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

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 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 https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/recovery_grants_for_bushfire_affected_communities_in_south_australia

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

Business Grants

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants

The Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants provides small businesses with grants of up to $20,000 to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring.

Applications close at 5:00 pm, 26 August 2020.

Find out more here.

 

BUSHFIRE RESPONSE INFORMATION HUB

https://www.business.gov.au/news/bushfire-support

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:

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

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

 

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.
https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/export-market-development-grants-emdg

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

Community Wellbeing & Resilience Grants

The Community Wellbeing & Resilience Grants provide funding for community-based projects that contribute to positive wellbeing and resilience outcomes to address the impacts of COVID-19 on groups of people within the South Australian community.

Applications for the grants are now open and close on Friday 17 July 2020.

Funding of between $10,000 and $100,000 is available for projects which will support wellbeing and resilience with an emphasis on mental, physical (activity and nutrition) and/or social wellbeing. Funding is available for the 2020-21 financial year only with all grant funds to be expended by 30 June 2021.

The Grants, administered by Wellbeing SA are not designed to support existing programs or services, or for service delivery to individuals, but are to support new initiatives that contribute to community wellbeing and resilience in response to COVID-19.

Find out more here.

 

Australia Post Community Grants Program

Being part of a community and feeling a sense of belonging is more important than ever before. At Australia Post, we understand that when people in communities connect, they feel better. We also know that this often results in improved mental health outcomes and we want to support the organisations that are helping make this happen.

The 2020 Australia Post Community Grants Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to local organisations aiming to connect individuals and communities through projects that:

  • increase the opportunity for individuals to experience meaningful connections that enhance mental wellbeing
  • support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well
  • help people access mental health support at a local level

Please read the Grant Guidelines via the link below to check the eligibility of your organisation and project before applying.

Applications close: 17 July 2020 (Midnight AEST).

Grant announcements: October 2020.

To contact our grants team, email grants@auspost.com.au, call 1300 765 772 or visit www.auspost.com.au

 

2020 Hallett Community Grants Program

EnergyAustralia Hallett Community Grants program is now open.

We support local projects and organisations in the areas of:
• Education: supporting skill development, training or knowledge acquisition
• Social inclusion: supporting community cohesion or development

How to apply for funding
To access the application form and terms and conditions, visit energyaustralia.com.au/hallett for more information or email hallett@energyaustralia.com.au
Applications will be open from 1 June to 31 July 2020.
Applications Now Open

 

Grants SA – Major 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 Major Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities.
Major Round funding of between $10,001 – $100,000 is available for:
Community Facility Upgrades | One-off Programs or Services | Vehicles

For further information click here.

Major Round 1 for 2020 will open in April 2020 and close in May 2020
Major Round 2 for 2020 will open in August 2020 and close in September 2020

 

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

 

SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable benefits (over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing.  Successful projects aim to increase access or opportunity for the community to make healthier choices or participate in activities with a prevention focus.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2NiOUWc

 

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.

More information here: https://www.frrr.org.au/SRC_Small_Vital.php?fbclid=IwAR3AQ5D1wEx4lL4FOpQi1bO5qJvKEeEidlxOBgMEZMBcoQn0dcpvuchSVIQ

 

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

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

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.

Environmental Grants

No Grants At This Time

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
www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au
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 https://sportingschools.gov.au/funding 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.