Grant Watch

Clubs as not for profits can often be reliant on funding and one of the ways in which a club can seek to boost its funding is via grants. Grants can be a great potential resource for clubs to assist with improving such things as their workforce, systems or facilities. 

Clubs often ask about potential grants they could utilise and where to find them and to assist with this, below is a list of grant and other funding opportunities that may be relevant for a club in South Australia. Before applying for any grants however a club should ensure that they carefully read and understand all the requirements and what the grant can be used for. Some grants will require specific eligibility criteria to be met and these could require a significant investment of time and resources to achieve.

Clubs should also note that whilst we will endeavour to keep this page reasonably updated this may not be a complete list of all the grants that may be applicable to a club in South Australia. Clubs can also find a number of different grant search engines and grant assistance tools on the following sites: 

Clubs could also approach their local council about potential grants they may have on offer currently or in the future.


Grants List




Celebrate Together Grants

Multicultural not-for-profit organisations can look to apply for either a small grant (up to $5,000) or a large grant ($5,001-$30,000) for festivals and events, which celebrate multiculturalism and diversity and support an inclusive and cohesive society. Applicants for large grants however must contribute at least one dollar for every dollar of South Australian Government funding they recieve.

Grants can be used towards such things as:

  • venue hire (hall hire fees)
  • equipment hire (lighting/ sound/audio visual equipment hire or catering equipment hire)
  • traditional costumes for performances
  • cleaning materials
  • event advertising

Further information can be found here.

Round 1 Applications close on 24 March 2024.

Small grants in round 1 must be used for events held between 1 July 2024 and 31 December 2024. Large grants can be used for events held between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025.


Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grants

Funding is available for eligible programs that have a positive impact on Indigenous Australians via such things as education, employment and social inclusion.

Currently grant opportunities are available under six programs:

  • Jobs, Land and Economy
  • Children and Schooling
  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Culture and Capability
  • Remote Australia Strategies
  • Research and Evaluation 

Incorporated associations can apply but clubs should note however that the process and requirements are extensive including the need to clearly align with eligible activities, need to have a COVD-19 Risk Management Plan etc.

Further information can be found here.


RAA - Grassroots Giving

The RAA Grassroots Giving program looks to assist not-for-profits and community groups that assist communities in the key focus areas of:

  • helping disadvantaged and/or vulnerable South Australians
  • supporting youth development
  • supporting and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation activities
  • reducing inequality in the community
  • community safety
  • innovation
  • environmental sustainability

Further information can be found here.

Applications close on 12 March 2024.


SA Power Networks - Community Grants

SA Power Networks offers community grants of up to $5,000 and not-for-profit organisations are able to apply.

This year grants will seek to fund activities, programs, events or equipment that can be shown to have a positive impact on one or both of the following areas:

- Growing a sustainable SA

- Supporting innovation for future growth

Some of the things that the grant could possibly be used for includes the adoption of renewable energy technologies e.g. solar and improving cyber security.

Further information can be found here.

Applications open 4 March 2024 and close 14 April 2024.


SA Water - Community Partnerships

SA Water offers funding to support grassroots community events and projects run by not-for-profit organisations. Projects have to fall within the period of 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available per partnership and applications will have to demonstrate they align with key criteria.

Further information can be found here.


Westfield - Local Heroes 

Community members can nominate a local hero with Westfields Local Heroes program who makes a positive impact to their local community or environment. Three finalists will be selected and then a winner chosen. 

The winner will be awarded a $20,000 grant for the organisation or group they represent and other finalists will recieve a grant of $5,000 for their organisation or group.

Further information can be found here.

Nominations can be made between 10 October 2023 - 18 March 2024.


Council Community Grants

NOTE: When a club is looking at potential grants they should contact their local council to enquire about what grants they may have on offer and when. The below are just some of the councils that are currently offering grants or will be soon but it should not be relied upon as a comprehensive list of all SA councils that have grants available.



The City of Burnside offers grants of up to $5,000 to support ideas from groups/organisations whose work enriches the local community in line with their strategic community plan.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at 3pm on 25 March 2024.


Mount Barker

Mount Barker District Council offers grants for community groups to deliver projects that are beneficial to the local community.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at Midnight on 11 March 2024.


Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge Council offers community grants for not-for-profit organisations that meet certain guidelines. 

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at 4:45pm on 1 March 2024.


Norwood Payneham & St Peters

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per financial year to local not-for-profit groups, organisations and individuals, for new community-led initiatives.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at 5pm on 8 April 2024.


Port Adelaide Enfield

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield offers grants of up to $7,500 to support not-for-profit organisations with projects that will help the local community.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at 3pm on 29 March 2024.


Tea Tree Gully

The City of Tea Tree Gully offers one-off financial grants and funding for community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close at 4pm on 19 March 2024.



The City of Unley offers grants of up to $4,000 to community groups and organisations with the purpose of encouraging and supporting community initiatives that respond to local needs, enhance community wellbeing etc.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round will close on 31 March 2024.


Victor Harbor

The City of Victor Harbor offers community wellbeing grants annually to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations to provide services that improve the quality of life and independence of people within the Victor Harbor community.

Further information on this and other potential grants can be found here.

Applications for the current round of community wellbeing grants will close at 5pm on 5 April 2024.


Employment & Apprentices


Apprenticeship Wage Subsidies & Hiring Incentives

Subsidies and incentives may be available for an Australian business that hires, trains and keeps apprentices particularly where an apprentice is hired in a deemed “priority occupation”.

Further information can be found here and through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider e.g. MAS National & MEGT.


Launch into Work

This new initiative is for businesses who want to look at utilising a pre-employment project to recruit new staff. These projects would look to prepare an eligible person for specific entry-level roles with a business (e.g. those that don’t require a degree or higher-level vocational qualification).

All projects must meet certain requirements such as having training tailored to the position, practical activities and mentoring etc.

Further information can be found here.


Strengthening Inclusive Pathways to Employment

Incorporated not-for-profit organisations with socially inclusive projects or programs focused on building practical skills for employment and volunteering for those with barriers to employment can apply for a one-off grant of up to $50,000.

Those who have been identified as facing additional barriers include people with a disability, aboriginal peoples, LGBTIQA+ people and people who are financially disadvantaged etc.

Projects and programs that this funding can support includes such things as:

  • Providing equipment and resources to deliver or expand on-the-job training opportunities.
  • Volunteer recruitment, training, and scheduling
  • Access improvements including ramps, installation of handrails, automatic doors, office, and bathroom modifications

Further information and a full copy of the guidelines can be found here.

Applications will close at 3pm on 3 April 2024.


Travel & Accommodation Allowance

Rural and regional SA businesses who incur costs where an apprentice is required to travel long distances to a Nominated Training Organisation (NTO) may be eligible for funding.

Further information can be found here.


Wage Subsidies for Ongoing Jobs

Wage subsidies of up to $10,000.00 may be available for businesses who hire eligible people for ongoing jobs.

To potentially be eligible however an account with Workforce Australia will ne necessary and hire someone through a provider, being either:

  • Workforce Australia
  • ParentsNext
  • Transition to Work

Further information can be found here. 


Natural Disaster Recovery


Financial Counselling Support - River Murray Floods

Employing and non-employing small businesses that were impacted by the River Murray Floods could receive up to 30 hours of financial counselling support which can include initial meetings, recovery planning sessions and analysis of business development/redevelopment.

Further information can be found here.


Tax Deductions


Small Business Skills & Training Boost

Small businesses (annual turnover of less than $50 million) will be allowed an additional 20% tax deduction for external training courses which are delivered by registered training providers.

This applies to eligible expenditure incurred from 7:30pm AEDT on 29 March 2022 until 30 June 2024.

Further information can be found here.


Small Business Technology Investment Boost

Small businesses (annual turnover less than $50 million) can look to claim a 20% bonus deduction on technology expenditure to help in digitising their business. This can include things like computer and telecommunication hardware and equipment, digital media and marketing content, cyber security systems etc.

The expenditure must be deductible and incurred between 7:30pm AEDT 29 March 2022 – 30 June 2023

Further information can be found here.


Venue Development


Funding to Purchase Energy Efficient Equipment Upgrades for Small and Medium Businesses

Eligible small and medium businesses can look to access a grant of up to $25,000 to purchase energy efficient equipment to reduce and manage energy usage and costs.

Eligible projects must be completed by 31 March 2025 with a max project length of 12 months and there are other conditions such as having at least $10,000 in eligible expenditure. 

Further information can be found here.

Applications close at 4:30pm on 8 April 2024.


Live Music Australia Program Round 8 - Supporting Australian Live Music Venues

Another round of a program designed to support the Australian Music Industry is currently open. This grant is an open competitive grant where applicants can seek grants of up to $100,000.00 to assist with the support, development, growth etc of the Australian live music industry. Projects must be commencing from 1 July 2024.

Grant money can be used for costs associated with hosting original Australian lie music. Grants can be used to increase a venues capacity and capability to present shows and on such things as purchasing/hiring essential equipment, insurances relevant to the live music event, admin costs related to the activity etc. 

Any interested club must carefully read the guidelines though (a log on for Grant Connect will be needed to access this) and be aware you will be expected to also contribute towards the grant activity.

Further information can be found here.

Applications close at 11:30am ACT local time on 12 March 2024.





Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Clubs can look to apply for funding from the Department of Veteran Affairs for projects that promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played, and to preserve, add to the sum knowledge on, or provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.

Grants of up to $10,000 is available for local, community-based projects and activities. Larger grants of up to $150,000 is available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or broader regional perspective. The maximum grant period is a year from the date of the grant agreement.

As well as needing to meet certain criteria the funding can be used on such things as restoration of existing war or peace memorials, flagpole supply or installation, public awareness activities and the display or restoration of wartime memorabilia. 

Further information and the full guidelines can be found here.

Applications for Batch 1 are currently open and close at 9:00pm AEST time on 20 June 2024.


Veterans SA – 80th Anniversary of the End of World War II Grant Fund

2025 will mark the 80th anniversary of the end of the World War II, and Veterans SA has a grant available to help support projects or activities by ex-service organisations that recognise the end of World War II and educate the community about its impact on the local community.

A maximum of $132,000 in grant funding is available for distribution in the 2024-2025 financial year with grants of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) available for eligible projects and activities.

Eligible projects and activities include those that honour and recognise WWII veterans, deliver WWII related commemorative services or community events, communicate WWII stories etc.

Further information can be found here.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 30 June 2024.


Veterans SA – Capacity Building Grant Fund

Grants can be sought of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) for projects that help strengthen the governance of ex-service organisations to lead, develop, support and advocate for their communities.

Eligible projects could be things like leadership and governance training for board and committee members, other training and skills development e.g. financial management and the development of a website.

Further information can be found here.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 31 May 2024 unless funds are exhausted prior.


Veterans SA – Commemorative Services Grant Fund

Ex-service organisations can seek grants of up to $1,000 (excluding GST) for expenses that directly relate to coordination, management and delivery of commemorative services in SA.

Eligible expenses can include such things as venue hire, catering, equipment and furniture hire.

Further information can be found here.

Applications close at 5:00pm on 31 May 2024 unless funds are exhausted prior.