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
 

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
 

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
 

Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council – Community Asset Grants 2018/19

Community groups within the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council area are encouraged to apply for grants.
The Asset Grant Scheme aims to support the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council strategic objectives by providing community groups with limited financial assistance.
The Council is committed to encouraging community and Council groups in the Council area to conduct projects that are of benefit to the community.
The Assets Grant scheme is a way of empowering communities to apply for funding to progress and improve their local area through planned assistance and equitable distribution of limited funding from Council.
These applications are competitive and therefore those applications that answer all applicable questions and include supporting documentation are more likely to be successful.

For further information contact: Lol Hill Council Community Liaison Officer, lhill@cgvc.sa.gov.au tel: 8842 6400
For further information:www.claregilbertvalleys.sa.gov.au

As a training measure for Community Groups who may be unfamiliar with the grant process, and to ensure equity for all applicants, the following mandatory measure is instated.
All applicants are required to contact the Community Engagement Officer, Lol Hill, prior to Friday 20 July 2018 to discuss the project for which a grant is requested. Contact can be made via email on lhill@cgvc.sa.gov.au or 88426400.

Closing date: Friday 17 August 2018 – 5pm
 

Supporting Younger Veterans

The Australian Government is inviting organisations in an open competitive process to apply for grant funding in 2018-2019 under the Supporting Younger Veterans program.
The Supporting Younger Veterans program aims to foster the ability of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and non-ex-service organisations to support the needs of younger veterans as they transition out of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges that their ADF service presents through different stages of their civilian life.

If you would like assistance please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 and/or support@communitygrants.gov.au.

Applications Close: 14 August 2018- 2pm AEST
 

Community Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open for the South Australian Community Achievement Awards.
The South Australian Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout South Australia.

For further information:www.awardsaustralia.com/community-achievement-awards/sa/

Applications Close: Friday 3 August 2018
 

Australian of the Year Award

Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.
The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly-respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance.
The Australian of the Year Awards provide all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in four categories:
• Australian of the Year
• Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
• Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
• Australia’s Local Hero
The Awards rely on members of the community to nominate. Nominating is easy!

For further information:www.australianoftheyear.org.au

Nominations Close: Tuesday 31 July 2018
 

Australian of the Year Award

Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.
The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly-respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance.
The Australian of the Year Awards provide all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in four categories:
• Australian of the Year
• Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
• Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
• Australia’s Local Hero
The Awards rely on members of the community to nominate. Nominating is easy!

For further information:www.australianoftheyear.org.au

Nominations Close: Tuesday 31 July 2018
 

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

 

Project Seed Funding: Public Art and Design

Project Seed funding is available to a commissioner towards fees for professional practicing South Australian artists to participate in the concept development stage of a public art project.

An appropriate artist’s fee is determined by:

  • the overall project scope, budget and timeline
  • the number of artists involved
  • the commissioning approach.

Applicants are required to provide details of their proposed project and supply appropriate material to substantiate the request.

Further advice can be provided by Arts South Australia Public Art and Design staff, and you are advised to contact them before preparing an application t: 08 8463 5447.

Grant Amounts: Up to $15,000

Closing Date: 5PM 13 Aug 2018, 5PM 03 Dec 2018 Notification Date: Oct 2018, Feb 2019

 

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.
 

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 at:www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au/jobs

 

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

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 visit:www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/programmes/incentivesor 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: david.miller@sa.gov.au, Phone: (08) 8642 2999, Mobile: 0438 864 666 for more detail.
For further information on how to apply visit:www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au
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: mark.phelps@sa.gov.au or Visit”:www.pir.gov.sa.au/regions
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. 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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