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

Agriculture Grants

Back to Basics Grants Program

The Northern and Yorke NRM Board invites all land managers and community groups from the Southern Flinders Upper North district to apply for the Back to Basics Grants Program. The Back to Basics Grants Program has been established to provide funding to land managers and community groups to undertake projects that deliver positive environmental outcomes in Pest Management and Sustainable Agriculture practices across the Northern and Yorke Region.
Grants of up to $5000 (plus in-kind contributions and landholder commitment) are available for projects such as coordinated pest management and weed control.

Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants

Country Arts SA – Quick Response Grant

Regional artists can access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Individual—up to $1,500 which provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artist and arts workers in regional South Australia. Community—up to $3,000 which provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia. For further information visit:

Close: 12 December 2019 – Re-open: 20 January 2020

Business Grants

 Medical Research Future Fund – National Critical Infrastructure Initiative: 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity

The 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity provides between $5 million and $100 million for new and innovative approaches to enhance and improve clinical trial infrastructure, to extend existing clinical trials into rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Applications for the 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure Grant Opportunity will open on 10 December 2019 and close at 5.00pm AEDT on 3 March 2020.

For further information please visit

Accelerating Commercialisation Grants

Accelerating Commercialisation provides access to expert guidance and grants to help businesses commercialise their novel products, processes and services.  Accelerating Commercialisation offers Commercialisation Guidance, Accelerating Commercialisation Grants and Portfolio Services to successful applicants.

Commercialisation Guidance

If you’re successful, this support will connect you to an AusIndustry Customer Service Manager or a Commercialisation Adviser.  The Commercialisation Adviser will offer initial guidance on the commercialisation project or strategy and provide feedback if you want to progress to a Grant or Portfolio Services application.

Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

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

Portfolio Services

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

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

Further information can also be found here:

Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or


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 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:

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


Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Promotional expenses must be over $15,000 to a maximum of $150,000. Applications open on 1 July of each year.

If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 2 December.

If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your application by 3 March.


Regional Airports Program

Provides regional airports or aerodrome owners/operators with grants of up to $5 million to enhance aviation safety and accessibility

More information can be found here.

Community Grants

Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round Four – Drought Support

The Round 4 Community Investments Stream supports projects benefiting local communities in drought-affected areas. Through these projects, it aims to provide both economic and social benefits.

What do you get?
Grants of $5,000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of project costs.

Who is this for?
A not-for-profit, local government or non-distributing co-operative.

If you would like to learn more, please visit:

Please contact RDA Yorke and Mid North on 1300 742 414 if you would like to discuss potential projects.

Applications close 5.00pm on 19 December 2019.


Grants SA – Funding for Community Organisations

2019-20 Funding Guidelines
Minor Round $100 to $10,000

Grants SA is a one-off-project funding program that provides approximately $3 million in grants annually to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.

Key Priorities
The priority groups for Grants SA funding are:
• people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities

The majority of total funding is committed to the ‘disadvantage’ priority group. Refer to the Glossary of Terms for more detailed definitions of priority groups.

Further information is available online.

Download Guidelines Here

Minor Round 2 opens 1st December 2019

Major Round 2 opens 10th October 2019


Dreams for a Better World

There are thousands of change-makers in Australia with the dreams and energy to bring positive change to the lives of others and make a difference in their community.  However, sometimes you need a helping hand, and Sunsuper has a way to help make it happen. Sunsuper‘s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations and now small businesses can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. For more information visit:


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


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:


Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme – Extention

Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme Provides Eligible Councils with up to $1 million for local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.

The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $81 million in 2018-19 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.

The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
Contact Flinders Ranges Council or DC of Peterborough for more information.

Applications close 31 December 2019 for Flinders Ranges Council & District Council of Peterborough only

For more information visit


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:
Applications close Wednesday 30 June 2021


Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants

Provides schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

More information available here


Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (the program).
Funding will be available to eligible regional show societies for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchase, rent or construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds.

More information can be found here

Disability Sector Grants

Currently no grants available

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

Regional Employment Trials

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
The program provides local stakeholders in ten selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants between $7,500 and $200,000 to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
Visit for more information.

CSIRO Kick-start Program

CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
Eligible companies can apply for a second Kick-Start project, after completion of their first, providing the total funding provided by SME Connect under CSIRO Kick-Start does not exceed $50,000.
More information can be found at:


Integrated Carer Support Service: Carer Gateway Regional Delivery Partners

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services.

Full details available here.


International Space Investment Expand Capability Grants

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for the Industry, Science and Technology, released the grant opportunity guidelines for the International Space Investment Expand Capability program on 17th October 2019.

The program aims to build the capacity and capability of the Australian space sector and support jobs creation, and demonstrate the sector’s ability to successfully deliver space-related products and services internationally.

The minimum grant amount is $100,000.
The maximum grant amount is $4 million.

More information regarding this program is available here.


Environmental Grants

Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grant Scheme

The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.
Projects will be considered around flora & fauna conservation and threatened mammal conservation. These projects should involve any of the following:
Monitoring & sharing data | Community education | Community capacity building | Research
For further information visit:
Applications open
1 October for funding in November 2019
9 December for funding in February 2020
Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications

Food and Wine Grants

Funds for Red Meat Projects
Red meat industry projects targeting business issues can receive matching funding from MLA Partners in Innovation. Potential applicants can include producers, lot feeders, live exporters, meat processing companies, retail butchers, value-adding companies, supermarkets, and food services operators in the red meat industry any projects can cover the aspect of the production, processing, storage, transport, retailing and marketing of meat and livestock. Ongoing.
More information can be found at
SA Business Growth Program

The Food South Australia Business Growth Program assists manufacturers and producers to identify potential markets and respond to business management challenges through a flexible program of support services.

There are three components to the Business Growth Program; Market Intelligence, Business Management and Finance and Risk Management. The Business Growth Program is open to all food or beverage manufacturing businesses of any size or age, and to agricultural producers looking to value-add products provided, so long as the business is South Australian registered food or beverage manufacturing or agricultural value-adding business, has some level of existing plans and is willing to work with Food SA.

More information can be found here:

Sport and Recreation Grants

Clubs SA / IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program
Together with the Independent Gaming Corporation (IGC), Clubs SA invites non-gaming Clubs and community organisations to apply for Project Grants via its Sponsorship Assistance Program.
In recent years, over $2,000,000 has been directed back to the wider South Australian community under the auspices of the Sponsorship Assistance Program to support projects that include resurfacing of sports grounds, lighting, charity projects, community awareness campaigns and many more.
For further information visit:
$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
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 or call 1300 785 707

Other useful Grant Links

Contact us for assistance

Are you on the right track with your Grant/Funding application?

Make an appointment with one of our Economic Development Officers, who can assess your application and point you in the right direction.

Simply call us on 1300 742 414 or email us to make an appointment.