Partnerships

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, through its Partnership Grant Program aims to support the delivery of significant projects that improve community health & wellbeing. Projects should demonstrate the collaboration of key stakeholders and be delivered through a partnership between the funded organisation(s) and Council.

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
Community Partnership Proposal Specification

Timeframes

Expressions of Interest can be submitted when the funding round is open. We aim to notify you within six weeks following the closing dates. The second stage takes a little longer and is by invitation only. The Grants & Sponsorships Committee meet in May to consider full proposals and notification is expected to occur in June with funds available from 1 July. The whole process usually takes approx. 17 weeks

Applications for Community Partnerships are now closed
Future funding rounds will be posted here prior to their opening date.
What Funding options are there?

Grants of up to $25,000 per year may be considered for up to 3 years if there is a clear need for longer term funding to achieve successful outcomes.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Only not-for-profit incorporated groups or organisations 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 Council staff will conduct eligibility tests, only staff with the appropriate delegation will approve the outcome for progression. The EOI eligibility criterion is as follows:

Stage 1 – EOI Consideration

No.

Criteria

1.

The applicant is incorporated

2.

The applicant has provided recent audited financial statement

3.

The partnership demonstrates clear community wellbeing outcomes

4.

The applicant clearly identifies the importance of a partnership for Council, the PAE community and the applicant.

5.

The applicant has clear organisational goals

6.

The applicant clearly outlines the community need for the partnership

7.

The applicant clearly demonstrates the benefit for collaboration

Applicants who can clearly demonstrate they meet all the eligibility criteria for stage one will be invited to submit a full proposal for stage two. Full proposals will be considered by Council's Grants & Sponsorship Committee, with input from Council staff. The information provided in the EOI may also be included the assessment of your application. The Committee is provided with a summary of each proposal and will assess them against the following criteria:

No.

Criteria

Weighting

1.

The proposal identifies a clear outcome in creating a city of opportunity (Economic Theme City Plan 2030)

10%

2.

The proposal identifies a clear outcome in creating a city that supports community wellbeing (Community Theme City Plan 2030)

15%

3.

The proposal identifies a clear outcome in creating a city which cares for its natural environment (Environment Theme City Plan 2030)

10%

4.

The proposal identifies a clear outcome in creating a city where people love to be (Placemaking Theme City Plan 2030)

10%

5.

The proposal identifies a clear outcome in creating a city confident in its leaders (Leadership Theme City Plan 2030)

10%

6.

Address specific community need*

15%

7.

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

5%

8.

The proposal outlines an evaluation plan – Please see proposal specifications

10%

9.

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

5%

10.

The proposal outlines a communication plan – Please see proposal specifications

5%

11.

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.

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 6882 or by email at grants@cityofpae.sa.gov.au

Success Stories

Reclink

Reclink delivers, connects and supports people experiencing complex disadvantaged and social exclusion through active participation in sport and art programs. Individuals who would typically benefit have a disability or have barriers as a result of poor mental health, drug abuse, offending, homelessness or social isolation. Reclink utilises or converts their attraction and enjoyment of sport, recreation and leisure into education and employment outcomes. This partnership is a grass roots community development and holistic approach to improving community well-being. This project has significant alignment with Council's Sports Development Plan by providing a necessary link between the social service and sport sectors through programs that encourage participants to eventually move into mainstream sport, recreation and leisure.

Media Resource Centre

MRC has a strong community focus. They play an active role in building well-being, both in social capital and economic wealth, through community media projects. Community storytelling is powerful not only via the stories but also the dynamic process which builds connectivity through the sharing of personal stories and from the camaraderie arising from the challenge of learning new skills. Stories From My Neighbourhood which will make (over three years) 15 mini-documentaries about local streets and neighbourhoods in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. This project has significant synergies with the Community Development teams Good Neighbours work, which aims to build connections, at the local level, between neighbours in order to reduce social isolation, build community capacity and enhance individual and community wellbeing. It also contributes to the teams work around improving perceptions of safety at the local level. Mini-documentaries will be used as a source of inspiration to other neighbourhoods the team will work with, used by Council's communications team for a variety of purposes, and shown in full at a celebratory event linked to Neighbour Day.

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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