Currently CLOSED

Applications closed on Friday 20th March.

Interested parties are annually invited to submit applications to the Inspiring South Australia program at the SA Museum for funding of up to $2,500 for community science activities and events in regional and remote South Australia.

The 2020 SA Regional Science Small Grants are open to regional community groups, organisations and businesses to help bring the celebration of science to an increasing number of South Australians.

Grants may be used to support:

  • Events/activities that engage local communities in science
  • Science fairs/expos that engage local communities in science
  • Bushfire recovery events/activities that engage local communities in science

Ineligible activities include:

  • Events/activities that take place in schools during school hours primarily for school audiences (this is a community science program rather than a school science program)
  • Events/activities designed to take place during National Science Week (August) (specific National Science Week grants will become available for these activities)

Applications can be made by regionally-based organisations or groups willing to lead and coordinate the science activity or event.

Eligible regions include all regions outside metropolitan Adelaide.

The 2019 Regional Science Small Grant winners were: 

  • Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries: Curious Cuttles in the Pub
  • Kangaroo Island Regional Science Hub: KI Regional Science Hub
  • Adelaide Hills Science Hub
  • Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula: Eyre Peninsula Summer Snorkels 2020
  • Lakes Rotary Club Mt Gambier: Science & Engineering Challenge, Mt Gambier
  • Rotary Club of Whyalla: Science & Engineering Challenge, Whyalla
  • Rotary Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula: Science & Engineering Challenge, Kadina
  • Rotary Club of Murray Bridge: Science & Engineering Challenge, Murray Bridge
  • University of South Australia: Empowering Mt Gambier through citizen science
    Science Alive: Regional Science Alive events
  • Callington A&H Society Inc.: The Sci-Tech Show at the Callington Show
  • Copper Coast Library – Kadina: Bee-Bot Robot Discovery
  • Port Lincoln Library: Sci-Fi Pi
  • Caltowie Corrdidors of Green: Appila Springs Environmental Field Day
  • Victor Harbor Public Library: Stars in the Library

Contact Officer

Inquiries and applications should be sent to the following contact.

Name:                 Sheryn Pitman

Title:                    Inspiring South Australia Programme Manager

Telephone:        8207 7382


For more information, read the 2020 SA Regional Science Small Grants Information Guide

To apply, download the 2020 SA Regional Science Small Grants Application Form