Council's Youth, Sports and Cultural Sponsorship

Youth Sports and Cultural Sponsorship and Grant Information

The aim of the Youth Sponsorship Program is to provide sponsorship for State and/or Australian representation, in sporting, cultural or recreational activities. The Youth Sponsorship Program is aimed specifically at young people aged 18 years and under, who reside in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie.

Applications remain open all year round, and are assessed on a a 2 monthly basis by the Community Grants Panel. Please acess guidelines and application below;

Youth Sport Cultural Sponsorship Guidelines & Application

Grant Writing Tips

Grant writing is a very competitive process. Generally there is only a limited pool of funds available, and many other groups and individuals seeking funding. A successful grant application requires good communication - think preparation, planning, and presentation.

Some tips:

  • Read the guidelines carefully and follow them exactly. Be especially aware of word limits and timeframes.
  • Be aware of the funding organisation's priorities and target your application to these without altering your initial objectives.
  • Contact the relevant person in the grant organisation to discuss your project and ask any questions you may have.
  • Look for examples in previously funded projects. Talk to people who have previously received grants from the agency.
  • Make the application focused, clear, and accurate. Have another person read through to provide constructive criticism. Provide a neat, organised and attractive proposal package to create a good impression.
  • Include all relevant information. Seek supporting documents from your community and key stakeholders. Present documented evidence to support your case.
  • Show value for money and give an accurate and justified budget. Include contribution of other resources where possible, including in-kind support (which must be quantified).
Other useful websites for securing grants

Most community projects and community organisations would not be successful without additional funding. To identify potential funding programs and opportunities you may wish to review the following websites. Please Note: Some sites may require small membership fees to access full information services.

Community Benefit SA Grants

Community Benefit SA is a State Government program in South Australia which allocates up to $4 million per year to the community for one off projects that assist non-government community service agencies to improve the wellbeing, quality of life, community participation, and life management skills of disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities.

Application forms and grant guidelines can be downloaded at

Office for Volunteer Grants

A range of grants are available to assist South Australian organisations support their volunteers and deliver important services in the community.

SA Grants Directory

The Grants Directory offers easy access to information on a broad range of funding options available to the community.

Check out the website for further information:

Office for Recreation and Sport

Funding is available to help organisations and individuals provide high quality active recreation and sport facilities, programs and activities.

Check out the website for further information:

Office for Youth

The Office for Youth coordinates and delivers the following grants:

South Australian Youth Arts Board

The SAYAB grants program aims to encourage exciting and innovative youth arts activity of a high standard, across the full range of the arts. Providing grants and schemes to support and develop artistic activity for, by, and with young South Australians aged 26 years and under.

Check out the website for further information:

NRM Community Grants

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (AMLR NRM) Board provides financial assistance to support different sectors of the community to sustainably manage natural resource across the region. This includes NRM Action Grants for schools and community groups, incentives for rural landholders and grants for primary industries

For more information visit the website:

Coles Grants

The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant program makes a lasting impact on schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, youth groups, and communities across Australia by providing grants of up to $1,000 to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as bush tucker gardens, water wise gardens, or veggie gardens.

For more information visit the website:

Kitchen Gardens SA

The Kitchen Garden Initiative is a strategic priority for the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. The program promotes the development of kitchen gardens in homes, schools, and communities in Adelaide. As a collaborative partnership we encourage people to create their own connections between food, plants and culture. The Kitchen Garden Initiative aims to develop a social, cultural and environmental understanding of where food comes from, with a horticultural, cultural and global perspective.

To check out their website for information on available grants click here.

Australian Sports Commission:

  • Local Sporting Champions Program - Designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting event (restrictions apply).
  • Australian Sports Foundation– aim is to increase opportunities for Australian to participate in sport and/or to excel in sports performance – for eligible organisations.

South Australian General GrantsLinks provided to many available grants.


A place for information on government grants and assistance.

ARTSA Funding, Grants and support available for individuals or groups.

Australian Government GrantsLINK website

The GrantsLINK directory has information about Federal, State and Local Government programs.

Australia Council for the Arts
Funding available for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

Commonwealth Bank Community Grants
The Commonwealth Bank provides grants of up to $10,000 to local community organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient Status to support the health and wellbeing of Australian children. Application forms and guidelines available from the Commonwealth Bank.

Our Community Funding Centre
Provides details, tips and information on grant seeking and writing grant applications. Need to be a member to log on and search for grants.

SportsCoverSponsorship Grants
Fund sponsors a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, across a broad cross-section of sports.

Tennis AustraliaFacility Loan Scheme
Financially assist affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs Centres and Associations to upgrade, replace or improve their tennis facilities by providing low interest loans