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Powering Communities Program Grant Closes: 11th of June 2021 for Parkes Electorate- Closes 28 May for New England Value: $5,000 to $12,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-programs/powering-communities-program

The Powering Communities Program will provide grants to help not-for-profit community organisations reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The program aims to save energy and reduce power bills through:

  • upgrading equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertaking energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • investing in energy monitoring and management systems
  • investing in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.

12 grants are available for each federal electorate, and applications must be invited by the applicable federal member through an expression of interest process.

EOI's for the New England Electorate need to be submitted to Barnaby Joyce by the 28th of May.

EOIs for the Parkes Electorate need to be submitted to Mark Coulton by the 11th of June.

Last Updated: 20th of April 2021
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New Air Combat Capability - Industry Support Program (NACC-ISP) Grant Closes: Ongoing until funding expended - Expected to close soon Value: Matched up to $1 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/New-Air-Combat-Capability-Industry-Support-Program-NACC-ISP

Only $136,000 of funds remain to be dispersed as per their website in November 2020, therefore this program is expected to close soon.

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.

Last Updated: 18th of January 2021
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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://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=7D92D73D-DECA-5BCE-139D0A7E8289229F

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: 2nd of November 2020
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Defence Global Competitiveness Grants Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: $15,000 to $150,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/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: 15th of October 2020
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SMART Projects and Supply Chains Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Tailored advice Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/smart-projects-and-supply-chains

Provides businesses with access to strategic or high-value projects that increase business capability, meet the specific needs of a market opportunity, or otherwise improve business performance and leadership capacity.

A facilitator will provide advice, guidance, and network connections, and you may also be able to access a matched Growth Grant of up to $20,000 to action recommendations from your participation in the project.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Incubator Support - New & Existing Incubators Grant Closes: Applications are ongoing Value: $26,000 to $500,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Incubator-Support-New-and-Existing-Incubators

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. The objective of the program is to drive business growth and competitiveness by supporting business improvement and innovation connections in targeted Growth Sectors and the commercialisation of novel products, process and services.

The objective of the New and Existing Incubators component is to:

  • help develop new incubators in regional areas and/or sectors with high potential for success in international trade
  • boost the effectiveness of high performing incubators, including funding support to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem
  • encourage incubators to work with more data-driven start-ups that use public data as part of their business.

For a New and Existing Incubators project you can apply for a minimum grant amount of $26,000 and a maximum grant amount of $500,000, over a maximum period of 24 months. The maximum grant percentage varies depending on your project location as defined in the regional locator tool.

 

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Incubator Support - Expert-In-Residence Grant Closes: Applications are ongoing Value: $5,000 to $100,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: http://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Incubator-Support-Expert-in-Residence

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. The objective of the program is to drive business growth and competitiveness by supporting business improvement and innovation connections in targeted Growth Sectors and the commercialisation of novel products, process and services.

The objective of the Expert in Residence component is to increase the capabilities of incubators and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets by organising and providing access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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Tradex Scheme Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Varies based on the the goods imported Run By: Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Further Information: http://www.business.gov.au/assistance/tradex-scheme

The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs duty and GST for eligible goods imported to Australia that are then exported within one year or other approved period. This provides a cash-flow benefit to the importer.

The goods may be:

  • exported in the same condition as imported
  • processed or treated then exported, or
  • incorporated in other goods which are exported.

Export may be carried out by the importer or a third party. The goods must be exported within one year although approval can be sought to extend this period.

The Tradex Scheme is an alternative to the duty drawback arrangements under the Customs Act 1901. Duty drawback allows the importer to claim back Customs duty paid on goods that are then exported.

Last Updated: 15th of October 2020
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