South Australian wine industry development scheme (SAWIDS)

The purpose of the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme (SAWIDS) is to build and strengthen the state’s wine industry through projects that develop capability, grow competitiveness and productivity, and increase profitability through innovation or expanding production.

Grants now open

An allocation of $1 million of SAWIDS funding will be available to support industry development in the wine sector and initiatives with a particular focus on technology and innovation to benefit the wine and grape sectors. This includes projects that will assist the South Australian wine industry during challenges associated with recent bushfires, smoke exposure and the evolving impacts of the COVID-19. Applicants can apply for up to $200,000.00 of funding per project.


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • State or regional bodies and associations involved in the grape/wine industry.
  • National organisations – but with projects based in and exclusively benefitting South Australia.
  • Clusters or groups with projects to benefit grape and/or wine businesses in South Australia.
  • State or regional research and educational institutions with projects that support development of the wine industry.

Eligibility checklist

Before commencing the application, please ensure you can answer yes to all of these eligibility questions:

  • Will the project will be delivered in South Australia?
  • Will the project provide a direct benefit to South Australia’s wine industry?
  • Are you a legal entity capable of, and willing to, enter into a legally binding and enforceable Grant Agreement with the Minister and/or Delegate?
  • Do you hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)?
  • Can you confirm you have not sought, nor are seeking, payment for activities which you have made, or intend to make, a financial commitment prior to the opening of the SAWIDS funding round?
  • Can you confirm that the project has not received, nor will receive, funding from any other South Australian Government grant program?
  • Will the project lead be located in South Australia?
  • Can you confirm the applicant/enterprise, or any of its owners/directors, are not currently under bankruptcy or insolvency administration (i.e. external administrator, receiver, receiver manager, liquidator appointed, or own assets/property where the mortgagee is in possession)?

How to apply

Before completing the online application form, applicants are advised to read the SAWIDS Guidelines and Assessment Criteria (PDF 292.6 KB).

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the supply of all necessary supporting documentation to Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).

Ensure these documents are readily available when completing this form. Accepted file formats are .DOC, .DOCX, and PDF. The total size of all attachments must be no larger than 20MB, with individual files limited to 4MB.

As a minimum, applicants will be asked to supply the following documentation:

  • the last two years of financial statements for the applicant
  • where co-contribution is cash, confirmation of contribution such as a bank statement, or letter of support from the applicant’s bank (where a loan is required)
  • where co-contribution is from a third party (cash or in-kind), a letter of support detailing the nature and value of the commitment.

Applications close 5pm (ACST) Tuesday 14 April 2020. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Enquiries, including support to complete your application, should be directed to PIRSA via Bodhi Edwards: or 08 8429 3132.

Page Last Reviewed: 23 Mar 2020
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