Grants / Awards

GRANTassist is a newly launched resource website for information on government
grants and assistance. Grant assist can help you locate Government assistance for
Business and Industry and for Communities, Clubs and Individuals.
Visit: www.grantassist.sa.gov.au

Grant Finder
Business.gov.au has a Grant Finder that helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business for free. Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.
Visit: Grant Finder

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR SEVEN NEWS YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARDS

You are encourage to nominate a outstanding young achiever aged 29 and under and lives in South australia.
Nominations for our young achievers can be in more than one of the different categories. No achievement is too small (or big!) and ALL young people should be applauded for their positive impacts on our local and wider communities.
For further information and to nominate visit: https://www.youngachieverawards.com and select “SA” to get started.
Nominations Close 13 December, 2018
 

OFFICE FOR THE AGEING

Grants for Seniors

Grants of up to $5,000 to purchase goods that stimulate activity and social engagement for older people/
Grants of up to $10,000 for projects encouraging older South Australians to engage with the community.
Applications Close: Friday 14 December, 2018

Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants

Grants of up to $5,000 to purchase goods that stimulate activity and social engagement for older people/
Grants of up to $10,000 for projects encouraging older South Australians to engage with the community.
Applications Close: Monday 14 January, 2019

Age Friendly SA Grants

One-off grants of up to $25,000 for local governments. Regional partnerships of three or more local governments may be eligible for up to $45,000. Projects must align to the Age Friendly SA Strategy key priorities.
Applications Close: Monday 18 February, 2019
For further information, including guidelines visit: https://www.www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/communitygrants
Applications Close 14 December, 2018
 

Red Cross Grants for Farming Communities

$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 further information visit: https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/urging-farmers-to-apply
 

Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL)

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver the Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL) as part of the Family Relationship Services Program (FRSP). The FRAL will run over five years from 2019-20 to 202324. Funding will be offered to one organisation as a result of this process. The FRAL is intended to: • meet the Australian Government’s broader policy objective to enhance the family law system’s capacity to respond to the needs of separated families, in • particular vulnerable families with complex needs • be delivered as an integrated service delivering the objectives stated • ensure clients receive timely, accurate and streamlined service that meets their individual needs

For further information visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/family-relationship-advice-line
Applications close 2.00pm AEDT Wednesday, 12 December 2018
 

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.
The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship
For further information visit: https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships
Applications close Monday, 8 January 2019
 

South Australia Export Accelerator Grant

The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) Program launched by the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, is a financial assistance program for SA businesses who are looking to grow into international markets. There are three funding categories in SA Export Accelerator Program: Emerging Exporter – Grants up to $5,000 are available to South Australian businesses that are exporting for the first time. Export Accelerator – Grants up to $30,000 are available to help fund business expansion that will create multiple direct ongoing jobs. New Market Entry – Grants up to $15,000 are available for mature export companies that have exhausted their grant funding but are looking to enter new export markets.
For further information visit: http://dtti.sa.gov.au/trade/sa-export-accelerator
Applications close on Saturday, 16 February 2019
 

SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable and immediate benefits (i.e. 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. Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to a minimum of five towns (or groups of towns) within the Country Health SA Local Health Network region each year for four years (until 2021).
For further information visit: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/healthy+living/healthy+communities/sa+healthy+towns+challenge
Applications OPEN January – February 2019

Jetstar Flying Start

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community
Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community and can be classified as one of the following: • Charity • Educational and Health Organisations • Arts Group or Organisation • Sporting Group or Organisation

For further information visit: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart
Grant #21 applications close on Sunday, 31 March 2019
 

Youngcare At Home Care Grants

For 13 years, Youngcare has been spearheading positive and powerful change to create a future where every young person has the freedom and choice to live the young lives we all deserve; through building High Care Housing, providing vital Grants and our Youngcare Connect support line.

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants provide funding of $2,000-$10,000 for the provision of essential equipment, home modifications or services enabling young people with high care needs to remain at home and avoid entering inappropriate housing.

Applications for the Youngcare At Home Care Grants in South Australia are NOW OPEN. Funding is available for distribution in South Australia this year, thanks to the generous support of AAMI.
Tip: previously successful applicants and anyone with or without NDIS funding CAN apply

For further information:www.youngcare.com.au or contact Email: ahcg@youngcare.com.au.
 

GRANTS SA – MINOR

A new grants program, Grants SA, will provide $3 million in grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.
Through Grants SA, three one-off grant programs, the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund (Community Benefit SA), Multicultural Grants, Volunteer Grants, have been combined into a single application process. Community organisations can now apply once to be considered for funding across all four streams, and will also benefit from less restrictive guidelines and simpler reporting requirements.

Minor grants of up to $5,000 are open all your round and close at the end of every second month.

Rounds Close on:
Monday, 31 December 2018
Thursday, 28 February 2019

For further information:https://dhs.sa.gov.au/

GRANTS SA – MEDIUM

Grants SA provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.
Medium grants between $5,001 and $20,000 will be offered four times a year.

Rounds close on:
Monday, 31 December 2018

For further information:https://dhs.sa.gov.au/

Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program

The Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program is aimed at increasing participation and improving gender equity in Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Netball to support healthier, happier, and safer communities. The program will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

Standard development
Dollar for dollar funding from $25,000 up to $500,000 (50%).
Major development
Projects valued over $1.5 million may apply for a third of the project up to $1,000,000. (i.e. a Council undertaking a large new facility; If the total project value is $3 million, then $1 million can be applied for)
ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible for Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program funding, organisations must:
• Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985; or
• Be a Council; and
• Be operating for 12 months or longer
Organisations can only submit one application.

Closes – 27 February 2019
For further information:http://www.ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/gfcnfp
Phone: 1300 714 990 or Email: orsgrants@sa.gov.au
 

AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICE WAGE SUBSIDY

From 1 January 2019, the Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy will support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who may have disengaged from the system.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is available to employers who sign-up and commence a new worker Australian Apprentice from 1 January 2019 and until 1630 sign-ups have occurred.
Employers who employ a new worker Australian Apprentice undertaking a full-time Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List in a rural and regional workplace may be eligible. The Australian Apprentice must be employed under the relevant Award (modern award) for their occupation.
The employer must have not previously employed an Australian Apprentice or have not employed an Australian Apprentice in the three year period prior to 1 January 2019.

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides support in the first three years of an Australian Apprenticeship as follows:
• 75 per cent of the first year award wage;
• 50 per cent of the second year award wage;
• 25 per cent of the third year award wage.

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is in addition to the suite of employer incentives available under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

For further information GO TO Australian Apprenticeships:www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
OR contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider.
 

FOR ALL EQUIPMENT GRANT

Boots for All’s vision is to have an active and socially inclusive Australia through sport. The organisation exists to break down barriers to sport participation and strengthen communities by collecting and distributing quality, new and near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians and by providing volunteering and training opportunities via the Sports for All social enterprise sports store

For further information:https://www.bootsforall.org.au/request-equipment
Applications are ongoing

OFFICE FOR VOLUNTEERS COMMUNITY VOICES PROGRAM

The Community Voices Program provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to partner with the Flinders University film-making students to produce community documentaries or online videos advertisements to promote, train or recruit volunteers.

For further information:http://www.ofv.sa.gov.au/programs/community-voices-program
Applications Now Open
 

HOLDEN VOUCHERS

Clubs can apply for eBook vouchers, that can be sold for $5 each with 100% of the proceeds going straight to your club. You club can apply for the vouchers free of charge, as well as support material to assist in selling the tickets.
The eBook voucher entitles the purchaser to download a ‘Great Getaways’ eBook, full of amazing driving escapes across Australia and go in the draw for a new Holden.

For further information:https://www.holden.com.au/discover-holden/home-ground-advantage/voucher-information
Applications Now Open
 

CLUB ONE (SA) SMALL SPONSORSHIPS

Small Sponsorship of up to $500, although in special circumstances can be as high as $600, is available to community clubs and associations and are considered every one to two months.

For further information:http://www.clubone.net.au/club-one-sponsorships.asp Tel: 132846

THE SLATER AND GORDON COMMUNITY FUND

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund is a philanthropic fund established in 2001 which offers grants to community groups in three key areas of focus:

· Assisting people with disease and disability and promoting their participation and inclusion
· Addressing inequality and disadvantage
· Encouraging young people to engage in healthy activity and lifestyles through a project or program

The fund is open to any group or organisation, so long as their project fits the criteria and they carry a DGR status.

Applications are ongoing
For further information:https://www.slatergordon.com.au/the-firm/in-the-community/our-community-fund

LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS

The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.

Applications are ongoing
For further information:https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

NORMAN WETTENHALL FOUNDATION GRANTS

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grant Scheme
The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.
Projects will be considered around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation.

These projects should involve any of the following:
· monitoring, recording and sharing data
· delivering community education
· providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training)
· research and science

Opening dates and application forms available from:
18 September (funding in November 2018)
11 December 2018 (Funding in February 2019)

Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications

For further information:https://wettenhall.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/
or TEL: (03) 5472 1316 or 0431 219 980 Email: beth@wettenhall.org.au

CLUBS SA/IGC SPONSORSHIP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

There are streams of funding available through Clubs SA for the not-for-profit sector, including clubs. Before applying for any stream of funding it is advised that you contact Clubs SA for further details and assistance on the application process.

There is no set dollar value to the program, applications for sponsorship are considered by the board on case by case basis.

Applications are accepted at any time during the year.
For further information:https://www.clubssa.com.au/about/funding

Veteran and Community Grants – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to:
– Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community;
– Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

Eligibility:

&CG is open to ex-service organisations, veteran representative groups and other organisations. An applicant must be one of the following entity types as stated in the dropdown list in the Application form:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Incorporated Association
  • Statutory Entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated Association

Contact Details Community Grants Hub, P: 1800 020 283
E: support@communitygrants.gov.au
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2019 1.30pm

 

Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Saluting Their Service Community Commemorative Grants (STS CCG)

The Community Commemorative Grants opportunity provides funding for community based commemorative activities that commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Eligibility:

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Indigenous corporation
  • Incorporated association
  • Local government
  • Sole Trader
  • State/Territory Government entity
  • Statutory entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
  • Unincorporated association

Contact Details,Community Grants Hub, P: 1800020283
E: support@communitygrants.gov.au
Closing Date: 26 March 2019 1.30pm

 

Managing Farm Risk Programme – Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Insurance can significantly reduce the financial risks farmers face from production loss caused by factors beyond their control. The Australian Government understands that insurance for risks—like adverse weather, drought and fluctuating markets—can protect profits and give farmers peace of mind. But identifying and choosing suitable insurance can be challenging.

The Managing Farm Risk Programme provides rebates for advice and assessments to help farmers prepare and apply for a new insurance policy that assists with the management of drought and other production and market risks.

These one-off rebates will be for half of the costs incurred by eligible farm businesses, up to a maximum of $2500 (GST exclusive).

The Managing Farm Risk Programme is part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government’s plan to grow our agriculture sector for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

Eligibility:

One rebate per eligible farm business is available under the Managing Farm Risk Programme. An eligible farm business is one that meets all of the following criteria:

  1. Operates as a sole trader, trust, partnership or private company;
  2. Under normal circumstances, has at least one member who derives at least 50 per cent of his or her income from the farm business;
  3. Is involved within the agricultural, horticultural, pastoral, apicultural or aquacultural industries;
  4. Is wholly located in Australia;
  5. Is registered for tax purposes in Australia with an Australian Business Number (ABN) and is registered for GST;
  6. Is not a public company under the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth);
  7. For the previous financial year, had total cash receipts (see glossary) of less than $2 million;
  8. Has a written offer or refusal from an insurance provider for a new insurance product that assists with the management of production risks;
  9. Has not previously applied for and been paid a rebate under the programme.

Contact Details

Managing Farm Risk Programme Team

P: 1800837857

E: mfrp@agriculture.gov.au

W: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/assistance/mfrp

Closing Date: 15 May 2019 4.30pm

 

Wine Export Grants – Wine Australia

Wine Australia is inviting small and medium Australian wine businesses to apply for the Wine Export Grants program, as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package).

Wine Export Grants are offered for specific wine export promotion activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA.

Eligible wine businesses can claim a reimbursement grant of up to AU$25,000 for 50 per cent of total eligible expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018.

There is $1 million allocated to the grant program and applications will close on 1 May 2020, or on the expiration of funds, whichever comes first.

Eligibility:

If you are a wine producer in Australia, you may apply for a Wine Export Grant if you:
– Had an aggregated turnover of less than AU$20 million, including an export turnover of less than AU$5 million, during the financial year immediately preceding your application, and
– Promote your Australian wine product for export to China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA; this includes the export promotion activities being applied for through this grant.

Once a wine producer has received advice that their application was successful, no further applications for this grant will be accepted from that producer or any associated producers.

Contact Details

Wine Australia Grants Team

P: (08) 8228 2000

E: grants@wineaustralia.com

Closing Date: 1 May 2020 5.00pm

 

Port Pirie Regional Council – Community Assistance Fund

The Community Assistance Fund is available to eligible not-for-profit community based groups to encourage the involvement of organisations and groups and to support community initiatives, events, projects and activities that seek to make a positive contribution to the community.

The Fund will provide financial support for projects undertaken by community groups within the following objectives:

  • Encourage activities that benefit community wellbeing and/or amenity and support, partner or collaborate with a Council event or strategy.
  • Support activities that encourage the local community to participate, increase the opportunities to develop skills and allow involvement, particularly as volunteers.
  • Encourage activities that seek to enhance the diversity of social, cultural and recreational needs and to meet an identified and specific community need as shown by consultation.
  • Support organisations, including Community Development Associations, to promote the region, enhance community amenity and develop facilities through their project and event activities.
  • Manage an Event that seeks to promote the region and increase visitor numbers, to provide economic benefit for the community by attracting visitors from outside the region.

General Information:

Application forms and guidelines are available from:

  • Council Administration Centre, 115 Ellen Street, Port Pirie
  • Crystal Brook Rural Office, Bowman Street, Crystal Brook
  • Council’s website: www.pirie.sa.gov.au

Eligible Organisations

Any not for profit community organisation, that is based or represented within the Port Pirie Regional Council area, or an organisation proposing an activity which will take place within the Port Pirie Regional Council is eligible to apply. Applicant organisations must have an appropriate formal structure with demonstrated accountability capable of responsible management of any funds received. This can be evidenced by incorporation under the Associations Act (or other Act), affiliation with an incorporated parent organisation, or by financial statements audited by an external auditor and a current ABN registration.

 

South Australian Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

Are you an organisation or community group who would like to say thanks to your dedicated volunteers? The South Australian Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation is available to all South Australian based organisations or community groups to acknowledge their volunteers. This might include recognising them for the number of hours contributed, the achievement of a particular outcome or purely for their dedication. Each certificate features the signature of the Minister for Volunteers.
These certificates are available all year round and you can place your order for certificates with the Office for Volunteers by phoning 1300 014 712 or emailing ofv@sa.gov.au.

 

Inspiring Australia Science Engagement Programme

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt MP has released the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme Guidelines.
The programme forms part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda – Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It will provide funding from 2016-17 to 2019-20 for a range of activities that will be delivered under the Inspiring Australia banner.

 

Country Arts SA – Regional Arts Fund

Country Arts SA through the Regional Arts Fun offers a variety of funding opportunities each year that can inspire arts and cultural activity in rural, regional and remote areas of South Australia.
Regional artists, communities and organisation who are looking to develop their arts practice or are motivated to stimulate their communities through innovative art projects are encouraged to apply.
STEP OUT GRANTS: These grants are open to regional, remote and very remote communities and artists to create high quality and diverse art projects, encourage community engagement and increase professional development
STEP UP GRANTS: These grants are open to artists, organisation and community groups to undertake a small cultural project or for individual artists to undertake professional development.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: This grant is open to community groups or organisations to provide skills development opportunities through workshops or provide opportunities for the development of project ideas and concepts.
For more information visit:www.countryarts.org.au

Grants SA

It will now be easier for community organisations to apply for State Government grants with the introduction of a new streamlined application process.
Four one-off grant programs – the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund, Multicultural grants, Volunteer Training grants and the Volunteer Support Fund – have been combined into a single application process, Grants SA.Organisations will only have to apply once to be assessed for eligibility across all four programs and it will simplify reporting requirements. Grants SA is one of many innovative grants programs aimed at cutting red tape and making it easier for organisations to get funding for community wellbeing projects. Fund my Community is another way community organisations can access up to $1 million in grant funding, with successful projects chosen by the South Australian public.For more information about Grants SA, including online grant applications, visit www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/grantsSAIn 2016/17 Grants SA will provide $3 million in grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.
Major grant rounds of $20,000 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,000 to $20,000 will be open four times a year and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and assessed at the end of each month. Some grants that address highly specific community needs will continue to be assessed independently of the Grants SA processes.

State Government Grants
Grantassist can help you locate Government assistance for Business and Industry and for Communities, Clubs and Individuals. www.grantassist.sa.gov.au

Innovation Voucher Program

The Innovation Voucher Program provides vouchers of between $10,000 and $50,000 to help manufacturing Small to Medium Enterprises collaborate with organisations such as universities and private research companies to overcome technical problems to deliver innovation. http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/ivp

Smart State PC Donation Program
Was created to assist South Australian community based, not-for-profit organisations to access personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks. http://www.dpc.sa.gov.au/smart-state-pc-donation-program

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Community Benefit SA grant (CBSA)
Applications for Community Benefit SA (CBSA) grants can be submitted anytime throughout the year. The average grant amount is $15,000. http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations/community-benefit-sa

Office for Recreation and Sport
Various grants available for Associations, Clubs, Active recreationand sport industry, scholarships and awards for Athletes and scholarships for Coaches, volunteers and officials. www.ors.sa.gov.au

Arts SA Grants
See website for further details, some of the grants are for Artist Development, Industry Development, Arts Organisations, Independent Makers and presenters. You can subscribe on line to receive grant updates. http://arts.sa.gov.au

Office for the Ageing Community Grants

Grants for Seniors
This grant is to increase options for older people to participate in group and/or community activities, generally through the purchase of equipment or small scale program support.Positive Ageing Grants
This to support projects that promote and progress the development of more positive community attitudes towards ageing and older people http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au

Volunteer Grants
www.ofv.sa.gov.au
www.dss.gov.au/grants

Office for Youth
www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au/grants

Federal Government Business Grants
www.business.gov.au/assistance

Electorate Office

FROME ELECTORATE OFFICE
Shop C Ellen Centre Port Pirie
PO Box 519 Port Pirie SA 5540
Phone: 8633 1210 Fax: 8633 1758
Email: fromeATparliament.sa.gov.au
(replace the AT with @ in email)

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