This round is currently closed - it will be open again in September 2013
The aim of this program is to support organisations and groups in the delivery of local initiatives which in Council's opinion make a positive contribution to the community life of residents in the Adelaide Hills Council through sport/recreation (non-infrastructure), cultural/community development, health promotion, lifelong learning and environmental enhancements or address important social and/or welfare needs.
Open all year for youth in the AHC region attending state, national or international representative activities (sporting or cultural endeavors). Requests for this Grant are to be made in writing to Council detailing achievements and the travel required to fulfill representative duties.
This round is open all year and provides a funding source for projects with community benefit where a modest investment by the Council to supplement funding from other tiers of Government or bodies will ensure that a project can proceed. Level of support required by Council in relation to the overall project cost, is to be no more than 25% and maximum funding provided for projects is $5,000.
Each of Council's Community Grant programs have a slightly different focus, however together they serve Council's current "Vision Statement" of "To value our diversity, our landscape and our people".
Supporting the above Vision is one of the key objectives detailed in the Strategic Management Plan, being Community Development & Support. This objective is to: "support a range of activities which enhance and encourage community capacity and the building of social capital".
The grant and financial assistance programs detailed above provide a support mechanism for community groups within the Adelaide Hills. These programs are intended to:
Promote participation in local community capacity building activities, recreation, health promotion, lifelong learning and cultural activities which promote inclusive participation and have a benefit to the community;