Grants & Sponsorships

We offer a number of grants that support individuals and not for profit community groups and organisations to create development opportunities and improve community wellbeing.

Community Grants

The next round of community grant funding closes at 5pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Community Grant funding of up to $4,000 is available to individuals*, not for profit community based groups and organisations to support innovative and diverse community projects and/or programs that improve the wellbeing, quality of life, community participation and life skills of residents in the City of Unley.

*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.

Funding will be available to successful applicants in early June 2020.  Projects and/or programs that commence prior to 1 June 2020 are not eligible and will not be funded.

For further information contact:
Matthew Ives 8372 5111 or email  or
Sally McIntosh 8372 5111 or email

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.

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

    Sponsorships of up to $500 per financial year are available for activities or purposes that:

    • Clearly demonstrate direct benefits to the residents of the City 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.


  • Donations
    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 per person will be considered each financial year.

Youth Sponsorship

The Youth Sponsorship Program assists local young people who have excelled in a particular sport, cultural or recreational activity and have been chosen to participate in a related event which is of state, national or international significance.

Sponsorship of up to $250 can be provided to individuals.

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

For further information, please phone 8372 5108.


  • Eligibility

    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.

    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 where two or more members in the same team are participating in an event which is of state, national or international significance.

Community Event Sponsorship

The Community Event Sponsorship round is closed and will open from Friday 1 May 2020.

Community Event Sponsorship assists 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 Event Management Specialist on 8372 5111 or email

Conservation Grants

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

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

Please note that the applications approved, and the amount allocated per application, are at the discretion of Council.

Download an application form below. Please review Council’s Conservation Fund Policy in conjunction with your application.

For further information phone 8372 5111. Applications close 5pm Friday 7 February 2020.

Community Grant Finder

The City of Unley is excited to provide the Community Grant Finder to our community. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and residents locally and nationally.
This free service can help you easily identify funding to support your project. The site will also send you email alerts, so you don’t need to come back to search when grants become available.
Access the Community Grant

Other Sources of Funding

Visit the following websites for other sources of community funding: