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Community Grants

Applications for Community Grants Round 2 2014 are now closed.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission offers grants 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 smarter. The next round of Community Grants will open in February 2015. 

Before you apply

It is suggested that you read the information provided on this website prior to commencing your application. If you have any questions please contact us via email or telephone 8343 2180.

Our Program Officers will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the grants or the application process.

Application process

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

A PDF version [here] of the electronic form is available to assist in your preparation.

The online application can be accessed from the left menu. 

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.


If you are submitting an application that involves an educational setting (e.g. child care centres through to high schools) and have a project or ideas that you would like to develop please contact us at as support may be available from DPTI's schools' programs. Funding for educational settings is not available from this current round of Community Grants. By contacting us there are potential longer term opportunities for your organisation to achieve safer, greener and more active travel outcomes.

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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
  • Funding for educational settings is not available from this current round of Community Grants
  • 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 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, 7 July 2014 Community Grants applications open
Monday, 11 August 2014 Applications close
Thursday, 8 September 2014 Applicants advised of outcomes
Monday, 10 October 2014 Estimated date successful applicants will receive funding
Friday, 18 December 2015 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 in 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 18 December 2015.

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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