Please see below a list of grant programs and funding opportunities to assist your business, organisation or community group.  RDAEP may be able to provide some assistance with the preparation of business cases and grant applications. Projects which deliver regional economic development and new employment outcomes have priority and receive greater levels of support.
The conditions and guidelines for government grant funding programs are consistently changing. This is monitored by RDAEP.

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant HERE

A business plan is critical to the success of your business, and to apply for and obtain funding. 
Guidelines for writing your business plan and a downloadable template can be found at

Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP e-grants newsletter seeks to provide individuals and community groups with an update on open grants. 
E-grants Newsletter – January 2022

A COVID-19 Tourism and Hospitality Support Grant for businesses in eligible tourism and hospitality sectors (and other sectors such as performing arts, creative artists, taxis and car rental) that have already received the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant as follows: 

  • A grant of $3,000 for employing businesses with turnover less than $2 million
  • A grant of $10,000 for employing businesses with turnover of greater than $2 million
  • A grant of $20,000 for employing businesses with turnover of greater than $5 million
  • A grant of $1,000 for non-employing businesses

A new COVID-19 Business Hardship Grant of $6,000 for employing businesses with annual payrolls below $10 million and $2,000 for non-employing businesses who have experienced a minimum 50 per cent reduction in turnover over the eligible period and haven’t been eligible for previous business grant support since July 2021.

Any questions about the Business Support Grant, contact:

More details at:   

Country Arts SA Grants – grants are available to support arts and cultural activities in regional South Australia that are sustainable, have long term cultural, economic and social benefits, develop partnerships and cultural networks and provide skills development opportunities.  Ongoing. 


Supply Chain Resilience Initiative – Round 2 –  provides businesses up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants – a funding program for SME food and beverage manufacturing enterprises to improve energy efficiency.  The grant provides SMEs up to $25,000 to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce power bills.

Green Industries Assess-Implement-Monitor (AIM) – AIM grants provide a subsidy for businesses to assess ways to implement more economically and environmentally sustainable practices.  Funding is available for businesses and not-for-profits to: ASSESS materials and resource efficiency, waste management, and/or other options to support a more sustainable and circular economy for South Australia; IMPLEMENT recommendations made through a GISA-funded, independent and impartial assessment. Projects should enable participants to MONITOR progress and report outcomes, using it as a base for continuous improvement. Applications close 30 June 2022 or when all funds are allocated (whichever occurs first).

Resource Efficiency and Productivity Grant (REAP) provides businesses and not-for-profit organisations with a 50% subsidy for a resource efficiency and productivity assessment. Closes 30 June 2022.

Seed-Start – provides financial support up to $500,000 to early-stage, high-growth potential businesses (startups) that are focusing on national and international markets. 

Jobs and Economic Growth Fund – supporting initiatives that create long-term sustainable jobs and economic growth.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand – In partnership with SA’s Department of Human Services,  has launched the new program aimed at supporting small businesses to rebuild and recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic. Eligible businesses will receive up to three hours of personalised business coaching, a tailored recovery plan (roadmap to recovery) and referrals to Good Shepherd’s extensive network of financial wellbeing services. Small grants up to $1500 are also available to support business goals. 

Wage Subsidies – provide businesses with financial incentives of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions. Ongoing.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) – Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Applications open 1 July each year. 

Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund – supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the SA Government. Ongoing. – Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed. Ongoing. 

Strengthening Rural Communities – The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Ongoing.

DPTI – Boat Launching Facilities – Boat owners who would like improvements made to the facilities they regularly use should approach their local council, which has the expertise to prepare a detailed funding assistance application. Ongoing.

Farm Hub – The Farm Hub was built by the National Farmers Federation as an online portal for information and resources for Farmers (both for business and individuals). Ongoing.

Buy a Bale – helping support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers by providing tangible resources to drought, flood or fire affected communities. Stock feed, water, financial assistance, volunteers and a 24/7 helpline and on the ground counselling services.

PIRSA – Drought Support – A number of services and avenues for assistance are available to support farm families, farm businesses and rural communities prepare for and manage drought conditions. Ongoing.

Landcare – Landcare and community groups can submit a project summary using our online Expression of Interest (EoI) form. Each project summary will be reviewed and kept on file by Landcare Australia, and if a suitable funding partner of funding stream identified, groups may be invited to submit a more detailed application. Ongoing.

Fay Fuller Foundation – the purpose of the granting program is to support the Foundation’s mission to resource partners, support bold ideas, and equip communities to address health and wellbeing challenges and actively participate in the creation and transfer of knowledge and learning to support social good. 

Commonwealth Bank Domestic and Family Violence Assistance Program – to support you and your family experiencing a domestic or family violence situation including situations of financial abuse. Ongoing. 

Young Pink Sisters – providing immediate financial assistance up to $600 to those who are struggling to meet the financial demands of breast cancer treatment. Ongoing

Sporting Schools – funding is available for both Primary and Secondary Schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours. Ongoing

$100 Sport Vouchers Program – the program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or dance club fees or memberships.

Regional Event Fund – to strengthen the State’s regional events calendar and drive economic stimulus across the regions beyond the peak summer tourism period.  

Carclew – is South Australia’s only multi-art form and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under. It provides young people with opportunities to try different art forms, supports emerging artists to develop their craft and advocates for youth arts practice. 

Music Innovation Fund – Focuses on music for early and primary school years.  

Matana Foundation for Young People – to improve the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds. Ongoing


  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme – can help transform your business, getting you from where you are to where you want to be. Unique services give you access to expert advice and financial support through grants to help you progress your goals.
  • CSIRO Kick-Start – an initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
  • Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) – provides companies with venture capital through licensed private sector fund managers. It will help you to develop your biomedical discoveries into tangible products, services and outcomes.
  • Research and Development Tax Incentive – encourages companies to engage in R&D benefiting Australia, by providing a tax offset for eligible R&D activities.
  • Self Employment – New Business Assistance with NEIS can help by providing accredited small business training; help to develop a business plan; personalised mentoring and support; NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks.

GrantConnect provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded

Works in partnership with government entities to design and implement streamlined grants programs for their customers.

Grants SA project funding is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

Strengthens rural, regional and remote communities, working in partnership with philanthropy, government and business.

To support projects and initiatives that commemorate the involvement of all men and women who have service Australia in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations.