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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 the Community Development Officer on (08) 88620810 or email

Download the Community Grant Guidelines(2950 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.

Thank you for submitting your grant applications for the 2019/20 Wakefield Regional Council Community Benefit Program, please find the successful grant applications below.

Successful Applicants

Project Name

Funds ex gst

Hocky’s Community Men’s Shed

Update dust extraction/shed/benches


Brinkworth Recreation Ground

New Ride - On Mower


Balaklava Museum

Vinyl Floor Covering for Visitor Centre


Avon Art & Craft Guild Inc.

New Fridge Freezer


The Scouts Association of Australia
- SA Branch- Balaklava Scout Group

Lights Up


Avon District Hall Inc.

Water Tank


Hamley Bridge Bowls Club

R/C Airconditioners


Port Wakefield CFS Cadets

Equipping Cadets with approved Fire Fighter Boots


Lions Club of Balaklava District Inc.

Protection Volunteer Health Safety


Balaklava Area Committee

Showcasing our Town History


Brinkworth History Group

Install White Ant Traps around the Brinkworth Museum


Balaklava Golf Club Inc.

Install Smart TV and portable PA System


Blyth Management Committee Inc.

Funding for Responsible Service of Alcohol Courses


Hart Field-Site Group Inc (Hart)

HART microphone / speaker system upgrade


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.

Thank you for submitting your grant applications for the 2019/20 Wakefield Regional Council Community Water Scheme, please find the successful grant applications below.

2019-20 Wakefield Regional Council Community Water Program

Applicant Successful

Green Space

Amount Endorsed

Balaklava Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool


Owen Bowling Club

Bowling Green


Port Wakefield Bowling Club

Bowling Green


Balaklava Bowling Club

Bowling Green


Blyth Bowling Club

Bowling Green


Brinkworth Recreation Ground



Hamley Bridge Bowling Club

Bowling Green


Lochiel Progress Association Inc



Balaklava Golf Club

Golf Course


Owen Amateur Swimming Club

Swimming Pool


Blyth Tennis Club Inc

Lawn Tennis Courts


Community Infrastructure Grant Program

Up to $25,000 can be sourced for the planning, development and maintenance of community infrastructure facilities that meet the current and future needs of the Wakefield Regional Council community.

Thank you for submitting your grant applications for the 2019/20 Wakefield Regional Council Community Infrastructure Program, please find the successful grant applications below.

2019-20 Wakefield Regional Council Community Infrastructure Program

Successful Applicant

Project Title

Funds ex gst

Brinkworth Koolunga Cricket Club

Brinkworth Oval Cricket Net Upgrade


Blyth Regional Cinema Inc.

More seats, More films, More people


Balaklava Museum Inc.

Centenary Hall Salt Damp Repairs


Avon District Hall Inc.

Fascia Boards Repairs


Avon Art & Craft Guild Inc.

White Ants


Balaklava Town Hall

Front of Hall Streetscape


Balaklava Courthouse Gallery Inc.

Balaklava Courthouse Gallery Grounds Upgrade Stage 2


Blyth Community Hall

BI-fold Doors for Annex/Main Hall area


Balaklava Community Children's Centre Inc.

All weather shelter


Brinkworth Management Committee Inc.

Restoration & Upgrade of Brinkworth Recreation Courts


Balaklava Bowling Club

Roof Replacement & Kitchen Upgrade


Owen Community Centre

Sails over Lindsay Park Playground


Enthos Inc.

Enthos Community Centre


All enquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Community Development Officer
Wakefield Regional Council
PO Box 167
BALAKLAVA SA 5461 08 8862 0800

Wakefield Regional Council 2018 Grant Winners Announced

Drought Communities Programme

The Council has applied for the maximum $1million in grant funding through the Australian Government's Drought Communities Programme, which supports communities impacted by drought by funding local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects.

Five applications(188 kb) were submitted, which together comprise 24 exciting community projects and initiatives. The five projects are:

  1. Sustainable Region
  2. Community Wellbeing
  3. Road Access Improvements for Farm Machinery and Heavy Vehicles
  4. Heart of the Community
  5. DCP Project Manager

All projects must be completed by 30 June 2019.

Breaking News! Wakefield Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding for three of the five projects it applied for.

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.