CCYP Small Grants Program 2023

Applications for 2023 have now closed.
Thank you to all who applied. Applications are currently being shortlisted.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their grant application before the end of April. 

Each year, the SA Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, invites community groups, arts organisations, sporting clubs and local government to apply for small grants of up to $5,000 to undertake activities and projects to promote youth engagement, involve children and young people in decision making, and promote awareness relating to periods and menstrual equity.

The Commissioner’s mandate is to improve the lives of South Australian children and young people. At the core of this work is creating opportunities for children and young people to have a say on issues that affect them and for their views to be heard and taken seriously.

A key part of this work is collaborating with likeminded groups and organisations committed to exploring and supporting mechanisms that embed UNCRC principles that support input from children and young people into the design and delivery of services and support being aimed at them to ensure it remains relevant to their needs.

If you are a community organisation, local government or not-for-profit entity that meets the eligibility criteria set out below, the Commissioner looks forward to receiving your application for a small grant to help facilitate input from children and young people via activities or projects that will help to inform specific areas of her work.


The Commissioner’s Small Grants program is open to community arts organisations, sporting clubs, local government and not-for-profit entities based in South Australia that:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • are registered for the purposes of GST
  • are an arts organisation, sporting club, not-for-profit group or organisation, or local government entity with appropriate legal structure that
    – can demonstrate well established relationships within the community to help lead to positive outcomes for local children and young people
    – is Child Safe with the appropriate child safe policies and practices in place
    – is able to confirm the grant funds will be used directly for the purpose intended
    – commits to working collaboratively with the Commissioner for Children and Young People; and
    – will allow the Commissioner for Children and Young People to promote or publicly refer to the activity or project being supported through grant funds as and where relevant.

(Please note: Applicants who have applied for the CCYP Small Grant Program in the past and have been successful, are invited to submit a new application for grant funds for the same activity/project or for a similar activity/project for the coming year.)


  1. Community Action Grants to promote participation of children and young people in the development of solutions and strategies to local community issues and challenges that they have identified.
  2. Child and Youth Engagement Grants to support community groups to devise and facilitate activities and projects that support recognition of children and young people as key stakeholders.
  3. Period Grants to support activities related to raising menstrual awareness, providing menstrual education, and supporting menstrual management with a focus on young people.


Download and read the CCYP Small Grant Program Guidelines 2023 and then complete the CCYP Small Grant Application Form (online)

  1. CCYP Small Grant Program Guidelines 2023
  2. CCYP Small Grant Application Form (online)


  • Applications will be accepted up until Friday 31 March 2023.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by end April 2023.
  • Grants must be expended by 30 June 2024.


If you have any questions about the grant program and what projects would be suitable, please contact Emma Houghton at or phone Emma on 08 8226 3396 before submitting an application.


CCYP Small Grant Guidelines 2023