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Funding and Grants

Funding and Grants available through City of Prospect

Council offers a range of grants throughout the year to eligible individuals, groups and organisations. The grants program encourages, develops and supports local community projects for the benefit of City of Prospect residents.

Types of grants available include:

Community Support Fund

The 2018/2019 round of application are now closed. 

Organisations who have submitted an application for the 2018 / 2019 round will have received acknowledgement of our receipt of their application.  If you have submitted an application for this round and have not received acknowledgment please contact 

For more information, please contact our Volunteer and Community Program Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Previous grant recipients include:

Music SA

School holiday workshops for local youth interested in contemporary music.  Twenty-five young people were given the opportunity to play and write music in a safe and pressure-free environment. Through the workshops, participants were taught the skills required to write songs, perform on-stage, along with recording pathways.  In partnership with Club5082 and Headspace or their own independent work, they continue to apply the skills. 

Connecting Up Inc

Funding was provided to purchase office chairs and computer monitors for their volunteers. These volunteers assist with the dataset for the Prospect area for the SACommunity online directory.

Cultural Festival and Event Grant

For eligible, locally based community groups and cultural organisations two $10,000 (ex GST) grants are available each financial year. These grants are designed to develop and deliver a public cultural festival or event for the benefit of our broad and diverse community.

Priority is given to cultural festivals or events that celebrate and raise awareness of our inclusive and tolerant community. Especially through dance, stories, music and food.

The 2018/2019 round of applications are now closed.

For more information, please contact our Community Events Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Previous grant recipients include…

South Asian Multicultural Association of South Australia (SAMASA)

Held in March 2018 to create a broader understanding of South Asian communities by showcasing the heritage, food, dance and traditions of eight South Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)

Public Art Grant

Small Temporary – Quick Response Public Art Grants are available to support the delivery of temporary public art projects that require a quick turn-around time and small financial contribution within City of Prospect boundaries. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to eligible artists and groups each financial year.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 or until funds are expended.

For more information, please contact our Gallery and Public Art Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Public Art Grant Guidelines and Application Form

Previous grant recipients include…

Joan Boylan - Nuclear Fallout Ultra-safe Central Control Tent

Using mostly recycled materials, the project is a temporary installation with performance and community interaction to celebrate SALA and Prospect Council as a nuclear-free zone. The canvas paintings will be installed in the rotunda where people will be invited to dress in dust suits and be included in a series of photoshoots while musical performances and discussions are encouraged.

Heritage Grant Program

Owners of properties that are heritage listed and/or within the Historic (Conservation) Zone can apply for a Heritage Grant. Successful applicants can have 50 per cent of the costs of conservation or restoration works (up to a maximum of $2,000 per property) refunded by Council.

Priority is given to…

  • Recently designated Heritage Places
  • Buildings that make a prominent contribution to the streetscape
  • Buildings that have not previously received Grant funding
  • Projects which support the building’s significant heritage elements

The main assessment of applications will occur in October each year.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, or until funds are expended.

For more information, please contact our Senior Policy Planner on 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Heritage Grant Program Application Form

Previous grant recipients include…

Chinese Methodist Church in Australia at 7 Churchill Road, Ovingham is a Local Heritage Place and within the Historic Conservation Zone, conservation works included re-roofing, guttering and salt damp wall treatment, with payment made at the end of 2017/18 financial year

Dwelling at 10 Olive Street, Prospect is in Historic Conservation Zone, conservation works included the removal of verandah and replacement with traditional bullnose verandah, with payment made at the end of 2017/18 financial year.

There were 14 grant recipients in the last financial year with conservation works totalling $135,784.

Street Party Grants

Residents who would like to hold a street party can apply for a $750 Street Party Grant. These parties create an opportunity for eligible residents to close-off their street and get their community together to have fun, and promote community spirit.

Applications must be lodged a minimum of four weeks before the date of the proposed street party.

Applications can be submitted throughout the year from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 or until funds are expended.

For more information, please contact our Community Events Coordinator on 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.

Community Street Parties and Small Events Application Form

For more information on any of the grants offered by Council, please contact our Customer Service team on (08) 8269 5355 or email admin@prospect.sa.gov.au.