Adelaide Hills Council's Annual Grants provide funding to eligible community groups and organisations. 

The Grants provide financial assistance to organisations to help deliver local initiatives that make a positive contribution to the Adelaide Hills community.

Read the Adelaide Hills Council Grant Giving Policy here.

This news article is also regularly updated with state-wide grants managed by third-parties across South Australia.

The 2019-2020 Local Heritage Grant Fund is now open
The Adelaide Hills Council is renowned for its historic architecture and cultural heritage. The conservation of our built heritage will continue to create a district of outstanding places that meet the aspirations of the community.

For this reason the Adelaide Hills Council has established the Local Heritage Grant Fund (LHGF) to promote and support the conservation of Local listed buildings by reimbursing property owners with a proportion of the costs involved in retaining, reinforcing or reinstating the heritage significance of these places.

To be eligible to apply for funding under the LHGF, the grant application must relate to a Local Heritage Place listed in the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan (Table AdHi/2). Funding is provided for conservation works that will improve and enhance the heritage fabric of a place, such as:

  • elements of the heritage place designated as of heritage value in the Adelaide Hills Council Development Plan, or works that ensure the structural integrity of the building, or
  • reinstatement of lost elements or fabric of the building where there is physical or archival evidence, such as historical photos or drawings, or remnant site fabric of elements. (Conjectural works will not generally be supported except where no evidence exists and a heritage consultant is engaged to achieve an authentic and appropriate outcome agreed with Council heritage advisors).

A grant of up to $2,500 or 50% of the total project cost, whichever is the lesser amount, is available. The grant funds may be used to cover some of the costs (up to $1,000) for obtaining professional advice from a heritage architect or tradesperson for the proposed works to be undertaken as part of the grant application. Eligible projects must have a minimum cost of $1,000.

For a detailed summary of the eligibility criteria and the selection process please review the Local Heritage Grant Fund Guidelines.

Grant applications for 2019 / 2020 are now open and close at 5pm Friday 21 February 2020 (deadline extended).

To begin the electronic application process please click here.

Contact | James Szabo 8408 0503

The 2019-2020 Community Grants Program is now closed.
The next round of funding will go out to application in the second half of 2020.


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Adelaide Hills Council provides a Community Grants Program to assist local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish and undertake innovative projects or activities that result in great outcomes for our community.

Community groups can apply for grants to deliver local initiatives that make a positive contribution to the building of community capacity through:

  • Arts/cultural development
  • Community wellbeing
  • Lifelong learning
  • Sport/recreation & active lifestyles
  • Environment
  • Aboriginal culture and heritage

Grant applications for 2019 / 2020 are now closed

Individual grants awarded up to $2,500

Community Development Grant Guidelines
Community Development Grant Application

Contact | Lynne Griffiths 8408 0552

Click here to see a list of Community Development Grant recipients from 2018 / 2019 (PDF)


Community and Recreation Facility Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations located within the Adelaide Hills Council area that provide sporting or recreation services to our community. 

Grants are available for improvements or upgrades to facilities that will contribute to the development of sport and recreation within the region; are beneficial to the community; improve sustainability and that support the Adelaide Hills Council Strategic Plan and Sport and Recreation Strategy.  Funding is also available for facility planning documents such as master plan or feasibility study projects.

Grant applications for 2019 / 2020 are now closed

Minor Facility Development up to $10,000. No matched funding required.
Major Facility Development from $10,000 - $40,000. Funding must be matched.
Facility Planning up to $20,000. No matched funding required.

Community and Recreation Facility Grant Guidelines
Community and Recreation Facility Grant Application


Contact | Renee O'Connor 8408 0404

Click here to see a list of Community and Recreation Facility Grant recipients from 2018 / 2019 (PDF)