JobAccessEmployment Assistance Fund

 

Closing date: Ongoing

 

   The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) can help people with disability and their employers with financial assistance to purchase work Modifications and work-related services, which are required to perform their Employment tasks.

   The EAF may provide reimbursement for Modifications which are clearly directed to the specific work-related needs of the Participant, Worker or Individual with disability. To receive assistance, it is necessary to confirm with the Employer that the assistance is essential to completing a substantial part of a person’s employment duties. The EAF will not provide assistance where this assistance is available from another government funding source.

 

Application method: Online

Guidelines: jobaccess.gov.au/sites/default/files/EAF%20Guidelines%20V3%201%20%20FINAL%207%20Dec%2014_0.pdf

Website:jobaccess.gov.au/content/employment-assistance-fund


New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

 

Closing date: Ongoing

 

    If you are an eligible job seeker and are interested in starting and running a small business, you may be able to access assistance through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

   NEIS can provide you with accredited small business training, business advice and mentoring, as well as ongoing income support for up to 52 weeks.

 

  For further information, please visit:www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/JSA/EmploymentServices/Pages/NEIS.aspx
 

  Application method: Online


Regional Visitor Economy Fund

 

 The 2015-16 Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF) is now open to receive applications from the regional NSW tourism industry.


 The funds available for the 2015-16 financial year totaled $7.2 million, which is part of the $21.6 million record funding commitment, announced by the NSW government in 2012.


 The fund is administered by the Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, providing investment into the regional visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, and supporting projects that contribute to achieving the goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure to NSW by 2020.


 Further information on the Regional Visitor Economy Fund, including guidelines and the application form, is available from www.destinationnsw.com.au/rvef


Industry Skills Fund – Youth Stream

 

 Closing date: Ongoing

 

Website: www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/youth-stream/Pages/default.aspx


 The Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream includes two pilot programmes, Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways, which will address youth unemployment by supporting businesses to employ more young people; and community organisations to help young people return to school, start vocational training or move into work.


 Training for Employment Scholarships supports training that meets the needs of your business and assists young people who are ready for employment, but require further training.


 If your business has less than 200 employees, and you hire an unemployed person aged 18 to 24 years after 1 March 2015, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7 500 for the cost of up to 26 weeks job specific training.


 Youth Employment Pathways supports community organisations assist disengaged young people, aged 15 to 18 years, to get back into school, start vocational training, or move into work.


 Community service organisations may be eligible for financial support to purchase or provide services to meet individuals’ needs such as intensive case management, job search, mentoring and other services relevant to young people.


 The two pilot programmes; Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Employment Pathways, are available until 29 February 2016 in selected regional areas and areas of high youth unemployment.
 


Assistance for small exporters

 Closing dates: Ongoing


 On 13 May 2014, the government announced a $15 million package to assist small exporters, comprising three components – a rebate for eligible small exporters is available in 2014-15 to assist with export registration charges; a review of export fees and charges; and funding for projects that will help improve market access for small exporters.


 10 million over 3 financial years is available through the Department of Agriculture. Further details can be found on their website at: www.agriculture.gov.au/export/product-overseas/package-assisting-small-exporters


Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream - Business (AUS)

 

Closing date: 29th of February 2016


 The Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream includes two pilot programmes, Training for Employment Scholarships and Youth Engagement Pathways.


website: www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/youth-stream/Pages/default.aspx


Innovate NSW – TechVouchers

Closing date: Ongoing

 

 Innovate NSW TechVouchers (TV) assists technology SMEs to collaborate with a NSW research organisation to overcome a technical challenge or test a new technology.


 The grant provides matched funding of up to 50% of total project cost to a maximum of $15,000 to the research organisation/partner. SMEs can connect with an expert in their field and engage on a joint research project, or access high tech instruments and facilities for testing and feasibility studies.

 

 Further details are available at: www.business.nsw.gov.au/doing-business-in-nsw/innovate-nsw/innovate-nsw-techvouchers


New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Closing dates: Ongoing

 

 If you are an eligible job seeker and are interested in starting and running a small business, you may be able to access assistance through the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS). NEIS can provide you with accredited small business training, business advice and mentoring for the first year of your business operating, as well as income support for up to 39 weeks.


 Your local NEIS provider can help you put your business idea into practice. They will provide you with individualised assistance to help you achieve your goals, and will maintain regular contact with you to provide extra help if you experience any business problems or need other additional support.


 Further details are available on the Department of Employment’s website at: employment.gov.au/help-available-and-eligibility-neis





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