Community Partnership Grants Scheme

This program's aim is to support projects and activities that contribute to the development of local communities or to the Kangaroo Island community as a whole.

The Community Partnerships Grant Scheme (CPGS) is designed to provide the support that is needed to complete a project, or to encourage the development of projects (in the case of multi-staged projects).


Community Partnership Grant Program 2018-19 - Now Open

This year $20,000 is available to support projects and activities that contribute to the development and social fabric of our local Kangaroo Island Communities. Applications will be open from Monday 1 October until Friday 9 November 2018.

Applications that demonstrate a higher level of contribution by the applicant will be well received, for instance, the supply of volunteer labour and materials.

Successful Grants recipients will be advised after the January Council meeting and the Grants awarded a Council's Australia Day Ceremony in Kingscote on 26 January 2019.


There is recognised value of the CPGS for the community and for Kangaroo Island Council.  Applications that demonstrate a high level of input by the applicant will be received well, for instance, the supply of volunteer labour and materials.

The CPGS 2017-18 funding round has now closed. Successful applicants will be announced soon.


Successful Applicants 2017/18
Organisation Amount Project
Art Museum of KI $3,000 Strategic Planning
Baudin Beach Progress Association $1,675 Replacement of basketball post and system
Bicycle Users Group $2,000 Series of cycle trail brochures
Dudley United Netball Club $2,110 Purchase of high pressure cleaner for courts
HeartSafe KI $1,553

Community AED and CPR training

KI Pioneers Association $1,000 Review of the Frenchman's Rock and contemplation seat sites
NTSA Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum $   862 Erection of a stand and water tank
Parndana Golf Club $2,000 Men's toilet upgrade
Parndana Progress Association $   400 Town Hall and Museum precinct flag pole project
Penneshaw Progress Association $   938 Upgrade to the new entrance to Dudley Hall and west window blinds
Western Districts MCSC $1,500 PurchaStrategic planning and constitution review
Successful Applicants 2016/17
Organisation Amount Project
Advance Kingscote Progress Association $   555 Signage for exercise equipment along walking trail in Brownlow
American River Progress Association $4,656 Storage shed at the American River Sports Association Shed
Artists Collective Kangaroo Island Inc $   894 Computer upgrade to improve communication to members and the Community
Dudley Writers' Group $1,600 Weekend masterclass on writing short stories and poetry
Kangaroo Island/Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch $1,600

Wild Sound - placement of static hydrophones (sound traps)

KI Basketball Association $3,667 Purchase of automatic court cleaner for the Pavillion
KI Pioneers Association $   880 Restoration of interpretive signs at Reeves Point
National Trust SA $2,310 Upgrade access to courtyard display buildings at Hope Cottage
Parndana Progress Association $2,000 Purchase and installation of hot water service for the Parndana Town Hall kitchen
Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum $   800 Purchase and installation of blinds for light reduction
Parndana Sports Club $   550 Purchase of lawn mower
Reclink Australia $2,200 3 day sporting event in January 2017, ongoing projects throughout 2017 and participation in Youth Week.
Successful Applicants 2015/16
  • Advance Kingscote Progress Association - Artwork design for Kingscote to Brownlow walking trail
  • Artists Collective KI Inc - Easter Art Exhibition lighting upgrade
  • American River Progress Association - Updating and relocation of American River sign
  • Baudin Beach Progress Association - Stone Memorial Wall
  • Dolphin Watch - Purchase items to assit 'Encounter Dolphin Watch' program
  • Finding Workable Solutions - KI Youth outdoor cinema
  • KI Broadcastes (KIxFM) - Transport of equipment from Sydney
  • KI Road Safety Committee - Drive Enjoy Survive Safety Campaign: Drive on the Left
  • KI Yacht Club - Purchase donut fryer and accessories
  • National Trust (Hope Cottage) - Front fence
  • Parndana Golf Club - Creek crossings
  • Parndana Progress Association - Sixteen legs exhibition
  • Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum - Refurbisment of Armco Shed (Stage 2)
  • Penneshaw Progress Association - Art fences to greet KI arrivals
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