Grants / Funding

Now open

Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal

Telstra’s Connected Communities grant program through the FRRR is providing grants of up to $10,000 are available. This program aims to improve resilience, environmental sustainability and liveability through the power of connection.

Applications close 27 March 2024.

New Heritage Conservation Grants Program

If you own a State Heritage Place or a site within a State Heritage Area and are planning a conservation project that will help to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values, you may be eligible to receive a Heritage Conservation Grant.

  • Grants provide up to $20,000 for conservation work or documentation.
  • All grants will be provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Application close 3 April 2024. To find out more about the Heritage Conservation Grant eligibility and criteria and to apply click here.

Social Impact Grants

Applications are open for grant funding to support initiatives that help create strong and inclusive communities and advance social and emotional wellbeing in the community.

This funding opportunity is a one-off grant of up to $10,000 for:

  • Materials and resources for programs that enable, encourage and or increase participation in community activities.
  • Equipment purchases, to establish or improve a program or a facility to ensure it is a safe space for all participants/community members. Examples are IT equipment, digital technology, catering equipment, furniture, air conditioning.
  • Minor upgrades to infrastructure to encourage participation especially in regional and remote areas. Examples are disability access upgrades or inclusions, counselling rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, or community spaces.
  • Establish or expand community gardens for locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Marketing and contingency costs can make up 10% of combined budget request.

Applications close 4 April 2024. Visit the Department of Human Services website for more information and to apply.

SA Water

SA Water are looking to partner with not-for-profit organisations and community groups for their 2024-25 Community Partnerships Program. Project or event funding of up to $10,000 that are focused on environmental sustainability and community wellbeing is available. 

Applications close 5 April 2024. For more information and to apply visit the SA Water website.

Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Partnerships and Innovations Grants

The Partnerships and Innovation grants will foster sustainable agricultural and natural resource management innovation. The grants will deliver on the Australian Government’s policy of using innovation to support more climate-smart, sustainable, productive and profitable agriculture, forestry, fishing and aquaculture industry sectors.

Applications close 8 April 2024. Click here for more information and to apply.

SA Power Networks

The SA Power Networks Community Grants Program has been created to assist communities to empower themselves and make a tangible difference in their local area. Applications are welcome from organisations, registered charities, schools, or community groups for a grant amount of up to $5,000.

The 2024 grants program focusses on two key areas: sustainability and innovation. 

Applications close 14 April 2024. You can find more information at the SA Power Networks website.

2024 Australian Biodiversity Data Mobilisation Program

This grant program is managed by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and designed to improve the scientific understanding of Australia’s rare and remarkable biodiversity. The 2024 program provides grants of either up to AUD $20,000 or AUD $50,000, to support the digitisation of existing biodiversity data and provide it to the ALA.

The program supports non-government organisations, Australian museums, biological collections, herbaria, government, and research teams to digitise data, making them accessible and available through the ALA, and internationally through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

This year, they will also be opening applications for a Biosecurity Stream within the ALA Australian Biodiversity Data Mobilisation Program, focused on mobilising biosecurity and invasive species data in Australia.

Applications close 26 April 2024.

Visit the ALA website for full details and to apply. Click here to go directly to the FAQs to learn about eligibility and more.

Churchill Fellowship 2024

​Churchill Fellowships for 2024 are now open, offering people the opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that they’re passionate about, and come back and share knowledge to improve their community.

No academic qualifications are necessary and applicants can explore a range of topics, including science, agriculture, viticulture, arts and so much more. The possibilities are endless.

“Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a dedicated educator, a passionate healthcare professional, or someone with a unique passion or trade, the Trust welcomes you to embark on this extraordinary adventure.” said Rachael Coghlan, CEO of the Winston Churchill Trust.

Applications close 1 May 2024.

For more information, to get inspired by previous projects and to apply, visit the Winston Churchill Trust website.

Landscape Boards

Alinytjara Wiluṟara

The Alinytjara Wiluṟara Landscape Board can assist community groups and individuals to develop proposals and seek funding for projects that focus on improving natural resources in the AW region.

Visit here for more information and to get in touch with the Board.

Murraylands and Riverland

The Grassroots Grant supports communities in the Murraylands and Riverland region to undertake projects and activities that help to build the environmental resilience and sustainability of our region.
Community groups, individuals and not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for funding towards activities such as revegetation, weed control, training activities, citizen science projects, small equipment purchase, environmental surveys and seed funding for community events.

Applications close 7 April 2024. Go here for more information and to apply.

Agricultural Knowledge Small Grants – up to $3,000 per application is available to undertake agricultural training, and skills and knowledge building activities.

Applications close 31 May 2024 unless the grant pool is fully allocated.

Limestone Coast

Funding is available for projects between $1,000 and $50,000 (+ GST) for the 2024/25 financial year.

Applications close 15 April 2024. Click here for more information and to apply.

Hills and Fleurieu

The Grassroots Grants program is now open for projects that support volunteers, schools, environmental community organisations, not-for-profit groups and landholders working locally for environmental and regenerative land management outcomes.
Grants are available for projects in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu across two funding tiers: less than $4,000 and up to $20,000.

Applications close 17 April 2024. Go here for more information and to apply.

GreenSafe Grants – up to $500 per financial year for new personal protective equipment or minor tools is available for groups. 

Applications are close 19 May 2024 (or until the funding pool is exhausted).

SA Arid Lands

Applications are welcomed for grants up to $20,000 to help sustainably manage local landscapes through on-ground works. Projects must address one or more of the board’s priority issues of climate resilience, water management, sustainable land management, protecting and enhancing biodiversity and people and partnerships.

Application close 3 May 2024. Go here for more information and to apply.

Green Adelaide

The Green Adelaide Grassroots Grant program is now open. Grants are available between $2,000 and $200,000 for individuals, schools, volunteers, community groups, clubs and more to create a cooler, greener, wilder and climate-resilient metropolitan Adelaide.

Grants are available for a range of activities from plantings on your site to greening shared spaces, replacing hard surfaces, weed control, research, habitat restoration and more.

Applications close 15 May 2024. Visit here for more information and to apply.

Opening soon

Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board

The Eyre Peninsula Grassroots grants will open late March. The program supports individuals, volunteers, community groups and other organisations working on a not-for-profit basis, with local landscape management projects or events.

Keep an eye on the EP website for when applications open.

Kangaroo Island Landscape Board

The Kangaroo Island Grassroots Grants program supports KI individuals, volunteers, community groups and other not-for-profit organisations, with local landscape management projects.

Applications will open late March/early April 2024. Keep an eye on the KI website for when applications open.