Community Grants

Community Grants

The Council is committed to encouraging community and Council groups in the council area to conduct projects that are of benefit to the community. The Community Grant scheme is a way of empowering communities to apply for funding to progress and improve their local area through planned assistance and equitable distribution of limited funding from council.

The Community Grants Program is offered twice a year around February and September.

Mount Barker District Council invites individuals and community groups and organisations of the district to apply for Community Grants. 

Information regarding the Community Grants Assessment Committee can be found by on the Community Grants Assessment Committee page.

Community Grants Assessment Committee Terms of Reference revised 15 December 2014(197 kb)

 Mount Barker District Councils Strategic Plan 2035


Environmental Grants

The Environmental Grant Program is a new initiative and will be run once a year.

The purpose of this program is to offer financial assistance to not for profit community, environmental, service groups and associations that provide benefit to the local and regional environment. The intention of these grants is to deal effectively and consistently with the large variety of requests for funding that Council receives. Funds are not provided on a recurrent basis and funding success does not guarantee Council contributions in future years.

There are three grant categories, they are:

  1. School environment programs
  2. Landowner environment programs
  3. Works on Public land

Further information can be found in the Environmental Grants Criteria document below:

Environmental Grants Criteria

If you have any questions about the Environmental Grants and the criteria please contact:

David Cooney Manager Open Space & Environment 8391 7226


Now Open! Community Grants Program 2017/2018 - Round 2

Supporting initiatives that benefit our community

Mount Barker District Council invites applications for Community Grants Round 2 open 14 February 2018 and close 5pm Sunday 25 March 2018.

The Guidelines and Application Form document is available from the Local Government Centre, 6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker.

Community Grants Program Criteria 2017(256 kb)

Applications MUST be submitted electronically.

Download your Application HERE:

Application Form - Community Grants 2017/2018 Round 2(224 kb) 

If you require the application form to be emailed directly to you please call 8391 7238 or email to request this.

Applications can be submitted by email to or by post: PO Box 54 Mount Barker SA 5251 or fax 08 8391 7299.

If you require further information, please telephone 8391 7238. 

6 Dutton Road, Mount Barker SA 5251
T 8391 7200