Federal Grants

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) GrantsDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closing Date 29/07/2020

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants provide funding for medium to long-term, industry-led research collaborations

CRC Grants provide funding for collaborations to solve industry identified problems.

CRCs must:
– be a medium to long-term industry-led collaborative research program
– aim to solve industry identified problems and improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries
– include an industry-focused education and training program, including a PhD program that builds capability and capacity
– increase research and development (R&D) capacity in small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
– encourage industry take up of research


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.


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

Small Business COVID-19 support grantService NSW

Closing Date 30/06/2020

The NSW Government is providing financial support to ease the pressures on small business as a result of COVID-19.

If your small business or non-profit organisation has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business support grant of up to $10,000.

This grant supports the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic following the NSW Public Health Order of 30 March 2020. Funds may only be used for unavoidable business expenses that are not supported by other government funding. These expenses include, but are not limited to:
– utilities

– council rates

– telecommunication charges

– insurance payments

– professional advice

– wages for an employee not eligible for JobKeeper payments

– franchise fees

– paying creditors, if your business is closing.


Bert Evans Apprentice ScholarshipsTraining NSW

Closing Date 03/07/2020

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships were first launched in 2014 to assist apprentices who have experienced hardship in their life to successfully complete their apprenticeship.

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:
– hardship in their personal circumstances
– aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training
– a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off-the-job training


Recreational Fishing Trusts GrantsDepartment of Primary Industries

Closing Date Ongoing

To provide funding that will enhance recreational fishing. Anyone can apply for funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts, including fishing organisations, universities, councils, community groups, individuals etc. Organisations applying for funding should be incorporated. Joint applications are also encouraged.

What types of projects are funded?
– Recreational fishing enhancement – fish aggregating devices, artificial reefs and fish stocking
– Fishing facilities and access – fishing platforms, fish cleaning tables, enhancing access
– Fishing education – fishing workshops, Fishcare volunteers, schools education
– Aquatic habitat rehabilitation – community grants to remove barriers to fish migration, replanting & protecting river bank vegetation, restoring water flows etc.
– Research on fish and recreational fishing – fishing surveys, biology of popular recreational species, angler catch projects
– Enforcement of fishing rules – Fisheries officers
– Gone Fishing NSW Day fishing club 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.


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.

Local Council Grants

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Community Grants

AMP Foundation’s COVID-19 community boostAMP Foundation

Closing Date 18/06/2020

The AMP Foundation is offering $2 million in grants to help Australian not-for-profit organisations build their capacity to support and strengthen communities.

Eligible non-profits can apply for grants of up to $200,000 from 1 June until 18 June.

Funding can be used for a range of COVID-19 response initiatives – including meeting increased demand for food and housing security, providing new approaches to health and wellbeing as well as alternative access to education, the arts and technology in these challenging times.

These capacity-building grants can help backfill volunteer roles with paid staff, upgrade technology to service new ways of working, provide staples to those not eligible for government support, and more.

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.