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.


2018 Nuffield Scholarships


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


SA State Government Energy Efficiency Grants

This State Government grant offers $31 million to large energy users (over 160MWh/year) for energy efficiency audits and upgrades.
Grants are available for 75% of the cost of audits (up to $15,000) and 50% (up to $75,000) for upgrades such as solar, power factor correction and replacement of equipment.
For full program details visit www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au
Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.


 Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, announced the launch of round one of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program on 17 March 2017.
The $50 million program supports local governments, private companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively and deliver innovative smart city projects.  The goal is to improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of cities and towns across Australia.   Applications for round one are open until 30 June 2017.
View the Program Guidelines
For more information and to apply visit www.business.gov.au


  Westpac Foundation 200 Community Grants

Applications for Westpac Foundation’s 200 Community Grants are now open, until 9 June.
Community Grants are $10,000 each and also include non-financial support via Westpac’s ‘More than Money’ program, helping to maximise the social impact and sustainability of grantees.
If you are or know of a not-for-profit grassroots community organisation giving opportunities to those who need it most in our local community, nominate or apply today via westpac.com.au/grants


Advancing Renewables Program


Community Grants Hub

Open Grants
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Grants – close 11-25 May, 2017