Grants

Community Child Care Fund
The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive application process to deliver services under the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF). The CCCF is a new grants program for eligible child care services designed to increase the number of children accessing child care, particularly those children from vulnerable or disadvantaged families and communities.

Further information visit:  Community Grants Hub

Information about the CCCF is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

Applications close at 2pm AEDST on Thursday, 5 October 2017

 

Governor’s Multicultural Awards

The awards celebrate South Australian organisations and individuals who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity. 

The award categories are:

  • Aged care (individual and organisation)
  • Arts and culture (individual and organisation)
  • Community sector (individual and organisation)
  • Economic development (individual and organisation)
  • Family safety (individual and organisation)
  • Media
  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Volunteer
  • Senior volunteer
  • Youth (individual and organisation)
  • Outstanding individual achievement

Guidelines and nomination forms are available from the Multicultural SA website: www.multicultural.sa.gov.au/programs/governors-multicultural-awards

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 6 October 2017

 

Disability Representative Organisations grant opportunity
The Australian Government invites applications via an open process to deliver systemic advocacy services under the Disabilities, Mental Health and Carers Program – Disability Representative Organisations (DRO) grant opportunity, nationally from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2020.

Further information visit: Community Grants Hub

Applications close at 2:00pm AEDT Friday, 6 October 2017

 

Sustainable Communities Program

The Sustainable Communities program is about people getting together to help their local towns, schools and business to provide a better place to live, work and play.  It is about protecting, conserving, managing and improving South Australia’s resources and natural environment.

Entries that qualify for the Overall Award are to be submitted by a Council or Community Group on behalf of their community.  Schools, businesses and individuals can still participate in the program as part of their broader community entry.

In 2017, we will be awarding the Best Small, Medium and Large Town and one of these will go on to be the Overall Winner.

  • Small Town / Community – population < 1000
  • Medium Town / Community – population 1001 – 5000
  • Large Town / Community – population > 5001.

Community groups, schools, individuals, businesses and councils in regional/rural South Australia are all able to participate as part of their community entry in 2017

For further information visit: http://www.kesab.asn.au/programs/sustainable-communities/

Entries must be received by Friday, 6 October 2017

 

Female Facilities Program – Round 3

The Female Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to develop sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit for purpose female change room facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian sporting community

State Sport and Active Recreation Organisations, Industry Representative Bodies, Local Government, Community Groups, Incorporated Sport or Active Recreation Clubs that do not hold a gaming machine license.

For guidelines and application forms visit www.ors.sa.gov.au

Applications close Monday, 9 October 2017

 

Sporting Surfaces Program

The Program helps eligible organisations to develop new or upgrade/enhance or replace existing synthetic and hard-court sporting playing surfaces including synthetic playing fields, and indoor and outdoor courts to support courts in SA.

For guidelines and application forms visit www.ors.sa.gov.au

Applications close Monday, 9 October 2017

 

Positive Ageing Grants

Positive Ageing Grants (PAG) provide one-off ageing-specific grants of between $10,000 and $30,000 to support projects that promote and progress the development of more positive community attitudes towards ageing and older people and increase the participation of older South Australians.

In 2016/17, six not-for-profit organisations shared in PAG funding of more than $130,000 to engage with older South Australians in the community.

For further information visit: SA Health

Applications close 5pm Friday, 13 October 2017

 

Age Friendly SA Grant Round

The Age Friendly SA Grant Round was established as an early action under the Age Friendly SA Strategy to provide grants of up to $25,000 to local government to deliver projects that contribute to an age friendly South Australia.

Age Friendly SA Grant applications for larger grants of up to $45,000 will be considered from regional partnerships of three or more local governments.

The first Age Friendly SA Grant Round in 2017 provided funding of $150,000 to eight local councils and community organisations for projects to promote stronger connections between generations and support people to make a contribution and/or have a say.

For further information visit: SA Health

Applications close 5pm Friday, 13 October 2017

 

Community Education Program

Supports sustainable programs for Australian under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education and skills making a significant difference to the lives of participants.

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides a range of grants to organisations supporting Australian youth through programs that fall under two categories:

  • Empowerment and Education
  • Outreach and Support

Grants of up to $50,000 is available for programs supporting Australian youth

For further information visit: https://www.ansvar.com.au/community-education-program/

Applications close on Friday, 13 October 2017

 

SA Environment Awards

If you know someone who has made a difference to the environment, then you can help recognise and celebrate their achievements by nominating them for an environment award.

The Jill Hudson Award for Environment Protection is in memory of Jillian Hudson whose passion for the environment was passed on to her students. The award will go to someone living in South Australia who, in the past 12 months, has made an outstanding contribution to protecting SA’s environment.

The Conservation Council SA Unsung Hero Award recognises those who have a longstanding commitment to protecting the environment. This award can go to an individual or group.

The Conservation Council SA Young Achiever Award will go to a group or individual aged under 28 who live in South Australia and who, in the past 12 months, has made a significant contribution to protecting SA’s environment.

For more information visit www.conservationsa.org.au/awards

Entries close 5pm on Friday 13 October 2017

 

Country Women’s Association of Australia—Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development (PD) Grant 2017

The Country Women’s Association of Australia Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Grant is intended to assist rural and remote nurses and midwives to offset the cost of undertaking Continuing Professional development.  The grant is designed to enable nurses and midwives with strong links to rural and remote communities to: upskill; provide quality care; and meet the health service need of their communities.

For further information visit: http://ruralhealth.org.au/cwaaruralnursingcpdgrant/

Applications close on Friday, 13 October 2017

 

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 further information visit www.dcsi.sa.gov.au

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

Medium round applications close Sunday, 15 October 2017

Major round applications close Tuesday, 31 October 2017

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Arts Development: Individual Artist Development

The Individual Artist Development program assists with professional development opportunities. Artists and arts administrators can apply for support to undertake training that is relevant to their art practice, which can include: mentorships, arts related business courses, work placement, secondment or attachment to festivals or arts organisations, master classes, workshops, attendance at conferences.

For more information visit http://arts.sa.gov.au/grants/individual-artist-development-atsi-arts-development/

Applications close Friday 27 October 2017

 

Smart State PC Donation Program

The program gives not-for-profit community organisations access to personal computer equipment from surplus government stocks. Any eligible organisation can apply for a maximum of three PCs in any given round, and each organisation is restricted to one application per round. Successful organisations will receive a hard drive, LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse and cables.

For queries phone 8226 2815 or for more information including guidelines and application forms visit dpc.sa.gov.au

Applications close Friday, 27 October 2017

 

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

The AgriFuture Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities. Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary for innovative ideas and projects, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

For more information visit http://www.rirdc.gov.au/rural-women’s-award

Applications close 29 October 2017

 

Telstra Kids Fund

Grants of $1,200 are available for community projects that connect kids to kids to local activities in arts and culture, education, health, the environment and sport and recreation. The application must be initiated by a Telstra employee but they don’t need to be personally involved in the project or related to any of the kids involved. The grant must go to a non-profit group and can include schools, sporting clubs, hospitals and child care centres.

In the next grant round, employees will have the opportunity to apply for a classroom set of digital exploring kits from Technology Will Save Us. There is a kinder, primary and senior offer. All of the kits are designed to empower kids with STEM skills, teaching them about coding, robotics and encouraging creativity through digital content creation.

For more information visit telstrakidsfund.com/apply

Nominations open October 2017

 

Whites Rural Community Grants

Our kids are the future of the bush. Whites Rural Community Grants are designed to make a difference to kids in regional, rural, and remote areas.   Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to at least 10 applicants – designed to help kids in rural communities through art, music, sport, sustainability, or social well-being. We are committed to regional Australia and the communities that make it great. 

For further information visit: www.wrcommunity.com.au/

Applications open on Sunday, 1 October and close on Thursday, 30 November 2017

 

Veteran and Community Grants

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing. 

V&CG is open to ex-service organisations, veteran representative groups and other organisations. V&CG provides seed funding to develop projects that will become sustainable and financially viable and that have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community.

V&CG funding rounds occur on an ongoing, rolling basis. When sufficient applications are received or a two month period has elapsed, a funding round will be processed for the Minister’s decision

For further information visit: www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grant-bursary-programs/veteran

 

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The STS Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Two categories of grants are available under the STS program:

  • Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) – Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities. This includes, for example, the building of community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.
  • Major Commemorative Grants (MCG) – Grants in excess of $4,000 are available for projects and activities that are significant, usually from a national, state or territory perspective and that contribute to Australia’s understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women

For further information visit: www.dva.gov.au

 

Clubs SA/IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program

There are streams of funding available through Clubs SA for the not-for-profit sector, including clubs.

Before applying for any stream of funding it is advised that you contact Clubs SA for further details and assistance on the application process.

There is no set dollar value to the program, applications for sponsorship are considered by the board on case by case basis.

For further information visit: www.clubssa.com.au/about/funding

Applications are accepted at anytime during the year

 

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.

Minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year and assessed at the end of each month.

For further information visit www.dcsi.sa.gov.au

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

 

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Leadership Development Grants

Leadership Development Grants are designed to support people who are currently playing a key role in projects that are enhancing and maintaining the natural living environment, particularly landscape restoration projects. The grants will assist with leadership/professional development activities, so successful applicants are equipped with skills and knowledge they need to further their conservation work – to either remain or become a leader.

For further information visit: Wettenhall Environment Trust

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

 

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

 

$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 www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au.

 

Club One (SA) Small Sponsorships
Small Sponsorship of up to $500, although in special circumstances can be as high as $600, is available to community clubs and associations and are considered every one to two months.

For further information visit: www.clubone.net.au/club-one-sponsorships.asp

 

Clubs SA/IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program

There are streams of funding available through Clubs SA for the not-for-profit sector, including clubs.

Before applying for any stream of funding it is advised that you contact Clubs SA for further details and assistance on the application process.

There is no set dollar value to the program, applications for sponsorship are considered by the board on case by case basis.

For further information visit: Clubs 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:  www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au

 

Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme SA

The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is a South Australian Government energy efficiency scheme that provides incentives for South Australian households and businesses to save energy.

Energy Audits will be made available for a number of low-income households in the “priority group”, to help assess current energy use practices, compare usage to energy efficient practices and identify practical ways to be more energy efficient at home.

Energy Efficiency Activities will be made available to South Australian households and many businesses through incentives offered by any retailer with REES targets in a particular year, for the installation of a number of pre-approved Energy Efficiency Activities. These may include activities such as the installation of efficient lighting products, low-flow showerheads and ceiling insulation.

For further information visit: Essential Services Commission

Applications are ongoing

 

Zero Waste Industry Program

The Program aims to develop a project to help improve your business or organisation’s use of resources, reduce costs and improve productivity.

The program is open to:

  • Small to medium businesses
  • Not-for-profit organisations

For further information visit: Zero Waste SA

Applications are ongoing

 

Industry Development — Pocket Grants

Industry Development Pocket Grants provides funding to South Australian music businesses to assist with
one-off expenses that arise at short notice. These include travel, conference or legal fees for short-notice opportunities. Arts South Australia accepts applications until they use up the annual funding portion.

Grants up to $1000 are available

For further information and guidelines visit: Arts South Australia

Applications are ongoing

 

Country Arts SA — 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 (closed for a period over Christmas)

 

Training opportunities

Child Safe Officer Training

For further information visit: ors.sa.gov.au/events

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

 

Essentials for Coaching Children Course

For further information visit: ors.sa.gov.au/events

Monday, 16 October 2017

 

Environment and Sustainability Training for Clubs

Learn how to reduce energy and water use costs

For further information visit: ors.sa.gov.au

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

 

Inclusive Coaching Course

For further information visit: ors.sa.gov.au

Tuesday, 31 October 2017