Grants & Sponsorships

Community Grants

The next round of grant funding closes at 5pm on Friday 28 September 2018

Community Grant funding of up to $4,000 is available to individuals*, community based groups and organisations for innovative and diverse community projects and/or programs to improve the wellbeing, quality of life, community participation and life skills of residents in the Unley community in the categories of recreation; art and culture; community; community health and wellbeing; and environment.

* 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.

To be eligible for funding an applicant must:

  • be located in the Unley local government area and/or be principally providing services to the residents of the Unley Council community; and
  • include all required supporting documentation with the application.

Prospective applicants need to be aware that due to the inability for Council and Council Committees to make grant decisions during the election period, funding will not be available to successful applicants until early January 2019.  Projects and/or programs that commence prior to 1 January 2019 will not eligible and will not be funded. 

Afternoon or evening workshops will be held for those groups and individuals who would like assistance with their applications. For more information on workshop sessions, phone 8372 5108.

For further information contact:



Conservation Grants

Grant applications for the new round open Monday 10 September 2018.

The City of Unley Conservation Fund assists owners of Significant Trees and Local Heritage Items or Contributory buildings in a Conservation Zone to preserve them in a 'safe and aesthetically pleasing condition'.

Grants may be allocated for up to 50 per cent of the total cost of a single conservation treatment with the maximum amounts available per application being:
  • $1,000 for pruning significant trees; and
  • $5,000 for local heritage buildings and contributory items within Historic Conservation Zone.

Grants will only be provided while funds remain in the budget allocated by the Council for the relevant financial year.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 September 2018.

Small Sponsorship & Donations Scheme

The Small Sponsorship and Donations Scheme assists eligible organisations and individuals with projects, programs or activities that benefit the residents of the City of Unley.

Donations of up to $250 are available to City of Unley residents to participate in specific cultural, sporting, or recreational activities and events at state, national or international level.

Only one application will be considered each financial year.

Sponsorships of up to $500 per financial year are available for activities or purposes that:
  • Clearly demonstrate direct benefits to the residents of Unley
  • Meet a social, environmental or economic development need of some urgency

Applications will be accepted throughout the year and processed as they are received.

For further information, please phone 8372 5108.
Small Sponsorship Donations Scheme Form
Small Sponsorship Donations Scheme Guidelines

Youth Sponsorship

The City of Unley's Youth Sponsorship Program assists local young people who have excelled in their particular sport, cultural or recreational activity and have been chosen to participate in a specific cultural, sporting or recreational activity/event which is of state, national or international significance. Sponsorship amounts of up to $250 can be provided to individuals.

To be eligible applicants need to be:
  • A resident of Unley
  • Aged between 12-25 years at the time of the event
  • Participating in a specific cultural, sporting or recreational activity/event which is of state, national or international significance

Generally we will consider only one application for each applicant per financial year however additional sponsorship may be approved for representation at an international level within the same 12 month period.

Team Managers are encouraged to apply when there two or more members in the same team are participating in a specific cultural, sporting or recreational activity/event which is of state, national or international significance.

Application and supporting documentation must be received before the event takes place.

For further information, please phone 8372 5108.


Community Event Sponsorship

The Community Grants funding round closed on Friday 29 June 2018.  The next round will open on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

The Community Event Sponsorship Program aims to assist individuals, community groups, organisations and not-for-profit groups to coordinate events that directly benefit the City of Unley community.

For enquiries, phone Council’s Events Coordinator on 8372 5111 or email

Other Sources of Funding

Visit the following websites for other sources of community funding: