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Arts and Culture Grants Program

The City of Victor Harbor has introduced an Arts and Culture Grants Program to:

  • Increase awareness of the importance of art and culture in the community
  • Facilitate the creation of engaging art in Victor Harbor;
  • Support artists in Victor Harbor in the pursuit of excellence and innovation in arts practice; and
  • Facilitate more people experiencing and participating in art in Victor Harbor.

The grant program specifically seeks to provide assistance towards the costs of:

  • public presentation (advertising, promotional printing, mailouts, media photographs, media releases, equipment rental, framing, freight, installation costs, travel etc)
  • arts development activities (costs associated with providing workshops by professional artists in visual and media arts, craft and design, performance arts, literary arts and music)
  • Victor Harbor artists accessing professional development opportunities they would not otherwise be able to access, due to living in a regional community (travel and registration costs).
Applications have now closed.

For more information contact Peta Johnston on (08) 8551 0500.

Community Grants Program

Council wants to help you improve the wellbeing of the people within our community through our Community Grants Program.

The Community Grants Program aims to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations provide services that improve the quality of life and independence of people within the Victor Harbor community.

In the past grants have been provided for sporting equipment for local groups, maintaining community buildings, community health initiatives and training.

Applications have now closed.

City of Victor Harbor Community Grants Program - Certification form(203 kb)

For more information contact Mr Mark Oliphant on (08) 8551 0540.

Heritage Grants

Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme

To demonstrate its commitment to conserving Victor Harbor’s built heritage, Council initiated a Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme in 2005 to assist owners in conserving and maintaining Local Heritage places.

The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme is a monetary fund set aside by Council to provide subsidies for owners for work associated with the conservation of their Local Heritage places. The Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme help guide provides more information.

Local Heritage Incentives Grant Application Form.pdf

Heritage Project Grant

In addition to the above, Council has since introduced a ‘Heritage Project Grant’ to supplement the incentives scheme.

The Heritage Project Grant is a competitive annual Grant offered by Council to one successful applicant for a Local Heritage Place to support the implementation of a significant Local Heritage project. 

Whilst the Local Heritage Incentives Grant Scheme is aimed at assisting with maintaining historic assets, the Heritage Project Grant is intended to support more substantial projects, preferably where they will have immediate visual impact on the public realm.

Applications for this grant are currently closed.

More information is contained in the help guide for the Heritage Project Grant.

Recreation & Sport Small Grants Scheme 

The City of Victor Harbor Recreation and Sport Small Grants Scheme aims to assist recreation and sport groups and individuals wishing to make a positive contribution to recreation and sport development in the district.

Grants to groups will not normally be greater than $1000. Grants to individuals will not normally be greater than $400. If more than one round of funding is released in any financial year, grants to one group or individual should not exceed this limit.  In order to assist as many groups and individuals as possible, applications for lesser amounts are encouraged, however one project may be funded for an amount which exceeds the above limit. 

Applicants for grants may not be eligible to receive funding in consecutive years.

Applications are now open for round 2 of the 2018/19 grant program. Apply before 5pm Monday, 15 April 2019

Download a copy of the guidelines and application form from the link below or collect a hard copy from the council office at 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Guidelines and Application Form - 2018/19 Recreation and Sport Small Grants (Round 1)(175 kb)

If you have any further queries please telephone 08 8551 0500 during business hours.

Individuals can apply throughout the financial year if there are funds still avaliable.

Volunteer Week Small Grants

To acknowledge the efforts of volunteers that support the Victor Harbor community, the City of Victor Harbor offers small grants to encourage, and assist community groups to celebrate and recognise the contribution of their volunteers.  National Volunteer Week for 2019 is 20-26 May.

Grants can be used to fund a range of “thankyou” celebrations, such as a special morning tea, lunch, or a small gift. Celebrations will need to be held during National Volunteer Week. Two sizes of grants are available - $50 for community groups with up to 15 volunteers, and $100 for larger groups.

Applications for the 2019 Grants Program are now closed.

Volunteer Week Activity Report(212 kb) 

If you have further questions about the Volunteer Week Small Grants please contact Mr Mark Oliphant on (08) 8551 0540.


The SA Government has developed a website, GRANTassist, to provide information on community grants and also provide grant funding information for business and industry.

Find out more at www.grantassist.sa.gov.au

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