Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is all about giving back to our community and there is $150,000 grant pool to make it happen.  If you’re a care-giving community group or looking out for our wildlife and furry friends, as long as you have a dream to help make the world a better place.

Each quarter there’s a different theme.

Round 2: Health and People

Round 3: Sport and Education

Round 4: Animals and Community

Each round the public vote to decide which dreams they think will truly make the world a better place. The top three dreams will the most votes will receive a $5,000 grant and progress to the round final.

For further information visit:

Round Two Closes Saturday, 2 June 2018

Round Three Closes Saturday, 4 August

Round Four Closes Saturday, 6 October 2018

Grand finalist announced Saturday, 24 November 2018


Mazda Community Netball Grants

Netball SA’s major partner, Mazda, has launched the Mazda Community Netball Grant program. The program will see six grassroots netball clubs across SA receive a community grant of $1000.

Mazda is a wonderful supporter of netball in our state at all levels, from junior girls and boys through to elite level with the Adelaide Thunderbirds. The program is an exciting new initiative to further extend this support, with funding available for grassroots netball clubs to continue their great work

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 6 April 2018


Premier’s Certificate of Recognition

This certificate provide an opportunity for volunteer-involving organisations and community groups to nominate one or more volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to the community and/or their organisation.

For further information visit:

Nominations close on 5pm, Friday 6 April 2018


Active Club Program

This program supports community-based sport and active recreation organisations to deliver their programs and services to all South Australians. It provides up to $5,000 for program and equipment applications or up to $25,000 for facility upgrades. For facility development projects, organisations can apply for up to 75% of the total project cost. The applicant’s contribution towards the project can include voluntary labour and/or donated materials and in-kind support.

For more information visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program

The program helps eligible organisations to plan, establish or improve sport and active recreation facilities that meet the needs of the community. Organisations can apply under three categories, with requests up to $1 million considered.

For guidelines and application forms visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Female Facilities Program – Round 3

The Female Facilities Program helps eligible organisations to develop sustainable, functional, inclusive and fit for purpose female change room facilities that meet the current and future needs of the South Australian sporting community.

State Sport and Active Recreation Organisations, Industry Representative Bodies, Local Government, Community Groups, Incorporated Sport or Active Recreation Clubs that do not hold a gaming machine license.

For guidelines and application forms visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 11 April 2018


Sporting Surfaces Program

The Sporting Surfaces Program helps eligible organisations to develop new or upgrade/enhance or replace existing synthetic and hard-court sport playing surfaces including synthetic turf playing fields, indoor and outdoor courts to support sports in South Australia.

For further information visit:

Applications close Wednesday, 11 April 2018


The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants across a broad range of sectors and endeavours. Our grants are managed through ten program areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, Education, Environment & Conservation, Health & Disability, International Learning and Development, Medical Research, Science, Travel, and Conference.

The majority of our grants are made in response to applications and/or an expression-of-interest (EoI), although grants may be made in response to a need or opportunity proactively identified by the Foundation. The latter are usually major funding initiatives

For further information visit:

Expression of interest OPEN Monday, 26 March 2018 and close Tuesday, 20 April 2018

Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W)

The Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program helps communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires to undertake community strengthening and resilience-building projects.

This program will run until funds are expended, recognising that it takes time for communities to recover from such natural events and that individuals and communities recover in different ways. It also acknowledges that an important part of community recovery is having opportunities to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strength and capacity for the future.


GR&W Round 13 is now open and closes on Monday, 23 April 2018.

Community Group Futures

The Community Group Futures (CGF) program is specifically for not-for-profit organisations working in and for the benefit of communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires. The program provides resources for organisations to consider their viability, sustainability and future roles in their communities, and to strengthen organisational capabilities to achieve their aspirations. Funds are provided by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).
The program is designed with the recognition that not-for-profit organisations in 2009 Victorian bushfire affected communities continue to experience particular operational and service delivery challenges, and are working in very changed environments to those prior to the bushfires. Organisations are encouraged to consider which of the three streams illustrated below most closely fits their needs at this point in time with a view to supporting future viability and sustainability.

Round 6 Open 9 March – 23 April 2018

Churchill Fellowship 2018

A Churchill fellowship can offer an Australian citizen the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Austrlia and would lie to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, nnovation and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

For further information visit:

Applications close on Friday, 27 April 2018


Community Heritage Grants

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

For further details visit:

Applications close Monday, 7 May 2018


The Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grant Scheme

The Small Environmental Grant Scheme will provide support for groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban.

Projects will be considered around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation.

These projects should involve any of the following:

  • monitoring, recording and sharing data
  • delivering community education
  • providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training)
  • research and science

For further information visit:

Applications OPEN Tuesday, 20 March 2018 and closes when there are a suitable number and spread of applications


CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship

Each year the Commonwealth Bank supports grassroots cricket and offer local clubs the chance to apply for one or our two-year sponsorships.

If successful, you can receive $2,000 per year, brand new cricket equipment and CommBank gear.

For further details visit:

Applications close Friday, 1 June 2018


Community Support Program

Provide childcare provided with funding to set up and run child care services in areas where there are unique needs or where it might not otherwise be viable.

Be setting up or running a child care service that is approved under Section 195 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

For further details visit:

Applications close Saturday, 30 June 2018


Safe Work Australia Sponsorship Program

Safe Work Australia is committed to improving work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. Safe Work Australia provides support through the Program to initiatives of individuals, businesses, government and non-government organisations that align with this commitment.

For further information visit:

Application Close Saturday, 30 June 2018


SA Water Sponsorship Program

The program will focus on grassroots community events and organisations that have a clear link to water or water usage, and demonstrate a strong alignment with our vision of delivering world-class water services for a better life.

For further information visit:

Applications close 30 April 2018


 Wine Export Grants

There are three grant programs within the Australian Government’s $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package). The Wine Export Grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018.

The state-based and competitive grants are designed to support the growth of regional wine tourism, by providing funding for new international wine tourism initiatives that will attract international tourists to our regions.

For further information visit:

Applications can be made online by 5pm, Tuesday 1 May 2020 ACDT.  However, as the grant program is capped at $1 million, it will close once the funding is exhausted


Planning and Research Program (PRP)

The PRP provides funding for planning and research initiatives that contribute to the delivery of facilities, programs and services that grow participation in active recreation and sport.

Eligible applicants are able to apply for up to $100,000 per application.

Planning Projects

Funding is available for strategic, evidence based planning initiatives that inform future active recreation and sport needs for communities.

Research Projects

Funding is available for evidence based research projects that supports policies, practices, and/or grows the knowledge base for active recreation and sport

For further information visit:

Applications are open year round allowing applicants to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for a project at any time.


Boots for All Equipment Grant

Boots for All’s vision is to have an active and socially inclusive Australia through sport. The organisation exists to break down barriers to sport participation and strengthen communities by collecting and distributing quality, new and near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians and by providing volunteering and training opportunities via the Sports for All social enterprise sports store.

For further information visit:

Applications are ongoing


The Slater and Gordon Community Fund

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund is a philanthropic fund established in 2001 which offers grants to community groups in three key areas of focus:

  • Assisting people with disease and disability and promoting their participation and inclusion
  • Addressing inequality and disadvantage
  • Encouraging young people to engage in healthy activity and lifestyles through a project or program

The fund is open to any group or organisation, so long as their project fits the criteria and they carry a DGR status.

For further information visit:

Applications are ongoing


Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.

 For further information visit:

 Applications are ongoing


Country Arts SA — Quick Response Grant

Regional artists can access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Individual—up to $1,500 which provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artist and arts workers in regional South Australia

Community—up to $3,000 which provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia.

For further information visit:

Applications are accepted at anytime during the year (Closed for a period over Christmas)


Veteran and Community Grants

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program aims to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

V&CG is open to ex-service organisations, veteran representative groups and other organisations. V&CG provides seed funding to develop projects that will become sustainable and financially viable and that have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community.

V&CG funding rounds occur on an ongoing, rolling basis. When sufficient applications are received or a two month period has elapsed, a funding round will be processed for the Minister’s decision

For further information visit:


Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The STS Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Two categories of grants are available under the STS program:

Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) – Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for  community-based commemorative projects and activities. This includes, for example, the building of  community memorials and the preservation of wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.

Major Commemorative Grants (MCG) – Grants in excess of $4,000 are available for projects and activities  that are significant, usually from a national, state or territory perspective and that contribute to Australia’s  understanding of its wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of its servicemen and women

For further information visit:


Clubs SA/IGC Sponsorship Assistance Program

There are streams of funding available through Clubs SA for the not-for-profit sector, including clubs.

Before applying for any stream of funding it is advised that you contact Clubs SA for further details and assistance on the application process.

There is no set dollar value to the program, applications for sponsorship are considered by the board on case by case basis.

For further information visit:

Applications are accepted at any time during the year


Grants SA

A new grants program, Grants SA, will provide $3 million in grants to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for South Australians.

Through Grants SA, four one-off grant programs, the Charitable and Social Welfare Fund (Community Benefit SA), Multicultural Grants, Volunteer Training Grants and the Volunteer Support Fund, have been combined into a single application process. Community organisations can now apply once to be considered for funding across all four streams, and will also benefit from less restrictive guidelines and simpler reporting requirements.

Minor grants of up to $5,000 will be open all year and assessed at the end of each month.

For further information visit

Minor round applications close 5pm on the last working day of every month


Job Accelerator Grant Scheme

The Scheme has been established to encourage South Australian businesses to employ additional full-time, part-time and casual employees, and maintain them for at least 12 months. A Job Accelerator Grant of up to $10,000 ($5,000 each year for two years) per new full-time equivalent (FTE) job created is available for businesses liable for payroll tax in SA with total Australian wages of $5 million or less. Job Accelerator Grant for Small Business & Start-ups  of up to $4,000 ($2,000 each year for two years) per new job created is available for most businesses that are not liable for payroll tax. This includes businesses with Australian wages below the payroll tax free threshold (currently $600 000) and most organisations that are exempt from payroll tax (e.g. public benevolent institution).

Businesses that increase their number of SA employees will be eligible to receive a grant for each additional worker employed by them in a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.

For further information visit:


$50 Sport Vouchers Program

The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $50 sport vouchers for their children, to use towards the cost of sport club fees or memberships.

Clubs wishing to register for the program and parents or guardians wanting to find a participating club in their area should go to


Club One (SA) Small Sponsorships Small Sponsorship of up to $500, although in special circumstances can be as high as $600, is available to community clubs and associations and are considered every one to two months.

For further information visit:


Industry Development – Pocket Grants

Industry Development Pocket Grants provides funding to South Australian music businesses to assist with one-off expenses that arise at short notice.  These include travel, conference or legal fees for short-notice opportunities.  Arts South Australia accepts applications until they use up the annual funding portion.

For further information and guidelines visit:

Applications are ongoing