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.

  • $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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Playford Trust mining and petroleum engineering University Undergraduate Scholarship - Closing 22 January 2021

    Up to 20 scholarships – valued at $20,000 each – are now available for talented Year 12 STEM students hoping to study either Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering at The University of Adelaide in 2021.

    Leading resources companies are joining with the South Australian Government to fund a program of prestigious scholarships that recognise the growing demand for engineering expertise in an industry that is leading our technological future.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Playford Trust 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.

  • Chartwells St Ann's College Residential Scholarships - Closing 22nd January 2021

    The Playford Trust in partnership with Chartwells and St Ann’s College offers two residential scholarships for students residing at St Ann’s – one to a student continuing to reside at the college and the other to a student enrolling for the first time.

    The scholarships support promising students intending to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian universities and who need to overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with having their home base located in regional South Australia.

    The successful recipients will each receive accommodation at St Ann’s College to the value of $7000.

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

  • Playford Trust regional science and engineering University Undergraduate Scholarship - Closing 22nd January 2021

    The Playford Trust seeks to support outstanding students from regional South Australia who intend to enrol as undergraduates to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the State’s three universities.

    Six awards of $4000 each are available for students entering the first year of their university course. These special scholarships will be awarded to promising students who will need to overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with living away from their home and community.

    The funds are intended to help the recipients cover the additional expenses associated with living and studying in Adelaide, and being removed from the usual level of family support.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Playford Trust website.

  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students - Closing 27 January 2021

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    • This Scholarship is for students living in rural and regional Australia.
    • Any subject can be studied under this scholarship provided that it is at undergraduate bachelor’s degree level in an approved Australian course.
    • You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
    • Only first-time, first year university students wishing to study full-time in 2021 can apply.
    • You must demonstrate the disadvantage (economic and/or social) hindering your ability to undertake further study.

    For more information visit the Bendigo Bank 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.

  • Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants - Closing 11th Feb 2021

    The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial year under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program).

    The program aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. Projects and activities should promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

    There are two categories of grants available under the program:

    1. Community Grants (STS-CG) Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
    2. Major Grants (STS-MG) Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

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

  • Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program - Closing 27 January 2021

    The objective of CRSFP is to provide access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community.

    CRSFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that directly addresses demonstrated need and supports participation through the rational development of good quality projects.

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  • Grassroots Facilities Program - Closing 27 January 2021

    The objective of GFP is to increase sport participation and improve gender equality to support healthier, happier and safer communities.

    GFP will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through the rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

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

  • Regional and Districts Facilities Program - Closing 27 January 2021

    The objective of RDFP is to create regionally significant sport and active recreation precincts (sport and active recreation hubs) that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community.

    RDFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that is strategically justified through the rational development of good quality projects.

    For more information and to apply online, visit the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing 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.

  • 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 visit the PIRSA website.

  • Digital Donation Program - Closing 12th February 2021

    This program was created to assist South Australian community-based, not-for-profit organisations to apply for surplus government computers and laptops. By re-using surplus government devices across the State and making them available to non-for–profit organisations in the community, we are able to implement a program that benefits both the community and our planet.

    Applications close on the 12th Febuary 2021.

    Stay tuned for a link to apply.

  • 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 ORSR.Grants@sa.gov.au.

  • Expand Together Grants - Closing 28th Feb 2020

    The Expand Together Grants provide one-off funding annually to eligible multicultural organisations to upgrade, extend or build community facilities or purchase equipment for use by South Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

    The Expand Together Grants aim to ensure there are necessary facilities and equipment for community members to come together, access the services and programs they need, and connect with the wider network of the local community.

    Expand Together Grants will be awarded through one funding round in 2021-22. There are two categories of grants under the Expand Together Grants. Infrastructure Grants of up to $100,000 and Equipment Grants of up to $20,000 are available to multicultural organisations for projects to be delivered over 12 months, commencing in July 2021. There are matched funding requirements for applicants requesting more than $20,000.

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

  • Regional Jobs support and incentive program - Closing 30 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.

    Applications are open until 5:00pm, 30 April 2021 or when the Program has been fully subscribed.

    For more information or to apply visit the Business SA website

  • 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

  • Cervical Screening Grants - Closing 29th January 2021

    Wellbeing SA is offering grants of up to $5,500 to general practices, NGOs and multicultural communities to encourage and increase participation of screening, primarily within the area of cervical screening.

    Projects that include support for participation in bowel and breast screening, and that target under-screened communities are a priority.

    Grants fall under three categories:

    • Strategic Partnership Grants of up to $5,500 available to plan, implement and evaluate a cervical cancer prevention project
    • Small Community Grants of up to $1,100 available to run small events or activities aimed at supporting women to access cervical screening services
    • Clinic Extension Grants of up to $5,500 to enable cervical screening providers to extend clinic hours or support outreach clinics for overdue or never screened women

    For more information and to apply online visit the Open Your World Website.

  • Arts and Culture Grants Program - various arts available - Closing 8th February 2021

    Arts South Australia connects the arts and culture sector in South Australia with financial support for a range of activities.

    Spanning art forms and areas of practice, funding supports professional artists and arts organisations to develop, make work and engage with audiences. Investment in the sector also assists in building partnerships and creative collaborations which enhance South Australia’s longstanding reputation as a place for arts and culture.

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

    Round 1: 1 - 31 March 2021

    Round 2: 1 - 30 June 2021

    Round 3: 1 - 30 September 2021

    Steve Waugh Foundation

  • SA Heritage Grants Program - Closing 26th February 2021

    If you own a State Heritage Place or a place in a State Heritage Area and are planning a conservation project that will help to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values, you may be eligible to receive a SA heritage grant.

    This program aims to help undertake conservation work or documentation on South Australia’s State heritage-listed places.

    Funding is provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis and is available for private owners, companies, local councils & community groups who are owners of State Heritage Places, and owners or businesses within a State Heritage Area. State Heritage Places owned by the State Government are not eligible.

    To find out more about the SA Heritage Grants Program visit the website.