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Community Development Fund

Applications are now open for a $200,000 COVID-19 Community Development Fund

The fund is intended to enable community and sporting groups to carry out repairs, renovations or improvement works at their facilities during closures forced by COVID-19.

Funding is available for minor works (up to $5,000) and major works (up to $20,000).

What are the criteria?

  • Available to community and sporting clubs based in or predominantly serving residents of Mount Gambier.
  • Available for facilities owned by the community or sporting club or facilities rented from the Council.
  • Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate use of local suppliers, contractors and Australian made products.
  • All work to be completed within one month from the date of agreement, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
  • Only one application from each of the funding streams.
  • Funding from the Community Development Fund cannot be used to match fund other City of Mount Gambier grants requiring a group / club contribution.

How to apply?

  • Minor works – Complete the application form overleaf and submit to city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au with a quote from a local contractor and / or supplier.
  • Major works – Complete the application form overleaf and submit to city@mountgambier.sa.gov.au with a quote from a local contractor and / or supplier and a statement of the benefits to the community from the Council’s investment in the project and whether the club / society is proposing to put any funding towards the work (max. 250 words).

If the works require other consents (Landlord Consent / Planning Approval) we will work with you to help you achieve these and will waive our fees for this work.