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External Grants / Funding Opportunities

External Grants/ Funding Opportunities


Other Funding Opportunities

In addition to Council's Grant programs, there are other opportunities to apply for funding. We have provided links to opportunities and databases that we are aware of in the hope they will assist you to locate information for grants relevant to you and/or your community's needs. If you are aware of opportunities that are not listed here and feel they should be, please contact our Grants Team at

Federal Funding

Grant Connect

Grant Databases

GRANTassist SA
Community Grants Hub
Grant Guru a Grant Ready service
BusiGrants is produced by the Funding Centre, an Our Community service

Specific funding sources

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Arts & CultureBusiness & IndustryCommunity Development & ServicesDisabilityEducation & Employment PathwaysEnvironment & SustainabilityEvents & TourismHeritage & HistoryIndigenous / MulticulturalSeniorsSportYouth

Arts & Culture
Arts SA

Various funding opportunities across the arts.

Country Arts SA

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.


Funding, scholarships and award opportunities across the arts.

Australia Council for the Arts

Support for a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.

Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Grants

Supports projects and initiatives by South Australian practising professional Deaf and disabled artists.

Copyright Agency Limited

Supports individual creators to pursue professional development and career enhancing opportunities, and to create work. It also provides Fellowships for established authors, visual artists, publishers and teachers.

The American Australian Association

Provides small grants to Australians and Americans who show great talent in the fields of theatre, fashion, dance, film & television, music, literary arts, visual arts, crafts and design.

Creative Partnerships Australia

Funding programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable and financially supported cultural sector.

Helpmann Academy

Offers final-year students and graduates (up to five years out) quick response grants for unexpected projects.

Screen Australia

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.

Business & Industry
Grant Connect

GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.

Business Grants

The South Australian Government has grants and funding available to help you start or expand your business. There are other ways the State Government can support your business. Please click HERE to search for their support programs.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Support for individuals to start and run a new small business.

Business Partnership Platform

The Business Partnership Platform (BPP) supports Australia’s collaboration with business in addressing development challenges in our region.

Export Market Development Grants

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

Australian Research Council

The NCGP supports fundamental research, essential to Australia's innovation system, and supports the national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders.

Primary Industries and Regions SA

Provides or supports a number of funds and initiatives to develop SA's primary industries.

Community Development & Services
Grants SA

DHS Grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage.

Peet Limited

Grants that build capacity, support activities and initiatives that build connections within Lightsview, focused on sports, health, education, arts and culture, and environmental activities that benefit to our neighbourhoods.

Sun Super

Dreams for a Better World provides funding to create brighter futures, better living standards or a more active communities.

BankWest Foundation

Bankwest customers can apply for a grant to support their local community group that they're involved with.

Flying Start Program

Funding for projects that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Tucker Foundation Grant

Community Grants that support the foundation's aims and objectives.

Creativity Australia

Apply for a $10K grant to start a chior.

Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

Grants that support the Foundation's vision to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Grants are made across a number of different areas.

Impact 100 SA

Support for a project or initiative focused on Education or on Community & Economic Development.

Big Picture SA - The 'Give Back' Initiative

Providing gratis services up to the value of $18,000 for marketing and promotions.


Future2 supports young Australians aged 12 to 25 years experiencing social, financial or physical hardship. Projects that contribute to skills training, financial literacy, work experience, community service, mentoring and more.

The Coca-Cola Australia Foundation

Provides grants for projects that inspire moments of happiness and possibilities for young Australians.

Mercy Foundation

Provides funding to assist communities and organisations to build capacity that will help create structural change and bring about greater social justice in Australia.

NDIS (2019 National Information Program grant round)

This grant round aims to contribute to increasing the quality and consistency of information available to people with disability, families, carers and relevant supports and services.

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund

To assist both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities to participate in both formal and informal education programs through small grants.

Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Grants

Supports projects and initiatives by South Australian practising professional Deaf and disabled artists.

Continence Aids Payment Scheme

To assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of continence products.

NABS (National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service

NABS provides interpreters for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private health care appointments.

The Joseph Seridis Trust Fund

To assist young people with disabilities by providing equipment associated with enhancing daily living and independence.

Education & Employment Pathways
Westpac Bicentennial Foundation

The Social Change Fellowship supports people from all sectors with the drive to create better lives for all Australians.

Support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

The Government is committed to improving the STEM skills of young Australians to ensure that they have the skills they need to live and work in a globalised world.

National Library of Australia

Various fellowships to support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections over a sustained period of three months.

Environment & Sustainability
Department for Water & Environment

Grants to assist with managing South Australia's natural resources.

Natural Resources Management

Provides financial assistance to support different sectors of the community to sustainably manage natural resource across the region.

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation

Small Environment Grants Scheme supports people undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

Zayed Sustainability Prize

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is awarded to organisations and high schools that demonstrate outstanding initiatives, assessed through three core criteria: Innovation, Impact and Inspiration.

National Land Care Program

Funding to support natural resource management and sustainable agriculture, and to protect Australia’s biodiversity.

Events & Tourism
South Australian Tourism Commission

Sponsorship is available for eligible leisure events that align with SATC objectives

Heritage & History
Department for Environment & Water (heritage)

Funding opportunities to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values.

History Trust of South Australia

The History Trust runs two annual grant funds, the South Australian History Fund (SAHF) and Museums and Collections (MaC). The SAHF supports community and individual projects, publications and research, while the MaC fund supports groups who participate in the MaC program.

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Maritim Museum of Australia Project Support Scheme may provide funding to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance.

National Cultural Heritage Account (Department of Communications and the Arts)

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps Australian public cultural organisations buy significant objects that they could not otherwise afford. There are various other funding opportunities on this page too.

Indigenous / Multicultural
Black Rainbow

#ContagionOfLove community micro-grants are available to self-identifying LGBQTI people of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to assist with hosting Indigenous LGBQTI community events.

Human Rights Innovation Fund

Amnesty International Australia will support at least one indigenous organisation working to end youth incarceration and/or supporting individuals/families/communities experiencing youth detention.

Indigenous Social Enterprise Fund

Funds to support Indigenous social enterprises (ISEs) develop to scale and sustainability through providing them with investment packages and business support.

Grants SA

Multicultural groups and communities are a priority for Grants SA funding, particularly for projects that will develop and strengthen our multicultural communities, encourage cross-cultural awareness, and foster intercultural relationships, mutual respect, understanding and community unity.

New Indigenous Protected Areas Program

The Department of the Environment and Energy aim to protect and conserve biodiversity by funding the development and dedication of new Indigenous Protected Areas.

Good Things Foundation

Grants available are to community organisations in the Be Connected network that support older people in their communities to embrace digital.

Office for the Ageing Community Grants

Funding aims to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state.

- Office for Rec & Sport

Various funding opportunities across the recreation and sport sector.

Tennis Australia

Funding to create positive environments for the long term success of tennis in Australia.

Australian Sports Foundation

Funding for initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia.

Holden Home Ground Advantage

Funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved.

Australian Sports Commission

Various opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding.

Project Defib

A Red Cross initiative which aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.

Sports Voucher Program

Provides an opportunity for primary school aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive a discount on sports membership/registration fees.

Clubs SA

To support projects that include resurfacing of sports grounds, lighting, charity projects, community awareness campaigns and many more.

- Office for Youth

Support for innovative program delivery targeted at young South Australians through Youth Week grants and volunteer scholarships.

Misk Grand Challenges

Aims to help young people change the world by empowering them to create fresh innovative solutions to global challenges facing the next generation

Future Leaders

To recognise year 12 students who have shown outstanding leadership and potential. The Awards also aim to inspire others to engage in environmental and community issues and make a difference.

Transition to Independent Living Allowance

Is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.