Minor Community Events Grants

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, through its Minor Community Event Grant Program aims to support and encourage local neighbourhood level community events.


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 6972.
Minor Community Event grant guidelines
Events Information Kit


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

Applications for Minor Community Event Grants are now OPEN
What Funding options are there?

Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $750 in any 12 month period. The total funding pool adopted by Council for the Minor Community Event Grants in the 2019/20 financial year is $10,000.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Only not-for-profit incorporated groups or organisations are eligible to apply. Please see our guidelines for ineligible applications.


Assessment Criteria



Applicants should demonstrate the ability to produce a well-planned and safe community event.



Applicants should demonstrate how Council’s Grant supports community wellbeing for the residents of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council area.



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



The event adds to the community and cultural life of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield



The event demonstrates broad community support and/or involvement in the event.



The event is held within the Council boundary and where possible, scheduled to avoid conflicts with other regional and state wide events, including Council’s General and Major Event Sponsorships.



The event is open to residents of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.




Things to remember

If you are thinking about organising a community event within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, the Events Information Kit is the best place to start. The Information Kit contains useful information about how to access relevant Council services and 'best practice' guidelines for conducting professional & successful events. The Information Kit also contains a range of Special Events Forms and a guide to Risk Management Planning. The Event Information Kit can be found under our guidelines section above.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's called SmartyGrants and it's available via the Apply Now button below. If you're a new user, you will need to start by registering a new account. Once registered and logged in you will be redirected to the "Before you Begin" page where you can start your application.

Applicants can only apply online when funding rounds are open. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

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If you need to talk to someone about your grant application please contact one of Council's friendly
Funding & Partnerships Officers on (08) 8405 6972 or by email at grants@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Success Stories

Anti-Poverty Network South Australia was approved $750 to hold a Community Film Night

Port Adelaide Artists Forum was approved $750 to hold the Sunday Sessions - Kelly Menhemmett Band

Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd were approved $750 to participate in the History Festival.

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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