Small Grants

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, through its Small Grant Program aims to support not-for-profit community groups and organisations with unforeseen or short notice projects where an application to our community project funding is not available.


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.
Small Grants Guidelines


Applications are processed as they are received. We aim to notify you within four weeks following your submission.

What Funding options are there?

Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $1,000 in any 12 month period. The total funding pool adopted by Council for the Small Grants in the 2019/20 financial year is included in the Community Project funding allocation, as the same criteria must be met. However, the Small Grants Program is only available to applicants who need a quicker response and must be able to demonstrate that their project was unforeseen in order to be eligible. Please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Not-for-profit incorporated and unincorporated groups or organisations providing community wellbeing outcomes are eligible to apply.

Please see our guidelines for ineligible applications.





The application identifies a clear outcome for the funding priorities in creating a city that supports community wellbeing (Community theme)



The application demonstrates evidence and/or clear reasons for why the project/ purchase is important for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield residents.



The application clearly demonstrates why an application for project funding is unable to be submitted.



The application demonstrates consideration for increasing accessibility for marginalised and/or disadvantaged groups.




How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's called SmartyGrants. If you are interested in applying for this grant please contact one of our Funding & Partnerships Officers for the link to the application form on (08) 8405 6882 or by email at

Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

Success Stories

Taperoo Community Centre was approved $1,00 to support the immediate need to transition three of Kura Yerlo's programs to the community centre.

Hepatitis SA was approved $1,000 to support the Ladder Youth Art Project, which involves health promotion through the arts for young people at Ladder. Specifically, the project seeks to increase awareness about hepatitis C, whilst engaging participants through a professional 1-day stencilling art course.

St Brigid’s School was approved $1,000 to enable the immediate response following interest from the community to engage socially isolated refugee women in a sewing and gardening program.

One Culture Football was approved $1,000 to support the Special Futsal at The Parks project. A community sport program giving people living with disabilities and new arrivals a chance to forge community connections, socialise, and learn life skills all through playing the "world game". The aim of the project is to integrate people from all walks of life (marginalised) in the community using the power of sport.

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
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