Community Grants

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The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula runs two grant programs each year - the Community Capital Support Grants and the Community Reserves Support Grants.

2020/21 Recipients

Council has awarded a total of $55,482 as part of its 2020/21 Community Grants program to six local organisations and clubs.

Extra funding above the two $25,000 pools was available this year due to a successful 2019/20 grant no longer being required by the Coulta Water Scheme – freeing up an extra $6,250.

The following bodies will receive Community Capital Support Grants:-
Big Swamp Community Centre - $10,500 to construct a toilet block; United Yeelanna Football Club - $15,000 to construct an children’s activity and storage room; Point Boston Community Corporation Inc - $15,000 to repurpose the obsolete water facility building into a community meeting place; Cummins Tennis Club - $3,348 for rewiring/ lighting upgrade at Cummins courts; and the Coffin Bay Progress Association - $3,334 for a swimming pontoon.

The Cummins and District Tourism Committee was granted $8,300 as part of the Community Reserves Support Grants to put towards the Cummins township entrance sign project for a sign at the southern entrance from Tod Highway.

Community Capital Support Grants - $25,000 pool

To assist community and sporting clubs in the Council area to develop or upgrade their facilities for the benefit of members.

Download the guidelines and application form here.

Previous recipients

2019/20

  • Mount Hope Soldiers Memorial Hall ($4,850) for guttering;
  • Cummins Christmas Wonderland ($12,500) for a storage shed; and,
  • Louth Bay Community Club ($7,622) for a solar and battery system.

2018/19

  • United Yeelanna Football Club: $5500 to go towards upgrading the lights at Karkoo oval;
  • Cummins Kapinnie Netball Club: $5500 towards resurfacing the Kapinnie netball and tennis courts; and,
  • North  Shields Sports Association:$5500 to help construct fencing at Dorward Oval.

Community Reserves Support Grants - $25,000 pool

To assist community groups to work on suitable projects on Council reserves.

Download the guidelines and application form here.

Previous recipients

2019/20

  • Coulta Community Water Scheme ($6,250) to expand the existing community water scheme for township and CFS use;
  • Friends of Cummins Cemetery ($6,250) for entrance gates;
  • Cummins and District Tourism Committee ($6,250) for five entrance signs to Cummins; and,
  • Coffin Bay Progress Association ($6,250) for a desalination plant at Morgan Reserve.

2018/19

  • Tulka Progress Association: $10,000 towards building a shed for a community centre;
  • Cummins and District Enterprise Committee: $7,400 for the Friends of Cummins Cemetery group to build shelters and seating at the Cummins Cemetery;
  • Coffin Bay Progress Association: $5,300 to install playground fencing on the Coffin Bay foreshore; and,
  • Big Swamp Community Centre: $5,800 to install solar panels on the Big Swamp Community Centre.

Need help with grant writing?

Economic Community Development Officer Julie Crettenden is available Monday to Wednesday. To contact email juliec@dclep.sa.gov.au or call 8676 0400.