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Council Grants Programs 

Applications for 2019 are open! Closes 27 June 2019!
What do you want for Wakefield? Our community grants provide funding for innovative projects and activities that foster community development in the areas of arts and culture, community participation or recreation. 

For more information please contact the Community Development Officer on (08) 88620810 or email admin@wrc.sa.gov.au.

Download the Community Grant Guidelines(2950 kb)


Community Benefit Grant Program 

The Community Benefit Grant Program will provide funding for up to $5,000 for equipment, materials or resources where applicants can demonstrate that the goods will support the delivery of services or programs within the Wakefield Regional Council area.

WRC - Grant Application Form Benefit 2019(192 kb)



Community Water Scheme Grant Program 

The Community Water Scheme Grant Program will provide funding for up to $2,500 for watering of grassed playing surfaces (bowling greens, ovals etc.) and up to $5,000 for water expenses for the Balaklava, Owen and Hamley Bridge swimming pools.

WRC - Grant Application Form Water Scheme (editable) 2019(164 kb)


Community Infrastructure Grant Program
Up to $25,000 can be sourced for the planning, development and maintenance of community infrastructure facilities that meet the current and future needs of the Wakefield Regional Council community.

WRC - Grant Application Form Infrastructure (editable) 2019(257 kb)


All enquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Community Development Officer
Wakefield Regional Council
PO Box 167
08 8862 0800

Wakefield Regional Council 2018 Grant Winners Announced


Drought Communities Programme

The Council has applied for the maximum $1million in grant funding through the Australian Government's Drought Communities Programme, which supports communities impacted by drought by funding local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects. 

Five applications(188 kb) were submitted, which together comprise 24 exciting community projects and initiatives. The five projects are:

  1. Sustainable Region
  2. Community Wellbeing
  3. Road Access Improvements for Farm Machinery and Heavy Vehicles
  4. Heart of the Community
  5. DCP Project Manager

All projects must be completed by 30 June 2019.

Breaking News! Wakefield Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding for three of the five projects it applied for.





Other Grants Programs and Helpful Links

GrantConnect - the Australian Government's centralised publication of forecast and current grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North  works in partnership with business owners and community members to provide the hands-on support, resources and personalised advice required to succeed.

GRANTassist  - information on South Australian Government grants and assistance.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal  is the only national organisation offering small, discretionary funds to small regional communities across Australia. 

The .id Grant Application Guide  - our friends at .id (informed decisions) are both experts in their field and super-users of the free demographic and economic profiling tools that are built by .id and made freely available by subscribing organisations like RDA Yorke and Mid North. This free step-by-step guide will help you to build a strong application.

National Organisation for Private Grant-Making Trusts and Foundations

The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.