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


Institute of Community Directors Australia Scholarship

In a step to strengthen rural and regional communities, the Institute of Community
Directors Australia is providing one hundred $1000 scholarships towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments from Australian’s contributing to regional


Successful scholarship applicants will receive:

  • A $1000 fee reduction for enrolments in the Diploma of Business (Governance)
  • The reduced enrolment cost for scholarship recipients is $3495 (inc GST)
  • An iPad mini, pre-loaded with course materials
  • Membership of the Institute of Community Directors Australia
  • Access to the Institute of Community Directors Australia’s extensive suite of online governance resources

For further information visit:

Applications close at 3.00pm AEST Thursday, 10 May 2018


2018 SA Science Excellence Awards

The awards acknowledge the achievements of talented individuals, including recent PhD graduates and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals and teachers, who are making an outstanding contribution to society both nationally and internationally.

This award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution in their field of research and continue to inspire future generations to become involved in science.

For further information visit:

Nominations close Friday, 11 May 2018


Food and Beverage Development Fund

The fund is designed to provide funding of between $1,000 and $10,000 for students or intending students to develop their skills and knowledge through research,
education and/or training.  Their support payments are intended to reward individuals that have shown exceptional commitment to vocational education and training and who are committed to furthering their skills and knowledge within their chosen

For further information visit:

Applications close 2.00pm Friday, 11 May 2018


FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

$100,000 in seed funding is being offered to assist not-for-profit, community-based organisations in regional Australia to adopt and act on one of the eight innovative
Heywire project ideas. The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2017 to September 2018.

For more information visit

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 14 May 2018


Scholarships for volunteers

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, 14 May 2018


Arts South Australia

Funding for contemporary music in South Australia through Arts South Australia is made available to:

  • Strengthen the South Australian contemporary music sector through
    long-term strategies that build on its national and international reputation acknowledged with pride at home
  • Support emerging professional and professional South Australia-based artists to create quality original music and live performance opportunities locally,
    nationally and internationally
  • Assist in the development and sustainability of South Australia-based,
    nationally focused music businesses that support local artist career

 Artist Development Grants are available in:

  • Recording
  • Marketing
  • Skills and Music Development
  • Touring
  • Festival and Events
  • Out of Round Presentation

For further information visit:

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 14 May 2018


AMP’s Tomorrow Fund

$1 million in grants is being offered to determined people with big dreams who need help to bring them to life. Grants of between $10,000 and $100,000 to help with costs such as travel, living expenses and research – or whatever it takes to achieve their dream are available.

For further information visit

Applications close 4.00pm (AEST) Thursday, 17 May 2018


Wyatt’s Rural and Regional Youth Education Fund

Since its inception, the Wyatt Trust has sought to provide opportunities for
financially disadvantaged South Australians to participate more actively in the community.  Through both targeted one-off financial assistance and strategic

partnerships, the Wyatt trust seeks to support eligible individuals through:

  • Financial Assistance Grants
  • Youth Education Grants
  • Vocational Training Grants
  • Work Start Grants

For further information and eligibility requirements visit:


Green Industries Recycling Market Development Grants

China’s recent National Sword program places import restrictions on certain

recyclable materials, which has impacted South Australian recycling businesses

exporting materials such as scrap plastics, metals, paper, cardboard, and textiles into China. This grants program is a response to this situation, in addition to recognising the need to assist businesses to invest in activities which will overcome market barriers to accepting products with recycled content.

$300,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 per applicant. Applicants must be able to provide 50% matched funding. Non-financial (in-kind) contributions cannot be included. 

Local councils, industry associations and organisations that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products are eligible to apply. All applicants must be legally constituted entities and comply with all federal and state laws.

For further information visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 31 May 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 2018

Round Four Closes Saturday, 6 October 2018 

Grand finalist announced Saturday, 24 November 2018


CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship

Each year the Commonwealth Bank supports grassroots cricket and offer local clubs the chance to apply for one 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


Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants

Westpac Foundations’ Community Grants are now open and are awarded to local, not-for-profit community

organisations helping transform the lives of fellow Australians experiencing disadvantage.

All eligible community organisation are invited to apply for a $10,000 Community Grant to held deliver

educational opportunities, employment pathways or improving the quality of life for people in need. The grants also include valuable non-financial support to help maximise the social impact and sustainability of their


For further information visit:

Applications close Friday, 8 June 2018


Nuffield Scholarships—2019

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

For more information visit:

Applications close Friday, 15 June 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

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 22 June 2018


Community Banking Sector – Social Investment Grants

A total grant pool of $300,000 is available in 2018 for grants of either $25,000 or $50,000 for funding that delivers against the theme of Building resilience and capability in people experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse.

Applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation.

For further information visit:


Community Support Program

Providing childcare providers with funding to set up and run child care services in areas where there are unique needs or where it might not otherwise be viable.

 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


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. Your 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:


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 close when there are a suitable number and spread of applications

Here are dates when the rounds open and the application form appears online:

  • 19th June 2018 (funding in August 2018)
  • 18th September (funding in November 2018)
  • 11th December 2018 (Funding in February 2019)


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

For further information visit:

Applications are ongoing


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.


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 up to 28 February 2019.

For further information visit:

Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year up to 28 February 2019


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:


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:


$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:


SASI Individual Athlete Program

Financial assistance is also available to country athletes who are performing at a high national level in an
Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth Games sport and discipline and live permanently in a regional area, 130kms or more from the Adelaide GPO.

The Scholarships and Award available are:

  • Individual Athlete Scholarship 
  • Country Athlete Award (athletes aged 13 to 18 years on or before 31 December 2017)

For further information visit:

To receive details regarding opening and closing dates of the grant program and other important you will need to register via the link above.


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


CCTV Grants Program

The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grants Program provides funding to help councils in South Australia

implement CCTV infrastructure to improve safety, reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime. CCTV grant

funding is not recurrent and, as a general rule, will be limited to one-off grants of $20,000 to $100,000 for

projects expected to be completed within a 12 month timeframe.

Local councils are required to match grants dollar-for-dollar.

For further information visit:

Applications must be completed online and are open all year, subject to available funds Applications will be assessed on merit and in the order of which they are received