Council approves $149,000 in grants for community

​At its Ordinary Council Meeting on 26 November, Adelaide Hills Council awarded $44,109 in grants to 21 local community groups through the Community Development Grants program and a further $105,000 to 18 groups through the Community and Recreation Facility Grants program.

“Our annual grants program is a reflection of Council’s commitment to supporting our local community in building connections and resilience,” said Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom. 

“This funding is a great testament to the community’s passion for growth and improvement of recreation and facilities; we are pleased to be able to contribute to so many projects that may not have been possible without the program.”

The 2020-21 grants program will open in September 2020.

The 2019-20 Local Heritage Grant Fund is currently open. Click here for details.

2019-20 Grant Recipients

Community Development Grants

​Gumeracha Main Street Project Inc. ​Graphic design of a tourist map and first print run. ​$949.50
​The Sustainability Fair Inc. ​Audio-visual equipment that can be operated from a solar power trailer. $2,021.00​
​Gumeracha Tennis Club ​Equipment including a blow-vac, pressure washer, and court squeegees. ​$2,500.00
​National Trust of South Australia ​Hardware for trail markers, interpretive sign, brochures and brochure dispenser at Engelbrook Reserve. (partial funding) ​$2,500.00
​Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park ​Garden tools and equipment such as chainsaws, powered pruning tools, whipper snipper. ​$2,500.00
​Adelaide Hills Photography Club Inc. ​Laptop computer. ​$1,500.00
​Gumeracha Sporting Club ​Contribution towards deep fryer. ​$2,500.00
​Sustainable Communities SA Inc. for Adelaide Hills Science Hub ​Costs towards a science and environment event with a biodiversity focus, Peramangk Kaurna workshop, and citizen scientist activities. ​$2,099.00
​Longwood Bradbury Progress Association ​Purchase and installation of storage shed.  $2,500.00​
​Woodside Tennis Club ​Chairs, shelving, kitchen equipment (fridge), and curtains.  $2,450.00​
​Active Fitness and Lifestyle Group ​Purchase of square device and tablet to provide EFTPOS facilities. ​$1,052.00
​Trees for Life ​Seedlings and the design, print and installation of a ‘butterfly land’ sign at Piccadilly Road, Crafers.  ​$2,500.00
​Kersbrook Public Hall Inc. ​Replacement trolley BBQ and accessories.  ​$992.40
​Mylor Uniting Church ​Changeable message signboard to promote community activities and advertise CFS Op Shop. ​$2,000.00
​Scott Creek Forest Playgroup ​Portable shelter and natural preschool play equipment for nature play. $2,500.00​
​Cleland Wildlife Park Volunteers ​Equipment and PPE related to volunteer lead planting and collection of plant matter for koala consumption. ​$2,500.00
​Old School Community Garden ​Replacement of raised garden beds with water efficient wicking beds. ​$2,500.00
​Stirling Business Association ​Tables, chairs and sandbags for box trailer used at Stirling Laneways and community events. ​$2,500.00
​Mt Lofty Districts Community and Sports Club ​Removal of noxious non-native weeds and plants from Heathfield Oval, purchase and transport of native plants, and PPE. ​$1,096.00
​Onkaparinga Cricket Club ​Cricket pitch matting. (partial funding) ​$2,500.00
​Basket Range Table Tennis ​Three nets, equipment to support the establishment of a table tennis club at Basket Range Hall. ​$2,450.00

Community and Recreation Facility Grants

​Onkaparinga Valley Football Club ​Refurbishment of goal safety fence at northern end of oval. (partial funding) ​$5,000.00
​Lobethal Netball Club ​Upgrade of court lighting to LED. (partial funding) $7,500.00​
​Aldgate Church of Christ ​Upgrade to community car park. (partial funding)  ​$5,000.00
​Northern Hills Pony Club ​Concrete flooring for new shed.  ​$6,500.00
​Paracombe Recreation Grounds ​Installation of accessibility improvements including a ramp. (partial funding)  ​$6,000.00
​Lenswood Ranges Cricket Club ​Installation of boundary fence for oval. (partial funding)  ​$4,000.00
​Upper Sturt Soldiers Memorial Hall ​Stabilisation of structure and development of a full restoration plan for the building. (partial funding) ​$4,500.00
​Adelaide Hills Social Club ​Driveway works and turf upgrade. (partial funding) ​$1,500.00
​Lobethal Recreation Ground ​Renovations to clubroom toilets. (partial funding) ​$7,000.00
​Charleston Community Centre ​New lighting for courts. (partial funding)  ​$7,000.00
​Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park ​Solar energy project on clubroom building. (partial funding) ​$5,000.00
​Lobethal Football Club ​Upgrade to oval lighting. (partial funding) ​$15,000.00
​Uraidla Cricket Club ​Upgrade of cricket nets at Uraidla Oval. (partial funding)  $2,000.00​
​Scott Creek Progress Association ​Air conditioning unit for the Scott Creek Memorial Hall. (partial funding) ​$7,000.00
​Gumeracha Tennis Club ​New clubroom and storage facility. (partial funding) ​$8,000.00
​Torrens Valley Soccer Club ​A waste water management system tank. (partial funding) ​$4,000.00
​Mylor Valley Pony Club ​Upgrade to yards and grounds/arenas. (partial funding) ​$7,000.00
​Birdwood Football Netball Club ​Safety fence for rear of football goals. (partial funding) ​$3,000.00

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