Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Building Excellence in Support and Training Grants

Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants support ex-service organisations (ESOs) in providing compensation and welfare assistance to the Defence and veteran communities.

These grants are calculated using a formula based on each eligible organisation’s advocacy workload, calculated as a percentage of the national workload. This percentage is then used to determine that organisations share of the available funding.

This grants program links closely with the Advocacy Training and Development Program, which provides training, support and accreditation for advocate.

For further information visit:

Applications close Thursday, 19 April 2018


Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Grants in Aid

The Grants in Aid (GIA) program (the program) aims to support the role of national ex‑service organisations (ESOs) which provide coordinating and representational support within the veteran and Defence community.

For further information visit:

Applications close 2.00pm AEST, Thursday, 19 April 2018


The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants across a broad range of sectors and endeavours. Our grants are managed through ten program areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, Education, Environment & Conservation, Health & Disability, International Learning and Development, Medical Research, Science, Travel, and Conference.

The majority of our grants are made in response to applications and/or an expression-of-interest (EoI), although grants may be made in response to a need or opportunity proactively identified by the Foundation. The latter are usually major funding initiatives

For further information visit:

Expression close Tuesday, 20 April 2018


Giving for Grassroots

Giving for Grassroots is our small grants program dedicated to initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia.

The Giving for Grassroots program grants up to $10,000 to community –based organisations, school and clubs.

For further information visit:

Applications close, Thursday, 26 April 2018


Neoen Energy Hornsdale Wind Farm Community Fund

Neoen Energy has allocated an amount of $80,000 in 2017/18 through its Energy Efficiency Fund for not for profit community groups located within the Northern Areas Council.  This is to support local groups with energy efficiency projects to assist their organisation

For further details visit:

Applications close Thursday, 26 April 2018


Churchill Fellowship 2018

A Churchill fellowship can offer an Australian citizen the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Austrlia and would lie to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, nnovation and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 27 April 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:

Applications close 30 April 2018


SA Water Community Partnerships Program

SA Water is urging grassroots community organisations to apply now for its freshly-launched Community Partnerships Program. The new program for 2018 -19 is targeting local events and groups in regional and metropolitan areas of South Australia, that have a clear link to water or water usage and align with SA Water’s vision to deliver world class water services for a better life.

A maximum of $10,000 for a suitable event or activity is available under our new Community Partnership Program.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Monday, 30 April 2018


White Ribbon Small Grants

The Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast Committee (AWRBC) welcomes requests for funding, up to $3000, to support projects aimed at the prevention of violence against women. The project should have an educational, awareness raising or service delivery focus.

Applicants should be non-government, not-for-profit organisations or individuals, with the target group / audience being primarily non-government. The committee is keen to support new initiatives by individuals and community groups who have not previously received funding. However, the committee will accept re-submitted applications and assesses each on its merits with a particular emphasis on project outcomes and value.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Monday, 30 April 2018


Community Heritage Grants

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

For further details visit:

Applications close Monday, 7 May 2018


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:

Applications OPEN Tuesday, 20 March 2018 and closes when there are a suitable number and spread of applications


CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship

Each year the Commonwealth Bank supports grassroots cricket and offer local clubs the chance to apply for one or our two-year sponsorships.

If successful, you can receive $2,000 per year, brand new cricket equipment and CommBank gear.

For further details visit:

Applications close Friday, 1 June 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 Two closes Saturday, 2 June 2018

Round Three Closes Saturday, 4 August

Round Four Closes Saturday, 6 October 2018

Grand finalist announced Saturday, 24 November 2018


Augusta Zadow Awards

Applications are open for an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces. A funding pool of $45,000 is available to improve women’s health and safety at work

Successful projects will:

  • Address a work health and safety issue faced by women or young workers, and/or
  • Significantly improve health and safety for women and young workers through research or further education.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 22 June 2018


Community Support Program

Provide childcare provided 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.

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:

Applications 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:

Application Close Saturday, 30 June 2018


Growing Cricket for Girls Fund

Growing Cricket for Girls Fund returns for a third summer with clubs, associations, school sporting associations and schools around Australia set to capitalise on the continued growth in cricket participation for women and girls.

Cricket Australia in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank established this ground breaking funding to directly support local cricket associations, cricket clubs, school sporting associations and secondary schools across the country to develop new girl’s competitions and teams and grow established competitions.

For further information visit:

Applications close Monday, 9 July 2018


Wine Export Grants

There are three grant programs within the Australian Government’s $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package). The Wine Export Grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018. 

The state-based and competitive grants are designed to support the growth of regional wine tourism, by providing funding for new international wine tourism initiatives that will attract international tourists to our regions.

For further information visit:

Applications can be made online by 5pm, Tuesday 1 May 2020 ACDT.  However, as the grant program is capped at $1 million, it will close once the funding is exhausted


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.


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


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)


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:


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:


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


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

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


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:


$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:


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: