Project Seed Funding: Public Art and Design

Project Seed funding is available to a commissioner towards fees for professional practicing South Australian artists to participate in the concept development stage of a public art project.

An appropriate artist’s fee is determined by:

  • the overall project scope, budget and timeline
  • the number of artists involved
  • the commissioning approach

Applicants are required to provide details of their proposed project and supply appropriate material to substantiate the request. See Application Advice for details.

Funding of up to $15,000 is available. Further advice can be provided by Arts South Australia Public Art and Design staff, and you are advised to contact them before preparing an application T: 8463 5447.

For further information and guidelines visit: Arts South Australia

Closing date: 18 August 2017
Notification date: October 2017
Commencement date: 1 November 2017


Major Commission Funding:  Public Art and Design

Major Commission funding recognises the role that outstanding public arts projects play in enhancing South Australia’s reputation as a centre of arts excellence. Funding is available to develop and commission significant new public art works of quality and artistic merit by outstanding South Australian artists for presentation in high profile, publicly accessible locations throughout the state.

For further information and guidelines visit: Arts South Australia

Closing date: 18 August 2017
Notification date: October 2017
Commencement date: 1 November 2017


Federal Stronger Communities Funding

The Stronger Communities Program supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital project in each of the 150 Federal electorates. 

Available funding between $2,000—$20,000

For further information visit: Stronger Communities Program

Expressions of interest (EOI) need to be submitted through your relevant Local Federal MP by no later than Friday, 18 August.


Stronger and Resilient Communities—Inclusive Communities Grant

The grant aims to increase the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families within their communities and enhance their life-time well being and sense of community belonging.

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that build community social cohesion in the ways outlined in the guidelines.

For further information visit: Community Grants Hub

Applications close on Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Stronger and Resilient Communities—Community Resilience Grants

The grant aims to build strong, resilient and cohesive communities to help make Australia more secure and harmonious as a whole.  This will be done through providing grants designed to address issues in communities that show potential for or early signs of low social cohesion and/or racial, religious or cultural intolerance.

For further information visit: Community Grant Hub

Applications close on Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Holden Home Ground Advantage

Applications are now open for sporting clubs or community organisations which runs and supports sporting activities within Australia.

Types of projects that can be funded are:

  • Tangible projects – including upgrading, constructing or improving facilities, upgrading or purchasing equipment and buying uniforms and other assets
  • Developing exceptional talent – including special coaching or funding for trips to compete or gain experience.

For further information and closing date visit: Holden Home Ground Advantage

Applications close Thursday, 31 August 2017


Veteran and Community Grants

V&CG are for all veterans, their spouses, partners, widows/widowers, carers, dependants and other members of the ex-service community. Projects may also benefit the wider community. V&CG support activities and services that sustain and/or enhance health and well-being.

V&CG provides seed funding for projects that promote a healthy, quality lifestyle for members of the veteran community and assist them to remain living independently in their own homes. V&CG also provides funding for initiatives that reduce social isolation, support carers and improve access to community services.

For further information visit:

Funding decisions are made on an ongoing, rolling basis. When DVA has received a sufficient number of applications or a two month period has passed, a funding round will be processed for the Minister’s decision. The funding year starts on 1 July and any applications received between then and 1 September will be submitted to DVA’s Minister for decision as soon as possible.


Fund my Neighbourhood

Fund my Neighbourhood is a brand new $40 million participatory budgeting initiative.  The new and exciting program gives South Australian’s the power to nominate and choose neighbourhood improvement projects.

Fund my Neighbourhood will be formally launched in July 2017, at which time South Australians will be able to access eligibility criteria, nomination requirements and other important information.

For further information visit: Fund my neighbourhood

Applications close Friday, 8 September 2017


Safer, Greener and more Active Travel

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, with support from the Motor Accident Commission offers $100,000 in grant funding annually for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that support safer, greener and more active travel choices. Projects can focus on improving road safety, getting people cycling, walking or catching public transport, replacing car journeys with technology, doing things locally, or using the car more efficiently.

For further information visit: Department of Planning, Transport & infrastructure

Applications close Sunday, 10 September 2017


Dame Roma Mitchell Grant

Dame Roma Mitchell grants provide opportunities for eligible children and young people who are, or have bbe under the guardianship of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

Grants are available under the following categories:

  • Achieving personal goals
  • Health and well being
  • Developmental opportunities

For further information visit: SA Government

Applications close Monday, 25 September 2017


Active Club Program—Round 44

This program supports community-based sport and active recreation organisations to deliver their programs and services to all South Australians. It provides up to $5,000 for program and equipment applications.

For further information visit or phone 7424 -7708.

Applications close Monday, 15 September 2017


Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC)

The program supported by various partner, addresses issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities, including projects that address the following:

  • Strong leadership & Community Capacity: investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individual and organisation, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
  • Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
  • Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment
  • Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer

For further information visit: Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

Applications close 27 September 2017


Future Jobs Fund

Grants and loans will be offered through this fund to help you grow your business and create jobs if you’re in one of the following growing sectors:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Renewable energy
  • Mining, including the mining industry supply chain
  • Tourism, food and wine
  • Health and biomedical research, including businesses expanding to provide National Disability Insurcance Scheme (NDIS) services
  • Information and technology
  • Advanced manufacturing

For further information visit:

Grants from $100,000 to $5 million dollars, and low interest loans from $100,000 to $10 million are available to create ongoing jobs in the sectors listed above.

Applications close Friday, 29 September 2017


Grants for Seniors

The aim of Grants for Seniors (GFS) program funding is to increase options for older people to participate in group and/or community activities, generally through the purchase of equipment or small scale program support. 

Through two rounds of Grants for Seniors (GFS) in 2016/17, 35 organisations received a total of $150,000 to enable older South Australians to become more active in the community.

For further information visit: SA Health

The first GFS Round for 2017/18 will open in August 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

The first PAG Round for 2017/18 will open in August 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

The 2017-18 Age Friendly SA Grant Round will open in August 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

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

Applications close Monday, 9 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

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


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


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:


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:


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)


Country Arts SA — Step Up Grant RAF

Grants are available to assist regional, remote or very remote artists or communities to undertake small cultural projects or professional or skills development opportunities. This category is available to applicants who have not previously applied to or have been unsuccessful with the RAF

For further information visit: Country Arts SA

Applications close Tuesday, 15 August 2017 for project commencing after January 1, 2018