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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

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.

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.

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

Social Investment Grants
Grants supporting not for profits that help excluded, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Funding to be directed to organisational capacity building, to increase capacity to deliver services and support that addresses community needs.

The Ripple Effect
Funding of $1,500 that aims to flash fund transformational projects that build and shape communities as well as boost projects focusing on positive change.

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 choir.

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.

The Wyatt Trust
The Wyatt Trust focuses on improving opportunity and quality of life for South Australians experiencing hardship across their four priority areas of Increasing employment opportunities; Improving the retention of young people in education; Promoting financial wellbeing; and, Providing appropriate and sustainable housing options. Grants are available for those which respond to immediate need through to those which develop skills and personal capacity, with a focus on measurable outcomes.

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.

Rehabilitation Appliance Program
Provides aids and appliances to eligible members of the veteran community to help maintain functional independence in their homes.

The Joseph Seridis Trust Fund
To assist young people with disabilities by providing equipment associated with enhancing daily living and independence.

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.

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.

South Australian Tourism Commission
Sponsorship is available for eligible leisure events that align with SATC objectives

Department for Enviorment & 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 Maritime 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.

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.

Capacity Building Funding for Native Title Corporations
Support for PBCs to maximise the economic and social potential of native title through the effective and sustainable management of their land.

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.

Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants
Provide funding support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, as well as assisting Indigenous school students to transition from education into sustainable employment.

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation
Grants to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

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 Recreation & 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.