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.


Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants

To celebrate Westpac’s 200th year, Westpac Foundation will be awarding 200 Community Grants worth $2 million to local, not-for-profit community organisations helping transform the lives of fellow Australian experiencing disadvantage.

All eligible communilty organisation are invited to apply for a $10,000 Community Grant. The Grant also includes valuable non-financial support through the More than Money Program.

For further information visit:

Applications close Friday, 9 June 2017


Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program: Artist Fellows

The Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program supports the development of artists and music industry entrepreneurs.

Through an annual program, participants will be connected with global industry representatives for professional and artistic development.

These Fellowships are a new Music and Industry Development Initiative by the South Australian Government, delivered through the Music Development Office, which is a collaboration between the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE) and Arts SA.

There are two streams to the Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program:

  • Industry Fellows
  • Artist Fellows

For further information visit: Arts South Australia

Applications close 5pm on Friday, 9 June 2017


Port Augusta City Council — Community Grants

Applications for round one of Community grants are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 financial year.

For further information & guidelines visit: Port Augusta City Council

 Applications close Friday, 16 June 2017


Augusta Zadow Awards

SafeWork SA has $20,000 available through the Augusta Zadow Awards to help develop an initiative or practical solution that makes a significant contribution to the health and safety of women working in South Australia.

For further information visit

Applications close Friday, 23 June 2017


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


Nuffield Scholarships — 2017 round

Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships is a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel overseas and study and agricultural topic of choice.

For more information visit:

Applications close Thursday, 30 June 2017


Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast Committee 2017

Small Grants are now open to support your community project which:

  • Reflects the ideals of AWRBC and White Ribbon
  • Promotes & acknowledge the work of White Ribbon
  • In the primary prevention of violence against women
  • Has an educational awareness raising or service delivery focus
  • Need funding up to $3,000

Applicants should be non-government or not-for-profit organisations or individuals

For further information visit: Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 30 June 2017


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 reopening 1 July 2017


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 reopening 1 July 2017


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


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 guidelines and application forms visit:

Applications close Friday, 14 July 2017


Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards

The Youth Volunteer Scholarship is awarded in recognition of young volunteers who are currently involved in volunteering, have a history of community participation, and who have demonstrated their personal motivation and interest in volunteering and helping other in the community.

 Winners of scholarships will received financial assistance to contribute towards the cost of course fee and/or text books associated with attending their chosen field of study delivered by a university TAFE or other registered vocational college.

For further information visit: Office for volunteers

Applications open Monday, 5 June 2017

Applications close Friday, 21 July 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


Community Arts & Cultural development Project Funding for Organisations

This program will invest in projects with professional practicing artists that provide greater community awareness of, and participation and engagement in arts and culture.

There is no prescription for what constitutes a community. The term ‘community’ may refer to a group of people who wish to express, through collaboration and joint ownership with professional practicing artists, something about their shared experience. A ‘community’ may be defined by geographic location, cultural background, religious belief, gender, disability or other common factors.

For further information visit: Arts South Australia

Applications close Friday, 11 August 2017

Notification date: November 2017


Festival and Venues: Contemporary Music

Festivals and Venues grants are available for activities that support live performance opportunities for South Australian artists, and audience development for contemporary music in South Australia.

You can apply for up to 50% of the total eligible expenses.

For further information visit: Arts South Australia

Applications close Friday, 11 August 2017


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


Holden Home Ground Advantage

Applications opened on 1 June 2017 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


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


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.


$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


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


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


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


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


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