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Agriculture Grants

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Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants

Crisis Relief Grants

Support Act provides crisis relief to artists, artist managers, crew and music workers across all genres who are unable to work due to illness, injury, a mental health issue that is managed through a current mental health care plan or some other crisis, including the impact of COVID-19 on live music.

Please be advised that Support Act has now expended the funds that were generously made available by the Australian Government. Thanks to their support, more than 15,000 Crisis Relief Grants valued at over $35 million have been provided to music and live performing arts workers since March 2020.

We have a limited number of Crisis Relief Grants available thanks to funding provided by our donors and sponsors. In an effort to stretch these funds as far as possible, grants are now being offered at $1,000 for an individual and $1,500 for a family.

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Live Music Events Fund – Expression of Interest

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

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

Find out more here


Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund

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

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

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

Find out more here.

Business Grants

Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program

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

How it works

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

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

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

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Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

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

Types of grants for exporters:

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

Find out more here.

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.


AMGC Commercialisation Fund

AMGC co-funds industry projects to commercialise innovation. In this way, approved industry projects demonstrate how, and the techniques, Australian manufacturing can become more globally competitive.

AMGC has received an additional $30 million in funding to continue supporting industry projects.

The Fund is intended to invest in later stage commercialisation, not early-stage research-based programs. However, project applicants are strongly encouraged to include collaboration with research partners and other Australian manufacturers.

Find out more here.


Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

This grant provides projects up to 50% of the expenditure to a maximum of $250,000 for commercialisation offices and eligible partner entities and $1M for all other applicants.  Accelerating Commercialisation Grant recipients will also receive Portfolio Services for the duration of the project.

Portfolio Services provides a connection to a range of services that may include:

  • guidance from Commercialisation Advisers
  • access to the expert network
  • access to promotional opportunities.

Further information can also be found here:

Community Grants

HomeStart First Home Grant

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

Find out more here.


Strengthening Rural Communities

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

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

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

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

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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.

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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.




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.

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Connellan Airways Trust

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

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

Find out more here.


Bite-sized Grants program

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

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

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Disability Sector Grants

Youngcare’s Home Support Grants

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

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

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

Find out more here.

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

Nuffield Australia Scholarships 2022 – NOW OPEN!

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

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

Find out more here.


Country Education Foundation of Australia

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

Find out more here.


Creative Arts Scholarships

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

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

Find out more here.


Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES)

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

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

Find out more here.

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 here.

Environmental Grants

Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA)

Announced 8 February 2022, disaster assistance is now available for local councils in South Australia following the severe weather, heavy rainfall and flooding between 21 January and 2 February 2022 which has caused significant disruption to communities and key transport infrastructure routes.

Assistance is being provided for 14 Local Government Areas in northern, central and western parts of the state through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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.

More information can be found here.

Food and Wine Grants

No grants available

Sport and Recreation Grants

$100 Sport Vouchers Program

The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or
dance club fees or memberships. Clubs wishing to register for the program and parents or guardians wanting to find a participating club in their area should go to

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

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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.