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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Round 1 Closed Round 2 Closing 30th June 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

    For more information, visit the Steve Waugh Foundation 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 Closing 12th April 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.

    For more information, visit the South Australia Tourism Commission website.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SA Water Community Partnerships Program back for 2021 – Closing 3rd May 2021

    SA Water's 2020 Community Partnerships Program is aimed at not-for-profit, South Australian community organisations with a project or event focused on proactive environmental sustainability and/or the wellbeing of our community. All are invited to apply for sponsorship funding of up to $10,000.

    For more information, visit the SA Water website.

  • Reconnect Grant Round - Closing 23rd April 2021

    The Reconnect Grant Round that Grants SA have recently developed focuses on building enhancement outcomes for the South Australian community. Single grants of up to $25,000, will be available to eligible organisations whose projects align with the key themes of connecting and belonging.

    Grant funding can be for:

    • Improving an area of service or a facility
    • Purchasing equipment, supplies or infrastructure
    • Community enhancement activities and initiatives

    For more information, visit the Department of Human Services website.

  • Industry Leaders Fund - Closing 31st May 2021

    The Industry Leaders Fund offers grants to help those with industry leadership potential and aspirations to achieve their aims sooner than would otherwise be possible, receiving up to $50,000 to develop their leadership skills, experience and knowledge through education, and/or training at best practice work places.

    For more information, visit the Industry Leaders website.

  • Producer Technology Uptake Program (Pilot) – Closing 22nd April 2021

    Producer Technology Uptake Program delivered by AgriFutures Australia encourages Australian farming, fisheries and/or forestry producer groups to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to develop knowledge and skills to innovate and adopt new technologies.

    For more information, visit the AgriFutures website.

  • Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants – Closing 19th April 2021

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

    For more information, visit the Landscape South Australia Limestone Coast website.
  • Cattle Industry Fund Apply for Funding – Closing 30th April 2021

    The South Australian Cattle Industry Fund Board (CIFB) invites expressions of interest for project funding which will benefit the state’s cattle (beef and dairy) industries. Projects are to be delivered within the 2021-22 financial year with project funding to be drawn from the SA Cattle Industry Fund. This funding is suitable for industry development and extension activities, research projects and farmer groups.

    For more information, visit the Livestock SA website.

  • WiBRD Scholarships – Closing 23rd April 2021

    Women in Business & Regional Development, in partnership with Dare to Dream Business Coaching and Mentoring, Sally Klose Strategic Solutions, Southern Cross Austereo and Flinders University are offering scholarships for up to three women who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential and/or run an established business. The WiBRD scholarships are valued at over $2500 each to scholarships are aimed to help boost their businesses.

    For more information, visit the WiBRD website.