Federal and State Government Grant Opportunities

Federal Government Business GrantFinder Directory

The GrantsFinder directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help businesses develop solutions to local and national problems, fund ideas and initiatives and get assistance in times of hardship.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Funds to delivers projects to Indigenous Australians. Grant opportunities available across the five following programs: Jobs, Land and Economy; Children and Schooling; Safety and Wellbeing; Culture and Capability; and Remote Australia Strategies

RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Grant Finder

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island grant finder is a searchable tool to locate open and upcoming grant opportunities within the region.

SA Government GRANTassist

GRANTassist provides the community access to up to date information on State Government assistance and programs relevant to community, clubs and individuals. The GRANTassist tool allows you to search for programs across all State Government Departments.

Local Government Grant Opportunities

Local councils can also provide funding for businesses, communities and individuals. Select your local council from the links below to determine when applications open.

Adelaide Hills Council
Alexandrina Council
City of Mitcham
City of Onkaparinga
City of Victor Harbor
District Council of Mount Barker
District Council of Yankalilla
Kangaroo Island Council

Commercial Sources of Grants Information

These are commercial entities which provide assistance and advice through subscription via access to databases and printed materials.

Funding Centre

Database and help centre detailing how’s to apply for and receive a grant, and the information on grants on offer.


Australia’s most comprehensive funding database which seeks sources from; all levels of government, universities, foundations, the private sector and overseas sources specifying Australian applicants.

Pathways Australia

Pathways Australia provides information and management support services for Not-for-profit organisations. Occasionally run seminars to help Not-for-profit organisations tap into philanthropic and corporate foundation funds.

Philanthropy Australia

Helps people who are seeking funding from Australian philanthropic trusts and foundations.

Non-Government Grants

AMP's Tomorrow Fund

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awards up to $1million in grants each year to amazing Australians doing great things in their communities. Grant recipients work in a diverse range of fields and include artists, athletes, social innovators, scientists, educators, disability advocates, technologists, filmmakers, fashion designers, medical researchers and musicians. The grants can be used for a range of activities, including travel, equipment, study costs, research and more.

ANZ Community Grants

The ANZ Staff Foundation provides small grants of around $5,000 to charities around Australia. A National Advisory Board and State Committees comprising ANZ employees decide the granting rounds each year. The Seeds of Renewal program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects focused on creating education and employment opportunities in rural and regional Australia.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission

The ACNC website allows you to find charities and trusts with interests in your particular area.

Australia Post

Australia Post offers various grants and support for projects that provide positive benefits for the community by helping to expand social and community networks and prevent barriers to participation in community life.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Community Enterprise Foundation

The philanthropic arm of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group funds many different causes and gives communities the opportunity to build their own pool of funds to be reinvested back into their community as they see fit.

Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved Program

Four rounds of sponsorship each year for eligible organisations or associations to receive $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 in funding.

Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Program

Assists community groups with projects that improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people nationally.

Dylan Alcott Foundation

Grants available for people under 25 years old with a disability who have a personal, professional, vocational or sporting goal they need help with.

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Funds several different kinds of grants for causes a charitable purpose that benefit the residents of Australia's rural, regional or remote communities.


Good2Give is a not-for-profit organisation committed linking businesses to the charities and causes they care about.

The Ian Potter Foundation

The Foundation administers national grants across 10 program areas to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community. Program areas include the environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing, as well as the importance of investing in Australia’s intellectual capital.


KFC provides both national and state community grants and donations.

Landcare Australia

Landcare offers grants through a number of programs, including for school-aged children.

Macquarie Group Foundation

The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group and provides support to hundreds of community organisations globally each year through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing. supports groups and activities in Australia and overseas.


McDonald's provides community grants to organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient, projects or events that take place in the communities in which they operate, charitable organisations that provide direct community service (especially those which focus on the health and wellbeing of Australian children), and any other programs with measurable social outcome.

The Mercy Foundation

Provides support for organisations involved in reducing homelessness in Australia.

The Myer Foundation and The Sidney Myer Fund

Seeks to improve peoples’ lives in lasting and positive ways. Includes a grants finder search engine to search for available grants across a range of areas.

The NAB Foundation

Aims to make positive social change for Australians by supporting social purpose organisations that are doing amazing things in our communities. Particularly focused on mental wellbeing.

Optus Future Makers Program

The Future Makers Program aims to use technology to tackle social issues facing vulnerable people.


Perpetual, through their IMPACT Philanthropy Application program allows philanthropists and not-for-profits to connect and allow not-for-profits to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities which they operate in.

Peter Brock Foundation

The Peter Brock Foundation assists individuals in crisis, who have suffered a range of hardships including natural disasters, disability, medical illness, family crisis and relationship breakdowns. Funds may be distributed to help these people individually or through program funding.

The Reichstein Foundation

The Reichstein Foundation aims to increase social justice and environmental sustainability through investments in inspirational people, projects and organisations in Australia.

The Telstra Foundation

The Telstra Foundation supports non-profits that, through the use of digital, are creating a connected future for young people across Australia. The Telstra Foundation is particularly aimed at children and the younger community.

Sporting Grant Opportunities

Dylan Alcott Foundation

Grants available for people under 25 years old with a disability who have a personal, professional, vocational or sporting goal they need help with.

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for juniors towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition or a School Sport Australia national championships.

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (South Australia)

Assorted sports grant opportunities offered by the Government of South Australia.

Sport Access Foundation

The aim of the Sport Access Foundation (SAF) grants is to provide financial assistance to help children and teenagers with a physical or intellectual disability to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of their family.

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get children committed to a lifelong love of sport. Sporting Schools specifically aims to help schools provide quality organised sporting experiences, increase children’s participation in sport, and create stronger links between children and local sporting clubs.

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