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

On-Farm Emergency Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

The South Australian Government will match Commonwealth Government funding for the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme to drought affected farmers who invest in on-farm water infrastructure. Eligible farmers can now access a 50% rebate – or up to $50,000 – on new water infrastructure purchases and installation costs for on-farm water infrastructure to help provide water to livestock or permanent horticulture plantings in the current drought and better improve drought resilience.
The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme is open to all eligible drought affected farmers and can be applied to:
Livestock
Pipes & fittings | Water storage for stock watering | Water pumps | De-silting of existing dams
Drilling of stock groundwater bores | Associated equipment | Installation of above | Freight
Horticulture
Drilling of horticulture groundwater bores | Associated equipment | De-silting of existing dams

For further information click here.

Applications close on 31 March 2021

 

Tackling Tough Times Together

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.
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.
Three tiers of grants are available:
Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
Up to $150,000 – applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest, and multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed.

Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.

For further information visit here.

Applications for Round 17 close on Thursday 28 May 2020 (EOIs for the $150k tier close on Thursday 16 April 2020)

 

Recovery Grants for Bushfire Affected Primary Producers

Bushfire affected primary producers in South Australia can now access a grant to assist with the recovery process and getting back to business.

The recovery grant can be used to help with the cost of:

  • clean up activities
  • reinstatement activities
  • emergency measures to assist with immediate recovery of primary production enterprises.

Eligible primary producers can now access grants of up to $75,000. Applicants who have previously applied for a grant, may apply for additional amounts up to the maximum $75,000.

For more information https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/recovery_grants_for_bushfire_affected_communities_in_south_australia

 

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

COVID-19 Arts Grants Support

The COVID-19 Arts Grants support art making, creative development and professional development across all art forms. It will be a condition of funding that independent artists and smaller organisations will be primary financial beneficiaries. There are three grants available:

 

Regional Events & Festival Grants

Organisers of tourism events and festivals held in regional South Australia are invited to apply for grants to support marketing and publicity activities which will help bolster event attendance, promote the state’s regions and grow the visitor economy

The State Governments funding streams incorporate the Regional Events & Festivals Program and the Community Events Development Fund to help drive local tourism. The next round of applications opens on Friday, January 31, 2020 and will support events held after September 1, 2020.

Applications close at 5 pm Friday, March 20, 2020. For more information or to apply, click here.

 

Country Arts SA – Quick Response Grant

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

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

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

Business Grants

Boosting Female Founders Initiative Round One

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 1 provides female founders of startup businesses with funding to launch and scale their businesses into domestic and global markets. It will help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face in getting access to finance and support, to grow their startups. Targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis.

What do you get?

Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 for female founded startups to expand into domestic and global businesses.

Who is this for?

Female founded (majority owned and led by women) startups who wish to launch and scale their business into new domestic and global markets.

Round one closes April 14.

Apply or find out more here.

 

Cyber Security Small Business Program

The $10 million Cyber Security Small Business Program provides small businesses with 19 or fewer employees with grants of up to $2,100 for up to 50 percent of the cost of a certified small business health check.

The Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia and New Zealand (CREST ANZ) is approved to conduct to cyber security health checks with small business. The aim of the program is to help small business understand their cyber security vulnerabilities and then make considered investments to protect their business. The program will run for the remainder of 2019/20.

For further information click here.

Applications close on Tuesday 30 June 2020

 

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.

 

Medical Research Future Fund – 2019 Frontier Health & Medical Research (Stage One) Grant Opportunity

The Australian Government has announced a total of $570 million over ten years for the Frontier Health and Medical Research Initiative. This Stage One grant opportunity will provide up to $1 million in funding to 10 multi-disciplinary teams including research and industry partners to explore bold and innovative ideas and/or make discoveries of great potential and global impact, through research relevant to any area of health and medical service delivery.

For this grant opportunity $10 million is available – the minimum grant amount is $250,000 and the maximum grant amount is $1 million.

Applications for the 2019 Frontier Health and Medical Research (Stage One) Grant Opportunity opened on the online portal on 30 January 2020 and close at 5.00pm AEDT on 26 March 2020.

For further information please visit business.gov.au/Frontiers

Community Grants

Grants SA – Major Round

Grants SA is a one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.
The priority groups for Grants SA Major Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities.
Major Round funding of between $10,001 – $100,000 is available for:
Community Facility Upgrades | One-off Programs or Services | Vehicles

For further information click here.

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

 

Grants SA – Minor Round

Grants SA is a one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.
The priority groups for Grants SA Minor Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities and volunteers
Major Round funding of between $100 – $10,000 is available for:
Community Activities | One-off Programs or Services | Volunteer Development

For further information click here.

Minor Round 1 for 2020 will open in May 2020 and close in June 2020
Minor Round 2 for 2020 will open in November 2020 and close in January 2021

 

Celebrate Together Grants

The Celebrate Together Grants provide one-off funding to eligible multicultural organisations to host festivals and events that celebrate cultural diversity.

There are two categories of grants under the Celebrate Together Grants:

  • Large Grants from $5001 to $30 000 are available to eligible multicultural organisations for festivals and events to be delivered within 12 months, commencing in July 2020. There are matched funding requirements for applicants requesting Large Grants. Large Grants applications that are not successful may also be considered for Small Grants.
  • Small Grants are valued up to $5000. The first round will be for events held between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020 and the second round will be for events held between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021.

Applications for Large Grants and Small Grants (Round 1) are now open and close on 31 March 2020 at 5pm.

We encourage multicultural organisations to consider applying. Online application forms and guidelines are available at www.multicultural.sa.gov.au.

 

Circular Economy Market Development Grants

Eligibility: Local councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes and businesses that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products

Open: From January 2020 – eligible applicants can submit an EOI at any time, until the round closes (no date provided), or until program funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first

Pool: $300,000 in 2019/20

Grant: Up to $100,000 per applicant, up to 50% of project costs

For more information visit: https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/market-development-grants

 

SA Healthy Towns Challenge

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

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

 

 

 

Dreams for a Better World

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

 

Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)

The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.
More information can be found at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT

 

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.

Our donors share our commitment to small rural, regional and remote communities and the premise that local leaders are best placed to know what will make their community stronger.

That is why they collaborate to fund this grants program, which facilitates continued investment and access to funds that can contribute to securing the future prosperity of small communities across Australia.

For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why we have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small and Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.

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

 

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy
In 2019, the Federal Government in partnership with Caravan Industry Association of Australia, launched a Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy Program for Caravan Parks to encourage operators to install these devices to help save the lives of those people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
The funding of $1 million from the government will match dollar to dollar up to $1000 per unit (excluding GST) purchased by an operator.
In regional Australia, the caravan park is often central to the community and one of the few businesses that is accessible 24h a day 7 days a week in the event of required access to a defibrillator. Although there has been an increased supply of defibs into sporting clubs, these venues are only accessible when sports are being played.
As such, Caravan Parks can play an important role in supporting a local community’s health service.
For further information visit: https://www.caravanindustry.com.au/defib-subsidy-overview
Applications close Wednesday 30 June 2021

Disability Sector Grants

COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers.

Find out more here.

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

MAKER PROJECTS: COMMUNITY STEM ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

On 14 January 2020, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, The Hon Karen Andrews MP announced applications are now open for the Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement Grants Program (Makers 2020). These grants are part of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program.

The Makers 2020 program supports STEM-related organisations such as businesses or universities to partner with experts, schools and community organisations to deliver STEM initiatives. The program delivers competitive grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 for up to two years for eligible organisations to deliver projects enabling young Australians (aged 18 and under) to experiment, tinker and design in the areas of science, technology and innovation. Information about the Makers 2020 program, including the grant opportunity guidelines are available at business.gov.au.

 

Regional Employment Trials

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
The program provides local stakeholders in ten selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants between $7,500 and $200,000 to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
Visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-employment-trials#key-documents for more information.

CSIRO Kick-start Program

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

 

Integrated Carer Support Service: Carer Gateway Regional Delivery Partners

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

Full details available here.

Environmental Grants

Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program -Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds

The Australian Government is inviting local councils via a restricted competitive process to apply to deliver projects under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program – Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds – Round 2 in selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 2019–2021.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • the detrimental economic, social and environmental effects associated with pest animals and weeds during drought is reduced
  • Councils and other groups such as Landcare work together to reduce the impacts of pest animals and weeds in eligible LGAs
  • increasing the use and uptake of innovative natural resource management technologies and best management practices
  • the information, financial and institutional capacity of communities and their participation in natural resource management is increased.

For more information visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/communities-combating-pest-and-weed-impacts-during-drought

 

Coastal Research & Development Grants

Recognising that many coastal communities are at risk from current and future coastal hazards, such as erosion, flooding and sand dune drift, and that innovative solutions will be required for successful coastal adaptation into the future, the Government has allocated $650,000 to a Coastal Research and Development Grant Program.

Purpose

The purpose of the Coastal Research and Development Grant Program is to fund research and development demonstration projects that:

  • Examine risks to coastal assets, infrastructure and communities.
  • Support coastal adaptation.
  • Develop innovative approaches to coastal management to sustain assets and the environment.

For more information visit:

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/coasts/grants-and-opportunities/coastal-research-development-grants

Food and Wine Grants

Black Summer Innovation Program
Black Summer Innovation Program is a fund provided by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) designed to help small and medium businesses, who have been affected by events of national natural catastrophe or global diseases outbreaks (in 2019 or 2020). Funding is designed to support these businesses innovate to create commercial products, processes or services.

For further information click here.

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: https://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/business-growth-program/

Sport and Recreation Grants

Grassroots Footbal, Cricket and Netball Facility Program Round 3

The Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program is aimed at increasing participation and improving gender equity in Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Netball to support healthier, happier, and safer communities.

The program will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.

Key dates:

  • 1 April – Applications open
  • 30 April – Applications close
  • May – Screening process
  • June – Assessment conducted
  • 30 June – Announcements made
Apply or find out more here.
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: https://www.clubssa.com.au/about/funding
$100 Sport Vouchers Program
The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or
dance club fees or memberships. Clubs wishing to register for the program and parents or guardians wanting to find a participating club in their area should go to
www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au
Sporting Schools
Funding is available for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.
Sporting Schools offers funding programs for both Primary and Secondary Schools. Eligible schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours using one of our national sporting organisation partners.
For further information visit https://sportingschools.gov.au/funding or call 1300 785 707

Other useful Grant Links

Contact us for assistance

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

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

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