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.

Copyright Agency Create Grants – for mid-year and established creative writers and visual artist to create and develop new work.  Closes 19 August 2019.

With One Voice – Community Choir Social Franchise Start-up Fund– to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Creativity Australia. Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community. Closes 5pm, 30 August 2019 

SA Govt Community Arts and Cultural Development Project Funding – supports the development of community awareness, participation and engagement in arts and culture through the involvement of professional practicing artists and creatives. Closes 12 August

Graham F Smith Peace Foundation Major Grant – for art projects that promote peace, human rights, social justice, and care for the earth. Applications close 13 September

Cultural Fund Grants for Organisations – for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education and visual arts sectors. Closes 1pm, 30 September 2019

Carclew Project and Development Grants – Individual Grants to early career artists aged 26 years or under or Organisation Grants for not-for-profit, incorporated bodies in SA.  Closes 1 September 

Screen Australia Funding Programs – offers funding and resources to support the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses. Ongoing

DeviantArt Creative Grants Program – modest grants to artists for projects related to making and displaying art. Ongoing.

Performers Trust Foundation – to promote and encourage music and music-related performing arts. Ongoing

Dept of the Premier and Cabinet Grant Opportunities – 2019-20 programs available includes public art and design, independent makers and presenters, artists and organisations for the deaf, people with disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.

Australian Small Business Advisory Services-Digital Solutions – support for: websites and selling online; social media and digital marketing; using small business software; online privacy and security.  Enquire at RDAWEP or visit www.adelaidebusinesshub.com.au

Dept of  Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business – initiatives to help you start, grow or manage your small business.  Ongoing

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants – provides eligible SMEs with matched funding grants of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.  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.

SA Export Accelerator – Financial assistance for South Australian businesses looking to grow into international markets. 

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

Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants – up to $100,000 annual grant to support wine producers who add value by attracting visitors to wine regions and thereby encourage wine tourism. Round 1 closes 30 September.

H&R Block Grants for Growth – 2 winners each month will receive $5,000 in cash and $5,000 to use towards H&R Block’s business and bookkeeping services.

Landing Pads – Austrade and Australia Unlimited can help market-ready startups and scaleups take their business global.  Closes 7 October 2019.

South Australian Venture Capital Fund – to secure funding and accelerate growth into national and global markets, stimulating economic activity and job creation. 

Cyber Security Small Business Program – provides small businesses with 19 or fewer employees with up to $2,100 for up to 50 percent of the cost of a certified small business health check to help small business understand their cyber security vulnerabilities and then make considered investments to protect their business.  The program runs to 30 June 2020

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) – personalised support to help you become a self-employed business owner.  Ongoing

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

Grants SA Minor Round 1 – $100 to $10,000 for community activities, one-off programs or services, volunteer development. Closes 30 September 2019

Grants SA Major Round 1 – $10,001 to $100,000 for community facility upgrades, one-off programs or services, vehicles. Closes 04 September 2019

Qantas Regional Grants – to help brighten the futures of regional communities, the Regional Grants Program will provide financial, flight and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success. Round 1 applications close 30 August.

Be Connected Activation Grant – to new organisations joining the Be Connected Network to help support older Australians to gain digital skills, including new devices, broadband fees, or expenses for digital mentors or volunteers.  Available until August 2019.

FRRR In a Good Place – provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.  Up to $20,000.  Closes 13 August

Strengthening Regional Communities – Small and Vital Grants for small rural, regional and remote communities to support broad community needs. Closes 24 September.

ANZ Seeds of Renewal – to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.  Opens 2 July and closes 6 August.

Honda Foundation – to help fund and empower organisations that are focussed on helping others. Closes 9 August.

Jetstar Flying Start – for community groups and organisations across Australia to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Closes 30 September.

West End Community Fund – to assist SA communities that have an urgent need or for projects that will improve the lifestyle of a community. Determined each year.

Dept of Veteran Affairs Veteran and Community Grants – to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by funding projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing. Closes 27 February 2020

Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation – various grants for Arts and Humanities, Education, Poverty and Disadvantage, and Sustainability and Environment.

Coopers Brewery General Giving Grant – to support Australian charities that aim to improve and protect the quality of life of Australians in the areas of medical research and health care, youth education, aged care, and fostering family and community support based on Christian values. Ongoing

Universal Charitable Fund – Small Grants with Impact! – up to $2,000 for small charities. Ongoing

Ignitor Fund – to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities. Ongoing

Australian Communities Foundation – represents around 300 subfunds, each with their own priorities and interests. Ongoing

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program – to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people in projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women.  Ongoing

Independent Grocers of Australia – IGA Community Chest – to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes.  Ongoing

The Institute of Technology in Australia and New Zealand – Website Grant – to help charities turn their website from a brochure site to a data-driven website, marketing and fundraising tool.  Ongoing

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. 

FRRR Tackling Tough Times Together – helps communities with a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.  Ongoing, assessed quarterly.

On-Farm Emergency Infrastructure Rebate Scheme – a rebate to drought affected farmers who invest in urgently needed on-farm water infrastructure. Closes 31 March 2021

Drought Communities Programme – Extension – to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.  Closing 30 June (for Eligible Councils announced in 2018) or 1 December (for Eligible Councils announced in March 2019).

Landcare – eligible Landcare and community groups are invited to submit a project summary using the online Expression of Interest form. If a suitable funding partner or funding stream is identified, groups may be invited to submit a more detailed application.

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environment Grants Scheme – for projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment.  Four rounds per year.

The Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) – provides incentives for SA households and businesses to save energy through establishing energy efficiency and audit targets to be met by electricity and gas retailers.  Ongoing

Advancing Renewables Program – to develop renewable energy technologies. Ongoing

Our Town – Fay Fuller Foundation – a new multi-million dollar funding initiative that will work towards solutions to mental health challenges identified by SA rural and regional towns. Funding could be received over 10 years to work towards creating sustainable change.  

Dept of Veteran Affairs Rehabilitation Appliances Program – assists entitled veterans, war widow/ers and dependants through the provision of aids and appliances to minimise the impact of disabilities, enhance quality of life and maximise independence.  Ongoing

FRRR In a Good Place – provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help.  Closes 13 August.

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. 

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


Active Club Program Round 48 – helps active recreation and sports clubs with programs and equipment up to $5,000.  Closes 25 September

Woolworths You Grow Girls – for netball clubs and associations to assist with developments/improvements by upgrading facilities, developing skills, purchasing equipment and supporting club members. Closing 30 September

Grassroots Football, Cricket and Netball Facility Program – aimed at increasing participation and improving gender equity in Australian Rules Football, Cricket and Netball.  To develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation.  Closes 13 November

Dreams for a Better World Round 3 Active Community Grants – sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities to be more active. Applications close 13 September.

Roger Rasheed Sport Foundation – to provide the children of extreme disadvantaged areas access to sport.

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy – dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per unit to encourage operators to install defibrillators in caravan parks.  Closes 30 June 2021

Youncare’s At Home Care Grants – to keep young people with high-care needs at home by providing funding for equipment, modifications and support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg NDIS).  Closes 11 September

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


  • Entrepreneurs’ Programme – offers support to businesses through four elements:
    Accelerating Commercialisation — helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.
    Business Management — provides access to a national network of experienced business advisers and facilitators to assist you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth and collaboration opportunities in order to increase your business’s capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.
    Incubator Support — assists new and existing incubators to improve the prospects of Australian start-ups achieving commercial success in international markets, through helping them to develop their business capabilities.
    Innovation Connections — experienced Innovation Facilitators work with your business to identify knowledge gaps that are preventing your business growth. The outcome is an Innovation Facilitation Report.
  • CSIRO Kick-Start – Start-ups 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 start-up 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.
  • 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.

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.

Accredited Training for for Sexual Violence Responses – for eligible organisations to develop and deliver free training to frontline workers to better recognise and respond to all people who experience sexual violence. Applications close 4 September

Veteran and Community Grants – will deliver the Veteran and Community Grants Program, which aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian Veteran community.  Closing 27 February 2020

More open grants are available at www.communitygrants.gov.au

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.
For current grant opportunities visit www.grants.gov.au 

Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed.

A one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.

Strengthens rural, regional and remote communities, working in partnership with philanthropy, government and business.

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.