants awarded up to $2,500

Community Development Grant Guidelines
Community Development Grant Application | opens 9:00am 1 September 2020

Contact | Lynne Griffiths 8408 0552

Click here to see a list of Community Development Grant recipients from 2019-20 (PDF)

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Community and Recreation Facility Grants
Community and Recreation Facility Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations located within the Adelaide Hills Council area that provide sporting or recreation services to our community. 

Grants are available for improvements or upgrades to facilities that will contribute to the development of sport and recreation within the region; are beneficial to the community; improve sustainability and that support the Adelaide Hills Council Strategic Plan and Sport and Recreation Strategy.  Funding is also available for facility planning documents such as master plan or feasibility study projects.

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year open at 9:00am on 1 September, and close at 11:59pm on 30 September 2020.

Minor Facility Development up to $9,999. No matched funding required.
Major Facility Development from $10,000 - $40,000. Funding must be matched.
Facility Planning up to $20,000. No matched funding required.

Community and Recreation Facility Grant Guidelines
Community and Recreation Facility Grant Application opens 9:00am 1 September 2020

Contact | Stacey Dutton 8408 0417 

Click here to see a list of Community and Recreation Facility Grant recipients from 2019-20 (PDF)

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Local Heritage Grants
Our district is renowned for its historic architecture and cultural heritage. The conservation of our built heritage will continue to create a district of outstanding places that meet the aspirations of the community.

For this reason we have established the Local Heritage Grant Fund (LHGF) to promote and support the conservation of Local listed buildings by reimbursing property owners with a proportion of the costs involved in retaining, reinforcing or reinstating the heritage significance of these places.

To be eligible to apply for funding under the LHGF, the grant application must relate to a Local Heritage Place listed in the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan (Table AdHi/2). Funding is provided for conservation works that will improve and enhance the heritage fabric of a place, such as:

  • elements of the heritage place designated as of heritage value in the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan, or works that ensure the structural integrity of the building, or
  • reinstatement of lost elements or fabric of the building where there is physical or archival evidence, such as historical photos or drawings, or remnant site fabric of elements. (Conjectural works will not generally be supported except where no evidence exists and a heritage consultant is engaged to achieve an authentic and appropriate outcome agreed with Council heritage advisors).

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year will open soon.

A grant of up to $2,500 or 50% of the total project cost, whichever is the lesser amount, is available.
Grant funds may be used to cover some of the costs (up to $1,000) for obtaining professional advice from a heritage architect or tradesperson for the proposed works to be undertaken as part of the grant application. Eligible projects must have a minimum cost of $1,000.

Local Heritage Grant Fund Guidelines
Local Heritage Grant Application | More information COMING SOON

Contact | James Szabo 8408 0503

Click here to read testimonials from 2019-20 Local Heritage Grant recipients. COMING SOON

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