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.


Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program

Through the Sport and Recreation Development and Inclusion Program (SRDIP), grants of up to $100,000 are available to assist eligible organisations with projects which will:

  • Grow a sport or activity
  • Improve services
  • Address barriers to inclusion

Grant applications are open to sport or active recreation organisations as well as non-sport or active recreation organisations whose project will benefit sports organisations or targeted populations.

Applications close 5 December 2018. For more information visit: http://ors.sa.gov.au


Top five Government grants for start-ups:

  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme – aims to help businesses increase productivity and competitiveness with funding and access to a national network of private sector advisers and facilitators.
  • CSIRO Kick-Start – Start-ups and SMEs keen to partner with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in research activities can get up to $50,000 in matched funding to help them further develop and grow their business.
  • Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) – If you’re a start-up operating in the space of health and wellbeing, there’s a chance you could go one better than a grant and instead receive a line of venture capital straight from the government.
  • Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) – has been set up for aspiring and current exporters across a wide range of industries and products to help drive new outbound markets from Australia and encourage inbound tourism.
  • Research and Development Tax Incentive – aims to help all businesses stay ahead of the curve through a tax offset that encourages innovation in even the smallest ventures.

Small to Medium Enterprise Export Hubs

Provides grants up to $1.5 million over four years to support the establishment and/or operation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hubs in six Growth Centre sectors:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cyber Security
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Mining Equipment, technology and Services
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

For further information and the program guidelines visit business.gov.au/SMEEH
Applications for Expressions of Interest close 15 October 2018 5:00 pm AEDT.


Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions

ASBAS is an ongoing program with funding rounds generally announced every three years.   Small businesses will be able to access low cost, high quality digital advisory services for a small contribution fee through a combination of channels and formats, including face to face, phone calls, video calls online, webchats, interactive webinars and face to face workshops.

The services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans where required, and advisory support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities:

  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software, and
  • online security and data privacy.

The program forms part of the Australian Government’s commitment to helping small businesses create jobs, opportunity and growth, and complements general business advisory services offered by State and Territory governments.
For more information visit: www.adelaidebusinesshub.com.au


Future Industries Accelerator – Supporting partnerships between SA industry and UniSA

The Future Industries Accelerator (FIA) provides an innovative model for effective and sustainable collaboration between universities and industry. FIA is a $7.5 million investment from the South Australian State Government, which focuses on creating high-value jobs in South Australia and assists local industries to build their R&D capacity and accelerate growth.  FIA provides the mechanism to develop a new collaboration, or strengthen an existing partnership, with FII (across multidisciplinary areas including biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine, energy and advanced manufacturing, environmental science, and minerals and resources), and more broadly with research expertise from across the University.

Three core activities provide flexibility and tangible mechanisms to drive the transformation of your business through:

  • Infrastructure Access Scheme
  • R & D Voucher Scheme; and
  • Mobility Grants

For more information visit:  www.fii.unisa.edu.au


Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants

The Department of Health is inviting applications from existing approved residential and home care providers in regional, rural and remote areas to apply for grants up to $500,000 per service.  Commonwealth Home Support Programme services will also be considered, where there is exceptional need.

For more information visit www.agedcare.health.gov.au
Applications close 24 October 2018


Move It Aus – Better Ageing Grants

The Better Ageing Grant Program enables national sporting organisations, along with non-government and LGAs to apply for up to $2 million (over 2 years) to deliver programs to Australians over 65.  The program aims to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic disease and increase overall physical and mental health of older Australians.

Applications close 31 October, 2018. 
www.sportaus.gov.au


Ignitor Fund

Supports Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities and who are now looking to build capacity to overcome the challenges of taking their concept to scale to be impact investment ready.
The EFF will consider applications where it is clear that the objective of the social enterprise is to make a transformational, tangible and measurable difference to the quality of life and welfare of the individuals and communities involved.
The grant program is considered throughout the year.
For more information visit www.englishfoundation.org.au


Community Grants Hub

The Community Grants Hub offers a simplified grant experience by improving how grants are administered across Government for the benefit of stakeholders and the community.
Further information about open grants and how to apply are available on the Community Grants Hub website.


Grant Connect

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.
To find current grant opportunities visit www.grants.gov.au