Grants sponsorship and donations

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The City of Onkaparinga offers a wide range of funding opportunities to help stage festivals, events and projects which benefit our communities.

For the 2017–18 financial year, through our various grants and sponsorship programs, we have awarded more than $491,000 to support local groups, not-for-profit organisations, schools and businesses. 

For further information about specific grant programs, please click on the relevant program tab on the left side and contact the program Grants Officer. For general grant enquiries, please contact Jan McIntyre, Grants and Sponsorship Officer on 8301 7334 or email


  • Community Grants
  • Public Place Improvement Grants
  • Community Training and Development Fund*
  • Environment Grants
  • Every Generation Onkaparinga Grants
  • Local Heritage Incentive Scheme*
  • Minor Capital Works and Facilities Grants.


  • Tier 2 – Festivals and events
  • Tier 3 – Community events and Christmas and carols events.


  • Sport and Active Recreation Donation Program (open throughout the year)

Small Business Grants*

We are also OFFER three business grants funded through the ON Business Partner Program. Grants up to the value of $3000 will be awarded in the following categories:

  • start-up businesses
  • marketing and communications
  • digital innovation projects.

*Applications for these grants are open all year. Please refer to the individual grant guidelines for full details.

Grant writing workshops

The City of Onkaparinga offer free grant writing workshops in February each year following the announcement that our grants are open for submissions. No further workshops are scheduled for 2018.

How to apply

Read the guidelines carefully before preparing and submitting an application prior to the close date.

A budget template is provided to help groups develop their application budget.

MS Excel Budget template (13K)

Frequently Asked Questions

PDF icon png Grants and Sponsorships FAQ (328K)

For further information contact the relevant officer or Jan McIntyre, Grants and Sponsorship Officer on 8301 7334 or email or Kat McAteer, Engagement and Grants Support Officer on 8301 7387 or

Is your organisation incorporated?

If your organisation is not incorporated or not recognised as a legal entity you will need to get an incorporated organisation to auspice your project/event.

A completed auspicing form must be submitted as a part of your grant/sponsorship application.

PDF icon png Auspicing form (133K)
MS Word icon Auspicing form (145K)