Federal Grants

2020 Science and Innovation AwardsDepartment of Agriculture

Closing Date 04/10/2019

Grant applications are now open for the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference in agriculture, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector who have an original and innovative project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.


Local Schools Community FundDepartment of Education

Closing Date 30/09/2019

The Australian Government is providing $30.2 million in 2019–20 for the Local Schools Community Fund (the Fund), with up to $200,000 available for each federal electorate. The Fund will benefit students and assist schools to meet their priorities through the contribution of funding for small scale projects and their associated costs.

The Fund is open to all schools—government, Catholic and independent.

Schools can apply for funding for one project between $1,000 and $20,000. Where a school is composed of multiple campuses, the school or campus may submit an application for each campus to fund a project between $1,000 and $20,000.

Funding requested can be for the total cost of the project, or part of the cost where the school contributes an amount.


Supporting Younger Veterans programDepartment of Veterans' Affairs

Closing Date 01/10/2019

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) program within Outcome 2.4: Veterans’ Community Care and Support.

The SYV program aims to foster the ability of ex-service organisations (ESOs) and non ex-service organisations to support the needs of younger veterans as they transition out of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), establish themselves into civilian life, and manage the challenges their ADF service presents through different stages of their civilian life.


Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export HubsDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science

Closing Date 19/09/2019

The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity supports SME Export Hubs in the development of local, regional and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the identified areas of competitive strength.


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.


Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants

Closing Date Ongoing

The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.


State Grants

Infrastructure GrantsNSW Office of Responsible Gambling

Closing Date 09/12/2019

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.

Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s Clubgrants Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.

For 2019/20, three grant rounds are available. The rounds will open on 5 August 2019, 18 November 2019 and 16 March 2020.


Community War Memorials FundNSW Veterans Affairs

Closing Date 11/11/2019

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.


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.


Stronger Country Communities FundNSW Government

Closing Date 27/09/2019

The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established in 2017 by the NSW Government to help deliver local projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide projects that improve the lives of people who live in regional areas.

Round Three of the Fund will see another $100 million made available for projects that improve the lives and wellbeing of regional NSW communities. This includes a dedicated $50 million for projects for young people.

The objectives of the fund are:

1. to boost the liveability of communities in regional areas by providing new or upgraded social and sporting infrastructure or community programs that have strong local support
2. to provide programs and infrastructure that enhance opportunities for young people to be work ready and thrive in regional NSW.


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.


Multicultural NSW Grants Program

Closing Date Ongoing

The Multicultural NSW Celebrating Diversity Grants Program invests in community projects, events and activities
that foster community harmony and celebrate cultural diversity as a precious part of our identity and way of life.


Job for NSW – Regional Jobs Now Portfolio

Closing Date Ongoing

Under the Regional Jobs Now portfolio, at least 30% of the $190 million Jobs for NSW Fund will be allocated to supporting the growth of businesses outside of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.
Regional businesses may apply for any of the grants and support services provided by Jobs for NSW subject to the eligibility requirements of each product.


Environmental Education Grants

Closing Date Ongoing

The aim of the Environmental Education grants program is to support educational projects or programs that develop or widen the community’s knowledge of skills in, and commitment to, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable behaviour.


Local Council Grants

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

Fair Education ProgramSchools Plus

Closing Date 27/09/2019

Fair Education develops the capacity of school leaders in high needs schools in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, to better engage families and communities in student learning.

The program is a catalyst for significant change within the participating schools and in their education system. It’s based on the belief that any meaningful transformation in education must be led by the teaching profession.


Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

Closing Date Ongoing

Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice. The program is intended to: support professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience and support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.


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.