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Kimba community sponsorship program

The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA) welcomes opportunities to sponsor community activities in Kimba, South Australia. The Kimba community neighbours the acquired site for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

We may sponsor an activity that:

  • supports our community engagement activities
  • provides a tangible benefit to the community.

Through sponsorship, we aim to engage with the community to:

  • build stronger relationships
  • promote and increase understanding of our role
  • strengthen our social licence
  • support social cohesion.

Up to $2,000 is available for successful applicants.

Sponsorship rounds

We consider applications for community sponsorship opportunities 4 times each year.

Quarter 1 2022 applications:

  • open 17 February
  • close 17 March
  • response provided 4 April.

Quarter 2 2022 applications:

  • open 1 April
  • close 2 May
  • response provided 13 June.

Quarter 3 2022 applications:

  • open 2 July
  • close 2 August
  • response provided 13 September.

Quarter 4 2022 applications:

  • open 8 October
  • close 8 November
  • response provided 13 December.


We welcome applications from a range of not-for-profit community groups based in the Kimba region. These organisations must:

  • directly benefit local community members through their services and programs
  • support ARWA's operations and activities.

Eligible groups that may apply include local:

  • Indigenous groups
  • schools
  • sporting organisations
  • youth organisations
  • charities.

We will not sponsor:

  • commercial businesses
  • staff salaries or consultant fees
  • past activities
  • political, religious or spiritual organisations seeking to promote their beliefs
  • organisations receiving ongoing ARWA funding
  • groups engaging in behaviour counter to the APS Values.

Application criteria

We have limited sponsorship funding available.

We will assess sponsorship applications against 7 criteria:

  • eligibility
  • audience
  • message and strategy
  • exclusivity
  • value for money
  • probity
  • resourcing.

How to apply

Fill out the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency sponsorship application form [98KB DOCX].

Send your completed form to by the application round due date. 

The application must come from an organisation or individual with an ABN.

We will only accept one application from each group in a sponsorship round.

Evaluation report

Successful applicants will need to provide an evaluation report within one month of the sponsorship or sponsored activity. This needs to demonstrate:

  • how the sponsorship delivered on its objectives
  • audience numbers or people reached
  • how ARWA benefited (including photos of branding, merchandise and interactions)
  • recommendations or learnings for future sponsorship opportunities.

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Contact us

  • Email
  • Phone 13 28 46
  • Write to us at: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; National Radioactive Waste Section, GPO Box 2013, Canberra ACT 2601

Last updated: 17 February 2022

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