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.

These projects should involve any of the following:

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

For further information visit:

Opening dates and application forms available from:

  • 18th September (funding in November 2018)
  • 11th December 2018 (Funding in February 2019)

Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications


Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure

This grant opportunity is designed to assist existing approved residential and home care providers in regional, rural and remote areas to invest in infrastructure.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme services will also be considered, where there is exceptional need. Funding will be prioritised to aged care services most in need and where geographical constraints and significantly higher costs impede services’ ability to invest in infrastructure works.

Up to $500,000 (GST exclusive) will be available per service via a competitive application process.

For further information visit: 

Applications close at 2pm on Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Office of Volunteers Community Voices Program

The Community Voices Program provides a unique opportunity for community organisations to partner with the Flinders University film-making students to produce community documentaries or online videos advertisements to promote, train or recruit volunteers.

For further information visit:

 Applications close at 5pm 26 October 2018


Grants SA – MEDIUM

Grants SA provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Medium grants between $5,001 and $20,000 will be offered four times a year. 

For further information visit:

 Rounds close on:

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Monday, 31 December 2018


Redress Support Services Funding

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Families and Children Activity – Redress Scheme – Redress Support Services across Australia from 1 March 2019 to 30 June 2021.

Redress Support Services provide timely and seamless access to trauma-informed and culturally appropriate community-based support services to support people’s engagement with the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme).

Redress Support Services form a component of the Australian Government’s broader priority initiative to establish the Scheme for people affected by institutional child sexual abuse.

For further information visit:

Applications close Friday, 5 October 2018


Impact100 SA

Impact100 is currently seeking applications from charities for the next round of grants.  Each year Impact100 sets a theme to guide applications from suitable charities.  This year, Impact100 is seeking applications for projects that support a project or initiative which is focused on :

  • Education


  • Community and Economic Development.

Impact100 is currently seeking expressions of interest for the $100,000 grants to be awarded in 2019. 

For further information visit:

Applications close Friday, 5 October 2018


Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to our community and 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:

 Round Four Closes Saturday, 6 October 2018

Grand finalist announced Saturday, 24 November 2018


Governor’s Multicultural Awards

These awards celebrate South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community.

For further information visit:

Nominations close at 5pm Friday, 12 October 2018


Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

The Australian Government has established a million-dollar scholarship fund to equip volunteers with the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector. Volunteers may be eligible for financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.

For further information visit:

Applications close Monday, 15 October 2018


Stronger Communities Program – Round 4

The Stronger Communities Program provides federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities.  In consultation with your community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.

At a Minimum you must:

  • Be invited to apply by your local Federal MP
  • Have an ABN
  • Be one of eligible incorporated entities listed in the section 5.1 of the program guidelines

For more information contact your local Federal MP and visit:

Applications close on Thursday, 18 October 2018


Grants SA – MINOR

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, three one-off grant programs, the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund (Community Benefit SA), Multicultural Grants, Volunteer Grants, 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 are open all your round and close at the end of every second month

For further information visit

Rounds close on:

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Monday, 31 December 2018

Thursday, 28 February 2019


Grants SA – MAJOR

Grants SA provides over $3 million in grants annually to community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Major grants between $20,001 and $50,000 will be offered two times a year

For further information visit:

 Applications close Wednesday, 31 October 2018


Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program – Fostering Integration Grants – open for application
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open process to apply for the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program – Fostering Integration Grants 

The Fostering Integration Grants Program supports migrants to integrate into Australia by:

  • encouraging the social and economic participation of migrants by developing skills and cultural competencies to integrate into Australian social, economic and civil life, and build community resilience
  • promoting and encouraging the uptake of Australian values and liberal democracy and amplifying the value of Australian citizenship
  • addressing issues within Australian communities that show potential for, or early signs of, low social integration
  • promoting a greater understanding and tolerance of racial, religious and cultural diversity.

Applications close at 2pm AEDT on Friday, 9 November 2018


Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream

The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional and remote communities into the future.

For Round 3, $200 million is available, with up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism related infrastructure projects.

Infrastructure Projects Stream

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The minimum grant amount is $20,000.

The maximum grant amount is $10 million.

For most projects grant funding will be up to 50 per cent or up to 75 per cent of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Community Investments Stream

The Community Investments Stream will fund the following community activities; new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.

Applications close at 5pm AEDT on Thursday, 15 November 2018


South Australia Export Accelerator Grant

The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) Program launched by the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, is a financial assistance program for SA businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.

There are three funding categories in SA Export Accelerator Program:

Emerging Exporter – Grants up to $5,000 are available to South Australian businesses that are exporting for the first time.

Export Accelerator – Grants up to $30,000 are available to help fund business expansion that will create multiple direct ongoing jobs.

New Market Entry – Grants up to $15,000 are available for mature export companies that have exhausted their grant funding but are looking to enter new export markets.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Saturday, 16 February 2019


Veteran and Community Grants

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The objective of the Program is 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.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community;
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places

For further information visit:

Applications close at 2pm on Thursday, 28 February 2019


Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Community Commemorations Grants Program. Applicants must submit their applications by the final closing date and time.

The Saluting Their Service Community Commemorations Program (the 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 service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

The objectives of the Program are to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

For further information visit:

Applications close at 2pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, 26 March 2019


Jetstar Flying Start

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community

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

  • Charity
  • Educational and Health Organisations
  • Arts Group or Organisation
  • Sporting Group or Organisation

For further information visit:

Grant #21 applications close on Sunday, 31 March 2019


Managing Farm Risk Program

The Managing Farm Risk Programme provides rebates for advice and assessments to help farmers prepare and apply for a new insurance policy that assists with the management of drought, adverse weather and other production and market risks.

These one-off rebates will be for half of the costs incurred by eligible farm businesses, up to a maximum of $2500 (GST exclusive).

For further information visit:

Applications close on Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Wine Export Grants

Wine Australia is inviting small and medium Australian wine businesses to apply for the Wine Export Grants program, as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package).

Wine Export Grants are offered for specific wine export promotion activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA.

Eligible wine businesses can claim a reimbursement grant of up to AU$25,000 for 50 per cent of total eligible expenses incurred on or after 1 January 2018

For further information visit:

Applications close 5.30pm (ACT Local Time) on Friday, 1 May 2020


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 and strengthen communities by collecting and 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:

 Applications are ongoing


Holden Vouchers

Clubs can apply for eBook vouchers, that can be sold for $5 each with 100% of the proceeds going straight to your club.  You club can apply for the vouchers free of charge, as well as support material to assist in selling the tickets.

The eBook voucher entitles the purchaser to download a ‘Great Getaways’ eBook, full of amazing driving escapes across Australia and go in the draw for a new Holden.

For further information visit:


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:

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


The Slater and Gordon Community Fund

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund is a philanthropic fund established in 2001 which offers grants to community groups in three key areas of focus:

  • Assisting people with disease and disability and promoting their participation and inclusion
  • Addressing inequality and disadvantage
  • Encouraging young people to engage in healthy activity and lifestyles through a project or program

The fund is open to any group or organisation, so long as their project fits the criteria and they carry a DGR status.

For further information visit:

Applications are ongoing


Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used 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, national or international championships.

For further information visit: 

Applications are ongoing


Country Arts SA — Quick Response Grant

Regional artists 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 artist 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:

Applications are accepted at anytime during the year (Closed for a period over Christmas)


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:

Applications are accepted at any time during the year


$50 Sport Vouchers Program

The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $50 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), 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:


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.

For further information and guidelines visit:

 Applications are ongoing


Mid Murray Council Community Grants

Council is pleased to offer a range of Community Grants to provide support to develop, grow and implement a range of exciting initiatives at a local level.  The new grants program offers a broader range of opportunities for Council to work with motivated community groups to help make things happen at a local level.

Grants available include:

For further information visit:


Free screenings for volunteers

I am pleased to report that organisations and individuals across Stuart will be able to access free screenings for volunteers from November 1 – a key election commitment promised and delivered by the Marshall Liberal Government.

Currently, South Australians are paying $59.40 for a volunteer screening check – the highest application fee in the nation.

Having met with many of you over previous months, I have seen firsthand the incredible dedication and hard work of volunteers and the selfless work you do helping our community.

For some organisations, the abolition of volunteer screening fees could save thousands of dollars a year. That is money that will be back in the pockets of Stuart’s community organisations, including sporting clubs and charities, as well as emergency services.

The move will also remove barriers for individuals wanting to volunteer and I hope it encourages the next generation of volunteers to get involved.

To apply for a free screening check (from 1 November) or for more information, visit


Apply now for the 2019 Rural Women’s Award 

Applications are now open for the 2019 AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award.

The Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.

It provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills, with a $10,000 financial bursary awarded to each state/territory winner to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural industries and communities.

The Rural Women’s Award is open to all women and location is no barrier – if you want to create impact, innovate and make a difference, and contribute to enhancing the prosperity of rural and regional Australia, then we want to hear from you!


Applications close on Wednesday, 31 October 2018.


Handy Tips for community groups

Justice Connect’s Not-for-Profit organisation suggests there are a few tips you can take to find out your organisation’s legal structure. If your organisation is a charity, the best place to look is on the ACNC register. Once you have found your organisation’s entry, you can check your rules or constitution, which should state the type of legal structure. You can search by name, ABN or CAN.

If your organisation is not a charity, start with the Australian Business Register will need the name and ideally the ABN or ACN of your organisation. If your group is a state-based not-for-profit structure such as an incorporated association or a co-operative, it is likely that the ABR will list it as “Other Incorporated Entity”. You will then need to search your state / territory regulator of not-for-profits to confirm your structure.

For more information on Justice Connect visit:

For the ABN Lookup visit:

Office of Recreation and Sport have a number of resources available for clubs and associations.  Visit the website at  for information on constitutions, policies, finance and a range of other resources.