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Community Grants and Loans

Community Events, Grants and Donations 2016/2017

The Coorong District Council provides rounds of funding through its Community Events, Grants and Donations program. This presents an opportunity for community groups and sporting organisations to gain funding to make projects and ideas become a reality!

The purpose of the grant funds are for projects and activities that focus on the development of local communities, encourage groups to take a more active and visible role in the life of the community and create opportunities for wider community participation.

Community groups and sporting organisations which have project ready activities that will be completed within a 12 month period are encouraged to apply.  Applications for funding up to $5,000 will be considered by Council on merit and in accordance with it’s Community Events, Grants and Donations Policy.

Community Events, Grants & Donations Policy, April 2014(139 kb)

Fact Sheet - Community Events, Grants & Donations Program(489 kb)


Community Group Loans

The Coorong District Council values and recognises the role of community groups within the Council area and endeavors to support them in a variety of ways. The objective of this policy is to provide a funding support mechanism for significant projects with community benefit.

For the purpose of this policy, loans are described as "the lending of money with interest, to organisations with an agreement for these funds to be re-paid within a given period of time".

Applications for a Community Group Loan are welcome all year round and a copy of the Policy and Application Package are avaliable below.

Community Group Loan Policy(151 kb)

Community Group Loan Application Package 2016(371 kb)


Individual Sport & Cultural Grants

Council appreciates that there are significant cost implications for families whose children wished to pursue sporting or cultural activities at an elite level and that from time to time some financial assistance is required to enable further development of these opportunities. The funding program is available to Coorong Council residents who are under 18 years of age, still attending school and are representing South Australia at State, National or International level in their chosen field.

Further details and full eligibility criteria are available in the information below or by contacting Council

Individual Sport and Cultural Grants Policy Individual%20Sport%20and%20Cultural%20Grants%20Policy%20Dec%2008 (29 kb) 

Individual Sport and Cultural Grant Application Package(186 kb)


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Coorong District Council

95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260

PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

Call: 1300 785 277


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