There are often grants available for local councils and walking clubs that may be used to increase opportunities for walking. This may include trail-building and improvements to existing trails (including shade and artwork), research on walkability, signage and more.

We have listed current grants below.

LG Research and Development Scheme

Available to:

  • South Australia’s 68 councils
  • Regional Local Government Associations
  • Education Institutions and Universities
  • Local Government Professional Bodies
  • Local Government Unions
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Any other organisation interested in collaborating with local government in South Australia.

About: The Local Government Research and Development Scheme funds specific projects that are “strategically for the benefit of Local Government as a whole”. Since 1998, research funded by this Scheme has delivered real benefits to SA communities, in the form of increased efficiencies, improved service delivery, and greater accountability.

Closes: 28 July, 4pm

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Safer Communities Fund Round Six: Infrastructure

Available to:

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have not previously received a Safer Communities Fund Infrastructure or a Safer Communities Fund Northern Territory Infrastructure grant in earlier rounds, unless:
    • you are a school or pre-school applying for funding for security guards only, or
    • you are applying for infrastructure at a different project location/campus to your previous grant.

You must also be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in section 14
  • an Australian State/Territory Government education agency or body
  • a registered school or pre-school that is a legal entity (with its own unique ABN) and that can enter into a grant agreement in its own right
  • a legal entity applying on behalf of a registered school or pre-school.

About: This round of the Safer Communities Fund provides schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants for crime prevention initiatives. Grants from $10,000 to $500,000. This could include lighting, fences, gates or bollards for paths/trails.

Closes: 5 August 2021

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SA Heritage Grants Program

Available to: Grants are available for private owners, companies, local councils & community groups who are owners of State Heritage Places, and owners or businesses within a State Heritage Area. State Heritage Places owned by the State Government are not eligible

About: Grants are to be used to undertake conservation work or documentation on South Australia’s State heritage-listed places and heritage areas to ensure these significant places are preserved for the future – could apply to heritage trails if listed in ‘heritage areas’

Closes: late 2021

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