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.

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants

Provides medium to long-term industry-led collaborations with matched funding to solve industry problems and improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.

Applications for Stage 1 of the 20th CRC selection round are now open and close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 3 July 2018.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity.  It forms part of the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. The programme offers support through: Accelerating Commercialisation, Business Management, Incubator Support and Innovation Connections.


Mental Health Week Grants

Small grants of up to $1,000 are available to support Mental Health Week promotional activities throughout rural and regional SA.  A wide variety of groups and organisations are encouraged to apply.  For more information go to www.mhcsa.org.au

Applications close Friday 27 July, 2018

English Family Foundation – Ignitor Fund

To support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within local communities where it is clear that the objective is to make a transformational, tangible and measurable difference to the quality of life and welfare of the individual and communities involved.


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.

Augusta Zadow Awards

SafeWork 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 have 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.

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 Three:  Sport and Education – closes 4 August
Round Four:  Animals and Community – closes 6 October
For more information CLICK HERE

 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

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