Federal Grants

Individual Capacity Building Program 2020-2021National Disability Insurance Agency

Closing Date 06/05/2020

The NDIA is inviting applications in an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Individual Capacity Building Program from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

The Program aims to ensure:

People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:
– skills and capacity
– motivation, confidence and empowerment to act
– participation and contribution to community.

Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) and Families Organisations (FOs) are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:
– improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.


Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closing Date 18/05/2020

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support community organisations across Australia to:
reduce greenhouse gas emissions
improve energy efficient practices
increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies

There is an estimated $3.8 million available for this grant opportunity and there’ll be a maximum of 2 projects funded per electorate.


Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 1Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closing Date 14/04/2020

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 1 provides female founders of startup businesses with funding to launch and scale their businesses into domestic and global markets. It will help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face in getting access to finance and support, to grow their startups. Targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis.


Supporting Apprentices & TraineesDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment

Closing Date 31/12/2020

The Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees.

Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.

Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer.

The wage subsidy will be claimable for wages paid since 1 January 2020. The apprentice or trainee must have been in-training with a small business as at 1 March 2020.

Employers can register for the subsidy from 2 April 2020.


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.


State Grants

Women in Business – Inspiring Women EntrepreneursTAFE NSW

Closing Date Ongoing

Women in Business is a NSW Government and TAFE NSW initiative that offers a fully subsidised (eligibility criteria apply) online program for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business.


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.


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

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Community Grants

The Black Summer Innovation ProgramFIAL

Closing Date 09/04/2020

The Black Summer Innovation Program (BSIP) is a fund provided by FIAL designed to help small and medium businesses, who have been affected by events of national natural catastrophe or global diseases outbreaks (in 2019 or 2020). Funding is designed to support these businesses innovate to create commercial products, processes or services.

Grants of up to $25,000 are available to Australian food and agribusinesses geographically located in and affected by drought, flood, fire, African Swine Flu and coronavirus epidemic. Grants are to be used to support business, product or service innovations. No matched funding is required.


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.