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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mount Gambier Bendigo Bank community grant - Closing 1st November 2020

    Community Bank® branches give up to 80% of profits back to the community. They aim to develop long-term prosperity by supporting programs that help empower local individuals and groups within the local community.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Bendigo Bank website.

  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Scholarship for rural and regional students - Opening 1st December 2020

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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.

  • Rural Bank Agribusiness Scholarship - Opening 1st December 2020
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    • This scholarship is for students living in Australia.
    • You must be studying an agribusiness related bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in an approved Australian course, that will enable you to have a career commitment that will ultimately benefit the agricultural industry and/or regional and rural communities.
    • 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.

    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.

  • Woolworths You Grow Girl Grants - Closing 31st October 2020

    Woolworths want to support netball clubs and associations across the nation by offering 125 x $2,000 grants to netball clubs and associations who continue to seek funding to assist with developments / improvements to their community, whether that be through:

    Upgrading facilities | Developing skills
    Purchasing equipment | Supporting their club’s members
    Woolworths want to continue to provide confidence to young girls to grow healthy and strong through the game they love to play.

    For more information and to apply online visit the Woolworths website.