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Community Grants

Applications for Community Grants are now closed.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, with support from the Motor Accident Commission offers $100,000 in grant funding annually for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that support safer, greener and more active travel choices. Projects can focus on improving road safety, getting people cycling, walking or catching public transport, replacing car journeys with technology, doing things locally, or using the car more efficiently.

Before you apply

It is suggested that you read the information provided on this website, specifically the Travel Behaviour Change Techniques and Measuring Success fact sheets, prior to commencing your application.

Our Program Officers will be pleased to answer any questions about the grants or the application and assessment process and are contactable via email or telephone 8343 2644.

Application process

Applications for Community Grants must be submitted online during a single online session.

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Submitting your application

An organisation with an ABN must submit the application.

A second authorised person with appropriate delegations for your organisation must approve the application. This authorised person must identify their position and supply a valid email address.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All projects must be delivered in South Australia
  • The applicant must be an organisation with a current Australian Business Number (ABN) (note: applications from private individuals with ABN's will not be considered)
  • The project must be capable of being delivered within 18 months including delivery, evaluation and reporting
  • The proposed project must not:
    • support the delivery of the core business of the applicant
    • generate profit or contribute to a business start-up
    • provide driver training courses
    • fund infrastructure as a primary focus
    • fund ongoing free public transport tickets to individuals (including for work commutes)
    • fund promotional / marketing / signage items as a primary focus
    • fund roadside crash markers or crash location memorials
    • fund transport to an activity, event or excursion
    • fund one-off events
    • fund staff salaries or other ongoing expenses of the applicant

A second authorised person with appropriate delegations for your organisation must approve the application form. This authorised person must identify their position and supply a valid email address.

Schedule of key dates

Monday, 26 February 2018 Community Grants applications open
Sunday, 8 April 2018 Applications close
Monday, 14 May 2018 Applicants advised of outcomes
Monday, 11 June 2018 Estimated date successful applicants will receive funding
Friday, 9 December 2019 Closing Report due

Application Assessment Criteria

The following criteria will be used to assess all applications

  1. Application meets all eligibility criteria
  2. The potential for travel behaviour to be influenced beyond the life of the project
  3. The project will deliver value for money
  4. Capability to accurately measure the results of the project
  5. The degree to which the project is likely to influence the travel behaviour of the target group

Reporting requirements

Inclusion of evaluation and reporting is an essential component of the application form. Please refer to the Measuring Success Fact Sheet for suggestions on how to demonstrate the success of your project in your application.

A closing report will be required upon completion of your project. Project success will need to be measured and reported focusing on the behaviour which your project aimed to influence.

This could include some or one of the following:

  • increase the incidence of walking / cycling / use of public transport
  • decrease in the number of kilometres travelled in the car
  • decrease in the frequency of car use
  • evidence of increased road safety awareness or ongoing behavioural impacts.

You will be provided with a reporting proforma to use. The latest date this report will be accepted is Friday, 21 January 2018.

Other requirements

Approval must be sought from DPTI before producing any materials such as, posters, websites, social media, advertisements, fliers, etc. associated with the project. You will be supplied with text and/or logos to appropriately acknowledge the Government funding body at this time.

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