Grants and Funding Opportunities

There are many grants, awards and other funding opportunities available to organisations and individuals in the Northern Inland and each month we will be highlighting some of them below.

 

If you have any questions regarding funding opportunities please contact our office on (02) 6771 0700

 


Featured Grants

 

Regional Industries Investment Fund

The Regional Industries Investment Fund (RIIF) has been established by NSW Trade and Investment to drive economic growth in regional NSW as well as enhancing the attractiveness of regional areas. Financial assistance is available under this Fund for projects across regional NSW that result in or promote economic outcomes for the State.

 

Further information is available on the NSW Trade and Investment website here.

 

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
2014 Round 4 Applications Close: 25th of August 2014

 

The REAPing Rewards small grant program is a national program targeting education. It supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit children and youth (0-18 years) and their educators in rural and remote communities. Grants are up to $10,000.

 

Find out more on the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website here.

 

NSW – Grants - NSW Club Grant

Employment programs fit under Category 1 of the NSW Club Grants scheme and a funding round is expected shortly. Last year, registered clubs allocated more than $92 million to deserving causes through the ClubGRANTS program.

 

  • Category 1: Supports community welfare and social services; community development; employment assistance activities; community health services; and projects aimed at improving the living standards of low income and disadvantaged people.
  • Category 2: Provides funding for general community development and support activities, such as junior sport.
  • Category 3: Is a state-wide fund that supports large-scale community infrastructure projects, such as hospitals and sporting facilities.

 

Details are available on the Clubs NSW website here.

 

Community Heritage Grants
Closes: 2nd May, 2014

 

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

 

More information is available here - www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg


Innovate NSW

There are three funding elements to Innovate NSW:

  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants provide matched funding up to $15,000 to assist technology SMEs to engage with a potential business customer to demonstrate an idea, prove a concept, develop a prototype or customise a B2B solution that addresses a high growth opportunity or challenge for a key sector.
  • TechVouchers (TV) grants provide up to $15,000 in matched funding for technology SMEs to collaborate with a NSW research organisation to overcome a specific technical challenge or test a new technology. As with the MVP grant, the technology should address a high growth opportunity or challenge for a potential business customer in a key market sector (as detailed above).
  • Collaborative Solutions (CS) provides grants of up to 25% of project costs (to a maximum of $100,000), for consortia to develop an innovative solution that addresses a high growth opportunity or challenge in a key sector (as noted above). The consortia must include three entities: a technology SME with the ability to develop and commercialise the solution (Lead Company), a pilot business customer in a key sector that is willing to test the solution (Pilot Organisation), and at least one partner company that will provide additional technology, research capabilities, or assistance to scale the solution. Note: the Pilot Organisation is not committed to purchase the product, but to guide the product development.

 

Evaluation Criteria
While the Key Requirements for each program element varies, all applications are competitively assessed against the following criteria:

  •  Innovative Use of Enabling Technologies
  •  Strength of the Business Model
  •  Industry Sector Benefits
  •  Economic Benefits to NSW

 

For more information and application guidelines, please visit:
www.business.nsw.gov.au/doing-business-in-nsw/innovate-nsw


Current Business Grants

This spreadsheet contains all relevant business grants from the Commonwealth and NSW State governments as at the 16th of April 2014.


DownloadCurrent Grants (119 KB)

Useful Links

GRANTSLink - GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for your community projects from the many Australian government grants that are available.


Grants & Assistance Finder
- Finding business-related government grants and assistance has never been easier. This tool provides a listing of Australian, state and territory grants and assistance.

 

Community Builders - Looking for funding for your community project? Here's a list of funding programs from federal, state and local government, as well as institutions, philanthropic trusts and businesses. Search by the kind of project you’re looking to fund, or by the organisation you’re looking for funding from.


Tenders

Tendering is becoming a vital part of how many businesses in the Northern Inland operate on a day to day basis.


Both state and federal governments often have projects open for tender. For more information on NSW State Government Tenders please go to https://tenders.nsw.gov.au for further information on Federal Government Tenders please go to www.tenders.gov.au


Commercial tenders are also becoming more popular. For more information on the commercial tendering process please go to www.tenderlink.com or www.tenders.com.au


The Industry Capability Network (ICN) creates opportunity for New South Wales and Australian industry. If you are developing a supply chain and need a competitive local source of supply, ICN can help.


ICN bridges the information gap between buyers and sellers by advising on:

  • supply chain development
  • import replacement
  • local industry capability and capacity

For more information please go to http://www.icn.org.au





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