Available Grants


  • 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.

  • Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants - Opening May 2020

    Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding is to both enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.

    The grants provide one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home, and are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.

    For more information and to download the application form, visit the Youngcare 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.

  • SA Healthy Towns Challenge - Closing 12 June 2020

    The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, having measurable benefits (over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing.

    Successful projects aim to increase access or opportunity for the community to make healthier choices or participate in activities with a prevention focus.

    For more information and to download the application form, visit the SA Health 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.
    Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

  • 2020 Business Booster & Entrepreneurial Scholarships - Closing 15th June

    Women in Business & Regional Development are offering scholarships for up to two women who run established businesses and are seeking support to help boost their businesses into its next phase and/or demonstrate entrepreneurial potential.

    The WIBRD scholarships are valued at over $2500.

    The scholarships provide a framework for women in our community to enhance business contacts, develop friendships and strategic alliances to continually strive for business and personal growth.

    For more information and to enter, visit the WiBRD 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.