RDAWEP has access to many grant programs and funding opportunities and can help your business, organisation or community group find relevant funding sources.
Assistance with the preparation of business cases and grant applications may also be provided. The level of assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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 RDAWEP.

For information and advice about grant programs please contact RDAWEP offices in Port Lincoln or Whyalla.


Recycling Market Development Grants

Up to $300,000 in State Government funding is available to South Australian recycling businesses for activities that will strengthen local market demand for recycled materials and recycled-content products.
Funding available: $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.
Who is eligible? Local councils, industry associations and organisations that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products. All applicants must be legally constituted entities and comply with all federal and state laws.

For further information CLICK HERE Applications close Wednesday 31 May 2018.


Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to the community.  There are four rounds with a different theme each quarter.
Submissions for all rounds open on 15 February 2018.
Round One:  Open Round – closes 24 March
Round Two:  Health and People – closes 2 June
Round Three:  Sport and Education – closes 4 August
Round Four:  Animals and Community – closes 6 October
For more information CLICK HERE


Home Ground Advantage – Sports Grants

Are you involved in a sporting club or know of one that would love funds to put towards new uniforms or equipment in 2018?  Or need a fundraising idea?
Home Ground Advantage have a fundraising opportunity and $250,000 in grants up for grabs now!
Applications close 31 March 2018.
For more information on eligibility and how to enter CLICK HERE


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 CLICK HERE  Applications open 7 February 2018 and close 11 April 2018.


National Radioactive Waste Management Facility – Community Benefit Programme

In 2017-18 the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility Community Benefit Programme will provide up to $2 million for each of the Barndioota and Kimba communities.
Grants will be provided to successful applicants who are undertaking projects that will provide a social and/or economic benefit to local communities in and around Barndioota and Kimba.
The programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to assist local communities while the site selection and establishment phases are underway, and acknowledges the community’s contribution to this important task and any short-term disruptions the site assessment for the project might have.
Applications are open now! and close on 5 February 2018.
Please visit www.business.gov.au for further information.


Export and Regional Wine Support Package

The Australian Government’s Export and Regional Wine Support Package is an exciting, on-off allocation of $50 million, which aims to grow the Australian wine sector by showcasing the nation’s wine tourism offering and driving demand for Australian wine exports.  The three grant programs are:
Wine Export Grants – designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018.
State-based and competitive grants – designed to support the growth of regional wine tourism, by providing funding for new international wine tourism initiatives that will attract international tourists to our regions.  Anticipated to open in December 2017.
For more information visit www.wineaustralia.com where you can subscribe to the newsletter for the latest updates, including notice of guideline release and application opening. 


Grants SA – Simplifying funding for community organisations

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) has simplified access to four of its grant programs. The Charitable and Social Welfare Fund, Multicultural Celebrating Diversity one-off grants, Volunteer Training grants and Volunteer Support Fund will provide $3 million of one-off funding to community organisations to support local projects that strengthen communities across South Australia.
Funds will be distributed through major, medium and minor funding rounds. Major grants of $20,001 to $50,000 will be open twice a year, medium grants of $5,001 to $20,000 will be open four times a year and minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year round and applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month.
For more information visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations/grants-sa


Community Grants Hub

Open Grants
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund – supports capital projects to establish and expand advanced  manufacturing activities.  Closes 28 Feb 2018
Centre for Defence Industry Capability – Advisory and Facilitation Services – will help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) improve their business capabilities and help them take advantage of development opportunities within the defence sector.
Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program – contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices.
Smart Farming Partnerships – Provides multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
Further information about eligibility and how to apply are available on the GrantConnect and Community Grants Hub websites.