Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants

What is the Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants?

The Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants is a program to support community-based projects that contribute to positive wellbeing and resilience outcomes to address the impacts of COVID-19 on groups of people within the South Australian community.



The grants program is part of the Open Your World – Statewide Wellbeing Strategy which supports the South Australian Government’s goal to build community resilience and support wellbeing in relation to the impacts and recovery from COVID-19.

The Grants are administered by Wellbeing SA and provide once-off funding for community-based projects targeted at groups within the community who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, which aim to address these impacts by contributing to positive physical, social and mental wellbeing and resilience outcomes.



Funding of between $10,000 and $100,000 is available for projects which will support wellbeing and resilience with an emphasis on mental, physical (activity and nutrition) and/or social wellbeing. Funding is available for the 2020-21 financial year only with all grant funds to be expended by 30 June 2021.


Eligible Projects

Projects must:

  • Contribute to the wellbeing and resilience of South Australians with an emphasis on addressing the impacts of COVID-19 by supporting positive mental, physical (activity and nutrition) and/or social (social connection) wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate a focus on a group or groups of people who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, including the key target groups outlined in the Open Your World – Statewide Wellbeing Strategy.

Some examples of possible projects include:

  • A Non-Government organisation providing education sessions to help older South Australians to learn how to access social media platforms which will help them stay in socially connected with family and friends locally or interstate.
  • A local government’s youth services providing young people with socially-distanced physical activity options.
  • A food security initiative that helps people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to connect and learn about simple, quick and affordable meal options.


Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants include:

  • Non-Government organisations
  • Local Government
  • Community groups (such as arts, sporting and community clubs and associations) in partnership with Non-Government organisations or Local Government



Applications close 17 July 2020.


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