Federal Grants

Jobs Action Plan and Fresh Start Support NSWNSW REVENUE

Closing Date 30/06/2019

The Jobs Action Plan and Fresh Start Support is a key priority of the New South Wales (NSW) government. The plan provides NSW businesses with a payroll tax rebate when they employ new workers in eligible employment.

A rebate of $6,000 for new jobs created after 31 July 2016 is available. The rebate is paid in 2 parts up to $2,000 on the first anniversary and up to $4,000 on the second anniversary.

The Fresh Start Support rebate is a one-off amount of $1,000 that can be claimed at the first anniversary of an eligible employee’s employment start date. The employee must have been made redundant by an employer who is a designated employer within the period of 1 January 2014 and 30 June 2015.


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.


Accelerating Commercialisation


Closing Date Ongoing

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


Community Sport InfrastructureAustralian Federal Government Sport Australia


Closing Date 14/09/2018

Supporting small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.


State Grants

Bert Evans Apprentice ScholarshipsTraining Services NSW

Closing Date 19/07/2019

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships were launched in 2014 to assist apprentices who needed additional financial support.


Manufacturing Efficiency FundingOffice of Environment & Heritage

Closing Date 30/06/2019

The NSW Government is offering over $16 million in funding to help manufacturing businesses save energy and money.


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.


Small Business Grant NSWNSW Revenue

Closing Date 01/07/2019

The Small Business Grant encourages small businesses in NSW who don’t pay payroll tax to hire new employees and expand their business.

A one-off payment of up to $2,000 is available for each new full-time position in your business. You will need to apply online for the grant once the new employee commences and then you can claim the grant once the position has been in place for 12 months.

For part-time or casual employees, the grant amount will be pro-rated based on the full-time equivalent hours of employment.


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 30/06/2019

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

Edith Cavell Trust ScholarshipsNSW Nurses Association

Closing Date 31/07/2019

To provide scholarships to to undergraduate nursing students and nurses undertaking further studies to enhance their careers.


Not-for-Profits ScholarshipsAustralian Institute of Company Directors

Closing Date 20/06/2019

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), are pleased to make full scholarships available to the Australian not-for-profit sector in 2019 and 2020. The scholarships will enable directors, executives and emerging directors of NFP organisations with a turnover of less than $2m to attend the AICD’s Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors program.


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.