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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 0414 014 250.
Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 4074.41 KB)


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 2020/21 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.

1 The application identifies a clear outcome for the funding priorities in creating a city that supports community wellbeing (Community theme) 30%
2 The application demonstrates evidence and/or clear reasons for why the project/ purchase is important for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield residents. 30%
3 The application clearly demonstrates why an application for project funding is unable to be submitted. 30%
4 The application demonstrates consideration for increasing accessibility for marginalised and/or disadvantaged groups. 10%

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 our friendly Funding & Partnerships Officer on 8405 6600 or by email at

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.

3BallSA Basketball Association Inc. was approved $600 to support the 3Ball Basketball, which is an inclusive basketball program at The Parks Community Centre for marginalised youth designed to give the youth basketball skills and self-confidence to actively participate in the main sessions.

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.

Western Adelaide Domestic Violence Service was approved $1,000 to support International Women's Day, which is a full day celebration to support women who have experienced/still experiencing the trauma of domestic violence and are still managing the effects of the trauma. Domestic violence for women and children can be in any form of DV Including physical, emotional, financial, verbal, social and spiritual abuse. The workshop will focus on self-care and provide a safe space for women to learn about self-care and practice self-care as an integral part of managing their trauma symptoms and emotional well-being.

Cottage Kitchenwas approved $1,000 to support the Mad for Mosaics project, which will encourage people who are disadvantaged, isolated by mental health challenges, on a low income and have low self-confidence, to engage in a program that they have created for themselves.

Junction Community Centre was approved $1,000 to support Cina's Youth Hub. The youth attending the centre have requested a Youth Group be established where they can enjoy the support of their peers in a safe and secure environment that will encourage and support positive outcomes, coming together as one big family. On-going support, a safe haven and guidance are pivotal to their development.

Cityreach Baptist Church was approved $1,000 to support the Joy to the City project, which is the refurbishing the Western Women's Domestic Violence Unit. This will include painting, garden clean up and the installation of new equipment. 60% of clients are City of Port Adelaide Enfield residents

Junction Community Centre was approved $1,000 to support the new alfresco learning and social space. This will convert an alfresco area into an additional learning and social space for outdoor activities.

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.

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.