Federal Grants

COVID-19 Disaster PaymentServices Australia

Closing Date Ongoing

A support payment for workers adversely affected by a state public health order.


Supply Chain Resilience InitiativeDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources

Closing Date 12/08/2021

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.


Business Events Australia Bid Fund ProgramBusiness Events Australia

Closing Date 30/06/2022

Managed by Tourism Australia’s specialist unit, Business Events Australia, the Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) is designed to increase the conversion of bids for new international business events for Australia through the offer of financial support at the critical bidding stage.

The BFP is designed to deliver conversion of new business in situations where Australia is in consideration against international competitors for the right to host the business event.

The BFP supports expenditure on goods and services within Australia for the purposes of delivering confirmed, qualified business events.


Australian Apprenticeships Incentives ProgramAustralian Apprenticeships

Closing Date Ongoing

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides:
– a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities
– a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent’s home to take up or retain an Australian apprenticeship

The incentive payments are based on a skills shortage list of trades as well as a set of high priority occupations.

The incentive payments to employers are based on the apprenticeship certificate level completed. The majority of incentive payments are one-off and paid annually at the end of the year. Payments range from $750 to $4000, depending on the incentive. Payments to offer apprenticeship opportunities to apprentices with a disability are paid weekly.


Landing Pads Program for Start UpsAustrade

Closing Date 30/09/2020

The Landing Pads program provides market-ready startups and scaleups the opportunity to land and expand in global innovation hubs.

Landing Pads provide market-ready startups and scaleups with:

– a ninety day residency in a co-working space to help them grow their business by facilitating in-market business development, introductions to investors and mentor networks and strategic partnership opportunities
– business services and in-market learnings from local and international experts
access to a curated community that supports Australian entrepreneurs who want to go global via shared insights and collaboration opportunities, and
– assistance post residency with business advice to help them continue to grow their business.


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

Regional Tourism Activation FundNSW Government

Closing Date 11/08/2021

The NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports the development of unique and high impact tourism and events infrastructure that helps to boost local economies, create jobs and ensure visitors to regional NSW have unforgettable experiences that encourage repeat visitation. The Regional Tourism Activation Fund is also aiming to boost regional tourism and improve the visitor experience for people with disability in regional NSW by making funding available for:
– the development of unique and high impact visitor experiences
– visitor accessibility and inclusion enhancements.

Types of projects eligible for funding include:
– construction of new tourism infrastructure and / or significant enhancements to existing infrastructure to create unique and high impact visitor experiences
– upgrades and extensions to existing infrastructure to improve accessibility and inclusion linked to unique and high impact visitor experiences.


2021 COVID-19 Support PackageNSW Government

Closing Date Ongoing

The NSW Government has announced a new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover NSW program to help tens of thousands of businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions. This includes regional businesses impacted by a loss of trade during the school holiday period.


Jobs Plus ProgramService NSW

Closing Date 30/06/2022

The Jobs Plus program offers support from the NSW Government to Australian and international companies who are looking to start or expand business operations in New South Wales.

If you want to enter or expand your business in NSW by starting a project that will create jobs, Jobs Plus could help reduce the costs and financial risks for your company, while strengthening the local economy.


Organisation Funding – Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2021/22Create NSW

Closing Date 18/08/2021

Annual Organisation funding is provided on an annual basis to support arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations) to deliver multiple arts and cultural activities. Funding can contribute to any aspect of an organisation’s program throughout a single calendar or financial year.

It aims to increase access by and engagement of diverse audiences and artists
improve the quality and excellence of arts and culture in NSW and ensure the best practice and sustainability of arts and cultural organisations.

Funding is available for a wide range of arts and cultural activities, including but not limited to:

– creation of new arts and cultural work, practice-based research or experimentation, and professional development
– production, exhibition, presenting, publishing or recording, touring and festivals
– promotion and marketing
– audience growth and development
– conservation and/or development of collections and archives (including Aboriginal Keeping Places)
– business development activities including new responses to environmental changes
– partnerships, capacity building and sustainability.


Export Support MeasuresNSW Government

Closing Date Ongoing

The NSW Government is launching a range of support measures for NSW businesses at each stage of their export journey. The package includes a range of financial and non-financial assistance, export capability-building and tailored engagement with our trade professionals in NSW and overseas.


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.


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.


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 GrantNSW Government

Closing Date Ongoing

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants are designed for pre-revenue technology startups to help them engage with a potential business customer, or channel to market, to achieve market validation and first sale.


Local Council Grants

Community Support Grant ProgramCentral Coast Council

Closing Date Ongoing

The Community Support Grant Program is provided to support the community to deliver activities which require a small amount of funding and/or in-kind support.

The Community Support Grant Program remains open throughout the year to provide assistance for community activities that require:

1. In-kind support through the provision of subsidised access to Council services.

Council recognises that the fees and charges associated with the delivery of activities, events and projects may place limitations on the community’s ability to deliver services. This Program supports the recipient to access Council services in-kind.

2. Financial assistance for community activities that require a smaller amount of support.

This program enables applicants to apply for funding support in a quicker response time.

Applications can be made up to $5,000.00 per project per financial year in combined funding and/or in- kind Council services.

The Community Support Grant Program is time limited and will cover activities that are able to be completed within an eighteen (18) month timeframe from notification of funds being allocated.


Community Grants

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grantsFoundation for Rural Regional Renewal

Closing Date 19/08/2021

This program helps communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians who attend the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit. Grants up to $10,000 are available for communities to adopt, adapt and act on one of the following ideas:

* Discover Your Future: How might we connect young people to their future pathways?
* Open Field Fest: How might we create a fun and safe community event that includes all ages?
* Support Squad: How might we create a youth-led peer support network?
* The Story Link Project: How might we use stories to play our part in ending discrimination?
* Contribute to the Change: How might we have conversations about our mental health that actually matter?


Budget Direct SponsorshipsBudget Direct

Amount: $1000-$5000

Closing Date 30/06/2021

Budget Direct will consider your sponsorship request whether you’re a leader in your field or a grassroots organisation, as long as you want to make meaningful improvements to the lives of Australians.

Budget Direct are open to sponsoring registered organisations or associations that:

– provide local or statewide community services
– run community awareness and education programs
– promote health and wellbeing (e.g. sports clubs)
– advocate for road safety
– provide emergency services
– support in need or at-risk Australians
– help build strong, vibrant communities.