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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grant Guru a Grant Ready service
- BusiGrants is produced by the Funding Centre, an Our Community service
Specific funding sources
Arts & Culture | Business & Industry | Community Development & Services | Disability | Education & Employment Pathways | Environment & Sustainability | Events & Tourism | Heritage & History | Indigenous / Multicultural | Seniors | Sport | Youth
Arts & Culture
- Arts SA
Various funding opportunities across the arts.
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.
Support for a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity.
Supports projects and initiatives by South Australian practising professional Deaf and disabled artists.
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.
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.
Funding programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable and financially supported cultural sector.
Offers final-year students and graduates (up to five years out) quick response grants for unexpected projects.
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
GrantConnect provides centralised publication of forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities.
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.
Support for individuals to start and run a new small business.
The Business Partnership Platform (BPP) supports Australia’s collaboration with business in addressing development challenges in our region.
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.
The NCGP supports fundamental research, essential to Australia's innovation system, and supports the national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders.
Provides or supports a number of funds and initiatives to develop SA's primary industries.
Community Development & Services
DHS Grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage.
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.
Dreams for a Better World provides funding to create brighter futures, better living standards or a more active communities.
Bankwest customers can apply for a grant to support their local community group that they're involved with.
Funding for projects that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.
Community Grants that support the foundation's aims and objectives.
Apply for a $10K grant to start a chior.
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.
Support for a project or initiative focused on Education or on Community & Economic Development.
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.
Provides grants for projects that inspire moments of happiness and possibilities for young Australians.
Provides funding to assist communities and organisations to build capacity that will help create structural change and bring about greater social justice in Australia.
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.
To assist both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people with disabilities to participate in both formal and informal education programs through small grants.
Supports projects and initiatives by South Australian practising professional Deaf and disabled artists.
To assist eligible people who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of continence products.
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.
To assist young people with disabilities by providing equipment associated with enhancing daily living and independence.
Education & Employment Pathways
The Social Change Fellowship supports people from all sectors with the drive to create better lives for all Australians.
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.
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
Grants to assist with managing South Australia's natural resources.
Provides financial assistance to support different sectors of the community to sustainably manage natural resource across the region.
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.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is awarded to organisations and high schools that demonstrate outstanding initiatives, assessed through three core criteria: Innovation, Impact and Inspiration.
Funding to support natural resource management and sustainable agriculture, and to protect Australia’s biodiversity.
Events & Tourism
Sponsorship is available for eligible leisure events that align with SATC objectives
Heritage & History
Funding opportunities to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values.
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.
The Maritim Museum of Australia Project Support Scheme may provide funding to help preserve or display objects of national and historical maritime significance.
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
#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.
Amnesty International Australia will support at least one indigenous organisation working to end youth incarceration and/or supporting individuals/families/communities experiencing youth detention.
Funds to support Indigenous social enterprises (ISEs) develop to scale and sustainability through providing them with investment packages and business support.
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.
The Department of the Environment and Energy aim to protect and conserve biodiversity by funding the development and dedication of new Indigenous Protected Areas.
Grants available are to community organisations in the Be Connected network that support older people in their communities to embrace digital.
Funding aims to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state.
Various funding opportunities across the recreation and sport sector.
Funding to create positive environments for the long term success of tennis in Australia.
Funding for initiatives that help increase participation in grassroots and community sport across Australia.
Funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved.
Various opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding.
A Red Cross initiative which aims to reduce the number of deaths caused by sudden cardiac arrest.
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.
Support for innovative program delivery targeted at young South Australians through Youth Week grants and volunteer scholarships.
Aims to help young people change the world by empowering them to create fresh innovative solutions to global challenges facing the next generation
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.
Is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.