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


Business Assistance


Small Business Fundamentals Program

Small businesses can register to receive information on the Office for Small & Family Business's Small Business Fundamentals Program.

The program aims to help small businesses build on their knowledge and capabilities in areas such as finance and investment, management, strategic planning, marketing and communications, human resources and more.

The program will be delivered through such means as workshops, seminars, mentoring and training sessions.

Further information can be found here.




Expand Together Grants 

One-off funding is available to eligible multicultural organisations, including not-for-profits, to purchase equipment, extend or build community facilities for use by South Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Grants of up to $100,000 is available for projects delivered over the next 12 months and there are four categories of grants available:

  • Equipment Grant up to $50,000
  • Infrastructure Grant up to $50,000
  • Equipment Grant between $50,001 - $100,000
  • Infrastructure Grant between $50,001 - $100,000

Applicants will have to show their core purpose is to deliver initiatives, services or support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in South Australia. There are also matched funding requirements for applicants requesting more than $50,000.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for round 2 are currently open and will close on 31 August 2024.


IKEA Community Sponsorship

IKEA provides sponsorship and support to local communities that are situated near one of their stores. 

As well as needing to be near a store, to receive sponsorship an organisation will have to align with IKEA's stated vision:

  • Does the program match well with our IKEA vision?
  • Is the organisation registered as nonprofit or charity?
  • Does the program support many local children and encourage diversity?
  • Does the program support the local community or the environment?
  • Can we use our design know-how and IKEA products?
  • Can we involve our energetic IKEA coworkers?

Further information can be found here.


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.


Macca's Sponsorships

McDonalds Australia offers sponsorship to organisations that help children live a balanced, active and enriched lifestyle, such as sporting clubs.

Any application will need to reflect a grassroots and community focus.

Further information can be found here.


National Pies for Local Heroes

National Bakeries Tasmania is accepting applications for grants for any regisrered Australian community group, sporting club or not-for-profit organisation. 

Grants of $1,000 are awarded each month, beginning in March 2024 with a major grant of $10,000 being awarded at the end of the program.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for rounds of monthly grants will close at 11.59pm on the last day of each corresponding month.


Pride Foundation - Small Grants

The Small Grants program supports projects proposed by individuals and or organisations and or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs.

Max grants of $1,000 are on offer for projects that directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round, round 2, close 15 July 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.


SilverChef Community Grants Program

The SilverChef Community Grants Program is open to eligible Australian community groups, including registered not-for-profit organisations, that use hospitality or food services to help disadvantaged or under-served members of their local community.

Grants of $5,000 are available for a 75/25 mix of equipment and cash.

Further information can be found here.

Applications close on 30 June 2024.


Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital

Grants are available for not-for-profits for a range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit a local community. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Focus is on rural communities that have fewer than 15,000 people and funding will need to be for projects that align with one or more specified charitable outcomes e.g. improving community health and social wellbeing, enhancing places where communities gather etc.

Further information can be found here.

Applications for the current round of funding close at 5pm AEST on 5 September 2024.


Strong & Resilient Communities Grant

The Strong and Resilient Communities (SARC) Activity provides grant funding to organisations for one-off, time limited projects that support vulnerable and disadvantaged people participate socially and economically through local community-driven solutions.

Grants are provided that help target groups including but not limited to people with disabilities and vulnerable women to:

  • overcome disadvantage
  • be provided with greater community engagement
  • promote participation and belonging
  • build self-reliance and empowerment.

Further information can be found here.


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.


Renmark Paringa

Renmark Paringa Council offers grants of up to $4,000 to community organisations to assist with projects that will be deemed to benefit the wider community. Any applicant will however have to show a commitment to providing a contribution of 50% towards the project either in cash and in-kind or in cash only.

Further information can be found here.



The City of Salisbury offers community grants of up to $5,000 for incorporated groups. Applications are on an ongoing basis and can be utilised for projects relating to sport/recreation, education and training, disability support etc.

Further information can be found here.


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.


Priority Wage Subsidy

Certain apprenticeships will be listed on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List and employers may be eligible to receive a wage subsidy of either:

  • 10% of the apprentices wags paid to them for the first 24 months (up to $1500 per quarter); or
  • 5% of the apprentices wags paid to them for the first 12 month period (up to $750 per quarter).

As of 20 March 2024 the list includes a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery as well as number of horticultural qualifications.

Clubs can view the Priority List here.

Further information can be found here and from your clubs Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.


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. 




Grassroots Grants

Not-for-profit community based organisations, volunteer groups and individuals who run local projects supporting environmental resilience and sustainability in their regions can look to apply for grants to assist with these projects.

The funding differs across a number of Landscape Board areas and an applicant will have to select the area their club is in which includes but is not limited to:

  • Murraylands and Riverland
  • Eyre Peninsula
  • Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu
  • SA Arid Lands
  • Green Adelaide

Applicants can utilise funding to assist with projects that look at weed treatment, pest management, erosion management and revegetation.

Further information can be found here.

Please Note: Application closing times differ depending on the Landscape Board area.


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.




Growing Cricket for Girls

Commonwealth Bank has provided funding to Cricket Australia for a Growing Cricket for Girls Fund which aims to support the growth and nurturing of current and future generations of female players at community clubs across Australia. 

Cricket and Sports Clubs that want further information need to contact

 Further information can be found here.


Sports Vouchers for Families

Sports vouchers are available to help ease the cost of sport, dance and learn-to-swim fees on families. Families can look to apply for the $100 voucher for children from reception to year 9 and a sporting club could look to suggest this to any family that may be facing difficulties with paying for their child to play at the club.

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.

Further information can be found here.

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


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.

Further information can be found here.

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




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.