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Grants in your Community

Community Grants

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GrantPIRSA Connecting Drought Communities - Events Grants
Who is eligibleCommunity, Industry, Local Government
PurposeEvents that are open to community, free / low cost, build resilience, can be virtual
AmountUp to $10,000 per event
Application DueRemains open until 31 March 2021 or until the fund is exhausted
Further InformationSA PIRSA Website

GrantTackling Tough Times Together - Tiers 1 2 & 3
Who is eligibleCommunities in drought, grassroots organisations
Purpose Resilience, economic, health & social well being. Environmental sustainability.
Amount Tier 1 up to $20,000, Tier 2 up to $60,000, Tier 3 up to $150,000
Application DueRolling grants program
Further InformationFoundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Website

#GrantRegional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids
Who is eligibleAustralian businesses with projects located in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote areas.
To be eligible you must be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation.

Your trading activities must either;
- For a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation's overall activities as to merit being described as a trading  corporation
- Be a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation
Purpose The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-of grid communities located in regional and remote areas
Amount Grants from $100,000 to $10 million
Application Due5.00PM AEDT on 27 January 2021
Further InformationRegional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids

Sporting Grants

704343

GrantCommunity Recreation and Sport Facilities Program
Who is eligible

A not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA)

A local council

A school council / board of management

Be operating for 12 months or longer

PurposeProvide access to funding for the development of sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit-for-purpose active recreation and sport facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. CRSFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that directly addresses demonstrated need and supports participation through the rational development of good quality projects.
AmountNot specified
Application Due27 January 2021 - applicants must be submitted online before 12 pm noon ACST
Further InformationOffice for Recreation, Sport and Racing - Infrastructure Projects

GrantGrassroots Facilities Program
Who is eligible

A not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA)

A local council

A school council / board of management

Be operating for 12 months or longer

PurposeTo increase sport participation and improve gender equality to support healthier, happier and safer communities. The Grassroots Facilities Program will assist eligible organisations to develop core infrastructure that directly impacts participation through the rational development of good quality, well designed and utilised facilities.
AmountNot specified
Application Due27 January 2021 - applicants must be submitted online before 12 pm noon ACST
Further InformationOffice for Recreation, Sport and Racing - Infrastructure Projects

GrantRegional and Districts Facilities Program
Who is eligible

A not-for-profit sport club, association or sports facility manager incorporated under Associations Incorporations Act 1985 (SA)

A local council

A school council / board of management

Be operating for 12 months or longer

PurposeTo create regionally significant sport and active recreation precincts (sport and active recreation hubs) that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian community. RDFP will assist eligible organisations to develop infrastructure that is strategically justified through the rational development of good quality projects.
AmountNot specified
Application Due27 January 2021 - applicants must be submitted online before 12 pm noon ACST
Further InformationOffice for Recreation, Sport and Racing - Infrastructure Projects

Tourism Grants

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GrantNature-Based Tourism Co-Investment Fund
Who is eligiblePrivate sector business, business cluster, Local Government, Aboriginal Corporation, incorporated associations
PurposeImplementing 'Parks 2025' priorities, walking journeys, wildlife, aboriginal & cultural tourism, heritage in National Parks
Amount$20,000 – $1 million
Application DueRemains open until June 2022 or until the fund is exhausted
Further InformationDepartment for Environment & Water's Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund Guidelines 2020-2022

GrantTourism Industry Development Fund
Who is eligiblePrivate sector business including; sole traders, partnerships, companies, trusts, business clusters
PurposeThe purpose of the $20 million Tourism Industry Development Fund (TIDF) is to stimulate private sector investment in new and improved regional accommodation, and the development of quality tourism products and experiences across regional South Australia. Stream 1: Regional Infrastructure Projects. Stream 2: Regional Product and Experience Development Projects.
AmountApplicants can seek grants from $20,000 to $500,000 (excluding GST) with a maximum of 30 per cent State Government funding committed to the total project value.
Application Due31 March 2022 or until all funds have been awarded
Further Informationhttps://tourism.sa.gov.au/support/tourism-industry-development-fund

#GrantGreat State Vouchers Back in 2021
Who is eligibleEveryone
PurposeYou will have from 7-31 January to book with your voucher, for travel from 7 January until 31 March 2021 inclusive (Saturday nights excluded)
AmountSecure a $100 voucher to use at Adelaide city and North Adelaide accommodation, and a $50 voucher for suburban and regional South Australia
Application DueVouchers will be available from 11am ACDT on Tuesday 5 January 2021 until the allocation is exhausted
Further InformationGreat State Vouchers

Pest and Weed Control Grants

704382

GrantCommunities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought
Who is eligiblePublic and private land managers within the Coorong District Council
PurposeRabbit Control. Silverleaf Nightshade, African Lovegrass & African Boxthorn Control
Amount50% of the cost of control up to a maximum of $2000
Application DueRemains open over 2020 and 2021 or until the fund is exhausted
Further InformationCoorong Tatiara Local Action Plan Webpage

Environmental Grants

704339

#Grant2021 Highways and Byways 'Healing our Land - Healing Ourselves'
Who is eligible

Community groups and organisations who can demonstrate that they are at minimum an Incorporated Association or similarly constituted entity. Do not fund individuals.

Preference is given to applications for projects in rural and regional Australia, from fire and drought affected communities and areas with vulnerable eco-systems.

Purpose- Focus on healing the land in holistic ways
- Increase opportunities for people to build community through practical projects that improve land health and increase local knowledge
- Equip communities with knowledge and skills to sustainably manage land for current and future generations
- Address the relief of social, economic, and environmental distress, or geographical disadvantage, through locally led action
AmountUp to $3000
Application DueClose at 6.00pm on Tuesday 9 February 2021
Further Informationhttps://highwaysandbyways.org.au/grants/

Agriculture Grants

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# GrantOn-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
Who is eligibleDrought affected Primary Producers
PurposeOn farm water infrastructure
Amount

May be eligible to receive a rebate of up to 30% (max $30,000) for the cost of purchasing, installing and repairing on-farm water infrastructure for livestock and permanent horticulture

Application DueApplications close on 31 March 2021, or when funding has been exhausted
Further InformationOn-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

# GrantAgTech Adoption Rebate for Livestock Producers
Who is eligibleTo be eligible for the Rebate, producers need to have participated in a Livestock Enterprise Planning session, leading to the development of a 'Farm AgTech Adoption Plan'.
PurposeProvide livestock producers with a rebate to help adopt technology, enabling productivity and efficiency gains in their enterprises.
Amount

The rebate can contribute to:

75% of costs associated with training, consultancy and/or advisory services up to a total rebate amount of $2,500 (excluding GST)

50% of costs for eligible precision livestock management technology up to a total rebate amount of $7,500 (excluding GST), of which up to $2,500 (excluding GST) can be used to pay for pregnancy scanning of ewes.

Application Due31st March 2022
Further InformationAgTech Adoption Rebate for Livestock Producers

GrantSouth Australian Grain Industry Trust
Who is eligibleIndividuals with research ideas and grower groups
PurposeResearch ideas to benefit SA grain growers Assistance to grower groups to host an industry speaker
Amount

The maximum funding available for any application from Grower Groups is $3000

Application DueApplications close on 5 February 2021
Further Informationwww.sagit.com.au
GrantTraceability Grants Program – Round 2
Who is eligibleBroad eligibility
PurposeTo conduct projects that will enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements that support the export of our agricultural commodities
Amount

The minimum grant amount is $20,000 (GST exclusive)

Application DueApplications close on 21 February 2021
Further InformationTraceability Grants Program

#Grant2021 Highways and Byways 'Healing our Land - Healing Ourselves'
Who is eligible

Community groups and organisations who can demonstrate that they are at minimum an Incorporated Association or similarly constituted entity. Do not fund individuals.

Preference is given to applications for projects in rural and regional Australia, from fire and drought affected communities and areas with vulnerable eco-systems.

Purpose- Focus on healing the land in holistic ways
- Increase opportunities for people to build community through practical projects that improve land health and increase local knowledge
- Equip communities with knowledge and skills to sustainably manage land for current and future generations
- Address the relief of social, economic, and environmental distress, or geographical disadvantage, through locally led action
AmountUp to $3000
Application DueClose at 6.00pm on Tuesday 9 February 2021
Further Informationhttps://highwaysandbyways.org.au/grants/

Business Grants

709929

GrantAccelerating Commercialisation
Who is eligibleSmall and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers
PurposeAccess to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market
AmountUp to $500,000 of matched project funding for Research Commercialisation Entities and Eligible Partner Entities
Application DueNot specified
Further InformationAustralian Government Business Website

Funding AccessCOVID-19 Small to Medium Enterprise Guarantee Scheme Extended
Who is eligibleSmall and medium sized businesses
PurposeAllowing small and medium sized businesses to access funding throughout the COVID-19 period
AmountBased on loans and lending
Application DueThe initial phase of the Scheme remains available for new loans issued by eligible lenders until 30 September 2020. The second phase of the Scheme will start on 1 October 2020 and will be available until 30 June 2021
Further InformationAustralian Government - The Treasury Website

GrantColes Nurture Fund
Who is eligibleSmall to medium businesses
PurposeTo help small and medium sized businesses to help them develop new market-leading products, technologies and processes
AmountUp to $500,000
Application DueNext Round opens in early 2021
Further InformationColes Supermarkets Australia Websit

#GrantRegional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids
Who is eligibleAustralian businesses with projects located in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote areas.
To be eligible you must be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation.

Your trading activities must either;
- For a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation's overall activities as to merit being described as a trading  corporation
- Be a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation
Purpose The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-of grid communities located in regional and remote areas
Amount Grants from $100,000 to $10 million
Application Due5.00PM AEDT on 27 January 2021
Further InformationRegional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids

#GrantManufacturing Modernisation Fund Round 2
Who is eligible

To be eligible you must: have an Australian Business Number (ABN), be non-tax exempt, be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Purpose

Round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports manufacturers by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling to: adopt new technologies, encourage innovation, become more productive and competitive in the market and, create more jobs. The program aims to support SMEs through: investment in transformative manufacturing technology and processes, jobs growth and a more highly skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector.

Amount Co-funding grants of between $100,000 and $1 million, up to 25 per cent of eligible project expenditure
Application Due 21 Jan 2021 05:00 PM AEDT
Further InformationManufacturing Modernisation Fund Round 2

#OpportunityShop Local SA Registration of Interest
Who is eligibleLocal Businesses
Purpose

The Marketplace will offer local businesses their own full-featured online shop, with expert support to get setup and selling quickly.

Along with marketing campaigns to promote the new online store, Shop Local SA will also offer tailored marketing and support packages to help member businesses bring customers to their new digital shopfront.

AmountNot applicable - opportunity
 DueVendor Applications are now open
Further InformationShop Local South Australia

#GrantSmall Business Grants Round 2
Who is eligibleEligible small businesses that employ staff and are receiving the JobKeeper extension from 28 September 2020 (JobKeeper extension 1) or from 4 January 2021 (JobKeeper extension 2)

Small businesses that do not employ staff, are operating from commercial premises, and are receiving JobKeeper extension 1 or 2
Purposeprovides support to South Australian small businesses that are highly impacted by the COVID19 pandemic
Amount$10,000 grants for eligible small businesses that employ staff
$3,000 grants for small businesses that do not employ staff
Application DueOpen until midnight 28 February 2021
Further InformationSmall Business Grants Round 2

Arts Grants

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# GrantRestart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund
Who is eligibleA wide range of organisations
PurposeTargeted funding assistance for sector organisations seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing funding for the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events including festivals, concerts and tours.
AmountFrom $75,000.00 to $2,000,000.00
Application Due31st May 2021
Further InformationGrant Connect Web Page

# GrantCOVID 19 Arts Sustainability Fund
Who is eligibleSignificant Australian Government funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19
PurposeThe COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund aims to provide ‘last resort’ funding assistance to significant Australian Government funded arts organisations that are assessed to be at imminent risk of insolvency as a direct result of COVID-19, having taken all reasonable action to maintain their financial position
AmountFrom $100,000.00 to $5,000,000.00
Application Due31st May 2021
Further InformationGrant Connect Web Page

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