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.

Community Capital Support Grants 

These grants assist community and sporting clubs in the Council area to develop or upgrade their facilities for the benefit of members. These grants are available for up to $15,000 (being a maximum of 40 per cent of the total project cost).

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 

These grants assist community groups within the Council region to work on suitable projects on Council reserves. The maximum grant under this scheme is $10,000 and there is no requirement for applicant contributions to the cost of the project.

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.