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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to Basics Grants Program
Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants
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: 12 December 2019 – Re-open: 20 January 2020
Medical Research Future Fund – National Critical Infrastructure Initiative: 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity
The 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity provides between $5 million and $100 million for new and innovative approaches to enhance and improve clinical trial infrastructure, to extend existing clinical trials into rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.
Applications for the 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure Grant Opportunity will open on 10 December 2019 and close at 5.00pm AEDT on 3 March 2020.
For further information please visit business.gov.au/RRRCTEI.
Accelerating Commercialisation provides access to expert guidance and grants to help businesses commercialise their novel products, processes and services. Accelerating Commercialisation offers Commercialisation Guidance, Accelerating Commercialisation Grants and Portfolio Services to successful applicants.
If you’re successful, this support will connect you to an AusIndustry Customer Service Manager or a Commercialisation Adviser. The Commercialisation Adviser will offer initial guidance on the commercialisation project or strategy and provide feedback if you want to progress to a Grant or Portfolio Services application.
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:
Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or email@example.com.
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 https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/defence-global-competitiveness-grants 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: https://www.business.gov.au/centre-for-defence-industry-capability/business-advice-and-grants/sovereign-industrial-capability-priority-grants
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 business.gov.au.
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.
Regional Airports Program
Provides regional airports or aerodrome owners/operators with grants of up to $5 million to enhance aviation safety and accessibility
Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round Four – Drought Support
The Round 4 Community Investments Stream supports projects benefiting local communities in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits.
What do you get?
Grants of $5,000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of project costs.
Who is this for?
A not-for-profit, local government or non-distributing co-operative.
If you would like to learn more, please visit: http://bit.ly/32JaisS
Please contact RDA Yorke and Mid North on 1300 742 414 if you would like to discuss potential projects.
Applications close 5.00pm on 19 December 2019.
Grants SA – Funding for Community Organisations
2019-20 Funding Guidelines
Minor Round $100 to $10,000
Grants SA is a one-off-project funding program that provides approximately $3 million in grants annually 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 funding are:
• people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities
The majority of total funding is committed to the ‘disadvantage’ priority group. Refer to the Glossary of Terms for more detailed definitions of priority groups.
Further information is available online.
Minor Round 2 opens 1st December 2019
Major Round 2 opens 10th October 2019
Dreams for a Better World
There are thousands of change-makers in Australia with the dreams and energy to bring positive change to the lives of others and make a difference in their community. However, sometimes you need a helping hand, and Sunsuper has a way to help make it happen. Sunsuper‘s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations and now small businesses can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. For more information visit: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/
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
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.
Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme – Extention
Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme Provides Eligible Councils with up to $1 million for local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $81 million in 2018-19 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.
The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
Contact Flinders Ranges Council or DC of Peterborough for more information.
Applications close 31 December 2019 for Flinders Ranges Council & District Council of Peterborough only
For more information visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/drought-communities-programme
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: https://www.caravanindustry.com.au/defib-subsidy-overview
Applications close Wednesday 30 June 2021
Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants
Provides schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.
Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program
The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (the program).
Funding will be available to eligible regional show societies for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchase, rent or construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds.
Disability Sector Grants
Currently no grants available
Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants
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 https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-employment-trials#key-documents 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: https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding-programs/CSIRO-Kick-Start
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.
International Space Investment Expand Capability Grants
The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for the Industry, Science and Technology, released the grant opportunity guidelines for the International Space Investment Expand Capability program on 17th October 2019.
The program aims to build the capacity and capability of the Australian space sector and support jobs creation, and demonstrate the sector’s ability to successfully deliver space-related products and services internationally.
The minimum grant amount is $100,000.
The maximum grant amount is $4 million.
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 & fauna conservation and threatened mammal conservation. These projects should involve any of the following:
Monitoring & sharing data | Community education | Community capacity building | Research
For further information visit: https://wettenhall.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/
1 October for funding in November 2019
9 December for funding in February 2020
Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications
Food and Wine Grants
More information can be found at https://www.mla.com.au/research-and-development/funding-opportunities
The Food South Australia Business Growth Program assists manufacturers and producers to identify potential markets and respond to business management challenges through a flexible program of support services.
There are three components to the Business Growth Program; Market Intelligence, Business Management and Finance and Risk Management. The Business Growth Program is open to all food or beverage manufacturing businesses of any size or age, and to agricultural producers looking to value-add products provided, so long as the business is South Australian registered food or beverage manufacturing or agricultural value-adding business, has some level of existing plans and is willing to work with Food SA.
More information can be found here: https://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/business-growth-program/
Sport and Recreation Grants
In recent years, over $2,000,000 has been directed back to the wider South Australian community under the auspices of the Sponsorship Assistance Program to support projects that include resurfacing of sports grounds, lighting, charity projects, community awareness campaigns and many more.
For further information visit: https://www.clubssa.com.au/about/funding
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 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 https://sportingschools.gov.au/funding or call 1300 785 707
Other useful Grant Links
- Dan van Host Peallekkan MP Member for Stuart website under ‘Grants’, https://www.danvhp.com.au/grants/
- The Community Grants Hub, communitygrants.gov.au.
- Australian Government Business website under ‘Grants, assistance and other support’, https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance.
- FarmHub connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times, such as drought.https://farmhub.org.au/region/sa/
- Community Grants Hub https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants
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.