Grants

Looking for a grant for your business? This page contains the main grants currently available in our region. However if you can't find something that suits your business, we suggest you look at the grants listed on  Business Grant Guru - the most comprehensive business grants database in Australia.

Agribusiness Growth Program

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have provided this funding program, which is designed to help support small enterprises in the value adding agriculture, food and beverage industry. The aim is to accelerate business growth through expert evaluation and coaching services for activities that have a direct impact on your growth.

Opening Date:  NOW

Closing Dates:  June 2018

Funding Amount: $10,000

For more information

Business transformation Voucher program

The Business Transformation Voucher Program aims to help businesses develop and implement new activities or improve existing operations with the aim of enhancing the profitability, productivity and competitiveness of South Australian Manufacturing firms.

Opening Date: Now

Closing Date: Ongoing

Funding Amount: $50,000 

For more information

Industry Capability Network (ICN)

The Industry Capability Network program aims to promote South Australia, Australian and New Zealand industry through import replacement and opportunities for participation in major projects. ICN performs a technical role providing purchasers with a free sourcing service to identify Australian and New Zealand suppliers capable of supplying those items that would otherwise be imported.

Opening Date: Now

Closing Date:  Ongoing

For more Information 

Regional Capability Community Fund (RCCF)

The Regional Capability Community Fund program seeks to support Rural, regional and remote communities across South Australia to better protect themselves, their families and their livelihoods from natural disasters such as flood, fire and extreme weather.

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: 31/03/2016 (this program is available annually)

Funding Amount: $2500

Available funds: $470,000

For more information

Venture Catalyst

This program is an initiative of the South Australian Government and the University of South Australia, encouraging student entrepreneurship and the creation of local startups.

Funding Amount: $50,000

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: 15th April 2016 (This program is available biannually)

For more Information

Big Data Connect Program

The Big Data Connect Program aims to encourage South Australian Manufacturers to explore opportunities for using big data to improve productivity, competitiveness and increase profitability.

Funding Amount: $10,000

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: Ongoing

For more information

South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (SAYES)

This Program is designed to provide practical business skills for participants and to enable growth of the enterprises they bring to the program.

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: Ongoing

For more information

Business Model Innovation Program

The Business Model Innovation program is designed to help South Australian manufacturers, especially those small to medium sized enterprises, to explore new business models and adding services to current offerings to create value and new revenue sources.

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: Ongoing

For more information

Export Partnership Program

The Export Partnership Program aims to provide funding assistance for small and medium sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities

Funding Amount: $50,000 of $1.7M

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date: Ongoing

For more information 

Next generation Manufacturing Investment Programme (round 2 funding)

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP has opened the second round of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme for applications.

Funding of $30 million is available to help eligible businesses with capital projects to establish or expand their high value manufacturing capabilities in South Australia or Victoria.

Successful businesses will also invest their own funds into their projects, with the grants contributing up to a third of eligible project costs.

Funding Amount: $500,000-$2.5 million

Opening Date: NOW

Closing Date:  18th April 2016

For more information visit: www.business.gov.au/NextGen 

Gateway Business Program

This program aims to provide funding to assist small to medium-sized firms prepare for export. It can meet eligible expenses incurred in developing international markets. 

Funding Amount:   Funding of up to 50% reimbursement of eligible export-related expenditure, up to a maximum of $25,000 over two years for eligible projects. Individual project caps range between $2,000 and $10,000. 

Aspiring exporters can also be assisted with $5,000 in coaching/mentoring expenses.

Opening Date: Ongoing

Closing Date:  Ongoing

For further information visit: Gateway Business Program

Business Mission Program

This program aims to provide companies and other institutions with an interest in doing business internationally the opportunity to participate in its program of international Business Missions. 

Applications open: Ongoing basis

Applications Close: Ongoing basis

For further information visit: Business Mission Program 

Fund My Community

Fund My Community is a $1 million grant program that will fund projects to measurably improve the wellbeing or isolated, vulnerable or disadvantaged South Australians.

Suitable non-government and not-for-profit community organisations are encouraged to apply. 

Funding: between $10,000 and $100,000

Applications open: 1 February 2016

Applications Close: COB 24 March 2016

For more information visit: Fund My Community

Premier's Research and Industry Fund (PRIF) - Innovation Voucher Program

This program is aimed at small-to-medium Enterprises (SMEs) and research Services Providers (RSPs) to encourage Technology Innovation and industry Diversification in key priority areas. The program is set to stimulate innovation and SMEs to develop new manufactured products or systems to help drive productivity and business profitability.

Funding Amount: between $10,000 and $50,000, requiring co-contribution

Applications Open: Ongoing

Applications Close: Ongoing

For further information please visit: Premier's Research and Industry Fund 

Regional Development Fund - Round 3

The broad objectives of the RDF are to support regional economic development by:

  • creating new jobs and improving career opportunities
  • providing better infrastructure facilities and services
  • strengthening the economic, social and environmental base of communities
  • supporting the development and delivery of projects
  • leveraging funding and investment.

The RDF is a $15 million per annum fund which commenced on 1 July 2014. It is administered by Regions SA.

Round 3 RDF information (2016-17)

Round 3 of the RDF is currently open. It consists of 2 grant programs:

The Major Projects Program for grants of between $200,000 and $2 million. This is aimed at supporting major economic projects designed to strengthen regional industries, support local economies and provide opportunities through investment in strategic projects.

The Community Infrastructure Program for grants of between $200,000 and $1 million to support investment in regional communities to develop their economic infrastructure and grow their capabilities as a foundation for future jobs and economic growth.

Applications close 15 January 2016

For further information visit: Regional Development Fund

Other Grants & Funding

A wide range of grants and other funding opportunities is available from government agencies, corporate bodies and non-government organisations.

For further grant information visit the following sites:

http://grantslink.gov.au/

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/regions/programs

http://australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/grants-and-financial-assistance