Industry Resources . Funding and Grants

Funding and Grants


2015-16 Regional Development Fund

The next round of the State Government’s enhanced $15 million a year Regional Development Fund (RDF) is now open.PIRSA

The purpose of the RDF is to increase economic growth and productivity for regional South Australia.  The broad objectives of the RDF are to support regional economic development by:

  • creating new jobs and improving career opportunities
  • providing better infrastructure facilities and services
  • strengthening the economic, social and environmental base of communities
  • supporting the development and delivery of projects
  • leveraging funding and investment.

The RDF is a $15 million per annum fund over 4 years, commencing on 1 July 2015. It is administered by Regions SA. The Regional Development Fund for 2015-16 is made up of 2 grant programs: 

  • The Major Projects Program for grants of between $200,000 and $2 million.  This is aimed at supporting major economic projects, strengthening regional industries and assisting regional businesses take advantage of new opportunities 
  • The Community Infrastructure Program for grants of between $200,000 and $1 million to support investment in regional communities to develop their economic infrastructure, and grow their capabilities as a foundation for future jobs and economic growth

Expressions of Interest are due by 22 May, 2015


For more information contact the Regions SA Grants Manager on 8226 0232

Industry Skills Fund

Applications are open for Australian business to apply for the Government’s $476 million Industry Skills Fund – Growth Stream.

Under the fund businesses can access free tailored advice and training recommendations to increase their ability to meet their growth objectives, as well as co-contribution funding for various types of accredited and non-accredited training.

Eligible tourism businesses are encouraged to apply by demonstrating how they are positioning themselves to take up growth opportunities, such as entering export markets for the first time, diversifying into new or emerging markets, and/or adopting new technologies.

For further information and eligibility criteria visit the website

South Australian Event Funding

Events South Australia provides sponsorship support to many large and small events. Smaller events that promote South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations are funded through the Regional Events

South Australian Tourism Commission

  and Festivals Program. Events South Australia also supports a variety of major existing and new events.

Major Event Sponsorship

Events are sponsored to develop a balanced calendar of events and festivals. A year-round program of successful events positions South Australia as a place where any time is a good time to visit, because there is always something to be a part of.

Read more about Major event sponsorship through the sponsorship guideline document >

For more information contact the Business Development team on +61 8 8463 4650 or


GRANTassist provides businesses with access to up to date information on State and Federal Government assistance and programs relevant to Businesses. GRANTassist can help you locate the assistance and program initiatives most relevant to your business needs.

The GRANTassist tool allows you to search for programs across all industry sectors, including manufacturing, arts, small business, medical and assistive devices, environmental, food, beverages and wine, mining and energy resources, forestry and automotive.

If you are looking for support to help you improve your business, the GRANTassist portal can help you connect to the range of funding and support services that are offered by Government.

For further assistance and information please contact (08) 8303 2595 or alternatively email

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Community Funding

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities provides a number of links to grants and funding programs available for businesses to apply for, including:

Looking for more?

A wide range of South Australian grants and other funding opportunities are available from government agencies and other corporate organisations.

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • Develop solutions to local and national problems.
  • Fund ideas and initiatives.
  • Get assistance in times of hardship.
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