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


South Australian Suicide Prevention Community Grants Scheme (SASPCGS)

The SASPCGS empowers communities by providing community groups and non-government organisations with between $500 and $10,000 to deliver localised suicide prevention projects that address the priority areas of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2021 and meet the needs of a specific group or community.
For further information: http://www.SA Health contact: Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, SA Health: on (08) 8226 1091 or Email:
Applications Close 18 April 2019

2019 Waterloo Wind Farm Community Grant Program

As a member of the Mid North region, The Waterloo Wind Farm are committed to making a positive contribution to the local community. This year, they will distribute grant funding to a number of local organisations who can address key local issues currently facing our region.
Area of Scope
Locally-based organisations addressing issues in the Mid North region area are encouraged to apply. Emphasis will be placed on towns or projects closest to the Waterloo Wind Farm.
Selection Criteria
In consultation with the local community, Waterloo Wind Farm has identified a number of priority areas for grant funding in the local region. To be considered for funding, activities should address at least one or more of these areas:
• Building community pride
• Benefiting the environment
• Supporting the local economy
Application outcomes announced: May 2019
Applications 23rd April 2019

SA Training Awards

CThe South Australian Training Awards (the Awards), hosted by the Training and Skills Commission are the State’s peak awards for Vocational Education and Training, recognising quality, excellence and innovation in training.
High achieving vocational education and training students, teachers, apprentices, employers and training organisations are invited to nominate.
For further information a: contact: Awards Executive Officer
Phone: 08 8226 3462 or Email:
National Library of Australia, Phone (02) 6262 1147 or email:
Nonimations 8 April 2019

Science Excellence Awards

Nominations for South Australia’s most prestigious science awards are open. If you’ve made an outstanding contribution to science and research, get the recognition you deserve.
The SA Science Excellence Awards showcases the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and society as a whole.
The Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Nominations are now open for six awards:
South Australian Scientist of the Year
PhD Research Excellence
STEM Professional
STEM Educator of the Year
Tertiary Teaching
School Teaching
Excellence in Research Collaboration

For further information a:
Nonimations 26 April 2019

Community Heritage Grants 2019

Community Heritage Grants of up to $15,000 are available to assist in preserving Australian cultural heritage collections that are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally signi?cant. Not-for-pro?t organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups, are encouraged to apply.
A wide range of activities may qualify for grants, including:
• signifcance assessments of collections
• preservation needs assessments of collections
• purchase of archival quality storage materials
• preservation training projects
• conservation activities, including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
• purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
• copying of material once originals have been preserved
• cataloguing or collection management software

For further information a: contact: Fran D’Castro Coordinator, Community Heritage Grants National Library of Australia, Phone (02) 6262 1147 or email:
Applications Close 5pm (AEST) 6 May, 2019


Active Club Program – Round 47

The Active Club Program has two funding rounds per year, and helps active recreation and sports club with:
• facility upgrade requests up to $25,000 (Round 47 only)
• program and equipment up to and including $5,000 (Round 47 and Round 48)

Applications for funding through the 2019-20 round are now open and will support events held after 1 September 2019.
Those wishing to apply for funding are encouraged to review the Regional Events and Festivals Program funding guidelines prior to submitting an application.

For further information a: Phone 1300 714 990 or email:
Applications Close 17 April, 2019

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:

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:

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:
Grant #21 applications close on Sunday, 31 March 2019


On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

The Australian and SA Governments are offering a rebate to drought affected farmers who invest in urgently-needed on-farm water infrastructure.
Eligible farmers can access a 25% rebate – up to $25,000 – on new purchases and installation costs for on-farm water infrastructure to help them in the current drought and be better prepared for future dry conditions.
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme can be applied to:
pipes, water storages, water pumps, de-silting dams, drilling of new stock water bores and associated infrastructure including:
desalinisation plants, power supply such as generators.

Farmers will be eligible to apply through PIRSA for the rebates, which will also cover eligible work undertaken since 1 July 2018.

For further information email: or phone 1800 255 556


South Australian Volunteer Awards

The South Australian Volunteer Awards recognise the invaluable work volunteers, community organisations and businesses contribute to our community.
There are three award categories:
Joy Noble Medal —the highest distinction for individual volunteers in South Australia.
Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility — acknowledges the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses that lead change in our community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering.
The Andamooka’ Community Project Award — recognises volunteer projects of significant community benefit.
For further information email: Email: or Phone: 1300 014 712
Awards Presentation
The Awards will be presented at a special Volunteers Day event on Monday 10 June 2019.


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:
OR contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider.


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:
Applications are ongoing


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:
Applications Now Open


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: Tel: 132846


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:


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:


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

4 rounds available every year
Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications
For further information:
or TEL: (03) 5472 1316 or 0431 219 980 Email:


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:

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:

  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


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.

Contact Details

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.

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:

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


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.

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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