Grants, sponsorship and donations

We offer a wide range of funding opportunities to help stage festivals, events and projects which benefit our communities.

We are currently undertaking a review of our Grants and Sponsorship Program to simplify and streamline what we offer, and ensure it is easy for our communities to apply for funding to make their projects and ideas a reality.

Due to the review we will not open our next funding round in late-January to March. Instead we will open for applications in July 2021, with the exception of the Every Generation Onkaparinga and ON Business Grants which will operate their upcoming rounds as normal. This change in timing will allow us to complete the review and transition to the new grants we will offer. Currently, many funded community projects and activities are on hold due to COVID-19 and we feel that this is a good time to undertake a transition whilst minimising any inconvenience to our communities.

In addition to the changed timeline for grant rounds, we have developed a new grants policy to guide how we provide funding to our communities. See our grants policy here.

Between now and July we will update our grant guidelines to ensure they are easy to follow and our communities can clearly work out what funding they can apply for. The updated guidelines will be uploaded here once they have been approved by Council. Of course our grants staff are always available to assist you with any questions or support you might need. You can call us on 8301 7355 during business hours, or email

2020-21 Grant Program Acquittal Reports.

You need to access your acquittal form by logging in at  and then clicking the 'My Submissions' link at the top of page, you will see all your submissions and any associated forms open and waiting for you to complete (e.g acquittal forms).

 2020-21 Grants & Sponsorship successful recipients(PDF, 280KB)      2019-20 Successful grant recipients(PDF, 152KB) 

 Grants and Sponsorship Program details.


For further information about specific grant programs, please contact the Grants Officer. For general grant enquiries, please contact the Grants and Sponsorship Team on 8384 0666 or email

If you cannot find a grant from our program that suits your project/ activity or timeline, you may like to source other external funding opportunities.

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