Capacity Building Grants

Carclew’s Capacity Building Grants program is currently OPEN to organisations.

Capacity Building Grants support organisations working in any art form developed and presented for, by and with children and young people aged 26 years and under.

Capacity Building Grants support Youth Arts organisations to grow their business or change their business model to encourage organisational sustainability. It is expected the grant will assist in increasing the capacity of organisational staff by skills development, acquiring new information through expert advice, changed operations, or revised organisational purpose or models, for example.

Youth Arts organisations can apply for up to $10,000, for activity occurring in the 2022 calendar year.

This program is open to organisations that:

  • are not for profit incorporated bodies or emerging organisations establishing their governance and organisational structures
  • are based in South Australia
  • have acquitted any previous grants from Carclew and/or Arts South Australia
  • can demonstrate a strong track record of delivering high quality arts programs for children and/or young people
  • demonstrate that appropriate child safe policies and procedures are in place
  • have met with a Carclew representative prior to submitting their application.

Applications from local councils, schools/educational institutions, commercial entities, organisations without youth arts in their purpose or mission and companies with an annual turnover greater than $1.5 million are not eligible for this program.


Download and read through the Guidelines.

All applications must be submitted via our online application system.

Applications close 11.59pm, 1 September 2021.

Valuable assistance in developing your application is available by:

  • Checking out previous funding recipients by using the tabs for each year in the menu above
  • Arranging a one-on-one consult to discuss your proposal (see below)


All Capacity Building Grant applicants are required to discuss their proposal prior to submitting a grant application. Consults are strictly limited to 45min and only one session is offered per applicant. No consults will be available in the final week before an application deadline.



Contact Funding Programs Coordinator Rebecca Meston, or (08) 8230 1103.

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Banner image: Ink Pot Arts' Smart at School from Unravelled by Sally Hardy (2017). Photo by Kirstie Aylett.

Contact Details

Rebecca Meston
Funding Programs Coordinator
08 8230 1102