Support across South Australia to boost your potential
The South Australian government is investing to support and develop the State. There are a wide range of government agencies currently providing valuable grants, funding programs, and initiatives to help regional businesses and organisations boost their potential.
Regional South Australians are encouraged to explore the opportunities listed below.
The State government is committed to delivering clean, reliable and affordable power for the regions. The new $550 million Energy Plan will not only ensure more of the state’s power is sourced, generated and controlled in South Australia, but will also increase security, boost competition, put downward pressure on prices and help create jobs. Read more at Our Energy Plan.
Active Club Program
The Active Club program provides assistance to incorporated sports and active recreation clubs that do not have gaming machine licences. Eligible organisations can claim up to $5,000 each round to help with programs or equipment purchases, and up to $25,000 to support facility, grounds and/or building upgrades. This is an ongoing program that’s offered annually for facility requests, and twice-yearly for programs and equipment funding.
For more information visit the Office for Recreation and Sport website.
Export Partnership Program
The Export Partnership Program offers dollar-for-dollar assistance up to $50,000 to help eligible businesses commence or increase their exporting endeavours. Read more Export Partnership Program information.
Fund My Idea
Fund My Idea invites project proposals for up to $50,000 each time Country Cabinet is held in a region, and the community votes to help decide where the money is spent. Read more Fund My Idea information.
Future Jobs Fund
The State Government has established the Future Jobs Fund, with businesses and non-government organisations encouraged to apply for $50 million in grants and $70 million in low-interest loans to develop innovative, globally-competitive industries and industrial capabilities. Read more Future Jobs Fund information.
Grant Assist is a website gathering together grant information for business and industry, and for communities, clubs and individuals. Visit the Grant Assist website.
Grants SA provides one-off funding to not for profit community organisations for activities that respond to local community needs and contribute to strong and inclusive communities. Most Grants SA funding goes to programs supporting disadvantaged South Australians and groups with limited access to social and economic opportunities, such as multicultural groups, young people, remote communities and volunteer organisations addressing disadvantage. Read more on the Grants SA webpage.
Green Industries SA support
A range of funding programs from Green Industries SA provide opportunities for unlocking the potential of the circular economy, developing infrastructure to process and create new products from wastes, seed funding for new technologies, the commercialisation of research in South Australia and support for innovative start-up companies. Read more Green Industries SA support information.
Innovation Voucher Program
The Innovation Voucher Program aims to encourage small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with public and private research providers in developing innovation in manufacturing or operations. SMEs are required to provide a financial contribution to the project which is determined by annual turnover. Read more Innovation Voucher Program information.
Job Accelerator Grant program
The $109 million Job Accelerator Grant Scheme provides incentives for our business community to employ more South Australians with $10,000 grants available to businesses creating new jobs. Read more Job Accelerator Grant information.
Regional Capability Community Fund
The Regional Capability Community Fund offers grants to individuals and organisations in rural, regional and remote areas across South Australia to build their capability to safely respond to local emergencies. Read more about the Regional Capability Community Fund.
Regional Development Fund
The Regional Development Fund is a $15 million per annum fund with the purpose of increasing economic growth and productivity for regional South Australia. Read more Regional Development Fund information.
Regional Wine Industry Association Grants Program
The Regional Wine Industry Association Grants Program is designed to help regional grape and wine industry associations and organisations develop enticing, engaging and memorable wine tourism and visitor experiences, and in turn create jobs and enhance the local economy. Applications close 7 June 2017. Read more about the Regional Wine Industry Association Grants Program.
Regional Youth Traineeship Program
The Regional Youth Traineeship Program is a $2 million program offering local governing authorities a grant to assist in providing entry level employment and training to a trainee for two years. Traineeships are aimed at young regional people aged between 17 and 24 who are unemployed or don’t have a full time job.
- Regional youth traineeship program creating even more jobs – media release 6 March 2017
Small business support
The Department of State Development offers a range of practical tools and resources to support business start-ups and existing small and family businesses. Read more small business support information.
Sports Vouchers Program
Through the Sports Vouchers Program, the State Government is making it easier for children in South Australia to join a local sports club. The program allows every primary school student to claim up to a $50 voucher, which can then be used to help pay for club fees or memberships. If your club doesn’t have the voucher system integrated into its online registration, simply download the voucher from the Sports Vouchers website or click on ‘Find a Club’ to locate a provider in your area.
State Budget – regional funding
Read more about the Government’s regional funding on the Regional South Australia State Budget information page.
South Australian River Murray Sustainability (SARMS) Program
The $265 million South Australia River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS) is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by the Government of South Australia, through PIRSA’s Rural Solutions SA division. The program is helping to secure the future health of the South Australian River Murray region and supporting the growth of strong and sustainable irrigation communities. Read more on the SARMS page.
Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program
The Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program supports projects resulting in economic growth and employment outcomes and the provision of critical community infrastructure in the Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback area. Read more Upper Spencer Gulf and Outback Futures Program information.
YourSAy is an online consultation hub where you can have your say and influence South Australian Government decision-making. Some of the ways you can participate include taking part in online discussions and deciding where government funds are spent. Read more and learn how you can participate on the YourSAy website.