Business Grants


Jobs for NSW

Jobs for NSW is a private sector-led and NSW Government-backed initiative which aims to make the NSW economy as competitive as possible and therefore help create new jobs across the State.


The initiative will help deliver on the NSW Government's election commitment to create 150,000 new jobs in the four years to March 2019.

 

Further information is available on the NSW Department of Industry website www.industry.nsw.gov.au/invest-in-nsw/why-sydney-and-nsw/jobs-for-nsw


Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme is now accepting Business Evaluation and Business Growth Grant applications.

The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, which is delivered through the Australian Government’s new Single Business Service, offers easy to access practical support to Australian businesses in a simplified and streamlined way. It is a new approach to the way government provides services to business that recognises Australia’s diverse business landscape and that the market and industry is changing in the global economy.

The Programme aims to improve the capabilities of small to medium enterprises to become more competitive and grow.

The Programme is now accepting applications for Business Evaluations, and Business Growth Grants under the Business Management stream. Information, including guidelines and application forms, are now available through www.business.gov.au.

Business Evaluations – provide a top to bottom analysis of an eligible business, which meet the eligibility requirements and threshold qualifications, at their premises at no fee to the business for this service. The business receives a detailed report and recommendations for the business to make improvements. Evaluations are delivered through our national network of more than 100 experienced private sector advisers.

Business Growth Grants – are small, co-funded grants to engage external expertise to assist businesses with implementing improvements recommended by their Business Evaluation. Businesses must have received a Business Evaluation to be eligible to apply for a Business Growth Grant.

The Research Connections (September) and Commercialising Ideas (November) streams of the Programme will come online later this year and information about those services will be available in coming months.


New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Closing date: Ongoing

Value: Income Assistance and Advice

Run By: Australian Government Department of Employment

Further Information: https://www.employment.gov.au/self-employment-new-enterprise-incentive-scheme-neis

 

NEIS is a program delivered by a network of 21 providers who provide individualised help for job seekers to become self-employed business owners.

 

NEIS provides job seekers with:

  • accredited small business training
  • income support for up to 39 weeks (NEIS Allowance) and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)
  • personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business to help a job seeker put their business idea into practice.

 

A total of 8,600 NEIS places are available nationally each year.

 

If you are a job seeker, find out more about how NEIS can help you become a self-employed business owner.


National Landcare Program - Smart Farms Small Grants

 

Closing Date: 7 December 2017 - 2:00pm AEDT

Value: $5,000 to $50,000 for Teir 1, $50,001 - $100,000 for Teir 2 (GST Exclusive)

Run By: Community Grants Hub on behalf of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Further Information: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/national-landcare-program-smart-farms-small-grants

 

There are pressures on Australia’s natural resources that can limit the viability and productivity of Australia’s farming, fishery, aquaculture and forestry industries. These industries are looking to trial and implement new and innovative technologies and tools which will reduce these pressures while increasing their productivity and profitability.

 

In response to these needs the Australian Government established the Smart Farms Small Grants program under the Smart Farms initiative, an agriculture component of the National Landcare Program (NLP).

 

Grants will be available to support local on-ground projects across Australia that increase the knowledge and capacity of farmers and fishers and facilitate the adoption of tools, technologies and improved land management practices to effectively, sustainably and productively manage Australia’s natural resources and adapt to significant changes in climate, weather and markets.


National Landcare Program – Smart Farming Partnerships

 

Closes: 21 December 2017 - 2:00pm AEDT

Value: Funding between $250 000 to $4 million (GST exclusive) per grant is available.

Details Available At: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/smart-farming-partnerships

Run By: Community Grants Hub on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

 

There are pressures on Australia’s natural resources (soil, vegetation and biodiversity) that can limit the viability and productivity of Australia’s farming, fishery, aquaculture and forestry industries. Agricultural industries are looking to trial and implement new and innovative technologies and tools, which will reduce these pressures while increasing their productivity and profitability. In response to these needs the  Australian Government has established the Smart Farming Partnerships grant program under the Smart Farms initiative, a component of the sustainable agriculture element of the National Landcare Program (NLP).


Grants will be available for experienced and skilled organisations to undertake projects to develop, trial and implement new and innovative tools that support uptake of sustainable agriculture practices across our  agricultural, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries. These projects will allow new ideas and  technologies to be shared and tested across industries and regions, which will subsequently benefit the nation.


Industry implementation of these practices will assist the Australian Government to meet its obligations under international treaties including conventions on climate change, biological diversity and desertification.


New Air Combat Capability - Industry Support Program (NACC-ISP)

Closes: Ongoing

Value: Matched up to $1 million

Run By: The Departments of Defence and Industry, Innovaiton and Science

Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/New-Air-Combat-Capability-Industry-Support-Program-NACC-ISP

 

Provides Australian businesses and research organisations with matched funding of up to $1 million for Projects to help them enter export markets, secure domestic contracts and upskill their staff so they can win work with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

 

The Departments of Defence and Industry, Innovation and Science deliver and manage the New Air Combat Capability – Industry Support Program (NACC-ISP). It aims to help defence industry businesses to improve their:

  • capability
  • competitiveness and
  • capacity for innovation

with regard to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) project.

 

NACC-ISP will assist businesses that want to:

  • enter export markets
  • secure domestic contracts and
  • up-skill staff.


The NACC-ISP offers Australian industry and research organisations three streams of assistance. Applicants must invest the same dollar value of the funding they are seeking.

 

Stream A: Grants of up to $1 million over a period of no more than 3 years (plus any approved extensions), for the development of new or improved JSF technology, product, process or service.

 

Stream B: Grants of up to $250,000 over a period of no more than 18 months (plus any approved extensions), for the development of new or improved JSF technology, product, process or service.

 

Stream C: Grants of up to $300,000 with no more than $100,000 per financial year, for a period of no more than 36 months for Australian universities, Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), publicly funded research agencies (PFRAs) or a company controlled by one of the above.


Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program

Closes: funding will be available from 2 November 2015 until 30 June 2020

Value: Up to $5,000

Run By: NSW Department of Primary Industries, Rural Assistance Authority

Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/professional-development-program

 

As part of the NSW Government's Drought Strategy, a Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program has been developed to support farm business in all conditions, but particularly in relation to preparing for and responding to drought.

 

Farmers are now able to view a list of pre-approved courses. This list will be updated as additional products become available. Alternatively, farmers can apply for consideration to attend other professional development activities which they have identified as meeting their particular requirements.


Indigenous Business Australia

Closes: Ongoing

Value: Financial support and advice

Run By: Indigenous Business Australia

Further Information: http://www.iba.gov.au/business/

 

IBA assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access the skills, knowledge and resources required to start and grow viable and sustainable businesses.

 

After hearing about your individual circumstances and identifying what stage of the business life cycle you are at, IBA can provide an assessment of the resources and assistance that will help you to achieve your business goals. We may also work with you to develop an action plan that will assist and better equip you to make informed decisions about your business future. Our locally based staff can work closely with you to support and guide you through your business journey in meeting the challenges of developing a successful business.


Women's Leadership Development: Farming and Agriculture

Closes: 15 December 2017
Value: Up to $8,000

Run By: Women and Leadership Australia

Further Information: https://www.wla.edu.au/farmingagriculture.html


Scholarships are available across three different management levels; early career, mid-level, senior or executive level to undertake applicable courses run by Women & Leadership Australia.


Farm Household Allowance

Closes: Applications are ongoing

Value: Based on individual assessment

Run By: Australian Government Department of Human Services

Further Information: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance

 

The Farm Household Allowance (FHA) provides eligible farmers and their partners who are experiencing financial hardship with assistance and support to improve their long-term financial situation.

Eligible farmers and their partners will be able to access up to three years of payment. This is designed to give farm families time to get back on their feet and the opportunity to take steps to improve their circumstances.


Arts and Cultural Development Program

Closes: Applications close on various dates

Valuation: Dependant on program chosen

Run By: NSW Goverment Create NSW

Further Information: https://www.create.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/types-of-funding-overview/

Create NSW offers direct funding to organisations, artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers through the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP).

 

The program funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities, across visual arts, museums and history, literature, performing arts, music and more.

Create NSW also delivers on defined and developing priorities, new opportunities through specific strategic initiatives and targeted support


TechVouchers

Closes: Applications are ongoing

Value: Partnership creation and up to $15,000

Run By: NSW Government Department of Industry

Further Information: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw/innovation-and-research/techvouchers

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.


Innovation Connections

Closes: Applications are ongoing

Value: Up to $50,000

Run By: AusIndustry

Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/innovation-connections

 

Provides small and medium sized businesses with access to expert technology advice to address technology and knowledge gaps, and collaborate with the research sector in developing new ideas with commercial potential. Support includes up to $50,000 in matched funding to work on collaborative projects.


Opens: 23 January 2018 9:00 am AEDT

Closes: 6 March 2018 5:00 pm AEDT

Value: No Specified

Run By: The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Further Information: www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-small-business-advisory-services-asbas

 

Provides up to $18.02 million over three years to business advisory service providers to deliver low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to Australian small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas. Advisory services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans, and support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities including websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, using small business software, and online security and data privacy.

 

Small businesses will be able to access the services for a small contribution fee through a combination of channels and formats, including face to face, or phone calls, video calls online, webchats, interactive webinars and face to face workshops.

 

The services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans where required, and advisory support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities:

websites and selling online

  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software, and
  • online security and data privacy.

 

The program forms part of the Australian Government’s commitment to helping small businesses create jobs, opportunity and growth, and complements general business advisory services offered by State and Territory governments.





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