Grants currently closed until 2022

Please check back for updated details in 2022. You can still read about 2021 grants and general details below.

Rural and regional grants

Mental Health Awareness Month will join in to national events that aim to improve community awareness and interest in mental health and wellbeing.
Thanks to the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN), we have been funded to allocate small grants of up to $1,000 to support creative promotional activities throughout rural and regional SA for Mental Health Month (October 2021).

Mental Health Month aims to:

  • Build community awareness and knowledge around mental health and wellbeing;
  • Develop greater mental health literacy in the community to encourage understanding and acceptance of mental health challenges and illness.

How to apply

The MHCSA’s Rural Mental Health Grants program is now closed for 2021

Grant information

Funding applications are invited from mental health service providers, community organisations, creative collectives, and individuals, for activities and events to be held during Mental Health Month in regional SA that aim to promote mental health, wellbeing and stigma reduction in the local community through arts and creativity.
We will be supporting creative activities and events that encourage and evolve mental health conversations and showcase the cultural value of Lived Experience voices. The amount available for each application is up to $1000.

Examples of creative activities include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Theatre or music productions
  • Spoken word poetry, storytelling or comedy nights
  • Writing, painting, photography or music workshops
  • Film screenings
  • Artist panels or creative presentations
  • Murals and installations
  • Pottery or crafting events
  • Zine-shares.

Projects that demonstrate collaboration, partnership with, and participation from a number of organisations in one area and projects that demonstrate leadership by and co-design alongside community members with lived experience of mental illness will be well regarded.

Demonstration of strong in-kind and/or cash contributions from the applicant and partners will also benefit your application.


Successful applicants will be required to complete an evaluation report on their Mental Health Month funded project.

The Rural Grants Evaluation form will ask you to provide the following information:
  • Description of project/event
  • Project partners
  • Attendance numbers
  • Copies of media coverage and promotional materials
  • Benefits to local consumers, carers, workers and general community
  • Actual expenditure against your budget

Copies of photographs of the project/event should also be included in your evaluation.

More info

For more, please contact:

Fiona Gilmore
Admin Manager
Mental Health Coalition of SA
08 8212 8873

Bronwyn Ryan
Admin Manager
Rural and Remote Mental Health Network
08 7425 6100