Vacswim SA Program

Eligible organisations can apply for up to four years fundinng to conduct the Vacswim program at a location.

For more information visit or phone 1300 714 990

Applications close April 2017 (Specific dates not supplied, please keep updated with the details above)


The 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 and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education.

These projects should involve any of the following:

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training, organisation)
  • research and science

For further information visit The Norman Wettenhall Foundation

Applications are now open, the round closes when there are a suitable number and spread of applications.


Neoen Energy Hornsdale Wind Farm—Community fund 2016/17

 Neoen Energy has allocated $80,000 (ex GST) for not for profit community groups located within the Northern Areas Council to support local community initiatives and/or activities within the Council area.

Fund Guidelines and application forms visit: Northern Areas Council

 Applications close on Wednesday, 19 April 2017


ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund — Centenary Grant Funding 2017-2018

Applications are now open for eligible organisations and community groups wishing to undertake projects commemorating the Centenary of Anzac.

The period 2014-2018 marks 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War and the South Australian Government is offering grants to assist and support educational and commemorative activities to honour Australia’s war and service history. Funding of up to $350,000 will be available annually during the Anzac Centenary period.

Eligibility criteria and guidelines may be accessed and application forms submitted online at:

Further information in relation to the grants can be obtained from Clare Hennessy, Executive Officer of the Anzac Day Commemoration Council at Veterans SA on       T: 8226-8541 or email

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 21 April 2017


2017 South Australian Volunteer Awards

 The Joy Noble Medal is South Australia’s highest distinction for recognising the outstanding efforts for an individual volunteer.

The Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility recognises the strong contribution South Australian businesses make to the community through philanthropy, partnership and corporate volunteering.

‘The Andamooka’ Community Project Award will be awarded to a volunteer project resulting in significant community benefit.

The awards will be presented at a special Volunteers Day event in June 2017.

Further information and nomination forms are available from the Office for Volunteers website or phone 1300 014 712.

Nominations close 5pm Friday, 21 April 2017


Churchill Fellowship 2017

 A National award scheme that flies people t destinations across the globe in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence is encouraging more people living or working rural regional South Australia to apply.

Worth $26,000 each, Churchill Fellowships are presented to more than 100 Australians each year.

Applicants can propose a project on any topic providing there is likely to be a benefit beyond their own paddock or agribusiness, as long as they are willing to share the knowledge gained.

For more information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 28 April 2017, for Churchill Fellowships to travel between 1 February 2018 and 31 January 2019.


Churchill Fellowship 2017

 A National award scheme that flies people t destinations across the globe in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence is encouraging more people living or working rural regional South Australia to apply.

Worth $26,000 each, Churchill Fellowships are presented to more than 100 Australians each year.

Applicants can propose a project on any topic providing there is likely to be a benefit beyond their own paddock or agribusiness, as long as they are willing to share the knowledge gained.

For further information visit

Applications close on Friday, 28 April 2017, for Churchill Fellowships to travel between 1 February 2018 and 31 January 2019.


Community Heritage Grants 2017

Community Heritage Grants have been operating since 1994 and offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance.   Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museum, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups throughout Australia, are encouraged to apply.

For more information visit:

 Applications close Monday, 8 May 2017


Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week: 20 -26 November 2017

This year Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW) will be held between the 20 and 26 November following the theme building stronger communities together. Grants of up to $10,000 will be open for applications Wednesday, 5 April 2017.

In 2016, nineteen community groups in urban and rural areas shared just over $152,000 in grants to help celebrate and communicate the power of partnerships during Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week (CPPW).

Grants will be available to enable a variety of activities and events designed and run by local community organisations to highlight and promote what has been achieved around Australia, thanks to strong partnerships between the groups and those that support and work with them.

For details visit Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week

 Applications close Friday, 12 May 2017


AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

$1 million in grants is being offered to determined people with big dreams who need help to bring them to life. Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to help with costs such as travel, living expenses and research – or whatever it takes to achieve their dream—are available.

For further information visit

Applications close 4pm Thursday, 18 May 2017


Energy Efficiency Grants

The program is open to large energy users (over 160MWh/year) and grants will be available for 75% of the costs of energy audits (up to $15,000) and 50% (up to $75,000) for upgrades such as solar, power factor correction and replacement of equipment. Funding for efficiency upgrades is available without having an audit but you will need business case justification on the upgrade.

For more information visit

Applications close 31 May 2017 but there is a limited amount of funding available so it is recommended to apply as soon as possible


South Australian Tourism Awards

Entries for the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards are now open for all Sa tourism business with more than 30 categories to choose from.

The awards provide invaluable benefits to businesses, with a win or medal enhancing brand reputation and consumer recognition.

This year’s program will see the introduction of a new online entry process.

To nominate visit Australian Tourism Awards 2017

Nominations close Monday, 26 June 2017


Bite Size Grants – Natural Resources Northern & Yorke

Grants of up to $500 are available to help schools and community and volunteer groups to achieve outcomes that benefit the environment.

For more information visit

Applications are open until 30 June 2017 but it is recommended to get your application in as soon as possible


Local Sporting Champions Program

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

For further

Applications close Friday, 30 June 2017


Commbank Cricket Club Sponsorship

 Continuing to support local cricket clubs. This year Commonwealth Bank are offering local cricket clubs the chance to apply for one of their Club Sponsorships. Each consists of a two-year, $2,000 financial commitment each year, as well as cricket gear. You’ll also get CommBank cricket merchandise, such as Commonwealth Bank marquees, to use on game days

Amount: Up to $2,000

For further information visit Commonwealth Bank or email

Applications close Monday, 31 July 2017


$50 Sport Vouchers Program

The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $50 sport vouchers for their children, to use towards the cost of sport 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


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 & strengthen communities by collecting & 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.

For further information visit Boots For All T: 1800 752 227 or email:


Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program provides financial assistance to indigenous sportspeople (including athletes, coaches, managers, officials and sports trainers) who are involved in official national championships and international competitions that are endorsed by relevant ASC recognised national sporting organisations or School Sport Australia. Funding is available to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only

Amount: up to $1,000 for eligible national championships, and up to $3,000 for eligible international championships per financial year.

For further information visit Australian Sports Commission, phone (02) 6214 1111 or email


Grants SA

A new grants program, Grants SA, will provide $3 million in grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Through Grants SA, four one-off grant programs, the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund (Community Benefit SA), Multicultural Grants, Volunteer Training Grants and the Volunteer Support Fund, have been combined into a single application process. Community organisations can now apply once to be considered for funding across all four streams, and will also benefit from less restrictive guidelines and simpler reporting requirements.

Major grant rounds of $20,001 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,001 to $20,000 will be open four times and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year and assessed at the end of each month.

For more information visit

Minor round applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.


Quick Response Grant

 Regional artist 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 artiest 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 Country Arts SA

Applications are accepted at anytime during the year


Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

The Scheme has been established to encourage South Australian businesses to employ additional full-time, part-time and casual employees, and maintain them for at least 12 months. A Job Accelerator Grant of up to $10,000 ($5,000 each year for two years) per new full-time equivalent (FTE) job created is available for businesses liable for payroll tax in SA with total Australian wages of $5 million or less.

Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business & Start-ups of up to $4,000 ($2,000 each year for two years) per new job created is available for most businesses that are not liable for payroll tax. This includes businesses with Australian wages below the payroll tax free threshold (currently $600 000) and most organisations that are exempt from payroll tax (e.g. public benevolent institution).

Businesses that increase their number of SA employees will be eligible to receive a grant for each additional worker employed by them in a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.

For further information visit


Mid Murray Council Community Grants

The council is offering the following grants:

  • Small Community Grants Program (Applications close 31 January and 31 July each year) where eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to $500
  • Community Projects and Events Grants  (Applications close 31 March and 30 September each year) for grants capped at $2,000 and will require matching contribution through cash or in-kind support
  • Individual Youth Sport & Cultural Grants (Applications are ongoing – but one grant per financial year) where eligible young people can apply to council
  • Disability Access Incentive Scheme Grants for grants of up to $500 to assist the private sector and community bodies in improving access for people with disabilities

For more information visit


Child Protection Toolkit

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal requires all grant applicants who are working with children and youth to have policies and procedures around working with children and handling child abuse complaints.

If this is something that your community group needs to develop, the Child Protection Toolkit created by Moores and Our Community could help. It is designed to help not-for-profit organisations comply with the complex web of legislation in this area.

The Toolkit sets out practical advice to help organisations across Australia meet their child protection obligations and ensure their environment is a safe place for children.

For more information visit


Another great resource that is particularly relevant for sport and recreation clubs and associations is offered by Play by the Rules, and includes free online courses in child protection, harassment and discrimination, complaint handling and member protection.

For more information visit