Grants

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 info@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Agriculture Grants

Future Drought Fund

The Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund provides a sustainable source of funding to help remote, rural and regional communities, and farmers, become more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought. The Fund is part of the Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan.

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program is one of the Fund’s foundation programs. It is designed to build community capacity by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement and wellbeing.

The aim is to build an enduring resilience to the impacts of climate change, drought, and enhance the public good in agriculture-dependent communities.

Closes: 15 November 2021

Apply or find out more here.

 

Landcare EOI

Landcare Australia raises funds to support environmental and sustainable agriculture projects through corporate and government partnerships, fundraising and donations.

Each project summary will be reviewed and kept on file by Landcare Australia, and if a suitable funding partner of funding stream identified, groups may be invited to submit a more detailed application.

Find out more here.

 

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

South Australian primary producers in drought affected areas can now apply to the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme under a new round of funding.

You may be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 25% (max $25,000) for the cost of purchasing, installing and repairing on-farm water infrastructure for livestock and permanent horticulture.

Applications close on 30 June 2022.

Find out more here

Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants

Live Music Events Fund – Expression of Interest

The State Government’s Live Music Events Fund was created to support live music events and festivals with the potential to grow into major tourist attractions. The Music Development Office, part of the Creative Industries Directorate within the Department for Innovation and Skills, is administering the fund.

The Government has committed $550,000 per year to support music events and festivals through the Live Music Events Fund.

Find out more here

 

Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund

The South Australian Government is continuing to actively explore new partnerships to expand our range of nature-based tourism offerings to help position South Australia as a world-class eco-tourism destination.

We believe there are still untapped opportunities and we’re seeking outstanding, world-class eco-tourism proposals to reaffirm South Australia as a ‘must-see’ destination.

The Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund will be open until June 2022 (or until the fund is exhausted). Applicants can seek grants from $20,000 to $1 million and are expected to contribute at least half of the total financial costs of their project.

Find out more here.

 

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.

 

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:  https://tourism.sa.gov.au/support/regional-event-fund

 

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: www.countryarts.org.au/funding

Close: December 2020 – Re-open: 1 July 2021

Business Grants

Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry Grants

The Hydrogen Hub Development grant is one component of the Activating a Regional Hydrogen Industry – Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hubs program. It’s an important part of growing Australia’s hydrogen industry under the National Hydrogen Strategy.

The intended outcomes of the program are to make progress towards:

  • making clean hydrogen available for domestic and export use
  • establishing domestic clean hydrogen supply chains
  • establishing clean hydrogen export pathways
  • supporting existing industry to use clean hydrogen
  • creating new industry being built around clean hydrogen availability in a local area
  • creating new regional jobs and increased capability of local workforce
  • reducing the cost of clean hydrogen production.

Find out more here.

 

Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program

Announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget and administered by ARENA, RAMPP is a $50 million six year program that aims to improve the resilience and reliability of power supply for regional and remote communities. RAMPP builds upon the Australian Government’s $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund (RRCRF), which funded feasibility studies for regional and remote communities to investigate deployment of local microgrid technologies.

How it works

RAMPP aims to improve the resilience and reliability of electricity supply in regional communities and demonstrate solutions to technical, regulatory or commercial barriers to the deployment of microgrid technologies in Australia. Funding is available to projects that have successfully completed a feasibility study. RAMPP is an open, non competitive round, with funding made available in two stages:

  • Stage 1: $30 million available from launch through CY2022
  • Stage 2: $20 million available from CY2023

Funding is available over 6 years, or until funds are exhausted. RAMPP is expected to provide grants between $1 and $5 million. Applicants seeking more than $5 million will need to demonstrate exemplary merit with very broad industry benefit.

Find out more here.

 

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Austrade’s program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises (SME) to market and promote their goods and services globally by providing matched funding for eligible promotional activities. They also assist representative bodies promote their SME members exports to overseas markets and train their members to be export ready.

Types of grants for exporters:

  • Small to medium enterprise exporters can apply for a matched funding grant to assist with promotional expenses.
  • Three different types of grants (called Tiers) are available. Each tier provides a different level of support for SMEs as reflecting the different stages of an exporter’s journey.
  • Over the lifetime of engagement with this grant program SMEs may be eligible for 8 years of grants or a maximum of $770,000.

Find out more here.

 

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country 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.

Find out more here.

 

International Freight Assistance Mechanism

The IFAM program is a temporary, emergency measure in response to an extraordinary situation. IFAM gives Australian businesses more time to re-structure their business models and adjust to a new and more challenging trading environment created by COVID-19.

Find out more here.


Seed-Start Program

The Seed-Start program operates through the Government of South Australia’s Research, Commercialisation and Start-up Fund (RCSF) to provide financial support for early-stage, high-growth potential businesses.

Eligible start-ups are invited to apply for funding through this competitive grant program to assist with the cost of commercialising a product or service that is unique and has a sustainable competitive advantage in national and international markets.

It is split into two funding options, Seed and Start, based on a business’ stage of development.

Find out more here.

 

Valuing Business Waste Grants

Supporting South Australian businesses to identify better ways to manage waste and transition to a circular economy.  Taking expressions of interest for 2021-22

How much money is available? Up to $15,000 per applicant

Who can apply? Businesses and not-for-profit organisations operating in South Australia.

What will we fund? Projects delivered by a suitably qualified, independent service provider to assist with the transition to a circular economy. Projects should focus on identifying ways to recover materials for beneficial or higher value reuse and increase the amount of waste diverted from landfill, prioritising waste avoidance, reduction, reuse, and recycling. Eligible projects include:

  • Waste and recycling assessments, and materials efficiency assessments
  • Waste and recycling contract reviews, taking into account the results of a waste assessment
  • Feasibility studies that analyse a specific solid waste reduction opportunity, and consider the associated investment costs, operational costs, estimated waste and financial savings, other benefits to the site or business, and availability of relevant technologies
  • Investigation and business case development relating to practical implementation of circular economy principles such as product redesign, service reconfiguration, product stewardship and remanufacture of used product
  • Strategic waste management planning and development.

Click here for more information or contact Program Manager, Aubrey Thomas on 0423 782 647.

 

Advancing Renewables Program

The Advancing Renewables Program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

Reduce costs | Increase value | Improve technology | Reduce barriers | Increase skills

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grants are expected to be between $100,000 and $50 million. Applicants need to match the funding sought from ARENA.

Find out more here.

 

CSIRO Kick-Start

CSIRO Kick-Start provides matched funding for start-ups and small to medium enterprises to help access CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow your business.

Dollar-matched funding of between $10,000 and $50,000 is available. Eligible businesses are able to apply for a second Kick-Start project, after completion of their first, providing the total funding received does not exceed $50,000.

Find out more here.

 

 

 

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.

 

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 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:

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Accelerating-Commercialisation

Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or abbie.arbon@industry.gov.au.

Community Grants

SA Healthy Town Challenge – Partnering for Children’s Wellbeing 2021 – 2023

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge – Partnering for Children’s Wellbeing 2021-2023 provides grants of up to $250,000 over two-year period per project. A maximum of three grants will be available for this round.

Projects must support the wellbeing of children in South Australian rural and regional communities through the creation of healthier environments.

Projects eligible for receiving a grant MUST meet the following essential criteria:

  • Support infrastructure (construct and/or upgrade) for children and families in their communities
  • Support children and families in the community to feel more connected and active
  • Collaborate with community organisations with expertise in supporting the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and their families
  • Co-invest through both funding and in-kind contributions in the project
  • Implement and fund (at least 10% of the total budget) a robust evaluation plan that measures the success of the project.

Applications are now open and will close at 12.00 noon on Friday 15 October 2021. Find out more here.

 

HomeStart First Home Grant

Build your first home from $3,000. Instead of buying a block of land and then finding a builder to build your home, a house and land package bundles it all together. This means you can choose one of many standard or customised home designs at the same time you purchase the land.

Find out more here.

 

Strengthening Rural Communities

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) 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.

Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

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.

This round, grants up to $10,000 are available through the Small & Vital Stream, and grants up to $25,000 are available through the Bushfire Recovery Stream.

Find out more here.

 

Community Initiated Grants

Under the IAS, the Agency considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Proposals should be developed with the target community or group who will be impacted by the activity.

This funding approach can be used to present a proposal to the Agency where a need has been identified in the community and there are no other current funding avenues available.

You must discuss your proposal with the Agency. The Agency may then invite you to submit an application.

Find out more here.

 

THE SCREEN FUND

The SCREEN Fund is a $20 million fund made available by the Australian Government and administered by Screen Australia.

It supports the viability and recovery of independent cinema businesses in an environment where they are still returning to normality as the vaccine rollout progresses and Australia moves towards higher audience capacities.

Find out more here.

 

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants

FRRR and our donor partners collaborate with ABC Heywire to help communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians who attend the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

FRRR first joined forces with the ABC in 2013 and the positive impact of the grants we’ve awarded so far is being felt in 160 rural and regional communities around Australia. This short video showcases how some of the ideas have been implemented to create real change.

Find out more here.

 

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country 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 2 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.

  1. 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.

Find out more here.

 

Port Pirie Regional Council Community Assistance Fund

The Community Assistance Fund is available to eligible non-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.

Find out more here.

 

Connellan Airways Trust

The aim of the grant is to improve social and economic outcomes for people living in Outback Australia. Grants are available to organisations that support children and adults living on stations or in small settlements in Outback Australia, or residents of the larger outback centers of Australia who aid the above.

General grants can be used to fund a diverse range of activities. Specific projects, travel costs, education and skill building, technology (communications), community experiences, and a range of other options that align with the vision of the Trust.

Find out more here.

 

Bite-sized Grants program

Funding of between $200 and $1000 is available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations for small, short-term projects.

Available all year round, applications are assessed and grants allocated monthly.

Find out more here.

 

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: https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/market-development-grants

 

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 https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT

Disability Sector Grants

Youngcare’s Home Support Grants

The Youngcare Home Support Grants are available for individuals aged between 16 and 65 who have a physical disability and who need essential funding to either remain living at home or move back home from inappropriate housing such as Aged Care.

The Youngcare Home Support Grant provides up to $10,000 ($20,000 in extreme situations) for essential equipment, home modifications and services, and household items and utilities.

Youngcare’s Home Support Grant can provide funding where there are critical gaps in an NDIS participant’s plan, but there is still clear evidence of need. The grant also seeks to bridge the gap in essential services and support for families in need, during the transitional period while they gain access to the NDIS.

Find out more here.

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

Nuffield Australia Scholarships 2022 – NOW OPEN!

Nuffield Australia is known as the country’s leading agricultural scholarship organisation. It a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel and study an agricultural topic of choice.

Nuffield Australia Scholarships let producers see leading and innovative businesses across the globe, to find ideas and forge connections that can improve value chains. Each scholarship is valued at $30,000 and Nuffield Australia will award up to 20 scholarship this year.

Find out more here.

 

Country Education Foundation of Australia

Your local Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment.

Find out more here.

 

Creative Arts Scholarships

The Creative Arts Scholarships help eligible students in regional and remote areas of Australia access a Bachelor level degree in creative arts. The scholarships also give students, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, more opportunities towards a career in Australia’s vibrant creative arts industry.

Eligible students may receive up to $18,000 each (e.g. for a full-time, four-year undergraduate qualification). Part-time qualifications are paid on a pro rata basis. An extra $500 is also available to support an internship.

Find out more here.

 

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) program was announced in 2016 to help Australians in regional and remote areas to access higher education. It supports people studying from Certificate IV through to PhD level.

Eligible students may receive up to $18,000 each (e.g. for a full-time, four-year qualification). Shorter, part-time qualifications are paid on a pro rata basis. An extra $500 is also available to support an internship.

Find out more here.

 

Boosting Apprenticeships

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery.

Through the subsidy, any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. There is no cap on the number of eligible trainees/apprentices.

Find out more here.

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: https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding-programs/CSIRO-Kick-Start

Environmental Grants

Horticulture Netting Infrastructure Grant

$14.6 million in grants for South Australian horticulture growers to purchase and install protective netting has been made available. Funding will cover the costs of third-party providers of permanent and throw-over protective netting and associated support structures required for installation.

Find out more here.

 

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: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund 

Food and Wine Grants

No grants available

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 www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au.

Other useful Grant Links

 

Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Assistance Program

If you are an eligible CBA customer, you can access our Domestic & Family Violence Assistance Program to support you and your family experiencing a domestic or family violence situation. This includes situations of financial abuse (PDF).

Access the program by calling 1800 222 387 between 8am – 8pm Mon-Fri (Sydney/ Melbourne time). It is a confidential service run by independent, specialist trauma counsellors. These counsellors are not bank employees

For more information visit – https://www.commbank.com.au/support/dv-assistance.html?ei=gsa_support_domestic

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.