The City of Victor Harbor offers a range of grants programs throughout the year to support the community in their endeavours.
Each program has it's own application guidelines, selection criteria, application forms and opening and closing dates. The information on this page provides details on each program available.
Festivals & Events Sponsorship Program
The City of Victor Harbor is committed to fostering a vibrant festival and event culture that delivers economic, social and promotional outcomes for its community.
Through the Festivals & Events Sponsorship program, the City of Victor Harbor seeks to:
- Foster a range of events that cultivates a vibrant community culture, expands the economy and enhances the visitor experience
- Support respectful co-existence between events and the local business community and residents, aiming for collaborative business and social opportunities, by ensuring a good fit between an event type and an event site.
- Aim to strike a balance between stimulating quality events and the environmental and community impacts.
- Consult impacted community members as far in advance as possible of an upcoming event.
- Support event organisers to hold welcoming, accessible and safe events that enhance Victor Harbor’s brand.
- Support events that enhance Victor Harbor’s brand, improve business climate and encourage community participation and interaction.
- Encourage events that support off-season visitation to the city.
The Festivals & Events Sponsorship Program is to provide financial and in kind supported to eligible groups and organisations to assist in the staging of events and festivals that support the outcomes of the City of Victor Harbor Community Plan 2036 and Festivals and Events Policy.
A total funding pool of $35,000 has been allocated in the 2020/21 budget (subject to Council endorsement) to support the delivery of festivals and events in Victor Harbor through the program.
Under the Festivals and Events Sponsorship Program two rounds of funding are being offered;
- Round one applications open on 4 August 2020 (subject to Council budget endorsement)
- Round two applications open in January 2021.
Events are encouraged to consider ways to improve event sustainability in the areas of: reducing the events environmental impacts, ensuring human resources (paid and volunteers) have the tools and support they need, and generating alternative revenue streams.
Now open for applications
Round two of the 2020/21 Festivals and Events Sponsorship Program is now open for applications and will close at 5pm on 28 February 2020. To apply download the Festivals and Events Sponsorship Program Guidelines and Application Form.
For further information contact Stacey Richardson, Festivals and Events Officer, email@example.com or phone (08) 8551 0500.
Community Grants Program
The Community Grants Program aims to improve the well-being of people within the City of Victor Harbor.
It has been established to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations to 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 equipment, maintaining community buildings, community health initiatives and training.
This grant program has closed.
For more information on the Community Grants Program please contact (08) 8551 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreation and 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 for 2020/21 round one Recreation and Sport Small Grants are now open and will close to group applicants at 5pm on Friday 2 October.
Individuals can apply any time throughout the financial year if there are funds still available.
For further information about the Recreation and Sports Small Grants Scheme please contact (08) 8551 0500 or email@example.com
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 2020 is 18-24 May.
Grants can be used to fund a range of “thank you” 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 2019/20 Volunteer Week Small Grants Program closed on 2 March 2020.
If you have further questions about the Volunteer Week Small Grants please contact (08) 8551 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts and Culture Grants Program
The City of Victor Harbor is committed to the cultivation of a vibrant community culture. One way in which the Council supports and facilitates arts and cultural activities is through the Art and Culture Grant Program.
Through this program, the City of Victor Harbor seeks to:
- Support and provide opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, groups, collectives and individuals to deliver innovative creative arts and cultural activities;
- Increase community participation in arts and cultural activities;
- Strengthen the identity and profile of the arts in Victor Harbor;
- Facilitate activities that contribute to public spaces and/or promote cultural vitality, creativity and connection within the city.
Applications are currently closed
Round one of the 2020/21 Arts and Culture Grants Program closed at 5pm on 1 September 2020.
Round two applications will be announced soon.
To apply download the Arts and Culture Grants Program Guidelines and Application Form.
For more information the Arts and Culture Grants Program please contact Peta Johnston or Louise Hampel on (08) 8551 0500 or email@example.com
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 Policy provides more information.
Applications for this grant program can be submitted at any time.
For further information about the Local Heritage Incentives Grants Scheme please contact Louise Hampel on (08) 8551 0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hills & Coast Grant Finder
The City of Victor Harbor has teamed up with RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and surrounding councils to deliver the Hills & Coast Grant Finder.
This platform is a regional solution for individuals, community groups, businesses and organisations to find grants, manage grant applications and even receive email alerts when new grants are released.
If you need assistance to write a grant application, the site provides a list of grant writers who service our region. Our community is also a great resource for those seeks help with applying for grants.