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.


FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Not-for-profit community organisations around Australia are invited to apply for a share of $100,000 to assist regional communities in adopting one of the seven Heywire ideas that were identifed at the 2018 Heywire Regional Youth Summit as the most pressing issues facing youth in regional Australia.  Successful applicants will have control over how the project is implemented in their community.  Projects that can demonstrate local youth involvement in the project’s management and delivery will receive preference.
To view The Ideas and for more information visit www.abc.net.au/heywire

Applications close Monday 14 May, 2018


Regional Growth Fund

The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.
Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages.  Stage One requires submission of an Initial Application by 5pm AEST on 27 April 2018.  Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case.  Only successful applications to the Initial Application will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

For Program Guidelines and to apply visit:  www.regional.gov.au


Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience – Scholarships for volunteers

The Australian Government has established a million-dollar scholarship fund to equip volunteers with the skills and leadership required in the emergency and disaster management sector.  Volunteers may be eligible for financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.
Round Three opened 2 April 2018 and closes 14 May 2018.

For more information and how to apply visit www.aidr.org.au


Nuffield Scholarship

Applications for 2019 scholarships are now open and close 16 June 2018.  Up to $30,000 can be provided to primary producers to support overseas travel and study.  All scholars will be expected to present their findings verbally, and write a comprehensive report of their studies.  The objective is to increase practical farming knowledge and management skills and techniques generally.
www.nuffield.com.au/scholarships


Augusta Zadow Awards

SafgeWork SA has $45,000 available to invest in research or projects that improve the health and safety of women or young workers in South Australia.
The awards are open to any South Australian, and this is particularly relevant for agricultural businesses.  There has been previous winners in our region, including Karen Baines who brought a group of women farmers together to work through making farm businesses safer.
For more information visit www.safework.sa.gov.au
Applications close Friday 22nd June 2018.


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 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


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.


 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
Families and Communities Service Improvement – Funds eligible organisations to inform the Government’s social policy and to support continuous improvement. – Closes 13 April 2018
Building Excellence in Support and Training – to support the role of ex-service organisation pension and welfare practitioners who provide advice and assistance to the veteran and Defence communities. – Closes 19 April 2019
Grants in Aid – to support the role of national ex-service organisations (ESO’s) which provide coordinating and representational support within the veteran and Defence community. – Closes 19 April 2018
Veteran and Community Grants – aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing. – Closes 28 February 2019
The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Tranche 2 – funds trials of innovative approaches to help groups at risk of long-term welfare dependence. Closes 28 September 2018
Further information about eligibility and how to apply are available on the GrantConnect and Community Grants Hub websites.