Please see below a list of grant programs and funding opportunities to assist your business, organisation or community group.  RDAEP may be able to provide some assistance with the preparation of business cases and grant applications, with the level of assistances 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 RDAEP.

A business plan is critical to the success of your business, and to apply and obtain funding. 
Guidelines for writing your business plan and a downloadable template can be found at www.business.gov.au


Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP e-grants newsletter seeks to provide individuals and community groups with an update on open grants. 
E-grants Newsletter – September 2021

COVID-19
A COVID-19 Tourism and Hospitality Support Grant for businesses in eligible tourism and hospitality sectors (and other sectors such as performing arts, creative artists, taxis and car rental) that have already received the COVID-19 Additional Business Support Grant as follows:
 

  • A grant of $3,000 for employing businesses with turnover less than $2 million
  • A grant of $10,000 for employing businesses with turnover of greater than $2 million
  • A grant of $20,000 for employing businesses with turnover of greater than $5 million
  • A grant of $1,000 for non-employing businesses

A new COVID-19 Business Hardship Grant of $6,000 for employing businesses with annual payrolls below $10 million and $2,000 for non-employing businesses who have experienced a minimum 50 per cent reduction in turnover over the eligible period and haven’t been eligible for previous business grant support since July 2021.

Increased funding for the State-funded Major Events Support Grant – providing grants of up to $100,000 for large cancelled or postponed events, where attendees at the event were expected to be greater than 10,000, recognising the significant costs incurred with large events. For eligible events that have already applied for the $25,000 grant, they will now receive a top up of up to a further $75,000 to bring total assistance to $100,000.

Any questions about the Business Support Grant, contact: BusinessSupportGrant@sa.gov.au.

More details at: treasury.sa.gov.au.   

ARTS and CULTURAL
Multicultural Celebrate Together Grant – the Celebrate Together grants are to assist multicultural organisations to host festivals and events, which showcase their rich diverse culture and customs with the wider South Australian community.  Applications open on 2 August and close on 30 September 2021.

Country Arts SA Grants – 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.  Ongoing. 

BUSINESS
Seed-Start – provides financial support up to $500,000 to early-stage, high-growth potential businesses (startups) that are focusing on national and international markets. 

Jobs and Economic Growth Fund – supporting initiatives that create long-term sustainable jobs and economic growth.

Boosting Apprenticeships – the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery. Applications close 30 September 2021.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand – In partnership with SA’s Department of Human Services,  has launched the new program aimed at supporting small businesses to rebuild and recover from the devastating impact of the pandemic. Eligible businesses will receive up to three hours of personalised business coaching, a tailored recovery plan (roadmap to recovery) and referrals to Good Shepherd’s extensive network of financial wellbeing services. Small grants up to $1500 are also available to support business goals. 

Wage Subsidies – provide businesses with financial incentives of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions. Ongoing.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) – Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Applications open 1 July each year. 

Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund – supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the SA Government. Ongoing. 

Business.gov.au – Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed. Ongoing. 

COMMUNITY
Strengthening Rural Communities – The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. Ongoing.

DPTI – Boat Launching Facilities – Boat owners who would like improvements made to the facilities they regularly use should approach their local council, which has the expertise to prepare a detailed funding assistance application. Ongoing.

DROUGHT SUPPORT
Farm Hub – The Farm Hub was built by the National Farmers Federation as an online portal for information and resources for Farmers (both for business and individuals). Ongoing.

Buy a Bale – helping support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers by providing tangible resources to drought, flood or fire affected communities. Stock feed, water, financial assistance, volunteers and a 24/7 helpline and on the ground counselling services.

PIRSA – Drought Support – A number of services and avenues for assistance are available to support farm families, farm businesses and rural communities prepare for and manage drought conditions. Ongoing.

ENVIRONMENT
Landcare – Landcare and community groups can submit a project summary using our online Expression of Interest (EoI) form. Each project summary will be reviewed and kept on file by Landcare Australia, and if a suitable funding partner of funding stream identified, groups may be invited to submit a more detailed application. Ongoing.

HEALTH 
Fay Fuller Foundation – the purpose of the granting program is to support the Foundation’s mission to resource partners, support bold ideas, and equip communities to address health and wellbeing challenges and actively participate in the creation and transfer of knowledge and learning to support social good. 

Commonwealth Bank Domestic and Family Violence Assistance Program – to support you and your family experiencing a domestic or family violence situation including situations of financial abuse. Ongoing. 

Young Pink Sisters – providing immediate financial assistance up to $600 to those who are struggling to meet the financial demands of breast cancer treatment. Ongoing

SPORT AND RECREATION
Sporting Schools – funding is available for both Primary and Secondary Schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours. Ongoing

$100 Sport Vouchers Program – the program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or dance club fees or memberships.

TOURISM
Tourism Industry Development Fund – This fund closed on Friday 10 Sepember 2021, due to strong interest and a high volume of applications. 

Business Support Package (Tourism Industry) – provides emergency cash grants to SA small and medium-sized businesses including restaurants, cafes, hotels, and tour and experience operators affected by the lockdown restrictions in July. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm 30 September 2021

Regional Event Fund – to strengthen the State’s regional events calendar and drive economic stimulus across the regions beyond the peak summer tourism period.  

YOUTH 
Carclew – is South Australia’s only multi-art form and cultural organisation dedicated to artistic outcomes by and for people aged 26 and under. It provides young people with opportunities to try different art forms, supports emerging artists to develop their craft and advocates for youth arts practice. 

Music Innovation Fund – Focuses on music for early and primary school years.  The fourth round will be called in 2021. 

Matana Foundation for Young People – to improve the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds. Ongoing


GRANTS FOR START-UPS

  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme – can help transform your business, getting you from where you are to where you want to be. Unique services give you access to expert advice and financial support through grants to help you progress your goals.
  • CSIRO Kick-Start – an initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
  • Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) – provides companies with venture capital through licensed private sector fund managers. It will help you to develop your biomedical discoveries into tangible products, services and outcomes.
  • Research and Development Tax Incentive – encourages companies to engage in R&D benefiting Australia, by providing a tax offset for eligible R&D activities.
  • Self Employment – New Business Assistance with NEIS can help by providing accredited small business training; help to develop a business plan; personalised mentoring and support; NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT 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.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT GRANT CONNECT
GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUSINESS GRANTS HUB
Works in partnership with government entities to design and implement streamlined grants programs for their customers.

GRANTS SA
Grants SA project funding is for not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia. People and/or communities experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage are the core target group for this funding.

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL RENEWAL
Strengthens rural, regional and remote communities, working in partnership with philanthropy, government and business.

VETERANS SA
To support projects and initiatives that commemorate the involvement of all men and women who have service Australia in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations.