Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Grants – SA

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Grants – SA

Grants - Open grants

Closing Date – VARIOUS
Multicultural Grants are for all multicultural projects however priority will be given to projects that support women, youth or rural and remote communities. The Multicultural Grants aim to: increase understanding of the culturally diverse community in which we live celebrate and value cultural diversity improve equality and acceptance in society increase participation by South Australians of all backgrounds in society.

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) has simplified access to four of its grant programs. The Charitable and Social Welfare Fund, Multicultural Celebrating Diversity one-off grants, Volunteer Training grants and Volunteer Support Fund will provide $3 million of one-off funding to community organisations in 2016-17 to support local projects that strengthen communities across South Australia.

Community organisations will be able to apply for grant money with one application form, one set of guidelines with simpler reporting requirements.

Funds will be distributed through major, medium and minor funding rounds. Major grants of $20,001 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,001 to $20,000 will be open four times a year and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.

This grant reform aligns with the South Australian Government’s commitment to work in partnership with the community to reduce red tape and simplify grant processes.

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Documents you MUST read before applying for a grant

  • Grants SA funding guidelines
  • Frequently asked questions

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Grants Dates

Medium 4 3 April 2017
16 June 2017
1 September 2017
16 November 2017
15 May 2017
31 July 2017
15 October 2017
31 December 2017
Major 2 3 April 2017
1 September 2017
31 May 2017
31 October 2017
Minor monthly all year close on the last day of
each month

Applications must be submitted three (3) months prior to the commencement of the activity or event.


Minor grant applicants will be assessed at the end of each month and organisations will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks after the application is submitted. Major and Medium grant applicants will be notified approximately 6-8 weeks after the closing date of the round.

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Contact Details

Phone: +61 8 8226 8800

Fax: +61 8 8413 9002