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Current Grants for the Region


State Government - Regional Growth Fund

On 25 June 2018 the Hon Tim Whetstone, State Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development announced that the $150m Regional Growth Fund will open for applications for the 2018/19 financial year on 2 July 2018.

The Fund consists of two rounds with the competitive grant round providing up to $5m in grant funding for regional development initiatives in South Australian from $50,000 up to $2m on a matched dollar for dollar basis.

The Fund has been established to unlock new economic opportunities, build and strengthen communities and support more regional jobs.

The aim is to support new activity that would not occur otherwise and assist regions to grow, become more vibrant and provide rewarding job opportunities.

Projects will be selected based on the following principles:

  • support for new economic activity that would not other occur
  • the activity can be sustained without further intervention by government after the funding has been provided
  • the activity creates benefit for multiple entities, including entities not directly associated with the application
  • the activity contributes to the scale of an industry or sector
  • the application has a connection to and has vested an interest in a specific regional community
  • the activity creates sustainable economic benefits to the State or region (e.g. new long-term jobs, investment, higher incomes etc)
  • the activity reduces the cost of doing business.

Eligible organisations include:

  • Local government bodies
  • Incorporated Association
  • Business clusters (lead business to apply and accept responsibility for contractual obligations)


Relevant Documents

For more information go to http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/regions/grants or contact us on 8641 1444.


Grants SA

Applications are open all year around for various funding streams as follows:


Major (2 rounds)

(between $20,001 and $50,000)            

Open Close
  17 July 2018 31 August 2018
   17 September 2018              

31 October 2018


Medium (4 rounds)

(between $5,001 and $20,000)

Open Close
  17 July 2018  15 August 2018
  1 September 2018 30 September 2018         
  15 October 2018 1 November 2018
  1 December 2018

31 December 2018


Minor (4 rounds)

(up to $5,000)

Open Close
  17 July 2018  31 August 2018
  1 September 2018

31 October 2018

  1 November 2018 31 December 2018
   1 January 2019

28 February 2019


Relevant Documents

Funding Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information go to: https://dhs.sa.gov.au/services/grants-for-organisations/grants-sa/apply-for-a-grants-sa-grant-online