Shared Fabrication Spaces Infrastructure Grants - NOW CLOSED

This program seeks applications for shared fabrication spaces (other terms include fabrication laboratories, makerspaces), which are open access workshops that address the upper part of the waste hierarchy. They do this by promoting a shift in the materials life cycle towards a circular economy through innovative approaches that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits. 

Available funding

Applications for Shared Fabrication Spaces Infrastructure are available to a maximum of $300,000 (excluding GST) per project. The grants contribute a maximum of 80% for successful applicants. You should be able to demonstrate that you can, at a minimum, provide the remainder of funding from other sources (excluding the South Australian Government). You should not include ‘in-kind’ (non-financial) payments as matching funds.

Key dates


Who can apply?

The Shared Fabrication Spaces Infrastructure Grants aim to encourage innovation to grow the green economy and encourage a circular economy in South Australia.

To be eligible for funding the project must meet the following criteria:

  • Projects must demonstrate how they will contribute to fostering the green economy, and an innovative approach to materials use and circular economy objectives.
  • Contribute at least 20% of funding (excluding in‑kind contributions) from sources other than the South Australian Government.
  • Have commenced the project within two years of the grant being offered.

What will not be funded?

  • Retrospective projects (infrastructure for which funding is matched by Green Industries SA must start after applications close).
  • Advertising costs.
  • Education and training programs.
  • Salaries, studies, investigations or research and development activities.

Projects which have a commissioning date of 30 June 2019 or before will be given priority.

Collaborative applications with project partners such as other industry organisations, associations and representatives from targeted market segments are welcomed. Applicants unsure about the eligibility of their projects are encouraged to contact Ms Sharon Ede on 8204 2111 to discuss the matter further.


More information

Sharon Ede 8204 2111