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Drought Communities Programme

On 26 October 2018, the Australian Government announced the extension of its Drought Communities Programme to include 17 councils in regional South Australia. The Programme will support communities impacted by drought by funding local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects. 

Wakefield Mayor Rodney Reid has welcomed a $1 million cash injection for drought relief for the Wakefield Regional community.

The Council considered a report about the Programme at its meeting on 28 November 2018 and resolved to hold a workshop on Thursday 6 December to consider projects to submit to the Programme for funding.


Council Grants Programs

What do you want for Wakefield? Our community grants provide funding for innovative projects and activities that foster community development in the areas of arts and culture, community participation or recreation. 

For more information please contact Holly Cowan, Community Development Officer on (08) 88620810 or email admin@wrc.sa.gov.au.

Community Grants Guidelines(2794 kb)


Community Benefit Grant Program 

The Community Benefit Grant Program will provide funding for up to $5,000 for equipment, materials or resources where applicants can demonstrate that the goods will support the delivery of services or programs within the Wakefield Regional Council area.

WRC - Grant Application Form Benefit 2018 (editable)(123 kb) 


Community Water Scheme Grant Program 

The Community Water Scheme Grant Program will provide funding for up to $2,500 for watering of grassed playing surfaces (bowling greens, ovals etc.) and up to $5,000 for water expenses for the Balaklava, Owen and Hamley Bridge swimming pools.

WRC - Grant Application Form Water Scheme (editable) 2018(106 kb)  


Community Infrastructure Grant Program
The objective of the Community Infrastructure Program is to encourage and support community organisations to maintain, develop and/or upgrade important community infrastructure facilities that are located within the Wakefield Regional Council area. The Program will provide funding for the planning, development and maintenance of sustainable, inclusive, functional and fit for purpose community infrastructure facilities that meet the current and future needs of the Wakefield Regional Council community.
CIP grants offer up to $25,000 to applicable organisations. A further $2,500-$5,000 is available through the Community Water Scheme and $5,000 through the Community Benefit Program for equipment, materials and resources. Successful projects for all three programs must demonstrate that they will assist in meeting the needs of the Wakefield Regional Council community.

WRC - Grant Application Form Infrastructure (editable) 2018(237 kb)

All enquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Community Development Officer
Wakefield Regional Council
PO Box 167
08 8862 0800

Applications for 2018 have now closed.

Wakefield Regional Council Grant Winners Announced


Other Grants Programs and Helpful Links

GrantConnect - the Australian Government's centralised publication of forecast and current grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North  works in partnership with business owners and community members to provide the hands-on support, resources and personalised advice required to succeed.

GRANTassist  - information on South Australian Government grants and assistance.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal  is the only national organisation offering small, discretionary funds to small regional communities across Australia. 

The .id Grant Application Guide  - our friends at .id (informed decisions) are both experts in their field and super-users of the free demographic and economic profiling tools that are built by .id and made freely available by subscribing organisations like RDA Yorke and Mid North. This free step-by-step guide will help you to build a strong application.

National Organisation for Private Grant-Making Trusts and Foundations

The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.