PIRSA – Connecting Drought Communities Grant

PIRSA – Connecting Drought Communities Grant

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The PIRSA – Connecting Drought Communities Grant grant will close on the 31st of March, 2021.

$10,000 available per event. A total funding pool of $330,000 is available.

Grant Overview:

The PIRSA – Connecting Drought Communities Grant, seeks to support community groups and local governments in eligible drought-affected areas of South Australia to hold activities, events and functions aimed at helping members of drought-affected communities maintain their well-being and build resilience.

Grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) are available per event.

Groups can apply for one or more event per funding application or submit more than one application for different events.

Who Can Apply for The PIRSA Events Grant?

Eligible applicants include groups within drought-affected areas of South Australian, including (but are not limited to):

  • District and regional councils
  • Farmer groups, including Agricultural Bureau branches, farming systems groups; Women Together Learning (WoTL)
  • Agricultural show societies
  • Progress associations
  • Sports clubs, service clubs, church groups, CWA branches

Applicants must:

  • Be an incorporated organisation.
  • Have a current Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • Be located in one of the eligible drought affected areas within South Australia.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the list of eligible drought affected areas.

Eligible Activities

Eligible events must:

  • Be open to the community.
  • Offer free or low-cost entry.
  • Aim to help build community resilience and well-being.
  • Be held before 15 June 2021.

Under the current COVID-19 restrictions, events can be virtual or planned for when restrictions have eased.

Please refer to the guidelines for the list of examples of events.


The following are ineligible for funding:

  • Meetings that are held regularly and not considered as events.
  • Events that are planned outside of drought affected areas.
  • Events that do not support the aims of the program (i.e. helping members of drought affected communities maintain their well-being and build resilience).

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