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Business Grants

Round 2 – Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme – Closing the Gap – Major Capital Works Program

Close Date & Time: 7-Nov-2023 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Through this grant opportunity, the Australian Government is providing funding of up to $70 million (GST
exclusive) over 2 years from 2023-24 to 2024-25 for major capital works projects to be undertaken from 2023-
24 to 2025-26.

To be eligible, organisations must be an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and currently deliver
primary health care – see Appendix A of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

This Grant Opportunity will involve a two-stage process for allocating funding:
Stage One – Expression of Interest (EOI); and
Stage Two – Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Only applications that are shortlisted in the EOI stage are invited to provide further information in Stage 2.

The grant is to be undertaken in accordance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).


To be eligible, Organisations must:
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• be an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service;
• currently deliver primary health care; and
• be listed at Appendix A of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

More information here

Venue Improvement Grants SA

This program provides funding to upgrade SA venues to be able to cater for live music performances.

Applications will close as soon as funding capacity is fully expended.

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.

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.


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.


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.

Community Grants

2023 Lowitja Institute Seeding Grant funding streams
Closing: 19 November 2023
Stream 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Seeding Symposium
This stream has been curated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities which have not led
research before. Community members will have the opportunity to participate in a symposium, including a
workshop to develop their ideas for research. Indigenous researcher leaders will support communities to
develop a research proposal to submit to our Major Grants program.
Stream 2: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Seeding Grant
This stream has been curated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities which may or may not
have led research before but have the resources and relationships to bring together key stakeholders to
develop their own research proposal to submit to our Major Grants program. Funding of up to $15,000 is
available in this stream.
Stream 3: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Researcher Partnership Grant
This is a partnership grant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career researchers who wish to
conduct a research project in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled
organisations. The evidence drawn from this stream should result in a major grant application submitted
external to Lowitja Institute. Funding of up to $50,000 is available in this stream.
Perpetual’s IMPACT philanthropy application program (IPAP)
Closing: Friday 8 December 2023
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Perpetual focuses on four pillars when assessing applications for funding, identifying organisations that can
maximise their impact through good governance, solid leadership, strong strategy and an outcomes focus.
The assessable questions within the application form are focused on these pillars.
Strategy – When we talk about strategy, we’re looking for organisations that can speak to their mission, understand how effective they are and how they’re performing against their mission.
Leadership – When assessing leadership, we’re looking for organisations that have an awareness of their external environment and have a willingness to learn and collaborate with other organisations pursuing
similar goals.
Capability – When capability is assessed, we’re looking for organisations that understand what a sustainable business model looks like to them and how this is measured.
Outcomes – When we ask about outcomes, we’re looking for organisations that can demonstrate evidence of success that’s measurable, realistic and can provide our clients with a clear picture of the long-term impact of funding.
Country Arts SA
Country Arts SA have a variety of grants available. Visit their website for more information.

Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program

No closing date specified

Selection Process Non competitive (applicants will be assessed on their individual merit against the
assessment criteria, and will not be compared to other applications)
The program will focus on a partnership approach to deliver investment in regional Australia. It will bring together governments and communities to plan and deliver regional precincts that are tailored to local needs and have a shared vision in how that precinct connects to the region.
Partners can be from government, First Nations groups, community organisations, educational institutions or private enterprise.
Regional precincts or ‘places with a purpose’ are user-defined geographic areas with a specific shared need or
theme. Regional precincts may include business districts, neighbourhoods, activity centres, commercial hubs or
community and recreational areas.
They will be located in renewal areas and growth areas in regional centres,
regional corridors, regional cities, as well as smaller town centres that serve as service hubs in more remote
There are two streams of the regional Precincts and Partnerships Program which are delivered as two grant
The regional Precincts and Partnerships Program will be an always open grants process, meaning applications can be submitted at any time once the program opens.Eligibility
• Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Organisations (ORIC)
and be one of the following entities:
• an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body
• an Australian local government agency or body
• a Regional University which may be for-profit
• an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
Total available amount $400million over three years
STREAM 1 funding amounts
• The minimum grant amount is $500,000.
• The maximum grant amount is $5 million.
The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of the eligible expenditure for the project to a maximum amount
of $5 million.
STREAM 2 funding amounts:
• The minimum grant amount is $5 million.
• The maximum grant amount is $50 million.
The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of the eligible expenditure for the project to a maximum amount
of $50 million
Apply here
Playing Australia Project Investment Agency Creative Australia
• 10 October 2023, 3pm AEDT for projects starting after 1 January 2024
• 5 March 2024, 3pm AEDT for projects starting after 1 June 2024
• 4 June 2024, 3pm AEST for project starting after 1 September 2024.
Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia.
You can apply for:
• a reasonable portion of costs associated with remounting or rehearsing a work
• inter-state touring costs including freight, transport, accommodation and travel allowances
• a contribution towards tour coordination at $550 per venue
• a reasonable portion of costs associated with reducing the environmental impact of your tour
reasonable portion of costs associated with supporting the wellbeing of the touring company
The program supports net touring costs and other designated costs associated with tours. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.
Apply here

Safe Places Inclusion

Closing 14 November 2023

Selection Process: Open Competitive
The Inclusion Round provides capital works grants for the renovation, building or purchase of new or expanded emergency accommodation for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence (FDV).
It will focus on improving access to appropriate emergency accommodation for First Nations women and children, women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and women and children with disability, however, all women and children, regardless of identity, must be provided with accommodation
or referral.
Organisations are not required to have a singular focus on particular groups of women and children but the
department expects applicants to demonstrate how projects have appropriate supports in place for at least one of the groups of women and children listed above.
Grantees are responsible for the following during a 15-year Designated Use Period once emergency
accommodation is ready for use:
• funding FDV services and other specialist wrap-around services
• ongoing maintenance of dwellings
• reporting on the use of the accommodation.
The department will hold information sessions in early October 2023. The information sessions will provide
guidance on the grant opportunity guidelines, eligibility and assessment criteria, and an opportunity to ask
questions. You can register for an information session on Eventbrite.
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
• Company
• Corporate State or Territory Entity
• Incorporated Association
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• Indigenous Corporation
• Local Government
• Statutory Entity.
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The Local Buying Foundation Funding Round for SA is Open

The Local Buying Foundation supports projects that aim to build better businesses and stronger business communities. Is your organisation developing a project, program or event that relates to business development opportunities within the Upper Spencer Gulf or Roxby Downs regions?

This will be the final funding round for 2022.

For more information and to submit an Application visit here.

First Home Owner Grant

As a first-home buyer, you may be eligible for a grant of up to $15,000 on the purchase or construction of a new residential home in South Australia.

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.

Application closes on 15th  February, May, August and November each year.

Find out more here.

Disability Sector Grants

Disability Worker COVID-19 Leave Grant

Funding will be available to support eligible members of the disability workforce who are unable to deliver supports to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants due to a COVID-19 infection.

Employers that pay sick leave to disability workers who deliver close personal support to NDIS participants, contract COVID-19 and have insufficient or no sick leave, will be eligible for a reimbursement payment. Registered and unregistered NDIS providers, including sole traders which provide specified classes of supports to participants will be eligible.

Estimated period of release is between July to December 2023.

Find out more here.


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

Innovative Models of Care (IMOC) Program Grant

The Innovative Models of Care (IMOC) program aims to attract and keep health professionals in Australia’s regional, rural and remote communities.

IMOC also encourages:

  • health professionals working to their full scope of practice
  • multidisciplinary team-based models of care
  • different employment models for healthcare professionals
  • sharing of healthcare resources between small, connected communities.

The program will trail new multidisciplinary primary care models to identify more effective ways to delivery primary health care to people living outside major centres.

These models will also help to address distance and access issues, plus workforce shortages to delivery better health outcomes.

School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI)

To boost education opportunities and narrow the digital divide, the Australian Government is working with NBN Co to provide up to 30,000 families with no internet at home, free NBN for 12 months.

To be eligible, families with school age children will be nominated by participating schools, education
authorities and charities/community organisations. These organisations will identify and provide information
directly to families within their respective systems about the initiative.

To be eligible, a family must:
• Have a child living at home that is enrolled in an Australian school in 2023.
• Be referred by a nominating organisation. This will include consideration of whether your child has access to a device and the digital skills to use the internet safely.
• Have no active NBN service.

More information here

Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program

The Australian Government is investing $10.9 million in the Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program. This program will offer scholarships to students from regional, rural and remote areas, to assist with boarding fees and associated costs.

Scholarships will be for up to 6 years.

The following scholarships will be available from 2024:

  • 50 scholarships of $20,000 p.a. per student, for students from low-income families
  • 50 scholarships of $10,000 p.a. per student, for students from low-to-middle income families experiencing financial hardship

Find out more here.


Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Have you been considering your next professional development activity?

If you are a primary health care professional working in rural or remote South Australia, grants up to $10,000 per year for up to two years are available to increase your clinical skills and scope of practice through training or study.

The grant can be used to cover the cost of course fees and may also include the cost of travel and accommodation associated with attending the training.

Find out more Here.


Rural Relocation Grants – Allied Health and Nursing Careers

If you are a new graduate starting work or a qualified primary health care professional, we can help you find the right place to work, provide support to help you get there, and help you get set up in your first year of rural practice.

Rural relocation grants of up to $5,000 are available for primary health care professionals moving to priority locations in South Australia’s country communities.

Find out more Here.


Future of Work Program

You may be eligible for an exciting opportunity under the Future of Work Program which is supported by BHP and the Australian Government Department of Education.

The aim of the Program is to prepare the nation’s workforce for the future by creating 1,000 skills development opportunities through funding short courses and advanced apprenticeships for students.

This means your enrolment in a short course (Undergraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate) could make you eligible for the cost of your study to be covered by the Program.

Eligible students will need to currently reside in one of the following areas (and demonstrate proof of residence):

  • Bowen Basin and Mackay in Queensland
  • Upper Spencer Gulf in South Australia
  • Roxby Downs in South Australia
  • The Pilbara in Western Australia
  • The Goldfields in Western Australia
  • Exmouth in Western Australia
  • The Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales

Find out more information on Future of Work Program here.


Nuffield Australia Scholarships 2024 

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.


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.

Environmental Grants

On Farm Connectivity Program

Closing: first come, first served basis

The Australian Government’s On Farm Connectivity Program is providing $30 million over 2 years to enable primary producers in agriculture, forestry and/or fisheries to take advantage of connected machinery and
sensor technology.

The objectives of the program are to:
• extend digital connectivity and enable Primary Producers to take advantage of advanced farming
• enhance a Primary Producer’s ability to implement digital agribusiness solutions through improved
• capitalise on the agricultural sector’s productivity and growth
• support access to new communications equipment and services by offsetting some of the cost.

Round 1 – Applications are now open for Round 1 of the OFCP, with up to $15 million in rebates available for
the purchase of eligible equipment.

Eligible equipment suppliers can claim a rebate of between $3,000 and
$30,000 for the sale of eligible equipment, with primary producers accessing discounted prices. The rebate can be claimed for up to 50 per cent of the cost of the eligible equipment.
Equipment suppliers must submit an application for each proposed sale to the Business Grants Hub through the
online portal. This application must detail the proposed connectivity solution/equipment and include a
declaration from the primary producer that they meet the eligibility criteria.

The Business Grants Hub will assess
applications against eligibility criteria specified in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

The Business Grants Hub will notify suppliers if their application has been successful. The equipment supplier
will then have 60 days to finalise the sale of the connectivity/solution equipment with the primary producer.
Equipment suppliers can then claim the rebate through the online portal.
This is a demand driven grant opportunity. Rebates will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis in order of application receipt, until the funding is exhausted. $15 million is available to 30 June 2024, or until funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first. It is important to note that a rebate cannot be claimed for equipment sold before the Business Grants Hub has notified the supplier that their application has
been approved.

Program Guidelines can be found on the On Farm Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity page
On Farm Connectivity Program | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development,
Communications and the Arts

Food and Wine Grants

Food Security Grants

Closing: Thursday, 23 November, at 3pm

Offering up to $50,000 for innovative projects aimed at shoring up food systems in communities.

These grants are not just an allocation of funds; they could become a lifeline for families and individuals struggling to put food on the table and to support sustainable sources of food into the future.

The latest commitment is part of $5 million over four years included in the 2023-24 State Budget for food relief
organisations and financial counselling for those in need.

The grants will support community projects that align with the South Australian Food Relief Charter and the
Nutrition Guidelines for the Food Relief Sector in the state.

The kinds of projects within the grants’ remit could include proposals to improve food security infrastructure,
including cold and bulk storage; community food and nutrition education programs and partnerships between community organisations and local government.

According to a 2020 report on Food Security and Nutrition, food security exists ‘when all people, at all times,
have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food …for an active and healthy life’.

Grant applications that focus on one or more of these dimensions could include:
• Community/social supermarkets ensuring affordable and dignified access to food.
• Cutting-edge food storage and refrigeration solutions.
• Thriving local food networks, including fresh food markets.
• Revitalising or enhancing community gardens, for example providing raised garden beds, tools, storage,
irrigation, plants, and seedlings, or facilities like toilets, shelters, and spaces for food and nutrition
• Innovative community nutrition and food education programs, enhancing food and nutrition literacy.
• Strengthening an organisation’s capability for service delivery through volunteer training.
• Community-focused food and nutrition literacy, job opportunities, and leadership development.
• Modernised kitchens and cooking equipment, ensuring safe and healthy food preparation.
• Inclusion of food and consumables, integral to community education and development programs.
• Pioneering sustainable urban agriculture initiatives.
• Supporting food entrepreneurs at risk of food insecurity through innovative social enterprises.

Applications are open to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, not-for-profit community
organisations, and Social Traders-certified social enterprises. Grants will be accepted until Thursday, 23
November, at 3pm.

More information here

Sport and Recreation Grants

Active Club Program

Closing Midday, 4th December 2023

Whilst applicants cannot apply for a specific amount, grants of either $1,500 or $3,000 will be available for each applicant based on the membership of the club. For eligible applicants with less than 100 members the maximum grant available will be $1,500 and for applicants with 100 or more members the maximum grant
available will be $3,000.
If you are successful, an ACP Grant can be used to cover costs associated with enabling participation in sport.
The following list includes costs that the grant may be used for. The list is by no means exhaustive, other costs
that meet the objectives of the program are welcome. For a comprehensive list with examples, please refer to
the Program Guidelines.
$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

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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.

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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.