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.

Grant Finder 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

2018 SA Science Excellence Awards

South Australia’s most prestigious science awards that honour the brightest scientists, researchers and teachers are now open.

The 2018 South Australian Science Excellence awards recognise and reward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals and educators who have made a significant contribution in their field of research and continue to inspire future generations to become involved in science.
There are a total of six awards:
• South Australian Scientist of the Year
• PhD Research Excellence
• STEM Professional
• STEM Educator of the Year
o Tertiary Teaching
o School Teaching
• Excellence in Research Collaboration
The South Australian Scientist of the Year will receive a prize to the value of $25,000. Other category winners will receive a prize to the value of $10,000 to use towards their career development.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 10 August 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
An information session to help prepare your application will be held at the Department of Industry and Skills on Monday, 16 April at 11am.

Copies of Information & Guidelines Pamphlet and Application Form may be downloaded from the website along with supplementary information:

For further information:Click Here

Nominations Close: Friday, 11 May 2018


The Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast Committee have now opened their Small Grants Applications for 2018

Applications must be received by email or mail. No late applications will be accepted so if sending by mail please bear in mind longer postage times that now prevail.
Projects must:
• reflect the ideals of the AWRBC & White Ribbon
• promote & acknowledge the work of White Ribbon in the primary prevention of violence against women
• have an educational, awareness raising or service delivery focus
• seek funding from $50 to $3000
Applicants should be:
• non-government, not-for-profit organisations or individuals
• Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, migrant and CALD communities are encouraged to apply

Projects should target:
• the public / community groups / service users / audiences which are primarily non-government
Please note:
• The AWRBC cannot guarantee successful applicants will be offered the full amount requested.
• the committee will accept re-submitted, previously unsuccessful applications

Copies of Information & Guidelines Pamphlet and Application Form may be downloaded from the website along with supplementary information:
Application Close:30 April 2018


Recycling Market Development Grants

China’s recent National Sword program places import restricitons on certain recyclable materials, which has impacted South Australian recycling businesses exporting materials such as scrap plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, and textiles into China. This grants program is a response to this situation, in addition to recognising the need to assist businesses to invest in activities which will overcome market barriers to accepting products with recycled content.
Funding available $300,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 per applicant. Applicants must be able to provide 50% matched funding. Non-financial (in-kind) contributions cannot be included.
Who is eligible? Local councils, industry associations and organisations that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products. All applicants must be legally constituted entities and comply with all federal and state laws.
For queries about eligibility and project outcome measurement, please contact: Serena Yang Manager, Policy and Projects: 08 8204 1913

For further information:Click Here
Application Close: Wednesday 31 May 2018


Extension of grants to help protect regional communities from bushfire

Individuals and community groups will be able to apply for an additional almost $1 million in grant funding to boost our ability to respond to bushfires and other natural disasters.
The State Government has announced that it will be extending the popular Regional Capability Community Fund (RCCF) for an extra two years to 2020. The RCCF was started in 2015 and offers around $480,000 each year in grants of up to $2,500 towards the purchase of equipment to assist communities to better protect themselves from bushfires and other natural disasters.
In the three years the RCCF has been running, more than 600 landholders have received grants, assisting them to purchase hundreds of farm fighting units, bulk water storage tanks, personal protective clothing, radios and other equipment.
The latest round (3) of the RCCF announced in July this year saw more than $1.1 million worth of equipment rolled out across South Australia, which will assist our communities respond this fire danger season.
Each round of applications is prioritised according to geographic location, existing capability, access and distance to emergency services and other risk factors unique to each individual property.
With the majority of purchases being made locally, the co-funding model has also provided more than $2.6 million of local economic benefits to Country SA communities.

Further information on the Regional Capability Community Fund can be found at:Click Here

The next opportunity to apply will be in March 2018

In early 2018, applications will be sought for the final year of this grant program. All remaining grant funds will be allocated to South Australians to support the purchase of items that enhance community capability to respond to, and reduce the impacts of emergencies. If you wish to be notified before applications open email:
Applications Open Now and CLOSE in April 2018.



Wyatt is currently seeking applications for one-off projects, programs and activities that support the retention and re-engagement of children and young people in education in rural and
regional South Australia.

What can be funded

One-off programs and projects situated outside metropolitan Adelaide that assist Wyatt eligible students to maintain or re-engage with their education. Grant amounts range from $1,500 to $7,000 per project.
Applications can be made by schools or organisations (including primary and secondary schools, flexible learning programs and youth services) supporting children and young people experiencing financial disadvantage, specifically through the public education system in South Australia.

For more information or accessing the applications form contact: Kate Fenton Grants Manager Metropolitan North, Far North, Mid North, Eyre and West. Email: or phone: 08 8224 0074. See News Items for brochure information
Applications accepted anytime through to May 2018 and all funds to be acquitted by 30 June 2018


Job Accelerator Grants boosted by $5000 for Apprentices

Businesses that register a new employee for a Job Accelerator Grant (JAG) will receive an extra $5000 if the person employed is an apprentice or trainee, as part of a State Budget measure designed to boost employment among young people.

The expanded grant scheme means businesses with payrolls between $600,000 and $5 million will receive up to $15,000 for each apprentice above current staffing levels, while small businesses with payrolls up to $600,000 will receive up to $9000.

The new grant for apprentices and trainees will be backdated to July 2016, meaning that businesses that have already hired a new apprentice or trainee and registered them for a Job Accelerator Grant will be eligible for the increased payment. The measure is expected to cost an extra $8.1 million over three years. It is estimated that about 2000 current applications will be eligible for the new grant.

The Job Accelerator Grant scheme was announced as part of the 2016-17 State Budget and almost 10,000 positions have been registered for the scheme. The $109 million package offers a grant of up to $10,000 over two years for each new full-time equivalent job created in small and medium businesses with a payroll between $600,000 and $5 million.

The package also helps small businesses with payrolls less than $600,000 by providing a grant of up to $4000 over two years for each new job of 22 hours or more per week. For both grants, the new staff member must be employed for at least 12 months, with the first half of the grant paid on the first anniversary date of employment, and the second grant paid on the second anniversary date. Both levels of grants will continue to be offered under the same conditions, with an extra $5000 available if the new staff member is an apprentice or trainee. Businesses must register an additional employee within 90 days of the employee’s commencement date. There is no limit to the number of times a business can access the grants. Small Business payrolls up to $600k and Small to Medium $600k to $5m.
Business can register


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


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


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 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.

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.


Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

The Programme provides financial incentives to employers to encourage them to offer apprenticeship opportunities, the incentive payments are based on a skills shortage list of trades as well as a set of high priority occupations. It also offers Trade Support Loans to apprentices and an allowance for apprentices who need to move away from home to undertake an apprenticeship.
For more information call 13 38 73
Applications are Ongoing.


Export Partnership Program

Whether you are an established or aspiring exporter, support is available to help take your business further. The Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.
The Export Partnership Program can help local businesses to:
• Research feasible overseas markets
• Develop marketing material for distribution overseas
• Participate in international trade shows, trade missions and overseas business programs
• Adapt websites for specific international markets
• Access cultural and export training, mentoring and coaching services
• Support incoming buyers.
Successful applicants may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 to assist with export activities. Companies can apply multiple times until they reach the full $50,000 allocation. Grants of up to $5,000 are also available to aspiring exporters for coaching and mentoring expenses.Businesses are encouraged to read the eligibility criteria before applying. Please contact your TradeStart Adviser, David Miller, Email:, Phone: (08) 8642 2999, Mobile: 0438 864 666 for more detail.
For further information on how to apply
Applications can be made anytime


Regional Marketing Funding Available

Regional tourism groups are being urged to apply for additional marketing funding through the Regional Consumer Cooperative Marketing Fund for South Australia.
Each of South Australia’s 11 regional tourism bodies is eligible to apply for up to $20,000 and the funding must be matched and committed to marketing activities.Adelaide Hills Tourism, Tourism Barossa Inc., RDA Yorke and Mid North (for the Clare Valley), RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism, Flinders Ranges Outback SA Tourism, Tourism Kangaroo Island, South East Local Government Association, Murraylands Tourism Partnership, Destination Riverland and Yorke Peninsula Tourism are all encouraged to apply.
Applications can be made for the full $20,000 designated for the region, or for smaller amounts (minimum of $5000) over a number of applications to the maximum $20,000.
For further information Email: or Visit”
Applications can be made anytime


Department of the Premier and Cabinet

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

Volunteer Grants

Office for Youth

Federal Government Business Grants

Electorate Office

Shop C Ellen Centre Port Pirie
PO Box 519 Port Pirie SA 5540
Phone: 8633 1210 Fax: 8633 1758
(replace the AT with @ in email)

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