Please see below a list of grant programs and funding opportunities to assist your business, organisation or community group. 

For more grant and funding opportunities, search on:  GrantConnect   or   GRANTassist

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant –  Grant Ready

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.

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 www.business.gov.au


ARTS and CULTURAL
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. 

See it LIVE – SA Government have announced the $10 million See it LIVE package  that will get local musicians and performers back on stage through a range of support programs for live music and hospitality venues, promoters and more. The South Australian Government’s Music Development Office (MDO) can help you navigate the range of programs available. Contact the MDO via the contact form or phone (08) 7320 3309. 

  • 5000 e-vouchers, worth $400 each, for live music and hospitality venues to host live music. The vouchers will help music acts get back into pubs, clubs, small bars, restaurants, cafes and other smaller venues. 
  • Event grants available for SA-based promoters, organisations and businesses, to help meet costs including engaging musicians and technicians, marketing and promotion costs and ensuring the event is COVID-19 safe.  
  • A Venue Improvement Grants program will provide 200 grants of $5000 each to eligible venues to upgrade so they can cater for live music performances. 

Carclew Project and Development Grants – open to individuals and organisations to support creative projects that encourage, develop and promote artistic practice amongst children and/or young people.  Applications close 2 September 2022

BUSINESS
Business.gov.au – Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed. Ongoing. 

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises to market and promote their goods and services globally.  Applications close 17 August 2022.

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).

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. 

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.

Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund – supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the SA Government. Ongoing. 

COMMUNITY
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. Applications for Round 14 close 30 August 2022.

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.

DROUGHT SUPPORT
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.

ENVIRONMENT
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.

Regional Capability Community Fund – Farm Firefighting Units – this fund will reimburse up to the full cost of approved firefighting equipment purchases, as part of the State Government’s $2 million commitment over the next 4 years. Items must be new (not second-hand), fit for purpose and demonstrate value for money. Only one application per farmer or farming business will be considered. Applications close 21 August 2022. 

HEALTH 
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

SPORT AND RECREATION
Active State Collaboration Program (ASCP) –   ASCP is a new grant program looking to drive sport and recreation initiatives, through funding that rewards organisations partnering to develop and deliver projects to get more South Australians active. The program will support projects that align with the Government’s priorities and the ORSR 2021–2025 Strategic Plan that provides everyone with an opportunity to participate in sport and active recreation. Applications close 30 September 2022.

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.

TOURISM
Experience Nature Tourism Fund – will be available for new and improved nature-based tourism products and experiences in or near a national park, reserve, wilderness protection area or marine park.  The  aims to showcase South Australia’s natural landscapes while also encouraging visitors to enjoy and learn more about these important natural and cultural assets to the state. Applications open at 9am on 5 September 2022 and close at 5pm on 21 October 2022.

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

YOUTH 
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


GRANTS FOR START-UPS

  • 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.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GRANT CONNECT 
GrantConnect provides a centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUSINESS GRANTS HUB
Works in partnership with government entities to design and implement streamlined grants programs for their customers.

GRANTS SA
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.

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL RENEWAL
Strengthens rural, regional and remote communities, working in partnership with philanthropy, government and business.

VETERANS SA
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.