Grants & Awards

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $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.

  • Excellence in Agriculture Awards - Closing 30th September 2020

    The Agricultural Bureau of South Australia has opened its 2020 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards, which offer young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development to ultimately benefit their local communities.

    Applications are now being accepted for the following awards:

    • The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship sponsored by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is an $8000 grant to provide farmers the opportunity to improve personal and professional skills that will benefit; the rural industry, the individual in their own business or employment, and the sustainability of natural resources.
    • The Rural Youth Bursary sponsored by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a $5000 grant for rural young people (aged 18-30) working in a rural community in South Australia, to undertake further study or develop a special project, which will ultimately benefit the rural community.
    • The Services to Primary Production Award is awarded to an Agricultural Bureau of SA member; involved in primary production in South Australia, and nominated by their Bureau Branch - president, secretary or treasurer.

    Application forms can be downloaded from the Agricultural Bureau of SA website at www.agbureau.com.au/awards

  • Quick Response Grant : Regional Arts Fund - Closing 14th December 2020

    $2000 individuals < $4000 organisations

    • Opens July 1 - until funds expended (closes 14 Dec-11 Jan for Christmas)

    Quick Response grants are to assist applicants who are unable to apply for support from other funding sources because the opportunity occurs outside of a normal grant round. Please discuss with your regional Arts and Cultural Facilitator.

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

  • RAF Boost Program : RAF Recovery - Closing 12th October 2020

    up to $40,000 over 2 years

    • Open July 1 - Closes 12 October 2020

    This new grant is part of the Regional Arts Fund Boost Program and is for projects that focus on activities that assist in recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

    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 alison.boomsma@sa.gov.au.

  • Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for young farmers – Ongoing

    The Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship for Farmers (The Scholarship) may be used for study tours, courses or further study or assist to directly fund their commencement of a specific project.

    It provides farmers (aged 18-40) in South Australia with the opportunity to improve personal and professional skills that will benefit the industry, the individual in their own business or employment and the sustainability of natural resources that underpin primary production.

    For more information and to apply online visit the AG Bureau Website.

  • Variety Heart Scholarships - Closing 30th November 2020

    The Variety Heart Scholarships Program supports children with an existing talent, who are disadvantaged or living with a disability, to achieve their full potential and to follow their dreams.

    Applications can only be accepted for children between the ages of 8 and 17 years of age who are SA residents. Scholarships are awarded to support children in the areas of the arts and sport.

    Scholarships will be limited to $3,000 per year, per application.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Variety Website.

  • LGBTQIA+ Small Grants Program - Closing 6th December 2020

    The Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Pride Foundation Website.

  • Australian Women in Wine Awards - Closing 29th September 2020

    There are 7 categories that you can apply for and include:-

    Cellar Door Person of the Year

    Owner / Operator of the Year

    Champion of Diversity & Equality

    Winemaker of the Year

    Viticulturist of the Year

    Marketer of the Year

    Woman of Inspiration

    For more information and to apply online, visit the AWIWA Website.

  • Active Club Program: Club Reboot Round - Closing 23rd September 2020

    Eligible sporting clubs and organisations can now apply for up to $3,000 for funding of programs and equipment through Round 49 of the Active Club Program (ACP): the 'Club Reboot Round'.


    $2,495,000 is available in the 2020-21 ACP to help the sport sector rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic. As organisations adapt to the 'new normal', funds may be used to purchase digital equipment to enable holding meetings remotely, hand sanitiser, cleaning products etc. Equipment, uniforms and training aids can also be purchased with the funding.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the ORSR Website.

  • Community Strengthening Program - Closing 30th September 2020

    Limited funds of up to $1,500 are available to community groups for distribution for the development of community services. Certain types of projects will be given priority, these priority areas include:

    • Community project, community initiatives and/or the maintenance and improvement of community capital and community quality of life.
    • Projects which encourage the development of self-help activities, particularly those which represent new approaches to meeting community needs.
    • Projects which are concerned with the increasing community usage of local facilities.
    • Funding for renovation, repair, equipment or programme development may be considered.
    • One off project which encourage people towards active participation in community services and activities.
    • Project indicating some evidence of general community benefit.
    • Projects that encourage the development of the community in which individuals and groups have access to facilities, programs and services.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the City Council Website.

  • Creative Arts Fund - Closing 30th October 2020

    The Creative Arts Fund encourages projects and provides opportunities that make a positive contribution to the City and demonstrates consistency with outcomes from Council's Community Plan including the following key strategies:

    • City streets and open spaces alive with arts and culture,
    • A stimulating place that inspires artists,
    • Greater appreciation of Boandik art, culture and heritage,
    • Cultural events and festivals that make the City an attractive destination.

    Council recognises that cultural sharing and artistic expression build resilient communities with a strong sense of place.

    Projects may focus on, but are not limited to, performing and visual arts, literature, film, design, multimedia, history and heritage and their expression through public debate, festivals, exhibitions, performances and public celebrations.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the City Council 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 apply online, visit the City Council Website.

  • Growing Good Gardens Grant - Closing 2nd October 2020

    Helping to grow a healthier and safer generation of young Australians, Life Education are giving away $10,000 worth of garden grants thanks to, program partners, Yates® Australia.

    Who can apply? Australian schools, preschools and community groups
    How can the grants be used? To build gardens (and healthy habits)

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Life Education Website.

  • Celebrate Together Grants - Closing 30th September 2020

    The Celebrate Together Grants provide one-off funding to eligible multicultural organisations to host festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity.

    The Celebrate Together Grants 2020-21 Small Grants (Round 2) of up to $5000 are currently open.

    This second round is for events between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.

    Multicultural Affairs will accept one application for each round of the Celebrate Together Grants per multicultural organisation per year.

    Key multicultural service providers, who have a direct responsibility working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, can apply up to two times per round as a lead agency in partnership with one or more multicultural community organisations.

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

  • Youth-led Recovery Grant - Closing 28th September 2020

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with the Local Government Association (LGA) to provide South Australian councils the opportunity to apply for a one-off competitive small grant.

    The grant will enable councils to undertake activities and initiatives, led by young people aged 12-24 years, that respond to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    They provide an opportunity for councils to undertake and be supported in their proactive engagement with their young residents as South Australia moves from crisis responses to recovery and the ‘new normal’.

    The Grants are intended to provide the youth of South Australia with the chance to develop the knowledge and confidence needed to build life skills and resilience to achieve their goals in these uncertain times.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the LGA Website.

  • National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4 - Closing 9th October 2020

    Smart Farms Small Grants is an open, competitive, grant opportunity to support projects to increase farming, forestry and fishing communities’ awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture.

    The purpose of Smart Farms Small Grants is to support land manager practice change that will deliver more sustainable, productive and profitable food, fibre and forestry business while protecting Australia’s biodiversity; protecting and improving the condition of natural resources; and assisting Australia meet its international obligations.

    The purpose will be achieved by supporting projects that contribute to achieving one or both of the program outcomes outlined below:

    • Outcome 1 – Increased adoption of best practice sustainable agriculture
    • Outcome 2 – Increase the capacity of land managers to adopt best practice sustainable agriculture

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Aus Gov Website.

  • 2021 Science and Innovation Awards - Closing 2nd October 2020

    Grant applications are now open for the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference in agriculture, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

    The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators, farmers, fishers, foresters, extension officers, industry advisers and others actively engaged in the agriculture sector who have an original and innovative project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. The Science Awards have already helped 261 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

    There are ten industry Science Award categories open for applications: biosecurity and digital innovation; cotton; eggs and poultry (layers); forest and wood products; grains; horticulture; meat and livestock; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; and wool. Each category includes a $22,000 grant, and is generously supported by the research and development corporations and industry organisations as our Science Award partners.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the ABARES Website.

  • Active Kids Grant- Closing 30th September 2020

    The Active Kids Grants have been established with the aim of providing every child with the active childhood they deserve, by supplying them with the equipment they need to participate in sporting activities.

    The grants will be focusing on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to clubs in disadvantaged and/or rural communities.

    Suggested grant values are up to $10,000.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Australian Sports Foundation website.

  • Event Sponsorship Program – Ongoing

    The City of Mount Gambier Event Sponsorship Program aims to support the four pillars of the Community Plan in helping to:

    • Support the development of vibrant, creative and innovative events that enhance the economic, social and cultural life of the City of Mount Gambier,
    • Increase tourist visitation and deliver measurable economic benefits to the City,
    • Facilitate community involvement in events and activities,
    • Attract new and diverse events to the City of Mount Gambier, and
    • Support events that build and reinforce the unique and positive attributes of the City of Mount Gambier.

    Tier 1 Sponsorship - Up to $2000:

    Funding provided to events held within the City of Mount Gambier that meets the aims of Council’s Sponsorship Program and supports the Community Plan.

    Tier 2 Sponsorship - Over $2000

    Funding provided to major/significant events held within the City of Mount Gambier that meet the aims of Council’s Sponsorship Program and supports the Community Plan.

    The event must also attract substantial economic benefit and visitation to the City of Mount Gambier and include strategic and targeted marketing.

    For more information and to apply online visit the City Council Website.

  • Junior Sports Assistance fund – Ongoing

    Membership of the Fund is comprised of the City of Mount Gambier and the District Council of Grant and a number of sporting organisations who have agreed to become members.

    The fund provides financial support for those junior sports persons who have achieved State selection or better in a specific sport.

    Since the funds inception in 1988, close to $366,000 has been distributed to junior sports persons or coaching clinics via sporting organisations who retain fund membership.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the City Council website.

  • Community Grants for financial assistance - Opening 19th October 2020

    The District council of grant offer one off requests for assistance from not-for-profit registered welfare, community, sporting or service groups within the District Council of Grant area.

    Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis, however it is recommended that any sponsorship be advised to Council each year for consideration as part of Council’s budget planning review for the next financial year.

    All sponsorship and promotional donations are allocated at the discretion of Council and when the annual budgetary limit is reached, no further applications will be considered.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the District Council of Grant website.

  • Red Cross Grants for farming communities – Ongoing

    $11 million is now available to help drought-affected farmers, farming families and farming –dependent contractors. Red Cross has now partnered with CWA in South Australia to get the funds out through their aid programs.

    Grants can help meet household expenses, such as food, vehicles maintenance, school expenses, electricity, gar or rates, telephone expenses and dental or medical expenses.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Red Cross website.

  • $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.

  • Inspiring South Australian Women’s Award - Closing 1st November 2020

    The Inspiring South Australian Women’s Award recognises an outstanding woman who has made a significant contribution to the community. The Award is part of the Australia Day awards and honours and is jointly coordinated by the Australia Day Council of South Australia and the Office for Women.

    Award Categories

    • Inspiring SA Women’s Award
    • Emerging Leader’s Award

    A Commendation Award may be bestowed to encourage the future potential of the nominee.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Australia Day SA Website.

  • 2020-2021 Anzac Day Commemoration Fund Grants - Closing 29th October 2020

    Organisations and community groups are invited to apply for funding for projects within South Australia aimed at educating the community and commemorating our nation’s military heritage.

    Annually there is $100,000 in grant funding available for distribution amongst successful applicants.

    Funding may be granted for a number of purposes but with a focus on projects which commemorate South Australia’s men and women who have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the role they have played in shaping our nation.

    In the 2020/21 funding round this grants program will give priority to projects addressing the following:

    The focus on the above priority areas will not be at the exclusion of other eligible projects.

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

  • SA White Ribbon Breakfast 2020 Small Grants - Closing 3rd October

    The Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast and Adelaide White Ribbon Night Committees are pleased to launch the 2020 Small Grants Program , offering funding up to $5000 to support projects aimed at the prevention of violence against women.

    The project should have an advocacy, educational, prevention or victim/survivor support.

    Applicants should be non‐government, not‐for‐profit organisations or individuals, with the target group / audience being primarily non‐government.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Adelaide White Ribbon website.

  • Arts Organisations Program - 30th October 2020

    This grant supports the professional development of individual, independent artists and arts workers to undertake skills development and training that is relevant to their arts practice or professional practice.

    What you can apply for:

    • mentoring
    • short courses, including arts related business courses
    • work placement
    • masterclasses
    • workshops
    • attendance at conferences
    • arts residencies~
    • attachment to festivals or arts organisations, internships.

    What this category funds:

    • accommodation
    • artists’ fees
    • conference/workshop/masterclass fees
    • travel, living allowance
    • mentoring fees
    • materials (directly related to the development opportunity)
    • hire of studio, venue, equipment
    • short course fees.

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

  • SASI Individual Athlete Program - Closing 7th October 2020

    The Individual Athlete Program (IAP) is only eligible to athletes competing in Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sports and disciplines.

    Further details on selection and eligibility criteria can be found on each Scholarship / Award throughout the guidelines.

    To align with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), sport categorisation strategy, athletes who have a current categorisation with their National Sporting Organisation (NSO) will be prioritised in the review process.

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

  • The Sky's the Limit Art Competition - Closing 15th October 2020

    The unveiling of the Mount Gambier Regional Airport redevelopment is getting closer and the District Council of Grant is keen to include the community in celebrations when it opens. A gallery link between the arrivals hall and future security screening area will be used to display art. The first exhibition will be the finalists of a one-off art competition currently being organised by Council.

    The Sky’s the Limit themed art competition is open to any person living in the Limestone Coast.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the District Council of Grant website.

  • Veterans SA State Grant Program - Closing 29th October 2020

    Organisations and community groups are invited to apply for funding for projects within South Australia aimed at educating the community and commemorating our nation’s military heritage.

    Annually there is $100,000 in grant funding available for distribution amongst successful applicants.

    Funding may be granted for a number of purposes but with a focus on projects which commemorate South Australia’s men and women who have served in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations and the role they have played in shaping our nation.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Veterans SA Website.