Grants that may assist your church can be provided by federal, state and local governments, private businesses, trusts, foundations or philanthropic organisations.

Our Parishes and churches as community organisations can apply for grant funding from State and Federal Governments and other organisations for projects according to the grant criteria set down by the relevant agency, Government Minister or organisation.

Grant eligibility criteria often requires that grant applicants have their own Australian Business Number (ABN), are incorporated and be a registered not-for-profit organisation. Most churches within the Diocese of Adelaide are not separately incorporated, and may therefore require the Synod to auspice or sponsor an application using the incorporated status of the Synod. Your church should apply to the Registrar, as Secretary of the Synod, where this is required.

Eligibility for specific government grants should be checked on the relevant government or organisation website.

Where to find grants

Some general tips for finding and applying for government grants are provided below:


Ministry and Parish Support is able to provide assistance with grant applications and provide information on how to apply for auspicing or sponsoring of applications by the Synod where required.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Talk with one of our Ministry Support team at 08 8305 9359 or email