The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) has simplified access to four of its grant programs. The Charitable and Social Welfare Fund, Multicultural Celebrating Diversity one-off grants, Volunteer Training grants and Volunteer Support Fund will provide $3 million of one-off funding to community organisations in 2016-17 to support local projects that strengthen communities across South Australia.
Community organisations will be able to apply for grant money with one application form, one set of guidelines with simpler reporting requirements.
Funds will be distributed through major, medium and minor funding rounds. Major grants of $20,001 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,001 to $20,000 will be open four times a year and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.
This grant reform aligns with the South Australian Government’s commitment to work in partnership with the community to reduce red tape and simplify grant processes.
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Documents you MUST read before applying for a grant
Grants open 1 June 2016
Major applications for grants between $20,001 and $50,000. The next round is anticipated to open in April 2017.
Medium applications for grants between $5,001 and $20,000. The next round is anticipated to open in April 2017.
Minor applications for grants up to $5,000 are open all year round and applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.
Applications must be submitted three (3) months prior to the commencement of the activity or event.
Minor grant applicants will be assessed at the end of each month and organisations will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks after the application is submitted. Major and Medium grant applicants will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks after the closing date of the round.