If you are looking at applying for a grant, get in touch with us for assistance by calling 1300 742 414 or sending an email to

Agriculture Grants

Tackling Tough Times Together

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

  • Applications received must address at least one of the following Program Objectives:
  • Reduce social isolation by facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  • Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  • Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people;
  • Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  • Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

Find out more here.


On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme re-opened

An additional $3.45 million has been committed by the State Government to support drought-affected South Australian farmers through the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme.

Under a new round of funding, South Australian primary producers in drought-affected areas may be eligible to claim a 30% rebate (up to $30,000) for works undertaken between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Applications close 31 March 2021 or when funding has been exhausted.

Learn more about the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme and the Drought Support program.


Recovery Grants for Bushfire Affected Primary Producers

Bushfire affected primary producers in South Australia can now access a grant to assist with the recovery process and getting back to business.

The recovery grant can be used to help with the cost of:

  • clean up activities
  • reinstatement activities
  • emergency measures to assist with the immediate recovery of primary production enterprises.

Eligible primary producers can now access grants of up to $75,000. Applicants who have previously applied for a grant may apply for additional amounts up to the maximum $75,000.

For more information

Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants

Arts Sustainability Fund

The Arts Sustainability Fund supports the arts and entertainment sector to continue its activities by providing necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID‑19.

Funding will support employment and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

Find out more here.


Fishing for tourism – charter boat diversification

The ‘Fishing for tourism’ – Charter Boat Diversification Program was established in late 2019 to:

  • expand and strengthen the charter boat sector by co-investing in projects to enhance charter boat operators’ offering as a tourism experience
  • broaden tourism offerings that will be attractive to the domestic and international tourism and visitor market
  • position the sector for strong future growth in the nature-based tourism sector.

Through the ‘Fishing for Tourism’ program, the State Government is committing $500,000 to support diversification in the charter boat sector.

Applications for the next round of the Charter Boat Diversification Program are now open.

Find out more here.


Regional Event Fund

Through the South Australian Tourism Commission, the State Government is committing an additional $1 million to South Australia’s regional events in 2021/22 to strengthen the regional events calendar by encouraging the development of new and innovative regional events, grow existing events, and drive increased visitation and economic stimulus to the regional economy.

The Regional Event Fund aims to:

  • Strengthen the regional events calendar
  • Drive regional visitation in the immediate term and lead to repeat visitation
  • Increase event specific visitor expenditure, particularly from interstate
  • Assist in COVID-19 recovery – recognising that events provide a vibrant and positive social environment for communities
  • Promote a year-round calendar of regional events
  • Encourage sustainable event opportunities to build long term capability
  • Increase collaboration and partnerships among regional event stakeholders, government and commercial partners to deliver stronger outcomes for regional events.

Applicants can seek funding grants from $5,000 to more than $50,000 (excluding GST).

Applications for round one of the Regional Event Fund close at 5.00pm, Monday 12 April 2021.

Applications for Significant Event Funding will be accepted year-round, with funding available from 1 July 2021

For more info:


Festivals Australia

  • provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a major new community resource.

Festivals Australia will:
• provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia
• support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector
• encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

The program delivers two funding rounds each year usually opening in February and September. The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety, and the Arts(or his delegate) approves funding under the Program Guidelines.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that may be sought, however, the average funding request is around $40,000. Only one project, per organization, per festival, will be funded.
Funding is available through annual or multi-year funding agreements subject to available funds. Multi-year funding is only available to support the development and delivery of a single project across financial years.

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The Australian Government will inject $250 million into regional tourism, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies.

The package includes two measures:
• $50 million Regional Tourism Recovery initiative to assist businesses in regional heavily reliant on international tourism; and
• $200 million for an additional round of the Building Better Regions Fund of which $100 million will be dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure.

The joint media release with details of the announcement can be found here.

Additional details on eligible regions and allocation of funding for the Regional Tourism Recovery initiative can be located at


Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

The RISE Fund is a $75 million grant opportunity available in 2020–21 to support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. This Fund targets sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance for the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.

RISE will support the employment of artists and workers in the arts and entertainment sector, as well as in connected industries such as hospitality, accommodation, transport and freight. This will all contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia, including in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

The RISE guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The Fund will be open for applications on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2021, whichever is sooner.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the RISE Fund at, or telephone 02 6271 7971.


COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund

The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund is a $35 million targeted grant opportunity for arts organisations that receive multi-year operational funding from the Australian Government. This funding acknowledges that these arts organisations are key employers of Australian artists and art workers, the leading presenters of high-quality work to audiences across Australia and the training ground of Australia’s upcoming performing artists.

The operations and financial stability of these organisations have been significantly affected by COVID-19, putting some organisations at financial risk. The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund will assist the sector to continue its activities by providing necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Funding will support employment and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

The Sustainability Fund guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The Funding will open for applications on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2021, whichever is sooner.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the Arts Sustainability Fund at, or telephone 02 6271 7695.


First Nations Contemporary Music Program: Musicians and Band Support

Australia Council for the Arts has received funding from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication through the Office of the Arts to provide grants to the First Nations Music Industry aimed at increasing development opportunities for musicians and bands. The First Nations Contemporary Music program is one of five programs under the Australian Music Industry Package announced in the 2019-2020 Budget.

The objectives of the First Nations Contemporary Music Program are to:

  • support the development of First Nations musicians and bands by providing professional industry-based opportunities such as training, mentoring, performing, recording and promotion
  • support sustainable employment and income-earning pathways in the wider Australian music industry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands
  • build capacity in the Indigenous music sector by supporting partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian music industry

For more information, please visit:


Country Arts SA – Quick Response Grant

Regional artists can access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Individual—up to $1,500 which provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artist and arts workers in regional South Australia. Community—up to $3,000 which provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia. For further information visit:

Close: 12 December 2019 – Re-open: 20 January 2020

Business Grants

AMGC Commercialisation Fund

AMGC co-funds industry projects to commercialise innovation. In this way, approved industry projects demonstrate how, and the techniques, Australian manufacturing can become more globally competitive.

AMGC has received an additional $30 million in funding to continue supporting industry projects.

The Fund is intended to invest in later stage commercialisation, not early-stage research-based programs. However, project applicants are strongly encouraged to include collaboration with research partners and other Australian manufacturers.

Find out more here.


Business and Arts Funding Opportunities

Grants from $10,000 to $250,000 are available to Australian businesses, to ease the financial pressures faced by business event organisers. This funding will cover:

  • the cancellation costs of planned events due to COVID-19 outbreaks
  • provide incentives for Australian Businesses to participate as buyers/sellers at pre-approved events from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 and
  • promote Australian business capabilities to a domestic audience.

Find out more here.


The Manufacturing Integration Stream

The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

For the Modern Manufacturing Initiative’s Translation and Integration Stream grant opportunities, an initial combined total of approximately $140 million is available from 2020-21 to 2023-24 across all the National Manufacturing Priorities

Find out more here.


Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business

The Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business funding round aims to increase the number of Indigenous-owned tourism products available in the market. This grant round will support Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous-owned community organisations to plan for or grow their new/existing tourism businesses within the tourism sector.

Up to $50,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned businesses and up to $100,000 will be available for Indigenous-owned community organisations.

Find out more here.


Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2

The program will provide targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of startup businesses (startups) to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants. The Australian Government has announced a total of $52.2 million in grant funding for this program. For Round 2, an estimated $11.6 million in grant funding is available.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • stimulate private sector investments into innovative startups led by women
  • help women entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their startups
  • enable female founders to scale-up, expand into domestic and global markets, and become self-sufficient
  • boost the economy through increasing the diversity of startup founders.

The grants will be available on a co-contribution basis. All eligible applicants can apply for a grant between $25,000 and $400,000. If you meet additional eligibility criteria as detailed in the grant opportunity guidelines, you can apply for a grant of between $25,000 and $480,000.

Find out more here.


Australian 5G Innovation Initiative – Round 1

The $20 million Australian 5G Innovation Initiative supports the Australian Government’s commitment to demonstrating the value of 5G to businesses in Australia.

For the Round 1 grant opportunity there is a total of $10 million available.

The grant opportunity:

  • supports 5G trials that undertake rigorous, commercial, and replicable testing of 5G technology
  • offers businesses the opportunity to identify 5G applications that demonstrate 5G’s capability
  • supports various projects that demonstrate 5G’s capability and benefits across a range of industry sectors and locations.

Find out more here.


Manufacturing Modernisation Fund Round 2

Round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports transformation in small and medium manufacturing businesses. It provides co-funded grants to transform manufacturing and to support job growth and a more highly skilled workforce. $50 million will be available for this grant opportunity from 2020-21 to 2022-23

Application dates

Opening and closing dates and times will be published in the coming weeks.

What do you get?

Co-funding grants of between $100,000 and $1 million, up to 25 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Small to medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) with up to 199 employees.

Find out more here.


Accelerating Discovery in South Australia

The Department for Energy and Mining is excited to announce round two of the Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) opens Friday 27 November 2020.

The ADI embraces innovation, collaboration and capacity building to advance exploration activity in South Australia, reinforcing the state’s international reputation as a leader in mining and mineral exploration.

Up to $4.5 million in co-funding is available in round two for approved exploration activities, including:

  • Exploration drilling – single deep hole and multiple hole programs in frontier terrains, or drill testing new models and concepts
  • Geophysical programs that focus on the application of innovation technology or improve the density or quality of data and accelerate data sharing amongst the exploration sector
  • Logistical support associated with testing exploration in remote greenfields/new frontier regions
  • Groundwater identification and testing
  • Research collaboration and/or technology development such as machine learning
  • Proof of concept proposals that challenge traditional thinking and drive new investment within and beyond the resources sector

Funding process and important dates
The awarding of ADI funding involves two assessment stages:

  • 27 November 2020 – Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to be submitted online for internal review by the Department for Energy and Mining. All EOIs must be received online by 20 December 2020.
  • 11 January 2021 – Projects approved through the EOI stage will be invited to make a detailed submission in the Request for Proposals round.

How to apply  
To learn more about the application process, download the Investor Guidelines, Project Timeline Template, Funding Agreement, and apply, visit:


Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program.

About the program
Delivered in partnership with the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), applications are now open for the Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program.

Offering grants totaling up to $95,000 across seven categories, the program aims to help regional tech businesses transform their creative ideas into game-changing achievements.

The program is part of nbn’s commitment to regional and remote Australia, which includes more than $2 billion in network investments over the next three years.

About the grants
Selected for their significance to regional and remote Australia, eligible businesses can apply to the Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program under one of the following seven categories:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Indigenous Business
  • Tourism
  • Women in Business

A $10,000 grant will be available in each category, plus a $25,000 major grant to the most outstanding application across all categories.

To be eligible to apply to the Innovate with the nbn™ Grants Program, a business needs to be based in regional Australia and connected to services over the nbn™ network. It also needs to hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and corresponding Australian bank account.

How to apply

Think your business has an innovative gem of an idea waiting to be unearthed?

Then, head to the Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program Online Application Form to complete your submission by Monday 30 November 2020.

The program’s judging panel will be looking for regional businesses and organizations – and their ideas – that are:

  • helping regional Australians to live, learn and work in a digital society by harnessing the benefits of the nbn™ network
  • digitally disrupting traditional markets in regional Australia
  • lifting digital participation and stimulating regional economies
  • championing digital adoption for regional Australia
  • supporting regional Australians

Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program recipients will be announced in February 2021.

Recognizing regional businesses that are doing wonderful things, the program will also follow the progress of winning submissions as they take their projects to the next level with help from the grants.

Round 2 of the Regional Airports Program

This grant opportunity opened for applications today and closes on 15 December 2020. This follows the release on 2 November 2020 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines Regional Airports Program

The objective of this grant opportunity is to improve the safety and accessibility of airports or aerodromes in regional areas of Australia by assisting airport or aerodrome owners/operators to undertake essential works, promoting aviation safety and access for regional communities.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

  • improve the safety of aircraft, operators, and passengers using regional airports or aerodromes
  • facilitate improved delivery of essential goods and services such as food supplies, health care, and passenger air services
  • improve the connectivity of Australia’s regions to domestic and global market opportunities
  • meet the operational requirements of aeromedical and other emergency services in the region.

The Australian Government has announced a total of $100 million for the program over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23. For this grant opportunity, up to $58.8 million is available over two years from 2020-21 to 2022-23. The minimum grant is $20,000 and the maximum grant is $5,000,000.

Further details can be found at


Business Events Exhibitor Grants

The Government has announced a $50 million injection to help restart Australia’s vital business events sector.
Businesses will be encouraged to attend events, trade shows, and conferences within Australia through grants to help cover the costs associated with exhibiting such as the hire of exhibition spaces, the design, and manufacture of displays, travel, and accommodation.
Australian businesses exhibiting at an approved business meeting, convention, conference, and incentives event in 2021 will be able to apply for upfront grants to cover up to 50 percent of their costs ($10,000 – $250,000).

The program will be administered through the Australian Government’s Business Grants Hub, with guidelines developed in consultation with the government and industry stakeholders.

More information:



The Australian Government will inject $250 million into regional tourism, encouraging more Australians to travel and experience a home-grown holiday, boosting regional jobs and local economies.

The package includes two measures:
• $50 million Regional Tourism Recovery initiative to assist businesses in regional heavily reliant on international tourism; and
• $200 million for an additional round of the Building Better Regions Fund of which $100 million will be dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure.

The joint media release with details of the announcement can be found here.

Additional details on eligible regions and allocation of funding for the Regional Tourism Recovery initiative can be located at


Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters – Temporary telecommunications infrastructure deployment

The grant opportunity was announced as part of the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters program. Up to $7.7 million is available for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase and improve telecommunications resilience in communities recently affected by severe bushfires or at risk of natural disasters in the future
  • enhance the capability to restore services to areas affected by bushfires or natural disasters by quickly deploying temporary facilities to address gaps caused by outages.

For more information please visit:


Alternative Voice Services Trials Program

The Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) program will provide grants to organisations to trial alternative ways to deliver voice services in rural and remote areas of Australia inside NBN Co’s fixed wireless and satellite footprints, including those areas serviced by Telstra’s high capacity radio concentrator (HCRC) networks.

The objective of the trials is to identify new ways to deliver voice services, including by new providers, and assess their effectiveness. The trials respond to concerns about existing voice solutions and the potential for alternative technologies to provide better services and functionality.

For more information please visit:


Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Priority Sectors Round

Each time the Business Research and Innovation Initiative opens, we detail up to 5 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.

What do you get?

Up to $100,000 to conduct a feasibility study, and if successful, up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept. You will retain intellectual property rights and the right to sell your product or solution in domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?

Small to medium sized enterprises (with a turnover of less than $20 Million) interested in grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.

For more information please visit:

Close date: 10 Sep 2020 05:00 PM AEST



This page provides information and support for Australian businesses who have been affected by the recent bushfires.

Small businesses and non-profit organisations in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria can now register for bushfire recovery assistance. Find out more about the grants and loans and where to apply.


Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

This grant provides projects up to 50% of the expenditure to a maximum of $250,000 for commercialisation offices and eligible partner entities and $1M for all other applicants.  Accelerating Commercialisation Grant recipients will also receive Portfolio Services for the duration of the project.

Portfolio Services

Portfolio Services provides a connection to a range of services that may include:

  • guidance from Commercialisation Advisers
  • access to the expert network
  • access to promotional opportunities.

Further information can also be found here:

Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or


Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

Defence-related businesses may be eligible for a grant to invest in projects that overcome barriers to accessing export opportunities. To be eligible for this grant, you must be an Australian small-to-medium sized business and the proposed project must help your business to access export opportunities. Grants may be used to fund capital equipment (including specialist software and security infrastructure), design and engineering, or workforce training and accreditations. Grants range from $15,000 to $150,000 and are provided on a 50:50 matched funding basis.

Visit for more information.


Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant program

In November 2018, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, announced that the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant program is open for applications. Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants provide eligible SMEs with matched funding grants of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

AusIndustry is delivering this program on behalf of the Department of Defence through the Business Grants Hub.

Up to $17 million is available each year from 2018-19 to 2021-22. Information about the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants, including the grant opportunity guidelines, are available here:

Applications are ongoing.


Biomedical Translation Fund investment announcements

On the 21st March, significant investments made in Australian biomedical discoveries by the Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) were announced.

The BTF is a joint Australian Government and private sector fund worth $500 million. It supports commercialisation of biomedical discoveries in Australia and helps translate biomedical discoveries into high growth potential companies for the nation’s long term health and economic benefit. Companies with promising biomedical innovations that have commercial potential can seek funding through three private-sector venture capital fund managers to develop and commercialise these discoveries in Australia.

Information about the BTF, including how potential companies can apply, is available on


Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Promotional expenses must be over $15,000 to a maximum of $150,000. Applications open on 1 July of each year.

If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 2 December.

If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your application by 3 March.

Community Grants

Disaster Risk Reduction Grants

This Program supports initiatives which proactively reduce risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards on SA’s communities and economies.

Taking action to address the causes of disaster risk, will strengthen resilience and enable communities to withstand, adapt and continue to thrive in a changing environment.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework is the main guiding document for the grants program.

All expressions of interests must demonstrate alignment to one or more of the priorities identified in the Framework

Found out more here.


Road Safety Innovation Fund – Round 2

The Road Safety Innovation Fund is designed to contribute to the reduction of road trauma. The $12 million initiative was announced by the Australian Government on 29 March 2019 as a Budget measure to support road safety research and the development of new, innovative road safety technologies and products.

The Round 2 Grant Opportunity will be delivered by way of an open competitive round with a total value of $10 million over three financial years.

Find out more here.


Strengthening Rural Communities

The program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
  • Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing;
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
  • Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
  • Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
  • Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
  • Enhancing places where communities gather;
  • Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
  • Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
  • Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.

Find out more here.


Infrastructure Project Grants

Eligible sporting clubs and organisations can now apply for funding through the 2020-2021 suite of infrastructure project grant programs consisting of:

  • Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program 2020-21 (CRSFP)
  • Grassroots Facilities Program Round 1 (GFP)
  • Regional and Districts Facilities Program Round 1 (RDFP)

In 2020-2021, $24,328,000 is available across the infrastructure projects suite of grant programs which have been streamlined given the existing grant programs’ similarities. These programs will assist organisations to develop infrastructure that will enable greater opportunity for participation in active recreation and sport for all South Australians through the rational development of well-designed and utilised facilities.

To make the process as easy as possible, the infrastructure project grant programs can be applied for under a single amalgamated application form via SmartyGrants.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for CRSFP, GFP, and RDFP funding, organisations must:

  • Be a not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA); or
  • Be a local council; or
  • Be a school council / board of management; and
  • Be operating for 12 months or longer

Note, organisations that hold Gaming Machine Licences will be ineligible for CRSFP funding.

For a comprehensive and complete breakdown of eligibility criteria please refer to the guidelines.

The three programs align with the objectives of the Game On: Getting South Australia moving initiative which aims to get South Australians moving and enjoying the many social, health and lifestyle benefits sport and recreation provide.

Please read the Program Guidelines prior to submitting an application for the infrastructure project grant programs for 2020-2021.

Applications close midday on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) is available to assist with any queries you may have when completing your submission. Please call 1300 714 990 if you have any questions.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to: preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants (STS-CG)
    Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants (STS-MG)
    Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

For more information please visit:


Grants SA – Minor Round

Grants SA is a one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.
The priority groups for Grants SA Minor Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities and volunteers
Major Round funding of between $100 – $10,000 is available for:
Community Activities | One-off Programs or Services | Volunteer Development

For further information click here.

Minor Round 1 for 2020 will open in May 2020 and close in June 2020
Minor Round 2 for 2020 will open in November 2020 and close in January 2021


Circular Economy Market Development Grants

Eligibility: Local councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes and businesses that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products

Open: From January 2020 – eligible applicants can submit an EOI at any time, until the round closes (no date provided), or until program funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first

Pool: $300,000 in 2019/20

Grant: Up to $100,000 per applicant, up to 50% of project costs

For more information visit:


Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)

The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.
More information can be found at


Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.

Our donors share our commitment to small rural, regional and remote communities and the premise that local leaders are best placed to know what will make their community stronger.

That is why they collaborate to fund this grants program, which facilitates continued investment and access to funds that can contribute to securing the future prosperity of small communities across Australia.

For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why we have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small and Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.

More information here:


Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy
In 2019, the Federal Government in partnership with Caravan Industry Association of Australia, launched a Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy Program for Caravan Parks to encourage operators to install these devices to help save the lives of those people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
The funding of $1 million from the government will match dollar to dollar up to $1000 per unit (excluding GST) purchased by an operator.
In regional Australia, the caravan park is often central to the community and one of the few businesses that is accessible 24h a day 7 days a week in the event of required access to a defibrillator. Although there has been an increased supply of defibs into sporting clubs, these venues are only accessible when sports are being played.
As such, Caravan Parks can play an important role in supporting a local community’s health service.
For further information visit:
Applications close Wednesday 30 June 2021

Disability Sector Grants

COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers.

Find out more here.

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians

The Program offers over 400 scholarships to unemployed youth residing in any of the following 10 regional locations:
• Grafton (NSW)
• Gosford (NSW)
• Wanneroo(WA)
• Armadale(WA)
• Shepparton (VIC)
• Townsville (QLD)
• Maryborough (QLD)
• Port Pirie (SA)
• Burnie (TAS)
• Alice Springs (NT)
to undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, including workplace-based internships with local businesses.

Priority is given to the following applicants:
• have exited the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the previous 2 years, regardless of age
• Indigenous young Australians
• young Australians with a disability; and
• young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Under the Program, scholars are given the opportunity to complete a VET course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level in an Approved Program of Study that leads to occupation in demand. Scholars participate in an industry-based work placement that directly links study to real jobs through completing a 20 business day paid Internship.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• aged 15 to 24 years or recently exited from the ADF regardless of age;
• not in full-time work or school at the time of applying;
• live in one of the 10 nominated regional areas; and
• applied for an eligible VET qualification at the Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level that leads to an occupation in demand.

Priority is given to the following applicants:
• who have exited the ADF in the previous 2 years,
• Indigenous young Australians;
• young Australians with a disability; and
• young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Grant Activity Timeframe:
Scholarships are available for a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years, with the scholarship amount varying based on length of study or training. Where a scholar is undertaking study over a longer period, scholarship funding is strictly available for a maximum of two years only.

The third Application Round will be open across two six-week tranches. The first tranche will receive applications for a period of six weeks, opening on 26 October 2020 and closing at 17:00 AESDT on 4 December 2020.
The second six-week tranche opens on 29 January 2021 and closes at 17:00 AESDT on 12 March 2021.

Information about the Program, including how to apply, can be found at

Contact the Regional Coordinator at or phone 0417 062 626.


Indigenous Professional Staff Grants Program (IPSGP)

Under the Indigenous Professional Staff Grants Program, there will be two grants per year of up to $50,000 each ($100,000 in total per year).
Grants will be for Colleges, Schools, Service Divisions, or other ANU Business Units for initiatives that support employment outcomes for Indigenous professional staff at ANU. Successful areas are required to match the grant with an equal funding commitment.
Initiatives could include:

• salary subsidy for an ongoing identified position
• subsidy for engaging an Indigenous Trainee under the ANU Indigenous Trainee Program
• salary subsidy for a temporary secondment for existing ANU Indigenous staff member
• specialist Indigenous Recruitment Services through external firms.

For more information please visit:


Regional Employment Trials

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits, and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment-related projects.
The program provides local stakeholders in ten selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants between $7,500 and $200,000 to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
Visit for more information.

CSIRO Kick-start Program

CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
Eligible companies can apply for a second Kick-Start project, after completion of their first, providing the total funding provided by SME Connect under CSIRO Kick-Start does not exceed $50,000.
More information can be found at:


Integrated Carer Support Service: Carer Gateway Regional Delivery Partners

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services.

Full details available here.

Environmental Grants

Carbon Capture Use and Storage Development Fund

The Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund provides businesses with grants of up $25 million for pilot projects or pre-commercial projects aimed at reducing emissions.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • reduce emissions across energy generation, natural gas or hydrogen production and heavy industries (including manufacturing, chemicals, cement and fertiliser production)
  • foster existing, pilot or pre-commercial CCUS facilities that could connect into a regional CCS hub in the future and bring together a network of multiple greenhouse gas emitters enabling reductions in costs and risks for CCUS projects and large-scale abatement
  • support the Australian Government’s priority technology stretch goal to compress, transport and store carbon dioxide (CO2) for less than $20 per tonne of CO2
  • leverage expertise and viable geological storage resources for CCUS in Australia
  • support new opportunities to use carbon dioxide in the development of CO2-derived products and services.

Find out more here.

Revitalizing Private Conservation in SA

The Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program is an exciting new collaboration between the primary industries and conservation sectors. The program provides existing and aspiring Heritage Agreement owners with an opportunity to access advice, connect with other heritage agreement owners, and access grants to plan and undertake important nature conservation works on their properties. It aims to expand the number, extent, and quality of protected areas of native vegetation on private land in South Australia.

For more information please visit:


Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program

People can apply from today on the Community Grants Hub. These grants are for organisations, farmer groups and individuals who can deliver innovative NRM approaches to build drought resilience on agricultural landscapes. Successful applicants will receive between $20,000 and $200,000.

For more information please visit: 


Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply for funding to deliver projects through the Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions competitive grant round (2020 to 2023).

The outcomes of the grant round are to:

  • Advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches to managing pest animals and weeds to enable better outcomes.
  • Deliver innovations that improve existing established pest animals and weeds control methods or tools, as well as improved detection and monitoring methods.
  • Further research into, and development of, new and enhanced ‘farm ready’ pest animals and weeds control tools to increase uptake and accessibility of these tools by farmers and land managers.

For more information please visit:

Food and Wine Grants

No Grants At This Time

Sport and Recreation Grants

$100 Sport Vouchers Program
The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or
dance club fees or memberships. Clubs wishing to register for the program and parents or guardians wanting to find a participating club in their area should go to
Sporting Schools
Funding is available for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.
Sporting Schools offers funding programs for both Primary and Secondary Schools. Eligible schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours using one of our national sporting organisation partners.
For further information visit or call 1300 785 707

Other useful Grant Links

Contact us for assistance

Are you on the right track with your Grant/Funding application?

Make an appointment with one of our Economic Development Officers, who can assess your application and point you in the right direction.

Simply call us on 1300 742 414 or email us to make an appointment.