Record $100,000 grants open

Read about the latest round of Community Grants

Not-for-profit and community groups can now apply for a share of a record $100,000 in grants to develop innovative projects that benefit the community.

The City of Marion Community Grants for 2016/17 have been increased by $25,000 on last year, with funding provided over two rounds.City Limits - Issue 52 - August 2016 - $100,00 Grants Open

Marion City Band was awarded a $1000 grant in the last financial year which it is using to create a 15- metre x 3-metre mural on the exterior of its rehearsal rooms at the former Senior Citizens Club on Dunbarton Rd, Edwardstown.

Tuba player Peter Ollerenshaw is managing the refurbishment of the hall which the band moved into in October last year.

“Thanks to the grant we will be able to create a mural that is big and bright and will put the band on map,” Mr Ollerenshaw said. 

“We will add to the $1000 grant by raising an additional $1000 to cover the costs of an artist and materials.”

Grants are available in the categories of arts and culture, environment, and sport and recreation.

There is one grant of $10,000, five grants of $5000, and multiple grants of up to $2000.  

The City of Marion provided $75,000 of Community Grants last year for 29 projects, generating more than $210,000 worth of value when taking account in-kind support and volunteer hours.

The largest grant awarded was $10,000 to the Hindu Society of SA towards a new cultural centre, while Morphettville Park Sporting Club received $5000 to extend its women’s changing rooms and MarionLIFE $1600 for a shade and shelter.

Applications for the current round of Community Grants closes on Monday, 19 September.

More information is available on the City of Marion website:

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