Red Cross Grants for Farming Communities
$11 million is now available to help drought-affected farmers, farming families and farming–dependent contractors. Red Cross has now partnered with CWA in South Australia to get the funds out through their aid programs.
Grants can help meet household expenses, such as food, vehicle maintenance, school expenses, electricity, gas or rates, telephone expenses and dental or medical expenses.
For further information visit: https://www.redcross.org.au/news-and-media/news/urging-farmers-to-apply
Rural Bank Scholarships
In 2019, Rural Bank will be awarding up to 25 new scholarships to first-time undergraduate university students enrolled in studies that will enable them to contribute to the Australian agricultural industry.
The expanded program includes 10 additional scholarships to be awarded to students from communities affected by drought, alongside up to 15 scholarships on offer for regional and rural students across Australia.
The scholarship will provide each successful student with funding to the value of $5,000 per year for up to two years (subject to academic performance) to assist with their tertiary studies.
This funding aims to support study-related expenses covering such things as accommodation costs, course costs, study materials and equipment, textbooks or tutoring.
For further information visit: https://www.ruralbank.com.au/about-us/scholarship?utm_source=Homepage&utm_medium=Banner&utm_campaign=Scholarship2019
Applications close on 29 January 2019.
Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy
From 1 January 2019, the Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy will support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who may have disengaged from the system.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is available to employers who sign-up and commence a new worker Australian Apprentice from 1 January 2019 and until 1630 sign-ups have occurred.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides support in the first three years of an Australian Apprenticeship as follows:
- 75 per cent of the first year award wage;
- 50 per cent of the second year award wage;
- 25 per cent of the third year award wage.
More information can be found here: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/
Australian Govt – Maker Projects Stream B
Maker Projects aims to foster creativity and inquiry based learning in Australian schools and communities through the establishment of:
STEM-related events and education activities delivered in partnership with industry for youth under 18 years of age. These will build capability and leverage off the skills gained by organisations who have previously participated in delivering innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise focused education activities for young people
The objective of Maker Projects is to encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the development of maker spaces and activities in schools and communities.
This is with the view to reaching as many students as possible, including those in regional and disadvantaged areas.
For further information visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science-engagement/maker-projects-stream-b
Applications opened 8 November 2018
Applications close when funding for 2018/19 is exhausted.
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships
Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.
The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship
For further information visit: https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships
Applications close Monday, 8 January 2019
Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program – Major Commemorative
The Grant is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage. The grant aims to involve people through the country 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 to promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.
For further information visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/commemorations-program-major-commemorative-grants
Applications close 2.00pm AEDT Thursday, 10 January 2019
Nexif Energy Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Sponsorship Program
Nexif Energy is committed to creating enduring and meaningful relationships with the communities in which they operate.
The purpose of the Lincoln Gap Windfarm Sponsorship Program is to provide financial support to eligible groups and organisations for activities that benefit the Port Augusta community. A total of $50,000 is available to support eligible groups and organisations in the Port Augusta Council area including:
- Incorporated associations
- Not-for-profit companies limited by guarantee
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2006)
Although the above applicant types are preferred, successful applicants will be chosen at the discretion of Nexif.
For further information visit: http://lincolngapwindfarm.com.au/sponsorship/
Applications close Friday 11 January 2019
Australian Govt – National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants
Australia’s soils, water, vegetation and biodiversity underpin the productivity and sustainability of agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. But these natural resources are under threat. Pressures on Australia’s natural resources can limit the viability and productivity of food and fibre businesses. The Australian Government’s National Landcare Program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with industry, communities and other governments.
As the managers of around 61 per cent of the Australian landmass, farmers have an essential role in protecting and rehabilitating natural resources. Natural resources management practices that improve and protect the condition of soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity also assist farming, forestry and fishing industries to adapt to significant changes in climate, weather and markets.
The principal component of the National Landcare Program administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is Smart Farms. Smart Farms will run to 2022–23. It is made up of three elements:
Smart Farming Partnerships—will invest $55 million through two rounds of competitive grants into medium to large scale projects to encourage the development, trial and roll-out of innovative tools and farm practices.
Smart Farms Small Grants—is a $55 million competitive small grants program over several rounds to support the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity.
Building Landcare Community and Capacity—will invest $24 million to support the sharing of knowledge and achievements, and promote community leadership
For further information visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/national-landcare-program-smart-farms-small-grants-0
Applications close Friday 11 January 2019
Don Dunstan Foundation – Len King Scholarship
The award of up to $15,000 per annum, paid for up to four years, provides funds for general living expenses for a full time student.
In order to be eligible for the Len King Scholarship you need to meet the following criteria:
- planning to enrol in studies in 2019
- eligible to commence or re-commence full-time study in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of
- Laws and Legal Practice
- studying on-campus at either Flinders University or The University of Adelaide
- on a low income or facing financial hardship
- an Australian resident, or holding a humanitarian visa
- interested in social justice (a just distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within a
For further information visit: https://www.dunstan.org.au/projects/len-king/
Applications close Sunday 25 January 2019
Office for the Ageing – Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants
Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants provide one-off ageing specific community capacity building grants of between $20,000 and $40,000 for projects that create or extend opportunities for older South Australians to be involved and active in their communities and contribute to an age friendly South Australia.
Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants enable community organisations across the state to apply for funding for capacity building projects that support older South Australians, including those from diverse communities and backgrounds, to age well and be recognised for their valued contributions across their lifetime.
2018-19 Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants will fund projects aligned to one or more of the following themes:
- Respecting diversity.
- Working and volunteering.
- All-ages-friendly communities.
- Wellbeing and active ageing.
- Safety and security.
For further information visit: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/department+of+health/office+for+the+ageing/office+for+the+ageing+community+grants/positive+ageing+grants
Applications close on Tuesday 14 January 2019
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: https://wettenhall.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/
Applications opened 3 December 2018 for Funding from February 2019
Applications close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications
SA Govt – Grants for Public Space
Grant funding opportunities are available for local government through two grant programs (Open Space and Places for People).
Grants are provided annually to local government, with councils throughout the state invited to apply for funding of eligible projects.
Funds are available on a dollar-for-dollar basis and are for the planning and development of significant open space and public realm initiatives or for the purchase of strategic open space.
Open Space grants
The objectives of the Open Space Program are to:
- Assist in conservation, enhancement and enjoyment of natural, cultural and regional open spaces to help communities better use existing green spaces.
- Promote unstructured recreation opportunities compatible with the surrounding environment.
Places for People grants
The objectives of the Places for People Program are to:
- Increase the useability and function of the public realm through innovative and creative design outcomes.
- Create or revitalise public spaces that are important to the social, cultural and economic life of their communities.
Applications close at 3.00pm on Friday 8 February 2019
Australian Govt – Integrated Carer Support Service: Carer Gateway Regional Delivery Partners
The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024.
This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services including:
RDPs will also conduct outreach activities, and link to social, health, education, community and cultural groups, to better understand regional and rural needs.
RDPs are expected to make the greatest contribution to the ICSS outcomes.
For further information visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/carer-gateway-regional-delivery-partners
Applications close Thursday 14 February 2019
Brand SA – SA Ag Town of the Year
South Australian towns flying the flag for primary industries will be eligible for a new award – South Australian Ag Town of the Year – which aims to highlight the vital role agriculture plays in regional communities.
The award, launched on National Agriculture Day 2018 by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone, will recognise towns supporting and promoting primary industries in all their facets.
For further information visit: https://www.brandsouthaustralia.com.au/programs-events/regional-showcase/ag-town-of-the-year/
Applications close on Friday 15 February 2019
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: http://dtti.sa.gov.au/trade/sa-export-accelerator
Applications close on Saturday, 16 February 2019
Office for the Ageing – Age Friendly SA Grants
Age Friendly SA Grants enable local governments across the state to apply for funding for projects that support older South Australians, including those from diverse communities and backgrounds, to age well, and be recognised for their valued contributions across their lifetime.
The Age Friendly SA 2018-19 Grant Round will provide grants of up to $25,000, and $45,000 for regional partnerships of three or more local governments, for projects aligned to one or more of the Age Friendly SA Strategy themes:
Local Governments are encouraged to collaborate with non-government, non-profit organisations, or other relevant partners to deliver projects that support age friendly innovation, partnerships and collaborations at the local level.
For further information visit: age friendly grants
Applications close Monday 18 February 2019
Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program
The Grassroots Football, Cricket, and Netball Facility Program is aimed at increasing participation and improving gender equity in Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Netball to support healthier, happier, and safer communities.
The program will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.
For further information visit: https://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/gfcnfp
Applications close 12.00pm, 27 February 2019
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 www.dhs.sa.gov.au
Rounds Close on: Thursday, 28 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: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants
Applications close at 2.00pm on Thursday, 28 February 2019
SA Healthy Towns Challenge
The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable and immediate benefits (i.e. over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing. Successful projects aim to increase access or opportunity for the community to make healthier choices or participate in activities with a prevention focus.
Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to a minimum of five towns (or groups of towns) within the Country Health SA Local Health Network region each year for four years (until 2021).
Applications OPEN January – February 2019
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.
The program initially consisted of four application rounds; in recognition of the program’s demonstrated value, the Australian Government announced an additional $1 million in funding in August 2018, and the addition of a fifth application round.
For further information visit: https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/
Round 5 opens 7 January 2019
Applications close Monday 4 March 2019
Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program
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: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-community-commemorative-grants
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:
- Educational and Health Organisations
- Arts Group or Organisation
- Sporting Group or Organisation
For further information visit: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart
Grant #21 applications close on Sunday, 31 March 2019
Dreams for a better world – Business Grants
Are you a small business owner or social-change maker with a dream to make a positive change in your local community? Make that dream a reality with a small business grant from Sunsuper‘s Dreams for a Better World.
Apply to the Better Business round for the chance to receive up to $15,000 and help fund a project or innovative solution that tackles a social issue in your local community.
For further information visit: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/business-grants
Applications open Saturday 16 March 2019
Applications close Monday 19 August 2019
Dreams for a better world – Community Grants
Sunsuper’s community grants are here to give you the leg up, a helping hand to make your dream a reality.
If your not-for-profit organisation or community group dreams of helping to create brighter futures for Australians or a more active community or support others to live better we want to hear about it.
There are three rounds for community grants and each round has a different theme. If your dream fits the criteria and is eligible apply for your chance to receive up to $50,000 in grants to help a cause close to your heart.
For further information visit: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/community-grants
All rounds open on Friday 15 February 2019
Round One: Better Living Closes: Saturday 13 April 2019
Round Two: Brighter Futures Closes: Saturday 29 June 2019
Round Three: Active Community Closes: Saturday 14 September
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: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=A5B71A71-D703-467E-27872DF233C7BB13
Applications close 5.30pm (ACT Local Time) on Friday, 1 May 2020
Managing Farm Risk Program
The Managing Farm Risk Program 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: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=2EF0534E-D36A-426C-016A48020951AED4
Applications close on Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Funding is available for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.
Sporting Schools offers two funding programs:
- Primary School Grant
- Secondary School Grant
Eligible schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours using one of our national sporting organisation partners.
For further information visit https://sportingschools.gov.au/funding or call 1300 785 707
Commonwealth Bank Domestic & Family Violence Assistance Program
If you are an eligible CBA customer you can access our Domestic & Family Violence Assistance Program to support you and your family experiencing a domestic or family violence situation. This includes situations of financial abuse (PDF).
Access the program by calling 1800 222 387 between 8am – 8pm Mon-Fri (Sydney/ Melbourne time). It is a confidential service run by independent, specialist trauma counsellors. These counsellors are not bank employees.
For further information visit https://www.commbank.com.au/support/dv-assistance.html?ei=gsa_support_domestic
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: https://www.bootsforall.org.au/request-equipment
Applications are ongoing
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: https://www.holden.com.au/discover-holden/home-ground-advantage/voucher-information
$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 www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au.
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.
Funding is available for strategic, evidence based planning initiatives that inform future active recreation and sport needs for communities.
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://www.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.
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
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: www.arts.sa.gov.au/grant/pocket-grants
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:
- Individual Youth Sport & Cultural Grants(Available all year round)
- Event Grants – up to $2000 (Available all year round)
For further information visit: https://www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=780
Check website for opening and closing dates
Roger Rasheed Sport Foundation
The Roger Rasheed Sport Foundation believes that regular sport activities and on-going training and mentoring can make a positive difference to children in all areas. By revitalising forgotten reserves and rusty old equipment or by building an entirely new precinct, our aim is to provide the children of extreme disadvantaged areas access to sport.
When we identify a project, we begin by working alongside the local community and, first and foremost understanding, its needs, its residents and their families. Then, together with the local council and other interested supporters, we design and build the project with financial and in-find assistance from a group of committed individuals and businesses.
For further information visit: https://rogerrasheedsportsfoundation.com/projects/
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: https://www.justiceconnect.org.au/our-programs/not-for-profit-law