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

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.

 

Drought Community Support Initiative

The Australian Government Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2 provides financial assistance to farmers, farm workers, contractors and suppliers impacted by the drought.

The funding provides a one-off $3000 cash payment to eligible households. Vinnies is assisting to distribute the funds. The payment is limited to one per household.

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

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.

 

Tourism Industry Development Fund

The Tourism Industry Development Fund is designed to support and stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism product and experiences. It aims to assist in the COVID recovery of regional tourism by encouraging regional operators to improve and diversify so they can attract more visitors and get a higher return on their offering.

Find out more here.

 

Performers’ Trust Foundation

The Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts.

All applications for grants are reviewed by the trustees and must be for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Performances at concerts at or for charitable institutions such as hospitals or homes for the aged;
  • Scholarships for the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education;
  • The promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public;
  • The aid or assistance of any beneficiary who is unable to adequately maintain herself/himself by her/his own exertions and other income

Find out more here.

 

The Cellar Door Unique Experience Grant Program

The Cellar Door Unique Experience Grant Program is supporting South Australian wineries with cellar doors with grants of up to $5,000 to run projects that enhance the visitor experience and create must-visit destinations.

Grant funds received under this program can be used for the creation of a unique commissionable tourism experience in a cellar door/winery.

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.

 

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

 

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.

For more information click on the link: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=6C0D4117-A76D-13E7-5883E85954BE510A

 

REGIONAL TOURISM RECOVERY PACKAGE

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 https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/recovery-for-regional-tourism

 

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 RISE@arts.gov.au, or telephone 02 6271 7971.

 

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: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/resilience-fund-faqs/first-nations-contemporary-music-program-musicians-and-band-support/

 

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

The Live Music Australia program

The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. It is acknowledged that the music industry is facing increased pressures in light of the severe impacts of COVID-19, and that venues may require assistance as they begin to reopen and rebuild.

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.

 

Manufacturing Strategy – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.

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.

 

Methane Emissions Reduction in Livestock: Research Grants

Research Grants support on-ground trials involving Australian producers to collect data on emissions and productivity impacts from the use of low-emissions feed technologies.

To be eligible, you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • a co-operative.

Joint applications are acceptable and encouraged.

Find out more here.

 

Tailored Assistance Employment Grants

TAEG aims to increase Indigenous employment and retention by funding tailored activities that respond flexibly to local employment conditions. It includes two activity streams that target specific cohorts of the Indigenous population:

  • Employment – aims to support Indigenous job seekers into sustainable employment. This stream supports Indigenous job seekers with a guaranteed job; provision of pre-employment support and training to address barriers to employment, plus post-placement mentoring to improve retention in the workplace; and
  • School-based traineeships– aims to support Indigenous secondary school students to gain work experience and prepare for post-school transition into further study or employment.

The TAEG grants are geared towards payment on outcomes, with funding weighted towards longer-term employment outcomes. The provider/employer work with NIAA’s Regional Offices to agree payment structure once funding is approved by NIAA.

TAEG funding can include mentoring and training activities that lead to better employment outcomes.

Find out more here.

 

Regional Growth Fund 2021-22

The 2021-22 Competitive Round of Regional Growth Fund is now open!

This year $15 million has been allocated for the Regional Growth Fund. The 2021-22 Fund will support:

  1. Up to $5 million for the Regional Growth Fund Competitive Grants – applications are now open and will close 12 noon on Monday 12 July 2021.
  2. $10 million for the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development to commit to strategic regional growth projects – open year-round for applications.

Applicants can seek grants from $50,000 up to $2 million.

Before you apply, please read the all the guidelines and FAQs. Click here for more information.

 

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.

 

Pastoral Sustainability Grants

Included in the BPS project are grants for pastoral businesses to trial management practices and technologies that will help them better adapt to varying climates and markets and improve the sustainability of businesses in the South Australian Arid Lands region.

Grants for Round 1 of the Pastoral Sustainability Grant program will be available for between $10,000 and $30,000 (ex GST). A total funding pool of $90,000 is offered in this round.

Find out more here.

 

Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program

The Australian Government is providing $94.6 million for the Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program (the Program).

The Program will provide assistance to eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to help sustain these important tourism attractions at a time when tourism turnover has been impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The objective of the Program is to assist eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to maintain their animal populations by assisting with animal welfare costs such as feed, enclosure, health and other specialised care and utilities directly related to the housing and caring for animals.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/business-events-exhibitor-grants-program

 

REGIONAL TOURISM RECOVERY PACKAGE

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 https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/recovery-for-regional-tourism

 

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

Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants Program

Nutrien Ag Solutions Community Grants is a small grants program aiming to contribute to the success, vibrancy and wellbeing of rural and regional communities nationwide.

Nutrien Ag Solutions seeks to support local grassroots organisations with funding for projects that are meaningful for their communities.

We require organisations interested in applying for a grant to first contact a Nutrien Ag Solutions branded store branch manager to be endorsed. More information is provided in the guidelines and if you need help with this requirement simply get in touch with FRRR on the numbers below.

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.

 

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

ANZ Seeds of Renewal is a small grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

Now in its 19th year, the ANZ Seeds of Renewal program demonstrates ANZ’s ongoing commitment to shape a world where people and communities thrive. It is built on two key tenets:

– Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with strong social capital, where everyone can participate and build a better life; and

– Sustainable communities innovate, expand, and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium to long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.

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.

 

The Open Space Grant Program: Attorney-General’s Department

Quality public open space is becoming increasingly important to ensure South Australia remains liveable, healthy and sustainable, particularly in the context of increasing residential infill in existing neighbourhoods. Councils are encouraged to apply for grants, to assist with the purchase and enhancement of public open space, accessible to the community.

Find out more here.

 

FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities in drought-affected regions that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future.

Round 22 now open and closes: 24 August 2021

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. The program is funded through the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board to deliver positive environmental and landscape management outcomes, such as weed control, revegetation projects and pest animal management.

Find out more here.

 

NATIONAL SHED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FUNDING

Category One: Health and Wellbeing and Events-up to a maximum of $8000-assistance with costs incurred for the delivery of men’s health screening programmes, activities that advance health and well-being of their male members, costs to attend health focussed events and education programmes, planning and delivery of regional Men’s Health events, health resources

Category Two: Shed Improvements up to a maximum of $8000– funding to be used for improvements, modifications or refurbishment to an existing building or space to allow for the operation of the Men’s Shed. PLEASE NOTE: the building of a new Men’s Shed is not supported under this Programme

Category Three: Tools and Equipment up to a maximum of $5,000–the priority focus in Category Three is providing financial support to new Men’s Sheds (less than 2 years old) and those Men’s Sheds that who can clearly demonstrate a high need.

Find out more here.

Advantage Community Grants

The Advantage Community Grants Program aims to support you and your involvement in community groups, sporting organisations and other charitable causes close to your heart.

The not for profit sector is currently being confronted by the tough combination of falling revenue and in many cases unprecedented demand for their services, fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. By nominating a cause in your community, together we can help support those in need.

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.

 

Ski for Life Mental Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Grants

The money raised by the many people involved in Ski for Life is available to help communities, groups and individuals undertake projects which align with our mission of raising awareness and promoting mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention.

Find out more here.

 

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

The AMP Foundation is now seeking more talented and innovative Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a financial boost to take it to the next level.

Grants of between $5,000 to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research.

Find out more here.

 

Mental Health Month Rural Grants

Funding applications are invited from mental health service providers, community organisations, creative collectives, and individuals, for activities and events to be held during Mental Health Month in regional SA that aim to promote mental health, wellbeing and stigma reduction in the local community through arts and creativity.

We will be supporting creative activities and events that encourage and evolve mental health conversations and showcase the cultural value of Lived Experience voices. The amount available for each application is up to $1000.

Find out more here.

The Online Safety Grants Program

Grants of between $80,000 and $1 million are available to non-government organisations (NGOs) registered as a not-for-profit charitable organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

The program supports the delivery of online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

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.

 

Grassroots Grants program

The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is excited to announce the opening of its 2021/22 Grassroots Grants program.

Local community groups, not-for-profit organisations and volunteers are now invited to apply for grants between $1,000 and $10,000 (+GST) for on-ground activities such as weed control, revegetation, watercourse restoration, community education, erosion and pest management.

To apply for a Northern and Yorke Grassroots Grant, go to:

https://landscape.smartygrants.com.au/NorthernandYorke2021

 

Powering Communities Program

Community groups such as yours contribute so much to our local community.

The program will fund projects that will lower power bills for community groups and help reduce Australia’s emissions.

The program will support projects such as:

  • Installing solar panels or a battery
  • Upgrading equipment such as air conditioners, hot water systems or refrigerators to more energy efficient models
  • Replacing lighting with more energy efficient LEDs or
  • Conducting an energy audit

Grants between $5,000 and $12,000 are available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required.  Simple EOI process to apply

Find 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.

 

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

 

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

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.

 

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

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.

 

Tailored Assistance Employment Grants

TAEG aims to increase Indigenous employment and retention by funding tailored activities that respond flexibly to local employment conditions. It includes two activity streams that target specific cohorts of the Indigenous population:

Employment – aims to support Indigenous job seekers into sustainable employment. This stream supports Indigenous job seekers with a guaranteed job; provision of  pre-employment support and training to address barriers to employment, plus post-placement mentoring to improve retention in the workplace; and

School-based traineeships – aims to support Indigenous secondary school students to gain work experience and prepare for post-school transition into further study 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.

 

Destination Australia Program 2022 (Round 3)

The grant program provides grants to Australian tertiary education providers in regional areas to provide scholarships to domestic and international students, promote those scholarships for students, and promote tertiary education in regional Australia. It helps achieve the International Education Support Outcome by facilitating study in regional Australia for international and domestic students.

Find out more here.

 

Online Safety Grants Program

The Online Safety Grants Program, led by eSafety, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

Grants of between $80,000 and $1 million are available to non-government organisations (NGOs) registered as a not-for-profit charitable organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

The program supports the delivery of online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

A total of $9 million is available over the life of the program, allocated in rounds in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Find out more here.

 

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:

https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/supporting-development/indigenous-professional-staff-grants-program-ipsgp

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

Revitalising Private Conservation Grant

Round 3 Grants of up to $10,000 is NOW OPEN.

This round, with a pool of up to $350,000, provides funding for vital conservation work for owners or managers of private land with native vegetation under Heritage Agreements. The grants are also available for aspiring Heritage Agreement owners.

Biodiversity outcomes, controlling plant and animal pest species and remnant vegetation protection are the focus of this round.

You can also find out more by participating in one of our online information sessions.

Find out more here.

 

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grant Scheme

The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. We support grassroots organisations and individuals, and academics who are working with on-ground community groups.

Find out more here.

 

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

Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants

Wine producers who have met the eligibility criteria in the preceding financial year may apply for a grant payment of 29 per cent of the notional wholesale selling price of their eligible rebatable domestic cellar door sales (up to $100,000 (GST exclusive)). Total funding under the grant program is capped at $10 million each financial year.

If the total value of all eligible applications exceeds the $10 million program cap in any one year, the value of individual grants will be reduced proportionally and be applied at a consistent rate for all approved applications.

Find out more.

 

FIAL Cluster Grant Program 2021

The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, trading as FIAL, is delighted to launch the Cluster Grant Program 2021. This one-of-a-kind program provides matched funding of $150,000 to four eligible Cluster Applicants across our nation’s food and agribusiness sector. The funding provided is to help businesses, government and researchers unite to tackle challenges in regions and/or cities. By working together for the common good, stakeholders in the cluster can take advantage of market opportunities either domestically or overseas.

Find out more here.

Sport and Recreation Grants

Infrastructure Projects Grant Programs

A week after $24 million in infrastructure grants being handing out to sporting clubs and organisations across South Australia, another $20.6 million is now up for grabs.

South Australian sport and recreation organisations now have another chance to apply for their share in the Marshall Liberal Government’s significant investment in sporting facilities.

Eligible sport and recreation groups and local councils can now apply for funding through the 2021-2022 suite of infrastructure projects grant programs consisting of:

  • Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program 2021-22 (CRSFP)
  • Grassroots Facilities Program Round 2 (GFP)
  • Regional and Districts Facilities Program Round 2 (RDFP)

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.

Find out more here

 

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Sporting Schools Fund

Funding is available for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.

Find out more here

 

Woolworths You Grow Girl Grants

Woolworths want to support netball clubs and associations across the nation by offering 125 x $2,000 grants to netball clubs and associations who continue to seek funding to assist with developments / improvements to their community.

Find out more here

Boots for All Equipment Grant
Boots for All’s vision is to have an active and socially inclusive Australia through sport. The organisation exists to break down barriers to sport participation and strengthen communities by collecting and distributing quality, new and near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians and by providing volunteering and training opportunities via the Sports for All social enterprise sports store.
Find out more here.
$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

 

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.