Partnerships

The aim of our Partnership Grant program is to support the delivery of significant projects that improve community health and wellbeing. Projects should demonstrate the collaboration of key stakeholders and be delivered through partnership between the funded organisation(s) and Council.

We are seeking to support high-quality partnerships that address specific community needs in one or more of the following areas of focus:

Social Connections - Projects that assist people in Port Adelaide Enfield be more socially connected delivered through a partnership with Council to help individuals or cohorts of individuals extend their social connections and/ or grow communities which are more socially connected and cohesive across ages, life stages and cultures.
Safety - Projects that partner with Council and develop practical solutions that help people in Port Adelaide Enfield feel safer about where they live.
Welcoming City - Projects that make Port Adelaide Enfield a Welcoming City to all and support our efforts to be a Welcoming City particularly in the areas of job readiness, civic participation and learning and skills development.

Timeframes

Expressions of Interest can be submitted when the funding round is open. We aim to notify you within four weeks following the closing dates. The second stage takes a little longer and is by invitation only. The Grants & Sponsorships Committee will meet on 26 May 2020 to consider full proposals and notification is expected to follow.

Expressions of Interest for Community Partnerships

OPEN Monday, 9 December 2019
CLOSE 3pm Friday, 31 January 2020

Full Proposal submissions are by invitation only and will open 2 March 2020 and close 3pm 9 April 2020

Guidelines

Please read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. Many documents on this site are displayed as PDF files. If you have problems accessing, reading or understanding these documents please contact us on 8405 6882.
Partnership Grants Guidelines
Partnership Proposal Specifications

What Funding options are there?

Eligible applicants can apply for up to $25,000 for funding that clearly demonstrate a clear partnership with Council and alignment to one or more focus area. Only projects with exceptional merit will be awarded full funding amount. In some cases successful applicants may receive a percentage of the total sought rather than the full amount of funding. If your project cannot proceed without full funding, this should be indicated in your application. All agreements will initially be for 1 year

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Only not-for-profit incorporated groups or or legal entity with comparable status providing community wellbeing outcomes are eligible. Please see guidelines for ineligible applicants.

There is a two-step process involved in assessing Partnership grants. Firstly, we will call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) where applicants are invited to provide a general overview of their proposal. Please submit your EOI via the Apply Now link below. The EOI eligibility criterion is as follows:

Stage 1 – EOI Consideration

No.

Criteria

1.

The applicant is a not-for-profit incorporated group or legal entity with comparable status

2.

The applicant has provided recent audited financial statement

3.

The partnership demonstrates clear community wellbeing outcomes

4.

The applicant clearly identifies why a partnership with Council is important for both Council and the applicant

5.

The applicant has clearly provided their organisation’s goals

6.

The applicant outlines the goals of the partnership relating to at least one of the focus areas

7.

The applicant identifies matched funding or in kind support or partner contribution (financial and in kind)

Applicants moving through to the next stage will be invited to put forward a more detailed proposal. Please note that an invitation to submit a proposal does not guarantee funding. The decision of awarding funding will be made by Council's Grants & Sponsorship Committee, with input from Council staff. The Committee is provided with a summary of each proposal and will assess them against the following criteria:

Stage 2 - Proposal Assessment

No.

Criteria

Weighting

1.

The proposal clearly identifies how it will foster individual and community wellbeing in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield

40%

2.

The proposal clearly identifies how it contributes to one or more of the following within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield:

  • A prosperous economy
  • Our natural environment and heritage
  • Places where people love to be
  • Capable community leaders

15%

3.

Address specific community need*

  • Social Connections
  • Safety
  • Welcoming City

15%

4.

The proposal outlines a plan for delivery – Please see proposal specifications

5%

5.

The proposal outlines an evaluation plan – Please see proposal specifications

10%

6.

The proposal outlines matched funding or in kind support or partner contribution (financial and in kind)

5%

7.

The proposal outlines a communication plan – Please see proposal specifications

5%

8.

The proposal demonstrates the ongoing non-financial contribution Council can provide to the project.

5%

 

Total

100%

*From time to time Council may request applications address specific community needs eg. Family violence. Weighting may be adapted accordingly. Based on feedback from our recent Community Perception Suvery and our commitment towards being a Welcoming City, this year Council is requesting partenrships address one or more of the following areas of focus (1) Social Connections (2) Safety and/or (3) Welcoming City.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's available via the Apply Now button below. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

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It is recommended you speak with one of our Funding & Partnerships Officers before submitting any application.
Funding & Partnerships Officers can be contacted on (08) 8405 6882 or by email at grants@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at service@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.
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