Grants

Excellence in Business Fund (EBF)

The Excellence in Business Fund (EBF) supports programs and initiatives that help South Australian businesses to grow, operate sustainably and create jobs.
 
The EBF will co-fund competitive proposals from eligible organisations to deliver initiatives that will build the capability and capacity of South Australian businesses with up to 200 FTE employees.
 
Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 will be awarded on a minimum 1:1 (dollar for dollar) matched funding basis.  This is a competitive program in which grants are awarded based on the relative merit of applications.

The fund will operate until 30 June 2020, with three annual funding rounds.

For further information visit: https://business.sa.gov.au/ebf

Round one closes on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

 

Regional Land Partnerships

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.

Grants will be available for experienced and skilled organisations working in partnership to undertake projects to develop, trial and implement new and innovative tools that support the uptake of sustainable practices across our agricultural, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries.

For further information visit: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/natural-resources/landcare/national-landcare-program/australian-government-investment-in-landcare

Applications close at 3.00pm Canberra Time on Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 

South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) Events Funding

SATC provides sponsorship support to events both large and small. If you have leisure events that align with our objectives then you are encouraged to apply for sponsorship funding through one of the following streams.

  • Major Events Bidding Fund
  • Live Music Events fund
  • Regional Events and Festivals Program
  • Community Events Development fund

For further information visit: http://tourism.sa.gov.au/events-and-industry/events-south-australia/event-funding-and-support

Applications OPEN 22 January 2018

 

SA Water Sponsorship Program

The program will focus on grassroots community events and organisations that have a clear link to water or water usage, and demonstrate a strong alignment with our vision of delivering world class water services for a better life.

For further information visit: https://www.sawater.com.au/community-and-environment/community/sponsorship

Applications for the Community Partnerships Program will open in 2018, and the new application criteria will be available by February 1, 2018.

 

International Wine Tourism State Grants

The State Grants provides state wine industry associations with access to a pre-determined funding allocation. These funds are intended to support a collaborative, strategic approach towards attracting and maximising international wine tourism in their state.

For further information visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=9AE856B9-B9A8-AE8E-8F7694C76A0A4479

Applications close Friday, 2 March 2018

 

Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to our community there is $150,000 grant pool to make it happen.  If you’re a care-giving community group or looking out for our wildlife and furry friends, as long as you have a dream to help make the world a better place.

There are four rounds, and each quarter there’s a different theme.

Round 1: Open Round

Round 2: Health and People

Round 3: Sport and Education

Round 4  Animals and Community

Each round the public vote to decide which dreams they think will truly make the world a better place. The top three dreams will the most votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress to the round final.

For further information visit: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/about

Submissions for all rounds open on February 15, 2018

Round One Closes 24 March 2018

Round Two Closes 2 June 2018

Round Three Closes 4 August

Round Four Closes 6 October 2018

 

Grand Finalist Announced 24 November 2018

 

Jetstar Flying Start Grant

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories:

  • Charity
  • Educational & Health Organisation
  • Arts Group or Organisation
  • Sporting Group or Organisation

The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community.

For further information visit: http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart#home

Applications close Saturday, 31 March 2018

 

Holden Home Ground Advantage

Holden is awarding up to $250,000 in grants for local sporting clubs. Clubs can apply for any amount up to the full $250,000.

For more information visit www.holden.com.au

Applications close Friday 31 March 2018

 

Active Club Program

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 or up to $25,000 for facility upgrades. For facility development projects, organisations can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost. The applicant’s contribution towards the project can include voluntary labour and/or donated materials and in-kind support.

For more information visit: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding?a=144983

Applications OPEN 7 February 2018 and close 11 April 2018

 

Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program

The program helps eligible organisations to plan, establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities that meet the needs of the community. Organisations can apply under three categories, with requests up to $1 million considered.

For guidelines and application forms visit: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/community_recreation_and_sport_facilities_program

Applications OPEN 7 February 2018 and close 11 April 2018

 

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: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/womens_facilities_program

Applications OPEN 7 February 2018 and close 11 April 2018

 

Sporting Surfaces Program

The Sporting Surfaces Program helps eligible organisations to develop new or upgrade/enhance or replace existing synthetic and hard-court sport playing surfaces including synthetic turf playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts to support sports in South Australia.

For further information visit: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/sporting_surfaces_program

Applications OPEN 7 February 2018 and close 11 April 2018

 

Community Support Programme

Provides child care providers with funding to set up and run child care services in areas where there are unique needs or where it might not otherwise be viable.  At a minimum you must:

Be setting up or running a child care service that is approved under section 195 of the A New Tax System (family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

For further details visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/community-support-programme

Applications close 30 June 2018

 

Safe Work Australia Sponsorship Program

Safe Work Australia is committed to improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. Safe Work Australia provides support through the Program to initiatives of individuals, businesses, government and non-government organisations that align with this commitment.

For further information visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=074F31ED-D8F1-38CD-33CB0DA788903C7C

Application Close Saturday, 30 June 2018

 

 

Safe Work Australia Sponsorship Program

Safe Work Australia is committed to improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. Safe Work Australia provides support through the Program to initiatives of individuals, businesses, government and non-government organisations that align with this commitment.

For further information visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=074F31ED-D8F1-38CD-33CB0DA788903C7C

Application Close Saturday, 30 June 2018

 

Planning and Research Program (PRP)

The PRP provides funding for planning and research initiatives that contribute to the delivery of facilities, programs and services that grow participation in active recreation and sport.

Eligible applicants are able to apply for up to $100,000 per application.

Planning Projects

Funding is available for strategic, evidence based planning initiatives that inform future active recreation and sport needs for communities.

Research Projects

Funding is available for evidence based research projects that supports policies, practices, and/or grows the knowledge base for active recreation and sport

For further information visit: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/planning_and_research_program

Applications are open year round allowing applicants to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for a project at any time.

 

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

 

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)