Grants & Awards


  • Arts Independent Makers and Presenters - Various closing dates

    The Department of the Premier and Cabinet is responsible for the administration of arts and culture grant programs.

    Funding programs span art forms and sectors, including public art and design, independent makers and presenters, artists and organisations for the deaf, people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.

  • $5 million Nature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund - Closing 2025

    The Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund is a pilot grant program designed to assist eligible businesses and organisations to partner with the South Australian Government to deliver sustainable, quality tourism experiences in South Australia.

    The $5 million Nature-Based Tourism Co-investment Fund is part of the $22 million Parks 2025 strategy and will provide the stimulus and support which businesses need to activate or build on existing ecologically sensitive tourism offerings in the state’s national parks, reserves, botanic gardens, and Crown Land.

    For more information and how to apply, visit the SA National Parks and Wildlife Service Website.

  • RAF Boost Program : RAF Relief Grant - Closing 31st May 2021

    >up to $5000

    This new grant is part of the Regional Arts Fund Boost Program and is for immediate needs such as assets, support for arts practices, small projects and PD opportunities.

    For more information and to apply online visit the RAF Country Arts SA Website.

  • Limestone Coast Grassroots Grant - Closing 30th June 2021

    The Grassroots Grants program supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis, with local landscape management projects.

    There is a funding pool of $250,000, with minimum grants of $1,000

    Projects must be aligned to one or more of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s four investment priorities:

    • Soil and land - Maintaining the health of soils and land
    • Water - Maintaining water quality and availability
    • Pest plants and animals - Minimising impacts of pest plants and animals
    • Biodiversity - Conserving native vegetation, wetlands and coastal habitats

    For further details, download the Guidelines for Applicants.

    For more information on Grassroots Grants, and how to apply, contact Alison Boomsma on 87351177 or email

  • $100 Sport Vouchers Program – Ongoing

    The Sports Vouchers program is a Government of South Australia initiative administered by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.

    The program provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees. The purpose is to increase the number of children playing organised sport or participating in dance activities by reducing cost as a barrier.

    For more information and to download the voucher, visit the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing's website.

  • Tourism Industry Development fund - Closing 31st March 2022

    The Tourism Industry Development Fund is designed to support and stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism product and experiences. It aims to assist in the COVID recovery of regional tourism by encouraging regional operators to improve and diversify so they can attract more visitors and get a higher return on their offering.

    Through the South Australian Tourism Commission, the State Government is committing $20 million to the Tourism Industry Development Fund over two years to support regional tourism in South Australia.

    The Tourism Industry Development Fund aims to:

    • Improve tourism infrastructure and experiences that appeal to target markets
    • Grow economic benefit via increased visitor expenditure
    • Create new jobs and develop skills
    • Encourage further development by the private sector in infrastructure and visitor facilities
    • Encourage businesses to working collaboratively
    • Implement sustainable business practices.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Tourism SA website.

  • Tertiary Health Education Grants - Closing 31st March 2021

    Each year, a limited number of grants are offered, building our regional capacity to generate an increased presence of skilled and trained health professionals.

    The grants deliver a unique community-led response to local essential skill shortages within the health sector.

    The grant is available to support students with costs directly associated with their tertiary studies such as accommodation, text books, uniforms, selection tests and communication costs.

    For more information and to download the application form visit the City Council website.

  • AgTech Rebate for Livestock Producers - Closing 31st March 2022

    If you are a South Australian sheep and cattle producer, you could be eligible to access a State Government rebate of up to $10,000 to help you embrace AgTech on-farm, and enable the use of data-based decision making to help grow business profitability and productivity.

    The Livestock AgTech Adoption Rebate is part of the $7.5 million Red Meat and Wool Growth Program and is designed to encourage livestock producers to invest in new technology and obtain the necessary training and support to implement it successfully.

    Eligibility for the rebate
    The rebate is available to sheep, cattle and wool producers and to be eligible, producers need to:

    • attend a one-day Livestock Enterprise Planning session and one-on-one coaching
    • complete a Farm AgTech Adoption Plan (developed as part of the planning session).

    Funding available

    A rebate of up to $10,000 can be used to implement high priority actions in your Farm AgTech Adoption Plan. This may include costs associated with training, consultancy and/or advisory services and precision livestock management technology.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regions website.

  • On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme re-opened - Closing 31st March 2021

    An additional $3.45 million has been committed by the State Government to support drought-affected South Australian farmers through the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme.

    Under a new round of funding, South Australian primary producers in drought-affected areas may be eligible to claim a 30% rebate (up to $30,000) for works undertaken between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Department of Primary Regions and Industries website.

  • Regional Jobs Support and Incentive Program - Closing 30th April 2021

    A Regional Jobs Support and Incentive Program for students to subsidise cost burdens and address impediments faced by students in taking up regional tourism and hospitality jobs.

    There will be two categories based on distance from the city – with up to $500 available for inner regional areas and $2,000 for outer regional areas, for a minimum of six weeks’ work.

    For more information visit the Business SA website.

  • Partnerships Program - Registration of Interest

    The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing is excited to announce the opening of the Registration of Interest process for the new Partnerships Program set to be announced in early 2021.

    The Partnerships Program encourages innovation, the use of research and technology, and supports the adaption and evolution of sport and recreation programs, services and approaches, placing additional focus on active recreation that provides everyone with an opportunity to be physically active and move.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Funding Services on 1300 714 990 or via email on

  • Publishing Industry Career Development Grants - Closing 22nd March 2020

    The Copyright Agency’s Publishing Industry Career Development Grants support individuals working in the Australian publishing industry with grants for professional development, skills development, leadership, and career enhancing opportunities.

    These grants are aimed at mid-career publishing individuals in trade and educational publishing; Australian literary agents; freelance editors; and editors working at literary magazines and journals in Australia.

    Potential projects could include:

    Industry research into issues such as leadership in publishing, diversity, developing editorial/sales/marketing skills, etc;

    Mentorships with other publishers to gain new skills and insights;

    International market exploratory visits;

    Sales/marketing intensives;

    Upskilling in online publishing and accessible publishing models;

    Attendance at a significant international leadership program;

    Digital transformation/new models and upskilling

    Successful recipients will be required to write a report of up to 5,000 words on the completion of their project. If appropriate, the report may be shared with industry peers.

    These grants will support projects that start after 1 July 2021.

    Amount of grant: $5,000

    For more information and to apply online visit the Copyright Agency website

  • NAB Foundations community Grants - Closing 30th July 2021

    NAB Foundation Community Grants aim to help safeguard communities with funding for projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters.

    Grants of up to $10,000 are available to fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following:

    • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
    • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
    • build community resilience against future disasters
    • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
    • help communities reduce their climate risk.

    For more information and to apply online visit the NAB website.

  • Steve Waugh Foundation - Opening 1st March 2021

    The Steve Waugh Foundation philosophy is to support those with the rarest diseases in Australia, especially that are ineligible for support from other sources.

    The Foundation will call for applications for funding assistance on the following dates:

    Round 1: 1 - 31 March 2021

    Round 2: 1 - 30 June 2021

    Round 3: 1 - 30 September 2021

    Steve Waugh Foundation

  • 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants - Closing 19 March 2021

    Primary schools and early learning centres can now apply for grants up to $1,000 each, to inspire kids to get hands-on with projects that focus on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices or enhancing native habitats. For more information visit Junior Landcare.

  • Dame Roma Mitchell Grants - Closing 12th March 2021

    Dame Roma Mitchell Grants provide opportunities for eligible children and young people who are, or have been, under the guardianship of the Chief Executive or Minister for Child Protection in South Australia for at least one full year to:

    • achieve personal goals
    • contribute to health and wellbeing
    • provide developmental opportunities.

    For more information, visit the Department for Child Protection website.

  • 2021-2022 Partnerships Program - Closing 3rd March 2021

    This new grant program aims to get South Australians more active, more often and enjoying the many social, health and lifestyle benefits sport and recreation provide.

    This grant program will create opportunities for collaboration between sport and recreation stakeholders, government and non-government bodies, and the for-profit and not-for-profit sector.

    Performance Pathway Partnerships will support State Sporting Organisations to develop and operate their performance pathways so that South Australian high-performance athletes can achieve their potential in Olympic, Paralympic, or Commonwealth Games sports

    For more information, visit the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing website.

  • Circular Economy Market Development Grants - Closing 31st May 2021

    This grant is for councils, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes, and businesses that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and recycled-content products.

    For more information, visit Green Industries SA website.

  • Regional Event Fund - Round 1 Open 22nd January 2021

    The Regional Event Fund provides financial and in-kind support to events that promote South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations. There are four categories of Regional Event Funding available;

    Significant Event Funding (From $50,000): Up to three years funding for new large-scale signature events that have the potential to be nationally or internationally significant and which provide substantial visitation, media and profiling opportunities and economic impact for South Australia.

    Established Event Funding (From $20,000 to $50,000): Up to three years funding for events that can demonstrate a strong record of growth and a strategy for event innovation.

    Development Event Funding (From $10,000 to $20,000): Up to three years funding for events that demonstrate potential for growth & development.

    Emerging Event Funding (From $5,000 to $10,000): Up to two years funding for events that are 1 – 3 years young, with a focus on community events.

  • 2021 Rural Schools Grant - Closing 30th June 2021

    The Rural Schools Grants Program supports regional/remote schools to make a difference in your local community by making sure kids have breakfast and/or lunch. The school’s meals program funds costs of food staples to provide nourishing meals or access to meals.

    For more information, visit the Feed Appeal website.

  • Celebrate Together Grant - Round 1 Closing 31st March 2021

    The Celebrate Together Grants provide one-off funding to eligible multicultural organisations to host festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity. Large Grants from $5001 to $30 000 are available to eligible multicultural organisations for festivals and events.

    For more information, visit the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.

  • Arts Recovery Fund - 15th March 2021

    This grant supports the recovery and reimagining in South Australia’s arts and culture sector. It has a specific focus on creating employment for professional practicing artists through:

    • collaboration and partnerships: between artists and arts organisations to foster the evolution of arts practice in a COVID-safe environment
    • theatre and festival re-opening: by supporting the creation, development and presentation of work in a COVID-safe environment
    • digital innovation: by supporting the development and curation of new digital content, building sector skills and capability, and investing in technology and digital expertise.

    For more information, visit the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.

  • ​The Premiers Certificate of Recognition – Closing 26th of March

    Recognising volunteers’ contribution helps retain their services but also shows appreciation for their personal dedication. South Australian based volunteer-involving organisations and community groups are encouraged to nominate their volunteers for a Premier's Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge and reward excellence and significant achievement.

    For more information, visit Department of Human Services website.

  • Caravan Park Defib Subsidy – Closing 30th June 2021

    This grant aims to encourage Caravan Park owners install these devices to help save the lives of those people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. Any commercial caravan park or accommodation provider that has caravan and camping style accommodation is eligible to apply for the subsidy.

    For further information, visit Caravan Industry Association of Australia website.