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.

Top five Government grants for startups:

  • 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 – Startups 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 startup 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.

SA Export Accelerator Grant

The South Australia Export Accelerator (SAEA) grant is a financial assistance program for South Australian businesses who are looking to grow into international markets.
There are three funding categories in SAEA: Emerging Exporter, Export Accelerator and New Market Entry. Each designed to help you expand your business through export marketing activities.
Applications close for upcoming rounds: 21 September 2018 and 16 February 2019

For more information visit www.dtti.sa.gov.au

Community Sport Infrastructure

Supporting small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.
Grants close:  14 September 2018

For more information visit www.sportaus.gov.au

Enable and Engage

The programs under the FRRR’s Enable and Engage theme focus on helping communities to help themselves, and to engage within and across communities. Grants are broad – from infrastructure to programs.

Programs currently available can be viewed at www.frrr.org.au

Arts Projects

The Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public including national and international audiences.  Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000.  Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Grant programs include:  Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups; Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups; Artists with Disability Funding; Arts Projects-Organisations; Fellowships; Four Year Funding for Organisations; Other Grants and Opportunities.

For more information visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au

Country Arts SA

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.
Applications close Wednesday, 15 August 2018
For more information visit www.countryarts.org.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

South Australian History Fund (SAHF)

The SAHF is an annual grant program offered by the History Trust of South Australia and is intended to support the production and sharing of South Australia’s history.
Funding is available for History grants (up to $5,000) and Training and Development grants (up to $500).
For online applications, guidelines and FAZs visit www.history.sa.gov.au/grants

Email or call the Community History Team at the History Trust: community@history.sa.gov.au or 08 8203 9888

Applications close Friday 10 August 2018.

SA Healthy Towns Challenge

Rural and regional communities across the state are encouraged to apply for grants to implement preventative health projects that focus on improving health and wellbeing by helping to prevent illness and injury.  
Over the next four years, five towns each year will gain grants of up to $50,000.  Projects must be in partnership with a non-government organisation or university.
For more information visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/SAHealthtTowns.

Applications close Monday 10 September, 2018.

H&R Block Grants for Growth

H&R Block is giving away $10,000 to 20 small business by way of $4,000 in cash, $5,000 in H&R Block services and $1,000 in Officeworks gift cards.

Enter HERE Closing 30 Sept, 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 Four:  Animals and Community – closes 6 October
For more information CLICK HERE

 Grants SA – Applications open for grants of up to $50,000 to strengthen communities

Community organisations can apply for grants of up to $50,000 through the State Government’s Grants SA program.  Grants SA will provide about $3 million in grants in 2018-19 to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those experiencing disadvantage. Through Grants SA, community organisations only need to apply once to be considered for funding across all available grants programs including volunteer and multicultural grants.
Applications have opened for the first major, medium and minor grant rounds for 2018-19.  Major grants are open for application twice a year, for grants s of $20,001 to $50,000.  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.

Applications have now opened for the 4th round of the Stronger Communities Programme.
Grants will be available between $2,500 and $20,000 for successful applicants and expressions of interest can be submitted to Rowan Ramsey’s office by Friday September 14th. If successful, final applications will need to be lodged by October 11th. If you are interested in this round of funding, contact the electorate office on 08 8633 1744.

To read more on the 4th round of the Stronger Communities Programme click here: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme

For more information on SA Grants visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations/grants-sa


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