Federal Grants

Future Drought Fund: Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program – GrantsDepartment of Agriculture, Water & Environment

Closing Date 30/10/2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications under the Future Drought Fund: Natural Resource Management Drought Resilience Program – Grants.

The Program is focused on support for experimentation in NRM practices, systems and approaches that go beyond current best practice. This aims to foster innovation and transformational change in the management of Natural Capital to deliver drought resilience in agricultural landscapes.

Through holistic management and adoption of new or existing technology and practices, this program will deliver a range of on-ground outcomes achieving benefits that meet local priorities and contribute to landscape-scale drought resilience.


Business Events Exhibitor Grants programAustralian Trade & Investment Commission

Closing Date 30/06/2021

On 11 September 2020 the Australian Government announced it would provide $50 million to create the Business events exhibitor grants program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The program will be administered through the Australian Government’s Business Grants Hub, with guidelines developed in consultation with the government and industry stakeholders.

This initiative will support Australian businesses showcasing their products to the domestic market, by providing grants to meet up to 50 per cent of costs incurred in exhibiting at a pre-approved business event in Australia during 2021.


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.


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.


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.


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

Infrastructure GrantsNSW Office of Responsible Gambling

Closing Date 12/10/2020

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.

The next grant round will open on Monday, 21 September 2020.


Local Sport Defibrillator Grant ProgramNSW Office of Sport

Closing Date 12/04/2021

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).

An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.

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.


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.


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.


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 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.

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.


Local Council Grants

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Community Grants

Damien Greer Community GrantDamien Greer Lawyers

Closing Date 15/11/2020

Damien Greer Lawyers is inviting organisations via a non-competitive process to apply for a $1,000 Community Grant in 2020.

The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community.

The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:

– Helping the community in times of need
– Building community togetherness and sense of belonging
– Promoting positive health and wellbeing
– Supporting community services and groups
– Nurturing the local environment


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.