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Please note that while we update our lists of available grants regularly, this is not a comprehensive list and closing dates and details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

If you have been affected by Coronavirus, details on the announced assistance is available on our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance page.

If you have been affected by the ongoing drought or the recent bushfires, a list of available grants and assitance is available on our dedicated Drought Assistance and Bushfire Assistance pages.

Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant – Round 4 Grant Closes: 31st of January 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $100,000 Run By: Wine Australia Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=bac03340-6f26-4bcf-bf9c-17d382ac0ae3

The Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant program (the program) supports producers who add value by encouraging visitors to wine regions. Wine and cider producers will be able to access an annual grant reflective of their eligible physical cellar door sales.

Wine or cider producers who have met the eligibility criteria will be able to access an annual grant for their eligible rebatable domestic cellar door sales. Total funding under the grant program will be capped at $10 million each financial year.

To be eligible for the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant applicants must:
a. be a wine or cider producer
b. be a legal entity registered for GST and with an active ABN
c. have made at least $1,207,000 (GST exclusive) in sales of rebatable wine in the relevant financial year
d. accrue rebatable domestic cellar door sales in excess of any such sales used to meet the $1,207,000 (GST exclusive) threshold in the relevant financial year
e. have paid the WET on all eligible sales used as part of the application
f. have owned or leased a physical cellar door in Australia in the relevant financial year, and/or their related entity/ies have owned or leased a physical cellar door in Australia in the relevant financial year.
g. have a liquor licence valid in the relevant financial year.

Last Updated: 5th of December 2022
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Maintaining Our Supply of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Program Grant Closes: 31st of January 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $16.5 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=e062c341-9061-4f96-ae7f-58863b5091f3

Modern diesel engine technology will not operate without Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). It is used to control nitrogen oxide pollutants which are harmful to human health and the environment. DEF is manufactured by blending Technical Grade Urea (TGU) with de-ionised water.

Australia is reliant on imports of TGU from the global market for the domestic production of DEF. In late 2021 and early 2022, global supply pressures highlighted limited flexibility in the TGU market in Australia. This had the potential to cause harmful economic impacts through disruption of Australia’s diesel dependent transport and logistics system – in particular heavy trucking and other modern diesel engines that require DEF to operate.

The competitive grants program is one of three measures the government is implementing to enhance the resilience of the DEF market. The other two measures include:

  • a government controlled strategic stockpile of 7500 tonnes of TGU providing an additional five weeks of supply beyond industry stock levels in case of a supply shortage
  • a system for collection and publication of data provided by industry to improve market transparency.

The objectives of the competitive grants program are:

  • to support sovereign capability in manufacturing to produce TGU for the domestic DEF market in the period 2023 to mid-2026  
  • produce TGU that is compliant with the ISO 22241 specification for the production of DEF, or as certified by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for use as a DEF.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).

There is no minimum or maximum grant amount, but grants cannot exceed $16.15 million of available funds.

Last Updated: 12th of December 2022
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National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program - Sustainability Reporting Uplift Grant Round Grant Closes: 23rd of February 2023 - 9:00 pm Value: $50,000 to $500,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=674277af-fd96-49e3-b6c3-295402c82cc6

The Australian Government has committed $68.4 million for Australia’s agricultural traceability systems to support forward looking innovative ideas to create new avenues for value adding, opportunities to gain access to new markets, and enhance the overall economic benefits to industry through increasing efficiency in meeting compliance obligations.

As a part of this approach, the draft National Agricultural Traceability Strategy 2023-2033 (the Strategy) was co-designed by industry and the department to align and maintain momentum with relevant stakeholders around a common vision for an enhanced national agriculture traceability-ecosystem. It is export focused and covers all agricultural commodities and products.

Traceability is the ability to follow the movement of a product through stages of production, processing and distribution (ISO 2007). In Australia, traceability is used to meet regulatory requirements, such as those for biosecurity (pest and disease control) and food safety, and to demonstrate provenance of agricultural products for export markets. Due to the breadth of agricultural industries and the range of players and requirements involved, traceability systems are a complex mixture of government requirements and industry-led accreditations.

The grant round provides the opportunity for successful applicants to uplift the agriculture sector’s data capabilities to consistently report against sustainability frameworks and meet emerging international requirements and standards.

Projects are sought that build the agriculture sector’s capabilities to reporting against multiple sustainability frameworks and emerging international requirements and standards. Increased collaboration across the sector and stakeholder groups on sustainability reporting will support the sector’s capacity to respond to regulatory pressures to maintain market access, increase export value, promote deregulatory benefits and mitigate biosecurity risks. To support alignment, projects could consider existing efforts underway for cross-commodity approaches to sustainability reporting, such as the National Farmer’s Federation Draft AASF. Projects are also sought that have the potential for cross-commodity application.

Last Updated: 21st of January 2023
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Aged Care Registered Nurses' Payment to Reward Clinical Skills and Leadership - Round 1 Grant Opened: 1st of November 2022 Closes: 28th of February 2023 - 2:00 pm (extended) Value: Up to $6,000 per Registered Nurse Employed Run By: Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=e03af4c7-c901-4778-b4bd-8990a7b3f3b8

The objective of the Aged Care Registered Nurses’ Payment to reward clinical skills and leadership (the program) is to assist in the attraction and retention of Registered Nurses in the aged care sector.

Each year, employers will apply on behalf of eligible employees for core payments of up to $3,700 for full-time employees (with up to half this amount available for those who meet the six-month eligibility period). Employers will then be responsible for passing payments on to eligible Registered Nurses. Registered Nurses may also access an additional payment of up to $2,300 for full-time employees on top of the core payment if they work in rural and remote areas, hold eligible post-graduate qualifications or take on additional training responsibilities (see Section 3.3 for further information on eligibility for payments).

There will be two grant application opening periods to coincide with the two 12-month eligibility periods. Applications for payment under the 6-month period are to be lodged at the same time as the 12-month payments. Nurses will need to be employed for the duration of a period to be eligible to receive a payment.

  • The first 12-month eligibility period is 1 November 2021 – 31 October 2022 (this grant opportunity – Round 1 GO5820). The first grant application period will be from 1 November 2022 and close at 2pm on 14 December 2022.
  • The first six-month eligibility period is 1 May 2022 – 31 October 2022. The first grant application period will be from 1 November 2022 and close at 2pm on 14 December 2022 (this grant opportunity – Round 1 GO5820).
  • The second 12-month eligibility period is 1 November 2022 – 31 October 2023. The second grant application period will be from 1 November 2023 and close at 2pm on 14 December 2023.
  • The second six-month eligibility period is 1 May 2023 – 31 October 2023. The second six-month grant application period will be from 1 November 2023 and close at 2pm on 14 December 2023.
Last Updated: 24th of January 2023
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Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation Program Grant Closes: 28th of February 2023 - 9:00 pm Value: $1 Million to $5 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=9e94103f-dc59-4e82-99e8-42ef04967ca5

Funding will be available for projects which will make better use of existing timber supplies, add value to existing products, create new products, and/or reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

The Commonwealth will fund up to 40% of your overall project value, up to $5 million (Commonwealth contribution). This grant will fund:

  • innovative technology to:
    • diversify existing product lines
    • improve efficiency in existing product lines
    • improve carbon efficiency, or
  • minor capital works to support installation of innovative technology, such as:
    • minor improvements to electrical infrastructure
    • minor improvements to building infrastructure

This grant opportunity is intended to support facilities to:

  • better use the available wood supplies
  • increase production efficiency
  • add value to existing products
  • create new products, and/or
  • reduce the industry’s carbon emissions.

The grants will enable wood processing facilities to use innovative technologies in their production to supply more of Australia’s wood demands into the future.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • fund privately owned wood processing facilities (for example, timber, pulp or wood fibre) to increase and/or diversify production capabilities or capacity. For example, the ability to process smaller logs or install new technology to create new products
  • allow greater use of Australia’s sustainably managed timber
  • support the forestry and wood processing industries to continue to reduce their carbon footprint.
Last Updated: 9th of January 2023
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Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) - Round 14 Grant Closes: 2nd of March 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: $100,000 to $3 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=73b83552-7c59-48bd-8003-48dc9b218700

The Cooperative Research Centres Program (CRC-P) supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. The program is a proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.

The program consists of two elements:

  • CRC Grants to support medium to long term, industry-led collaborations; and
  • CRC-P Grants to support short term, industry-led collaborative research

Round 14 will support short-term industry-led collaborative research that focuses on Government priorities including the circular economy, the National Reconstruction Fund priority areas and the Science and Research Priorities.

Last Updated: 21st of January 2023
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Before and After School Care Fund - Transport Grant - 2022-23 Grant Opened: 5th of December 2022 Closes: 3rd of March 2023 Value: Up to $160,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/going-to-a-public-school/primary-schools/before-and-after-school-care/grants#%3Cstrong%3ETransport3

Outside school hours care (OSHC) services play an essential role in the livelihood and wellbeing of NSW families. Three grants have been designed to ensure providers are well supported in delivering affordable, flexible and quality care, to address demand and provide access to before and after school care for every NSW primary school child who needs it.

The Transport Grant funds transport solutions to improve access to Before and After School Care services. Access for students in small, regional, and rural schools is a particular priority with this grant.
The objectives of the Transport Grant are to:

  1. Support transportation solutions that can reasonably be expected to increase or maintain the number of approved before and after school care (BASC) places for NSW government primary school children
  2. Support transportation solutions that can reasonably be expected to increase access to BASC places for NSW government primary schools.
  3. Support transportation solutions that can reasonably be expected to support the financial viability of the benefiting BASC service.

There will be two rounds of this grant in the 2022-23 financial year:

  • Round 1 - 8th of August 2022 to 30th of September 2022
  • Round 2 - 5th of December 2022 to 3rd of March 2023
Last Updated: 9th of November 2022
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Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants - Round 24 Grant Closes: 7th of March 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Average of $45 Million per CRC in previous rounds Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=3df9e93d-fd73-4d59-9ba4-d831af7ce118

The CRC Program (the program) supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community. The program is a proven model for linking researchers with industry to focus on research and development towards use and commercialisation.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength, and in line with government priorities
  • foster high quality research to solve industry-identified problems through industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations
  • encourage and facilitate small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research.

The intended outcomes of the program include:

  • establishing industry-research sector collaborations
  • SME participation in collaborative research
  • collaborative research results
  • research results relevant to government priorities
  • increased research skills in industry and increased industry capability in research
  • improved competitiveness and productivity for industry participating in CRCs and CRC-Ps
  • industry, research and other users valuing the program

CRC grants are open to all industry sectors and research disciplines. You must apply as a group of applicants who have agreed to collaborate.

Each CRC must include and maintain amongst its project partners at least one Australian industry entity and one Australian research organisation.

Last Updated: 15th of January 2023
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Future Drought Fund: Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Program Grant Closes: 15th of March 2023 - 9:00 pm Value: Up to $8 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=537f5950-88b5-478b-9945-07a073bec9cc

The program will fund projects that contribute to improved drought resilience through investigations that explore innovative approaches to farm productivity and natural capital. The results of a long- term trial are likely to be valuable to guide and promote wider adoption of practices, systems, and approaches across farming sectors.

Projects will test, refine, and demonstrate the effectiveness (or otherwise) of farming practices in a robust scientific manner, in order to underpin and drive widespread adoption by providing farmers with the confidence and information they need to try the practices themselves.

Applications are being sought from collaborative, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution consortia, including farmers, to ensure the trial is relevant to farmers. Co-design and continued farmer involvement during the project is required. The consortium must nominate a lead organisation who will be solely accountable to the department for the delivery of the activities. Successful grantees must undertake on-ground activities during the period 2023 to 2028.

While “business as usual” practices are not eligible for funding, farmer-led proposals will be considered where there is sufficient evidence to support a case for their potential impact on drought resilience. Proposals from public or private sector research and development (R&D) organisations are also considered in scope for the program, in cases where their wider adoption would be supported by long-term trials.

Trials will include at least one location where activities can be assessed in scientifically and statistically valid ways. Trials making use of a network of sites may also be appropriate. Trials may use historical data (data mining), advances in sensing and application of data analytics to explore climate risk and potential for increased drought resilience. Trials could involve combinations of experimental plots, paddocks, farms and consider technologies for up-scaling regionally.

This grant opportunity is focused on grain cropping and livestock grazing, as these 2 agricultural sectors account for around 60% of all Australian farming businesses. Grains and meat/live animals are the largest contributors to agricultural exports, at around 72% of all exports. In addition, ABARES (2021) climate change research finds hotter and drier conditions since 2000 have reduced the profitability of broadacre farming by 22%, relative to estimated output under pre-2000 climate and seasonal conditions. Cropping farms are particularly affected, with profit down 35%.

Last Updated: 21st of January 2023
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Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant Closes: 30th of April 2023 Value: $250,000 to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/moon-to-mars-supply-chain-capability-improvement-grants

Supports Australian businesses with domestic or international supply chain opportunities by providing grant funds for building their capacity, skills and capabilities.

The objectives of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants are to:

  • grow Australian industry’s capability and capacity to support NASA’s endeavour to go forward to the Moon and then on to Mars
  • grow the participation of Australian companies in domestic and/or international space supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities
  • grow the skills, capabilities and capacity of the Australian space industry.
Last Updated: 24th of January 2023
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Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Broadcast Rebate Program Grant Closes: 31st of May 2023 - 5:00 pm or until expended Value: Up to $5,000 per eligible aircraft Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/automatic-dependent-surveillance-broadcast-rebate-program

The objective of the program is to incentivise voluntary uptake of ADS-B equipment in Australian registered aircraft operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to improve safety and efficiency for Australian airspace users.

The intended outcome of the program is improved safety and efficiency of Australian airspace, through extension of ADS-B technology to the Australian VFR aircraft fleet to provide:

  • better situational awareness for pilots through improved electronic visibility of nearby airborne VFR aircraft
  • enhanced search and rescue capabilities through improved air traffic information
  • air traffic controllers with additional and accurate automated aircraft position information of VFR aircraft

The program funds two classes of eligible ADS-B equipment (see Appendix A):

  • installed ADS-B equipment that air traffic controllers can use for aircraft separation purposes (referred to as ADS-B), or
  • portable ADS-B equipment for local electronic traffic information purposes (referred to as ADS-B EC).

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage). The maximum grant amount is $5,000 per eligible aircraft. Only one grant per aircraft and per device is permitted. You can apply for multiple grants if you own more than one eligible aircraft. A grant may be made for each eligible aircraft for an ADS-B or an ADS-B EC, but not both

Last Updated: 5th of November 2022
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1,000 Jobs Package Grant Funding Grant Closes: 30th of June 2023 , or when exhausted Value: Up to $56,000 (GST exclusive) over two years Run By: National Indigenous Australians Agency Further Information: https://www.niaa.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/employment/1000-jobs-package

The Australian Government is subsidising 1,000 new jobs for Community Development Program participants in remote Australia to support economic development. 

Positions will be: 

  • Subsidised up to the minimum wage of $19.49 (based on the 2019-2020 minimum wage).
  • Subsidised up to 38 hours per week for up to 46 weeks per year, with the subsidy tapering in the second year to 50 per cent with additional retention bonuses.  

Positions must be: 

  • New and ongoing 
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • At least 15 hours per week on average
Last Updated: 17th of May 2021
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Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Grant Ongoing Until Closes: 30th of June 2023 Value: $15,000 to $150,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/defence-global-competitiveness-grants

The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry. The Defence Export Strategy defines Australian defence exports as “any defence-specific or dual-use goods or services exported by Australian defence industry, including as part of a supply chain, that are intended for a defence or national security end-user”.

Funding is for up to 50% of eligible project costs.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security.
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities.
  • workforce training and accreditations.
Last Updated: 10th of July 2022
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Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant - 2022-23 Grant Closes: 30th of June 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: $10,000 to $40,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/skills-nsw/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples/elsa-dixon-aboriginal-employment-grant

The Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant (EDAEG) adopts a number of strategies to develop and support Aboriginal people through the creation of training and employment opportunities. Promoting diversity, innovation and service responsiveness in the NSW workforce, the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Grant subsidises the salary, development and support costs of Aboriginal employees in public service agencies and local government authorities.

Grant elements:

  • Permanent Employment – $30,000 up to $40,000 (dependant on level of position) to support permanent employment.
  • Temporary Secondment – $20,000 up to $40,000 (dependant on level of position) to support a temporary position of up to 12 months that offers significant skill development for a permanent employee.
  • School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships – $10,000 one off payment to support school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
Last Updated: 10th of July 2022
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Critical Producer Grant Grant Closes: 30th of June 2023 - 5:00 pm or Until Expended Value: $10,000 to $100,000 Run By: NSW Government Department of Regional NSW Further Information: https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/critical-producer-grant

The objective of the program is to help primary producers and primary production enterprises impacted by the February and March 2022 NSW Severe Weather and Flooding events to rebuild and recover in the medium to longer term with the aim of supporting job security, future resilience and enabling future production.

The Critical Producer Grant is available to primary producers and primary production enterprises in targeted industries impacted by and operating in Local Government Areas declared under the February and March 2022 NSW Severe Weather and Flooding.

Primary producers and primary production enterprises who have been approved for the full value of the $75,000 Special Disaster Grantlaunch in the agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industry sectors are considered eligible for additional recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant. Forestry support is available for private native forestry leaseholders and timber plantation owners.

Targeted Industries

  • Agriculture – dairy, extensive livestock (sheep and cattle), intensive livestock (pork and poultry), apiculture and broadacre cropping
  • Aquaculture – oysters, mussels and fisheries
  • Horticulture – turf, vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries, perennial tree crops (nut crops, tea tree etc)
  • Forestry – private native forests and timber plantations.

Support available per sector

  • Dairy – up to $100,000 per applicant
  • Extensive livestock – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Intensive livestock – up to $50,000 per applicant
  • Apiculture – up to $50,000 per applicant
  • Broadacre cropping – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Aquaculture – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Fisheries – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Turf – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant nurseries – up to $30,000 per applicant
  • Perennial tree crops – up to $75,000 per applicant
  • Private native forests – up to $10,000 per applicant.
Last Updated: 10th of October 2022
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Strengthening Business Program Program Closes: 30th of June 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Individualised Advice and support Run By: AusIndustry Further Information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/strengthening-business

Strengthening Business is a service under the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs' Programme that connects you with experts to make your business stronger, more resilient and better prepared for the future. Small businesses located in regions impacted by the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires and some flood emergencies are eligible for this support.

Strengthening Business offers a facilitation service, which will connect you to a dedicated facilitator who:

  • is a local, independent expert, with private sector expertise
  • has extensive networks across national, state and local government
  • understands your region
  • will advise on what it takes to run a successful business in your industry and help you assess the gaps in your business knowledge.

Your facilitator will work with you to address the challenges and opportunities your business now faces in the community. You'll get a roadmap with strategies and goals to achieve in the immediate, medium and long term.

Strengthening Business is provided at no cost to your business. However, you will need to invest your time to maximise your engagement.

Last Updated: 5th of November 2022
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Special Disaster Grants – NSW Flooding – August to November 2022 Grant Closes: 30th of June 2023 Value: $25,000 to $75,000 Run By: Rural Assistance Authority Further Information: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/storm-and-flood-programs/sdg-aug-sep-2022

Primary producers recovering from the devastating impacts of floods can receive vital support, with Category D Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000 now available.

Flood affected primary producers are encouraged to apply for the grant to support recovery and get back operating as soon as possible.

Once approved, primary producers may be eligible for a $25,000 up-front payment, with a further $50,000 in financial assistance available thereafter upon submission of valid tax invoices.

Last Updated: 5th of December 2022
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Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms and Floods August and September 2022 Grant Closes: 30th of June 2023 Value: Up to $50,000 Run By: NSW Government Further Information: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-disaster-recovery-small-business-grant-storms-floods-august-september-2022-onwards

If you're a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you've been directly impacted by storms and floods from 4 August 2022 or 14 September 2022 onwards, you may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant.

This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations.

Last Updated: 5th of December 2022
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Fee-Free Traineeships NSW Program Closes: 31st of December 2023 Value: Run By: NSW Government Department of Education Further Information: https://education.nsw.gov.au/skills-nsw/apprentices-and-trainees/low-cost-and-free-training-options/fee-free-traineeships

Traineeships are a proven pathway to well-paid jobs in a diverse range of careers. In NSW, traineeships are also fee free.

There are more than 390 traineeship courses funded in NSW, in a range of industries including early childhood, health and allied services, business, IT, hospitality and warehouse operations.

Fee free traineeships are available to NSW trainees – including school-based trainees whose training:

  • is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program
  • commenced on or after 1 January 2020.

If you have previously commenced your Smart and Skilled traineeship training before 1 January 2020 and are returning to a traineeship after 1 January 2020, you will be eligible for fee free for the remainder of your training if your traineeship course or your employer has changed.

Each student is limited to a maximum of commencing three fee free traineeships under this initiative.

Last Updated: 5th of November 2022
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Rural Procedural Grants Program Grant Closes: 31st of December 2023 (extended) Value: Up to $20,000 Run By: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine Further Information: https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/grants/rpgp

Rural GPs providing unsupervised anaesthetics, obstetrics, surgery and/or emergency medicine may be eligible for the Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) to help maintain and update your skills.

The Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP) provides financial assistance to GPs who provide procedural and/or emergency medicine services in unsupervised settings in rural and remote areas. This government funding supports GPs with access to relevant educational activities to maintain or update their procedural and/or emergency medicine skills.

Procedural GPs can receive up to $20,000 per financial year, and GPs providing hospital-based emergency services can receive up to $6000 per financial year. Additional funding of $6000 per financial year is available for eligible GPs providing emergency mental health services.

Last Updated: 24th of January 2023
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