Commissioner’s Period Grants.

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Each year South Australia’s 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 awareness and reduce the stigma associated with periods and menstruation.

Since publishing her report, Menstruation Matters, the Commissioner has been working collaboratively with government, business and community groups to:

  • Raise awareness of period poverty in communities
  • Provide greater access to free period products
  • Provide easier access to toilets and disposal units in community spaces
  • Promote high quality information and education
  • Reduce the stigma of menstruation.

In order to further this work, the Commissioner has been supporting efforts to further the interests of young people who menstruate through this grant program. You can find stories about past grant recipients below.

The Commissioner’s Period 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.

Applications open in February each year and usually close around the end of March. Successful recipients are notified and a announced in early May. Download the Commissioner’s Period Grant Program Guidelines as a guide (these guidelines are updated each year) and complete the CCYP Small Grant Application Online Form went it becomes available in February 2025.

The next round of applications will open on Thursday 1 February 2025. 

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.

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