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.

  • IGA Community Chest - No Closing Date

    The IGA Community Chest is designed to raise funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes.

    The money is raised in a variety of ways, but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo.

    For more information, visit the IGA website.

  • Strengthening Rural Communities - Opening July 2020

    The Strengthening Rural Communities program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs.

    The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

    1. Small & Vital grants

    Small & Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

    • The Small & Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
    • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
    2. Larger Leverage grants

    Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Funding for Rural & Regional Renewal website.

  • Clubs SA / IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program - Postponed

    Clubs SA invites non gaming Clubs and Community Organisations to apply for Project Grants via its Sponsorship Assistance.

    The program supports programs such as resurfacing sports grounds, lighting, charity projects, community awareness campaigns and many more.

    For more information and do download the application form, visit the Clubs SA website.

  • Regional Growth Fund - Various Closing dates

    This year $15 million has been allocated for the Regional Growth Fund.

    The 2020-21 Fund will support:

    1. Up to $5 million for the Regional Growth Fund Competitive Grants – applications are now open and will close at 12 noon on Monday 11 May.
    2. $10 million for the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to commit to strategic regional growth projects – open year-round for applications.

    Applicants can seek grants from $50,000 up to $2 million.

    For more information and to download the application form, Visit the PIRSA website.

  • Australian Young Writers Creative Writing Competition - Closing 31st July 2020

    You can write a story, poem, play about this years theme; Mental Health Matters. Take the opportunity provided to promote better mental wellbeing.

    Winning Prizes and Awards:

    Upper Primary (Years 5 - 6) - Prize $100 Lower Secondary (Years 7, 8 & 9) - Prize $150 Upper Secondary (Years 10,11 & 12) - Prize $200 To download the entry form visit the Mental Health Foundation website.

  • COVID-19 Support Grant - Closing 20th October 2020

    The ‘COVID-19 Support Grant’ is a modified Grants SA initiative that has been released to support not-for-profit organisations continue to provide services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in South Australia in the current circumstances of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community organisations so they can continue to deliver programs during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    Find the guidelines and application process here.

  • FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants - Closing September 2020

    In 2020, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering over $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the six innovative Heywire project ideas.

    For more information and to enter, visit the FRRR Website.

  • Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools- Closing 18th September 2020

    The Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools is a cross-sector initiative open to all South Australian schools, including government, Catholic and independent. The awards aim to develop student awareness and skills as active and informed citizens in a multicultural and democratic society.

    They have been designed to align to the Australian Curriculum: History and Civics and Citizenship.

    In 2020 the awards are available for years 5 to 12 and include individual, group and school categories.

    For More information and to enter, visit the SA education Website.

  • Quick Response Grant: Regional Arts Fund - Closing 30th June 2020

    The Quick Response Grant is available to artists and community groups seeking support for equipment, subscriptions and licences that allow them to connect, create and share their stories and practices on-line.

    Funding can cover any reasonable costs such as artists fees, travel and accommodation.

    Applicants can choose from two categories:

    • Individual – up to $1,500
      Provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artists and arts workers in regional South Australia.
    • Community – up to $3,000
      Provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia.

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

  • Destination Australia Scholarship - Closing 20th of July 2020

    The Destination Australia scholarship encourages students from outside the Mt Gambier and Whyalla regions to complete their study at one of the regional campuses. The scholarship is available to students who reside in the campus region, who are enrolled full-time and commencing a designated undergraduate degree for the first time. For more information visit the Uni SA website.

    How to apply: Applicants are required to provide a written statement registering their interest, as outlined above, to the UniSA Scholarships Office.

  • $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.

  • South Australian Community Achievement Awards - Closing 11th August 2020

    The South Australian Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout South Australia.

    Below is a list of categories that are now open:

    Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation - Innovation in Mental Health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Award

    Carers SA - Carer Achievement Award

    Community Centres SA - The Loneliness Cure Award

    Jones Harley Toole - Community Road Safety Award

    Minister for Innovation and Skills - Small Business Award

    Office for Ageing Well - tackling Ageism Award

    Prime Super - Agricultural Innovation Award

    Prime Super - Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award

    Ricoh Australia - Customer Service Award

    Rural Doctors Workforce Agency - Rural Community Health and Wellbeing Award

    Woolworths - Sports in the Community Award

    Australian Dental Foundation - Community Welfare Innovation Award

    To enter, visit the Australia Awards website.

  • 2021 Australian of the Year - Closing 31st July 2020

    The Australia Day Council is reaching out to valued communities that can identify and nominate Australians that are doing outstanding things. The Awards rely on members of the public to nominate through their networks.

    Nominee(s) could be recognised in one of four categories:

    •Australian of the Year

    •Senior Australian of the Year (65 years and over)

    •Young Australian of the Year (16 to 30 years)

    •Australia’s Local Hero.

    To nominate - visit by Friday 31 July 2020 and explain who they are, what they've achieved and why you'd like to see them recognised.

    If you need assistance or have any questions contact the Australia Day Council of South Australia team via

  • The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) Strategic Business Round 2020 - Closing 6th July 2020

    The Strategic Business Round is a new stream established to help fast track the recovery of regional economies after COVID-19.

    Applicants can seek grants from $50,000 up to $2 million. Incorporated associations & individual commercial enterprises (businesses) can apply. Projects must be able to commence within 3 months & be completed within 24 months.

    Applications are now open and close at 12pm on Monday 6 July 2020.

    Further details on guidelines, eligibility and application process are available on the PIRSA website
  • South Australian SPORT Hall of Fame - Closing 24th July 2020

    The South Australian Sport Awards rewards those sporting heroes that have helped shape South Australian culture, and inspired our future stars and all SA sports people with further inductions into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame.

    The Hall of Fame recognises and promotes the outstanding achievements of this State's greatest athletes and general members who have made significant contributions to South Australia.

    We welcome sporting clubs and associations to submit their Hall of Fame nominations for consideration in the areas of Athlete, Team and General Member.

    To submit and download an application form, visit the Sport SA Website.

  • SA Health COVIDSafe Awards - Closing 5th July 2020

    The COVIDSafe Awards recognise and reward South Australian businesses who have demonstrated innovation and compliance with COVID-19 directions.

    There are seven award categories:

    • Gyms and fitness
    • Sport and recreation
    • Cinemas, theatres and tourism operators
    • Restaurants and cafes
    • Pubs, hotels, clubs, wineries and breweries
    • Personal care services
    • Other (e.g retail, churches, aged care)

    Businesses and defined public activities are required to submit a 300 word summary of how they have demonstrated innovation and compliance to be ‘COVIDSafe’ in their workplace. A winner from each category will be awarded $5,000.

    To apply, businesses will need to be operating within South Australia and hold a current ABN. Nominations close midnight Sunday, 5 July 2020.
    Learn more about how to submit an application here.
  • Community Wellbeing and Resilience Grants - Closing 17th July 2020

    The Community Wellbeing & Resilience Grants provide funding for community-based projects that contribute to positive wellbeing and resilience outcomes to address the impacts of COVID-19 on groups of people within the South Australian community.

    Funding of between $10,000 and $100,000 is available for projects which will support wellbeing and resilience with an emphasis on mental, physical (activity and nutrition) and/or social wellbeing. Funding is available for the 2020-21 financial year only with all grant funds to be expended by 30 June 2021.

    Applications for the grants are now open and close on Friday 17 July 2020. Find out more here.

  • Strengthening mental health in rural communities - Closing 11th August 2020

    In a Good Place supports rural, regional and remote communities in their efforts to strengthen the mental health of at-risk and vulnerable members of their communities via projects, services or activities that are preventative or responsive in nature and which are designed to engage those less likely, unable due to distance and isolation, or ineligible to participate in mainstream mental health services.

    There are three objectives for this program:

    • Reduce social isolation;
    • Increase social participation and connectedness;
    • Increase help-seeking.

    The 2020 In a Good Place program opens 7 July.

    For more information visit FRRR

  • ANZ seeds of Renewal Program - Closing 19th August 2020

    The ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program, focuses on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. It is built on two key tenets:

    • Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with strong social capital, where everyone can participate and build a better life.
    • Sustainable communities innovate, expand and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium-to-long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.

    The ANZ Seeds of Renewal program is focused upon supporting projects that align to one of ANZ’s three focus areas.

    1. Improving environmental sustainability

    2. Improving financial wellbeing within the community

    3. Improving access to housing

    For more information visit FRRR

  • Grandcarers and Kinship carers Education and Sports Fund - Closing 1st August 2020

    Grandcarers and Kinship Carers are faced with the additional expenses of winter school uniforms. This, plus the COVID-created increased need for PCs, laptops, tablets, iPads, printers, scanners and other IT hardware, means some people may need some assistance through the Education and Sports Fund Program.

    Contact your GFGSA Carer Advocate if you wish to discuss an opportunity or download a form from the website.

    Please also feel free to email at or just reply to this email; or call your GFGSA CA direct on 08 8212 1937.