Take Advantage of Council’s Community Event Sponsorship Program

Calling all event makers, shape shifters, trail blazers, dreamers and doers – Apply now!

We are calling for event organisers, entrepreneurs and community groups to apply for funding of up to $6000 to host a community event under our Community Event Sponsorship Program.


Apologies for not getting this out sooner. I have been preoccupied since Easter with health issues.

The Council’s Community Event Sponsorship Program is part of a suite of initiatives to encourage our community. It aims to assist individuals and groups to coordinate exciting and innovative events. Events that directly benefit the people and businesses in the Unley community. To keep add to what is happening now and keep Unley Alive.

Council supports festivals and events of all sizes. Projects that inject vibrancy into our public spaces and main streets and provide significant economic and cultural benefits for the community.

We’re encouraging applicants to think outside the box. To come up with some creative and fun ways Unley locals and the wider community can celebrate together.


I would love to see some applications coming in for us to support events with the likes of the following:

  • Beer and Donut Festival recently held in Melbourne, or
  • Adelaide’s popular Alpine Village or Royal Croquet Club,
  • something during the Fringe, or
  • how about an Unley/Australia Ninja Warrior, or some world record attempts.


Applications for the City of Unley community Event Grants are NOW OPEN and close at 5pm on Friday 30 June.

Event organisers can apply for sponsorship for up to 3 years, from one of three tiers:

Up to $6000 sponsorship and in-kind support for large-scale events attracting more than 1000 people;
Up to $4000 sponsorship and in-kind support for medium-scale events attracting between 200-1000 people; or
Up to $2000 sponsorship and in-kind support for small-scale events attracting between 50-200 people.

West leads the way with Community grants as Mayor practices

The western suburbs of the City of Unley have featured heavily in this round of community grants as evidenced at last nights celebration of the work that our community groups give to our community. While we were celebrating our Mayor took advantage of one of the groups to get practice being a Dad.



Mayor nursing reborn

Mayor nursing reborn

Last night Council hosted a number of recipients of the latest round of community grants at a Community Grants Presentation evening. The evening was designed to allow these groups to know in a more personal way how much we appreciate their contribution to the lifestyle of the rate payers of Unley.

It was also a great opportunity for each group to not only let the others how they used the grant they received. It was an opportunity to see what the others are doing. These are great nights ad I appreciate getting to talk to the recipients.

The evening highlighted that this round of grants had a definite western flavour to it, with the following groups receiving grants.

Goody Saints Footy Club

Goody Cricket Club

Forestville Cricket Club

Goodwood Road Traders

The Goody Patch (per the Goody Primary School)

The Goodwood Art house (again per the Goody Primary School)

The Capri Cinema

Unley Amateur Swimming Club

In the meantime the Mayor took advantage of getting a nurse of a doll from South Australian Reborn Doll Guild Inc who also received a grant. As an expectant father this was a good opportunity for some cuddling practice.

The next round of grant applications I believe will close on 30 September. Take advantage of this and reap the benefits that these groups achieved this time round. It may make the difference to your achieving your goals.