Community Grants

Community Grants

The Rural City of Murray Bridge provides a Community Events, Grants and Donations Program which funds projects/events that focus on the development of local communities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to take advantage of the funds allocated by Council to support innovative projects, which contribute to the empowerment and development of the community.

Why don't you give it a try on behalf of your community group!

Points To Remember

Groups within the Rural City of Murray Bridge Council area must initiate the project/event which must take place within our Council area.

All applications are assessed on specific guidelines, which must be met for your funding to be successful.

Two rounds of $40,500 are offered each year. Applications close in March and September each year and are advertised in the Murray Valley Standard. The Events, Grants and Donations Committee meet soon after the closing of each round.

The applicant must contribute (or get others to contribute) at least the same amount as requested in cash or "in-kind" support.

Applicants must be incorporated, if not, a letter from a suitable incorporated organisation agreeing to receive funds on the applicant's behalf.

Each grant is capped at $3,100.

Applications for funding close on the 1st Friday in March and September each year.

Sport and Recreation Facility Grants

For further information on the Sport and Recreation Facility Grants - click here

It is strongly advised that people speak to Team Leader Youth Sport and Recreation Kevin Heyndyk before they begin to fill in the application form to discuss the project eligibility for the Sport and Recreation facilities grant program, on 08 85391127 or

Small Wins/Quick Response Grants

These grants are for the community to access funding which lies outside of the Community Grants or Sport and Recreation Facilities Grant.  The Council has set criteria around applications for funding, which should be made in writing to Faith Box, Team Leader - Community Development.  See below for contact details.

Council has made an allocation from within the Small Wins budget for amounts up to $2000 which can be authorised by the Chief Executive Officer under delegated authority.  The principle aim of this funding stream is to enable requests for small sums of money to be resolved quickly and recycled back into the community.

Contact Community Development staff for an application form.

Small Wins/Quick Response Criteria

Environmental Grants

The Rural City of Murray Bridge will provide funding for environmental projects as part of Council's Community Grants programs and associated event initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for not-for-profit community groups within the Rural City of Murray Bridge to seek funding for environmental projects, events and initiatives such as minimising waste going to landfill, adaptation to climate change, water conservation and revegetation projects.

Council requires funding for projects and events to be in partnership.  This can be in the form of cash contributions, grants from other funding bodies or in kind support in the form of volunteer labour or materials.

Grants of up to $3,100 will be offered to eligible community groups subject to them meeting the criteria.


Faith Box
Team Leader Community Development
PO Box 421

08 8539 1126
0417 839 930 (Mobile)
08 8532 2766 FAX