Community Training and Development Fund

The Community Training and Development Fund provides grants of up to $2000 for volunteer members of community groups to build community capacity.

Applications are invited from community groups based within the City of Onkaparinga for grants to fund training and conference attendance, which will encourage individual and group skill development and community participation.

Applications for 2020-21 are now open

How to apply

To express your interest and obtain an application form please contact Justin Ifould, Community Wellbeing Officer on (08) 8384 0120 or email 



The purpose of this fund is to assist local groups to access training and skill development opportunities for their members. These skills should assist in encouraging community participation, developing local groups and building individual skills.

Funding amounts

The following maximum grant amounts per group per financial year will apply.

  • Maximum grant available for intrastate training/conferences is $500 per person (up to a maximum of $1000 for groups)
  • Maximum grant available for international or interstate training and conferences is $1000 (up to a maximum of $2000 for groups)


Training examples

Previously funded training includes:

  • Safe food handling
  • Child safe environments
  • Cash handling
  • Accidental counsellor
  • Managing difficult behaviours