Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant

Community groups and local governments in eligible drought-affected areas of South Australia can apply for event funding under the Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant.

How much funding you can apply for

Your organisation can apply for funding for one or more events, up to a maximum of $10,000 for each event. The total funding available is $330,000.

Events eligible for the grant

Events must:

  • be open to the community
  • offer free or low-cost entry
  • aim to help build community resilience and wellbeing
  • be held before 15 June 2021.

Events can be (but aren’t limited to) a:

  • picnic
  • online party
  • seminar
  • dance
  • sports carnival
  • open air cinema
  • car rally
  • concert
  • quiz night
  • street party
  • reunion
  • laser light show
  • barbeque
  • arts festival
  • exhibition.

Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, events can be virtual or planned for when restrictions have eased.

Organisations eligible for the grant

Your organisation can be:

  • a community or industry group
  • a club or association
  • local government.

Your organisation must also be located within an eligible drought-affected local government area.

The program is a competitive process and priority funding will be given to regions significantly affected by drought.

The grant guidelines (PDF 300.8 KB) provide more detail on eligible organisations and requirements.

Eligible drought-affected local government areas

Organisations located in the following local government areas are eligible to apply:

  • Adelaide Plains
  • Alexandrina
  • Barossa
  • Barunga West
  • Berri Barmera
  • Ceduna
  • Clare & Gilbert Valleys
  • Cleve
  • Coorong
  • Copper Coast
  • Flinders Ranges
  • Franklin Harbour
  • Goyder
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Karoonda East Murray
  • Kimba
  • Light
  • Loxton Waikerie
  • Mid Murray
  • Mount Remarkable
  • Northern Areas
  • Orroroo Carrieton
  • Peterborough
  • Port Pirie
  • Renmark Paringa
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge
  • Southern Mallee
  • Streaky Bay
  • Tatiara
  • Unincorporated Far North SA
  • Wakefield
  • Wudinna
  • Yorke Peninsula.

Apply for the grant

  1. Before you apply, download and read the grant guidelines
    Connecting Drought Communities – Event Grant guidelines (PDF 300.8 KB)
  2. Download and complete the Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant application form
    Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant application form (PDF 393.9 KB)
    Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant application form (DOCX 648.1 KB)
  3. Submit your application via email or post.

Applications close on 31 March 2021.

Your email should have the subject: Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant


SA Drought Support Program
Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant
Rural Solutions SA
GPO Box 1671, ADELAIDE SA 5001

More information

For information or assistance, please contact the PIRSA Drought Support team:

Phone: 1800 931 314

The Connecting Drought Communities – Events Grant was made available under the $21 million expansion of the Drought Support Program.

Page Last Reviewed: 28 May 2020
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