Federal Grants

Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants 2020Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Closing Date 19/02/2020

The Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement grants aim to foster creativity and inquiry‑based learning and support the development of STEM skills in students and youth under 18 years of age in design, engineering and programming, through hands-on learning.


NSW Bushfires – September 2019 – Australian Government Disaster Recovery PaymentDepartment of Human Services

Closing Date 16/07/2020

The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment is a one-off payment to help you if a declared disaster significantly affects you. It’s not for minor damage or inconvenience.

You need to have been adversely affected by the fire. For example:
– you’ve been seriously injured
– you’re the immediate family member of an Australian citizen or resident who died
– your principal place of residence has been destroyed or must be demolished
– the interior of your principal place of residence has sustained major damage
– damage from the fire has exposed the interior of your principal place of residence to the elements
– your principal place of residence has been declared structurally unsound
– the interior of your residence has been affected by sewage contamination
– a major asset or assets you own located at your principal place of residence has or have been destroyed or suffered major damage from the fire
– you’re the principal carer of a dependent child who has experienced any of the above.


NSW Bushfires – September 2019 – Disaster Recovery AllowanceDepartment of Human Services

Closing Date 30/06/2020

Support for people who can show they lost income as a direct result of the bushfires in New South Wales in August 2019 through to January 2020.


Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Closing Date Ongoing

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funds organisations through the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Programme (the STS Programme) to undertake projects and activities that directly commemorate Australia’s involvement in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.


R&D Tax Incentive

Closing Date Ongoing

Provides a tax offset for some of a company’s cost of doing eligible research and development (R&D) activities by reducing a company’s income tax liability.


Employment Assistance Fund

Closing Date Ongoing

The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and mental health condition by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work related modifications and services for people who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as those who require assistance to find and prepare for work.


Elite Indigenous Travel & Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP)

Closing Date Ongoing

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is an initiative that is jointly managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).
Funding is available for athletes, coaches, managers or officials to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions.


Business Evaluation


Closing Date Ongoing

Provides businesses with access to experienced, independent Business Advisers in order to review the business and provide a Business Evaluation Action Plan with recommended strategies for business improvement or growth. The Evaluation includes up to 12 months of mentoring to help implement the strategies.


Accelerating Commercialisation


Closing Date Ongoing

Accelerating Commercialisation provides access to expert guidance and grants to help businesses commercialise their novel products, processes and services.


State Grants

Disaster relief loans – Small businessRural Assistance Authority

Closing Date Ongoing

Small businesses who have been directly affected by a declared natural disaster including floods, fires or storm damage, may be eligible for low interest loans of up to $130,000.

This low interest rate loan can help a small business:
– return to its normal level of trading or until the next major income is received within 12 months from the date of disaster
– replace and repair damage caused to your small business and associated improvements not covered by insurance.

Application must be lodged within six months of the declaration of a natural disaster.


Disaster Recovery GrantsRural Assistance Authority

Closing Date 18/06/2020

Natural disaster recovery grants provide immediate relief to eligible primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations, for clean-up and restoration costs in the aftermath of extreme natural disasters.


Regional Skills Relocation GrantNSW Department of Industry

Closing Date Ongoing

The NSW Government has established the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to increase the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional NSW.

Grants will be available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to regional NSW.


Small Projects Grant (Quick Response)Create NSW

Closing Date 30/06/2020

Small Project Grants support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Small Project Grants aim to:

– enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to attend or participate in outstanding time-sensitive opportunities
– build the capacity and skills of professional artists and arts and cultural workers, through national and/or international mentoring, residency and exchange opportunities
support professional artists and arts and cultural workers to create, present or tour new work nationally and internationally
– enable professional artists and arts and cultural workers to develop new markets and audiences nationally and internationally
– strengthen the capacity of NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers to become arts and cultural leaders
– promote the NSW arts and culture sector nationally and internationally.


Wildlife Heroes Bushfire Emergency Fund GrantsFoundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Closing Date 31/03/2020

Through this program up to $100,000 is available to support bushfire related emergency activities over the 2019-20 financial year.

The program aims to achieve the following outputs:

Increase number of wildlife emergency responders in NSW
Decrease cost of emergency response to individual carers
Increase number of wildlife that can be rescued and cared for during an emergency
Enable wildlife groups to buy appropriate equipment and PPE for emergency response

The program aims to achieve the following outcomes:

Improve efficiency, safety and effectiveness of wildlife emergency response operations
Support wildlife volunteers to respond to emergencies (financially, organisationally, psychologically)
Improve wildlife group emergency response capacity long-term


Compressed Air Systems Rebate for ManufacturersNSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Closing Date 30/04/2020

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has announced a rebate offer for manufacturers to undertake metering on compressed air systems.

The Department is offering to cover 30% of the costs (up to a maximum of $5,000) for projects that install metering on compressed air systems, with the aim of cutting energy usage and hence electricity costs


Local Sport Defibrillator Grant ProgramNSW Office of Sport

Closing Date 08/04/2020

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allocates $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.

Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.


Apprentices and Trainees Payroll Tax Rebate NSWNSW Revenue

Closing Date Ongoing

A payroll tax rebate is available for employers in NSW who employ apprentices and new entrant trainees.

The rebate works as a payroll tax offset based on the wages you’ve paid to apprentices and new entrant trainees. The rebate can be claimed monthly or annually as part of the monthly returns and annual reconciliation.


Minimum Viable Product Grant

Closing Date Ongoing

Minimum Viable Product grants are designed to support promising startups with the funds needed to progress from Product Grant a proof of concept stage to a minimum viable product.

Tech Vouchers

Closing Date Ongoing

TechVouchers encourages research collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP) delivery partners. Through TechVouchers, SMEs can be connected with an expert in a relevant field of research and embark on an innovative joint research project.


Local Council Grants

Community Events and Place Activation GrantsCentral Coast Council

Closing Date 29/02/2020

The Community Events and Place Activation Grant Program supports local organisations to deliver community events and activities that activate spaces and places to complement activity around town centres, foreshores, lakes and green spaces for families, community and visitors.


Community Infrastructure GrantsCentral Coast Council

Closing Date 29/02/2020

The Community Infrastructure Grant Program seeks to improve or build on new or existing local community assets.

You can apply for matched funding (1:2) up to $75,000 per financial year per activity in combined funding and in-kind Council services.


Community Development GrantsCentral Coast Council

Closing Date 29/02/2020

This program supports organisations to deliver activities that foster a sense of community, build capacity within our community, strengthen our economic base, enhance the quality of life for local Central Coast residents, and protect and enhance the natural qualities of the Central Coast.


Community Support Grant ProgramCentral Coast Council

Closing Date 30/06/2020

The Community Support Grant Program aims to support community events, activites and programs which require assistance with accessing CCC services or require a small amount of funds.

This program provides support for the community to deliver activities that require a small amount of funding and/or in-kind support. It remains open throughout the year to provide assistance for community activities that require:

In-kind support through the provision of subsidised access to Council services.
Financial assistance for community activities that require a smaller amount of support.
You can apply for up to $5,000 per project per financial year in combined funding and in-kind Council services.


Community Grants

Performers’ Trust Foundation

Closing Date Ongoing

The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts.


Google Ad Grants

Closing Date Ongoing

Google Ad Grants is the non-profit edition of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool. Google Ad Grants empowers non-profit organisations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google search result pages


Create Career Fund

Closing Date Ongoing

2 Rounds each year.

The Create Career Fund supports individual mid-to-late career artists and authors by providing grants to support time to write and create.


Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants


Closing Date Ongoing

The grant program is designed to support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.