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.
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
REGIONAL GROWTH FUND COMPETITIVE GRANTS – 2018-19
The Regional Growth Fund has been established to unlock new economic activity in our regions, to deliver critical economic infrastructure to create direct benefit across regional industries, and to strengthen regional communities.
Through the Regional Growth Fund, the State Government is committing $150 million over 10 years to support regional South Australia as part of the ‘Recharging Our Regions policy’.
The Regional Growth Fund is a $15 million per annum fund. In 2018-19 the Fund will support: Funding is available from $50,000 up to $2 million on a matched dollar for dollar basis.
• Up to $5 million for the Regional Growth Fund Competitive Grants 2018-19
• $10 million for the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to commit to strategic regional growth projects.
Projects will be selected based on the following principles:
• support for new economic activity that would not otherwise occur
• the activity can be sustained without further intervention by government after the funding has been provided
• the activity creates benefit for multiple entities, including entities not directly associated with the application
• the activity contributes to the scale of an industry or sector
• the application has a connection to and has vested an interest in a specific regional community.
For further information:www.pir.sa.gov.au/regions/grants
Applications Close: 31 August 2018
Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2019
The Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism in the regions of these ten great wine capitals and provides an opportunity for wineries to gain exposure and recognition for their commitment to providing leading wine tourism experiences.
The winners of this local awards program can then go into the running to win an International Best of Wine Tourism Award, giving you global exposure of your brand, as well as allowing your business to benchmark with overseas wine tourism offerings and truly compare what is on offer in the Great Wine Capitals of the World.
This year the local and international awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Thursday 8 November 2018 as part of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network AGM in Adelaide, South Australia.
Any enquiries please contact:email@example.com
For further information:www.adelaidegreatwinecapital.com.au/best_of_wine_tourism_awards
Closing date: Friday 7 September 2018
Health & Wellbeing Grant Opportunities for Rural & Regional Towns
The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for rural towns to develop and implement programs within their community, which will have measurable and immediate benefits to the community’s health and wellbeing.
Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to five towns (or groups of towns) within the Country Health SA Local Health Network region each year for four years.
The South Australian Healthy Towns Challenge is part of the South Australian government’s Healthy Communities Program, which supports community-wide health and prevention action to help reduce preventable disease and injury and improve health and wellbeing. Each year the South Australian Healthy Towns Challenge Award will be presented to the town that achieves the most improvements towards healthier living.
If you have any questions, contact the Project Officer in Prevention and Population Health: Phone: 8226 6187 or Email: SAHealthyTowns@sa.gov.au
For further information:www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/SAHealthyTowns
Closing date: Monday 10 September 2018
Community Sport Infrastructure
Community sport infrastructure generates more than $16.2 billion worth of social, health and economic benefits each year, according to a landmark report. Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s lead agency for sport and physical activity, has released The Value of Community Sport Infrastructure, a report produced in conjunction with KPMG and La Trobe University.
Successful grants will support projects such as:
• Upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use;
• Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, particularly for girls and women and officials’ areas;
• External entry/exit accessible amenities;
• Improved sports lighting and safety lighting, including installation of solar panels;
• Improvements to ground and court capacity that support increased use;
• Improvements to spectator amenities; and
• Internal/external amenity uplift.
Three grant streams are available:
• Stream 1 up to $50,000
• Stream 2 $50,001 to $200,000
• Stream 3 $200,001 to $500,000
If you have any questions, Phone:02 6214 1201 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information:www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/community_sport_infrastructure_grant_program
Closing date: 14 September 2018
Volunteer Grants Program
The grants provide small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The grants form part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life
A total of $20 million for the Volunteer Grants 2018 round. Eligible organisations and eligible individuals representing volunteer based community groups can apply for funding amounts of between $1,000 and $5,000.
This funding is to be used to:
• purchase eligible small equipment items for use by volunteers;
• contribute to volunteers’ fuel costs;
• contribute to transport costs for volunteers with disability who are unable to drive;
• assist with the costs of training courses; and
• undertake background screening checks for volunteers.
Enquiries Phone: 1800 020 283 or Email email@example.com
Applications Close: 18 September 2018 – 2pm AEST
The Active Club Program – Round 46
You can apply for up to $5,000 for a Programs and Equipment Grant; for costs associated with conducting programs to develop or improve the service the Club provides and/or the cost of consumable equipment, uniforms or ground maintenance equipment.
Information Session are being held at:
• Clare Town Hall
229 Main North Road, Clare 5453
5 September 2018 6pm – 8pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Wakefield Regional Council
Phil Barry Chamber
Scotland Street, Balaklava
29 August 2018 6pm – 8pm
Who can apply
To be eligible for ACP Funding, organisations must:
• be a not-for-profit active recreation or sport club or community organisation whose purpose is the delivery of active recreation or sport programs and services in South Australia
• be incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 or have some other comparable legal status
• have a minimum total membership base of 20 members. Total membership can include associate, social and life membership
• provide most recent certified (signed by the club Treasurer) or audited Statement of Financial Performance (Income and Expenditure Statement) and / or Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet)
Applicants notified after: 17 December 2018 and Agreements finalisted January 2019
For further information:www.ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/active_club_program
Applications Close: 26 September 2018(Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants website by 12pm)
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.
&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:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Incorporated Association
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- Unincorporated Association
Community Grants Hub
P: 1800 020 283
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.
- Indigenous corporation
- Incorporated association
- Local government
- Sole Trader
- State/Territory Government entity
- Statutory entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- Unincorporated association
Community Grants Hub
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.
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:
- Operates as a sole trader, trust, partnership or private company;
- Under normal circumstances, has at least one member who derives at least 50 per cent of his or her income from the farm business;
- Is involved within the agricultural, horticultural, pastoral, apicultural or aquacultural industries;
- Is wholly located in Australia;
- Is registered for tax purposes in Australia with an Australian Business Number (ABN) and is registered for GST;
- Is not a public company under the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth);
- For the previous financial year, had total cash receipts (see glossary) of less than $2 million;
- Has a written offer or refusal from an insurance provider for a new insurance product that assists with the management of production risks;
- Has not previously applied for and been paid a rebate under the programme.
Managing Farm Risk Programme Team
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.
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.
Wine Australia Grants Team
P: (08) 8228 2000
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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
Office for Youth
Federal Government Business Grants