South Australia History Fund 2018-19

The SAHF is an annual grant program intended to support the production and sharing of South Australia’s history.  Total funding available this year is $50,000 and funding of up to $5,000 per grant is available to undertake:

  • Specific community-focussed projects that explore, interpret or preserve aspects of South Australian history and make history accessible to the public
  • publication of both academic histories and more popular forms of historical writing
  • research by established and emerging historians that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge about, or understanding of, South Australian history.

Funding of up to $500 per grant is also available to assist organisations to provide appropriate skills development training or activities for their workers

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 10 August 2018


Arts SA – Grants

Major Commission Funding: Public Art and Design

Project Seed Funding: Public Art and Design

Commission Support funding: Public Art and Design

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday, 13 August 2018

For further details on all Arts SA funding visit:


Supporting Younger Veterans

The Australian Government is inviting organisations in an open competitive process to apply for grant funding in 2018-2019 under the Supporting Younger Veterans program.

The Supporting Younger Veterans program aims to foster the ability of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and non ex-service organisations to support the needs of younger veterans as they transition out of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges that their ADF service presents through different stages of their civilian life.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Tuesday, 14 August 2018


Expressions of Interest – Stronger Communities Program

Stronger Communities Program will deliver its third round of $150,000, with grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to fund small capital projects, it is an opportunity for small local groups to work to identify potential projects which will contribute to the community’s long term vibrancy and viability.

Incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations can apply for funding, (which must be matched $1 for $1) by completing a project proposal.  There will be a broadly based community consultation committee who will prioritise the projects to be submitted to ensure this funding delivers the best possible outcomes for our community.” 

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey by 5.00pm on Tuesday, 14 August


Country Arts SA – Step Up Grant (RAF)

Artist, organisations and community groups to undertake small cultural projects, or to develop a small project leading to a larger cultural project or for individual artists to undertake professional development opportunities. If you have never applied to Country Arts SA or never undertaken an arts project you are encouraged to apply to this category.

For further information visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 15 August 2018 for projects commencing after 1 January 2019


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:

Applications close on Wednesday 15 August 2018


ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program

Applications are invited from not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate which contribute to the development of education and employment opportunities of communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer.

For further information visit:

Applications close 5.00pm AEST Friday, 17 August 2018


Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal  (FRRR) – In a Good Place

In a Good Place is a national grants program that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.

There are three objectives for this program:

  • Reduce social isolation;
  • Increase social participation and connectedness;
  • Increase help-seeking.

By supporting local solutions and using a multi-faceted approach focused on enhancing people, place and wellbeing, our donor partner, CCI Giving, aims to give back to those overcoming challenges and adversity, and to the most marginalised in society.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Monday, 20 August 2018



Families and Communities Program

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply in an open selection process to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Financial Wellbeing and Capability.

The program aims to:

  • Strengthen relationships
  • Improve the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Reduce the cost of family breakdown
  • Strengthen family and community functioning

Commonwealth Financial Counselling and Financial Capability

This funding helps eligible people address their financial problems through the provision of information advocacy and or negotiation on behalf of the client.  The Financial Capability services help eligible people build longer-term capability to budget, manage their money and make informed financial decisions

Commonwealth Financial Counselling Helpline
The Commonwealth Financial Counselling Helpline is to help eligible people:

  • Address their financial problems
  • Make informed choices, and
  • Build longer-term capability to budget and manage their money.

These will be addressed through the provision of information, advocacy and/or negotiation on behalf of the client.

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open – competitive process to apply for the
The objective of Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief is to help eligible people by providing immediate financial or material aid. This may constitute food parcels, clothes or vouchers for example, supermarket, utilities or petrol.

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Food Relief
The objective of Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Food Relief is to support Commonwealth Funded Emergency Relief organisations to provide food to eligible people, on a national scale. 

For further information visit:

ALL COMMUNITY HUB GRANTS close 2:00pm AEST Wednesday 22 August 2018


Perks Business Boost Awards

The Perks Business Boost Awards are all about supporting businesses in the early stages of their journey to consolidate, grow and ultimately flourish. Perks understand what it takes to be successful in business and are passionate about helping South Australian’s in their journey.

Small businesses are vital to the economy, collectively employing half the Australian workforce.

The winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), will collectively receive a combination of vital professional services and cash to the value of $40,000, including invaluable business mentoring from some of South Australia’s most highly regarded business people.

Are you in the early stages of operating your business and looking to successfully grow it to the next level?

For further information visit:

Applications close on Monday, 27 August 2018


Regional Growth Fund

The 2018-19 RGF competitive funding round will open on 2 July, with funding available for regional development initiatives from $50,000 up to $2 million on a matched dollar for dollar basis, with applications to be assessed by a panel led by an independent chair.

In addition to the annual $5 million competitive round of funding in the RGF, $10 million in the Fund will be open to applications all year-round for strategic projects with a focus on leveraging other sources of funding. The Fund will open up opportunities for future investment in South Australia beyond simply state government support.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 31 August 2018


Holden Home Ground Advantage

Applications are now open for clubs who embrace and promote the participation of girls in sport.  Sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved in sport.

For more information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 31 August 2018


Grants SA MAJOR and MINOR Grants

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. 

Minor grants for up to $5,000 are open all year round and application close at the end of every second month

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 31 August 2018


SA Health – SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for rural towns to develop and implement programs within their community, which will have measurable and immediate benefits to the community’s health and wellbeing.

Grants of up to $50,000 each will be provided to five towns (or groups of towns) within the Country Health SA Local Health Network region each year for four years.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Monday, 10 September 2018


Volunteer Grants
The Volunteer Grants keep people involved in and serving their communities. That effort in turn, keeps people healthier and provides a myriad of services to Australians on a daily basis. If all these services had to be fully funded by the tax payer the nation would collapse.

Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 can be used towards the cost of essential items that help make the work of volunteers easier, safer, and more enjoyable, such as equipment, training, transport and background screening.

The volunteer Grants is expected to OPEN in August 2018

To monitor the opening of the grant 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:

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


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:

Applications OPEN 25 August and close on Monday 24 September 2018


Active Club Program

This program supports community-based sport and active recreation organisations to deliver their programs and services to all South Australians. It provides up to $5,000 for program and equipment applications or up to $25,000 for facility upgrades. For facility development projects, organisations can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost. The applicant’s contribution towards the project can include voluntary labour and/or donated materials and in-kind support.

For more information visit:

Applications OPEN 15 August 2018 and close Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal—Small Grants for Rural Communities (SCRC) – Round 34

Not-for-profit community organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate can apply. Organisations / projects demonstrating community partnerships are preferred to multiple applications from one community (please submit only one application per organisation).

  • Building Community Resilience
  • Developing Ofganisational Resilience & Capacity
  • Enhanicg Environmental Sustainability
  • Fostering Cultural Vibrance
  • Lifelong Education & Training
  • Economic Strenght
  • Improving Community Health & Social Wellbeing

Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.

For further information visit:

Applications OPEN 13 August and close on Wednesday, 26 September 2018


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 #20 closes on 30 September 2018

Grant #21 OPENS 1 October 2018 and CLOSES on 31 March 2019


Nathaniel O’Brien Cabaret Scholarship

Adelaide Cabaret Festival invites nominations for talented students currently in Year 10 or 11 from regional South Australia for the 2019 Nathaniel O’Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship.

The recipients of the scholarship will participate in the Class of Cabaret program culminating in a group performance during the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Each scholarship is valued up to $5000 to assist with travel and accommodation requirements, to attend rehearsals in Adelaide throughout Term 1 and 2 in 2019. They will also receive private tuition from one of Adelaide’s leading vocal teachers. In addition, Adelaide Festival Centre’s CentrED program will provide a SACE teacher to guide each student through assessments to achieve SACE Creative Arts Course Stage 1 or Stage 2 accreditation by the conclusion of the program. 

For further information visit:

Applications close on Sunday, 30 September 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 OPEN in September 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


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 2.00pm, 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 2.00pm (AEDT), 26 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 15 May 2019


Drought Communities Program

The Drought Communities Programme (DCP) is designed to deliver benefits in targeted drought affected regions of Australia. The Australian Government is providing $35 million over four years, commencing in the 2015 to 2016 financial year, to fund local infrastructure initiatives that provide employment for people whose work opportunities have been impacted by drought.

Funding will be targeted at projects that stimulate local community spending, use local resources, businesses and suppliers, and/or provide a long-lasting benefit to communities and the agricultural industries on which they depend.

For further information visit:

Applications close 5.00pm (ACT Local Time) 30 June 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), 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


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


$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:


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: