Community grants


The September 2020 grant round has now closed.

Information for the March 2021 round will be published on this page in late January / early February 2021.  


Community groups and organisations are invited to apply for grant funding of up to $4,000* through the City of Unley’s Community Grant COVID-19 Response Program.

The purpose of the program is to encourage and support community initiatives that respond to local needs, enhance community wellbeing and quality of life and are of benefit to our residents. 

In the September 2020 round, emphasis will be placed on supporting initiatives that assist the community to respond and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 situation. Applicants will need to demonstrate how their project will address the impact of COVID-19 by contributing to positive physical, social and mental wellbeing outcomes. 

If you have any questions regarding the program, eligibility of your project or how to apply, please contact the City of Unley on 8372 5111 and ask to speak with the Cultural Development Coordinator.

*Individuals must be working on a project in collaboration with an auspice (either a local community group or organisation) to handle any funding received from the grant. Projects and/or programs that commence prior to 1 December 2020 are not eligible and will not be funded.

What funding is available?


Programs such as innovative community recreation and physical activity programs; new equipment, fitness programs new to Unley.

Art and culture

Programs such as collaborative arts projects between artists and the community, cultural awareness programs, community art projects.


Programs such as new initiatives and/or programs especially targeting disadvantaged or minority groups, learning and skill development, community health and safety programs, new equipment that increases the ability of a group to deliver a service or program to the wider community, promotion of healthy eating and access to healthy food.


Programs such as community garden projects, environmental awareness and education, streetscape programs in partnership with Council, initiatives that reduce water and energy use, waste, minimise pollution or improve vegetation.


Key dates

 4 August 2020  Application open
 Wednesday, 30 September 2020      Applications close  


How to apply?


Step 3.Return your completed application

Send your application to


Step 3.Return your completed application

Cultural Development Coordinator
Community Grants Program
City of Unley
PO Box 1, Unley SA 5061

In person

Step 1.Visit us 

We are open Monday to Friday,  8.30am to 5pm and closed on Public Holidays.

Step 2.Our Location

Find us at Civic Centre, 181 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061.