Grants

If you are looking at applying for a grant, get in touch with us for assistance by calling 1300 742 414 or sending an email to info@yorkeandmidnorth.com.au

Agriculture Grants

Recovery Grants for Bushfire Affected Primary Producers

Bushfire affected primary producers in South Australia can now access a grant to assist with the recovery process and getting back to business.

The recovery grant can be used to help with the cost of:

  • clean up activities
  • reinstatement activities
  • emergency measures to assist with immediate recovery of primary production enterprises.

Eligible primary producers can now access grants of up to $75,000. Applicants who have previously applied for a grant, may apply for additional amounts up to the maximum $75,000.

For more information https://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance/recovery_grants_for_bushfire_affected_communities_in_south_australia

Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

The RISE Fund is a $75 million grant opportunity available in 2020–21 to support the arts and entertainment sector to reactivate. This Fund targets sector organisations who are seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing finance for the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events.

RISE will support the employment of artists and workers in the arts and entertainment sector, as well as in connected industries such as hospitality, accommodation, transport and freight. This will all contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia, including in outer metropolitan, regional and remote areas.

The RISE guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The Fund will be open for applications on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2021, whichever is sooner.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the RISE Fund at RISE@arts.gov.au, or telephone 02 6271 7971.

 

COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund

The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund is a $35 million targeted grant opportunity for arts organisations that receive multi-year operational funding from the Australian Government. This funding acknowledges that these arts organisations are key employers of Australian artists and art workers, the leading presenters of high-quality work to audiences across Australia and the training ground of Australia’s upcoming performing artists.

The operations and financial stability of these organisations have been significantly affected by COVID-19, putting some organisations at financial risk. The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund will assist the sector to continue its activities by providing necessary finance to plan a pathway for recovery from the effects of COVID-19. Funding will support employment and contribute to rebuilding Australia’s economy, as well as enhancing community wellbeing and access to cultural experiences across Australia.

The Sustainability Fund guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The Funding will open for applications on 31 August 2020 and will remain open until all funds are allocated or until 31 May 2021, whichever is sooner.

If you have any questions or need further information, please email the Arts Sustainability Fund at SustainabilityFund@arts.gov.au, or telephone 02 6271 7695.

 

First Nations Contemporary Music Program: Musicians and Band Support

Australia Council for the Arts has received funding from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication through the Office of the Arts to provide grants to the First Nations Music Industry aimed at increasing development opportunities for musicians and bands. The First Nations Contemporary Music program is one of five programs under the Australian Music Industry Package announced in the 2019-2020 Budget.

The objectives of the First Nations Contemporary Music Program are to:

  • support the development of First Nations musicians and bands by providing professional industry-based opportunities such as training, mentoring, performing, recording and promotion
  • support sustainable employment and income-earning pathways in the wider Australian music industry for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands
  • build capacity in the Indigenous music sector by supporting partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian music industry

For more information, please visit: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/resilience-fund-faqs/first-nations-contemporary-music-program-musicians-and-band-support/

 

Country Arts SA – Quick Response Grant

Regional artists can access professional arts development and training opportunities, or organisations/communities with small project opportunities that arise at short notice.

Individual—up to $1,500 which provides support for professional development opportunities for individual artist and arts workers in regional South Australia. Community—up to $3,000 which provides support for small-scale arts development initiatives for community groups and organisations in regional South Australia. For further information visit: www.countryarts.org.au/funding

Close: 12 December 2019 – Re-open: 20 January 2020

Business Grants

Regional Connectivity Program

The Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) is a $53 million competitive grant opportunity to expand the economic, social and public safety benefits of improved digital connectivity to regional, rural and remote Australian communities. The grant opportunity will be administered by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC).

For more information please visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=2B49171A-0AAE-D898-5B85979601DA97C0

 

Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters – Temporary telecommunications infrastructure deployment

The grant opportunity was announced as part of the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters program. Up to $7.7 million is available for this grant opportunity.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase and improve telecommunications resilience in communities recently affected by severe bushfires or at risk of natural disasters in the future
  • enhance the capability to restore services to areas affected by bushfires or natural disasters by quickly deploying temporary facilities to address gaps caused by outages.

For more information please visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=B946B69C-F0BE-E498-FC0EB76E8DF9D60A

 

Alternative Voice Services Trials Program

The Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) program will provide grants to organisations to trial alternative ways to deliver voice services in rural and remote areas of Australia inside NBN Co’s fixed wireless and satellite footprints, including those areas serviced by Telstra’s high capacity radio concentrator (HCRC) networks.

The objective of the trials is to identify new ways to deliver voice services, including by new providers, and assess their effectiveness. The trials respond to concerns about existing voice solutions and the potential for alternative technologies to provide better services and functionality.

For more information please visit: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=C358DAFD-FBA8-0C31-5CFA0DFA9535AD5D

 

Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Priority Sectors Round

Each time the Business Research and Innovation Initiative opens, we detail up to 5 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.

What do you get?

Up to $100,000 to conduct a feasibility study, and if successful, up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept. You will retain intellectual property rights and the right to sell your product or solution in domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?

Small to medium sized enterprises (with a turnover of less than $20 Million) interested in grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.

For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2PsWEWz

Close date: 10 Sep 2020 05:00 PM AEST

 

BUSHFIRE RESPONSE INFORMATION HUB

https://www.business.gov.au/news/bushfire-support

This page provides information and support for Australian businesses who have been affected by the recent bushfires.

Small businesses and non-profit organisations in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria can now register for bushfire recovery assistance. Find out more about the grants and loans and where to apply.

 

Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

This grant provides projects up to 50% of the expenditure to a maximum of $250,000 for commercialisation offices and eligible partner entities and $1M for all other applicants.  Accelerating Commercialisation Grant recipients will also receive Portfolio Services for the duration of the project.

Portfolio Services

Portfolio Services provides a connection to a range of services that may include:

  • guidance from Commercialisation Advisers
  • access to the expert network
  • access to promotional opportunities.

Further information can also be found here:

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Entrepreneurs-Programme/Accelerating-Commercialisation

Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or abbie.arbon@industry.gov.au.

 

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

Defence-related businesses may be eligible for a grant to invest in projects that overcome barriers to accessing export opportunities. To be eligible for this grant, you must be an Australian small-to-medium sized business and the proposed project must help your business to access export opportunities. Grants may be used to fund capital equipment (including specialist software and security infrastructure), design and engineering, or workforce training and accreditations. Grants range from $15,000 to $150,000 and are provided on a 50:50 matched funding basis.

Visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/defence-global-competitiveness-grants for more information.

 

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant program

In November 2018, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, announced that the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant program is open for applications. Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants provide eligible SMEs with matched funding grants of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

AusIndustry is delivering this program on behalf of the Department of Defence through the Business Grants Hub.

Up to $17 million is available each year from 2018-19 to 2021-22. Information about the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants, including the grant opportunity guidelines, are available here: https://www.business.gov.au/centre-for-defence-industry-capability/business-advice-and-grants/sovereign-industrial-capability-priority-grants

Applications are ongoing.

 

Biomedical Translation Fund investment announcements

On the 21st March, significant investments made in Australian biomedical discoveries by the Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) were announced.

The BTF is a joint Australian Government and private sector fund worth $500 million. It supports commercialisation of biomedical discoveries in Australia and helps translate biomedical discoveries into high growth potential companies for the nation’s long term health and economic benefit. Companies with promising biomedical innovations that have commercial potential can seek funding through three private-sector venture capital fund managers to develop and commercialise these discoveries in Australia.

Information about the BTF, including how potential companies can apply, is available on business.gov.au.

 

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Promotional expenses must be over $15,000 to a maximum of $150,000. Applications open on 1 July of each year.
https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/export-market-development-grants-emdg

If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 2 December.

If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your application by 3 March.

Community Grants

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to: preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants (STS-CG)
    Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants (STS-MG)
    Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

For more information please visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorative-grants-program

2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants

The State and Territory volunteering peak bodies, on behalf of the Australian Government, are pleased to offer 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants to volunteer involving organisations across Australia to support the efforts of volunteers in building stronger, more resilient communities.

Grants of $1000 – $5000 can be used by volunteer based organisations to support the efforts of their volunteers and encourage and increase participation in volunteering.

The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, amongst other things.

For more information, please visit: https://www.volunteeringsa-nt.org.au/volunteer-involving-organisations/grants 

 

Youth Advocacy Support Grant

The Youth Advocacy Support grant opportunity aims to provide support to youth peak bodies with an advocacy role for youth to improve engagement with government and coordination of government programs targeting young people from 15-24 years of age. This improved engagement and coordination will support the development of a Whole of Government National Youth Policy Framework.

The purpose of the grant opportunity is to provide funding to peak youth advocacy organisations and a national peak body to represent young people, in particular those who are marginalised, and enable improved engagement and consultation with government in the development of future policies and strategies that affect them directly.

For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/3ihk2T4

 

Youth Advocacy Support Grants

The YASG aims to provide support to organisations with an advocacy role for youth and, in doing so, improve engagement with Government and coordination of government programs. They will represent all young people, in particular those who are marginalised.

Information on the YASG including the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and the YASG “Frequently Asked Questions” document can be obtained by visiting GrantConnect

 

Grants SA – Major Round

Grants SA is a one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.
The priority groups for Grants SA Major Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities.
Major Round funding of between $10,001 – $100,000 is available for:
Community Facility Upgrades | One-off Programs or Services | Vehicles

For further information click here.

Major Round 1 for 2020 will open in April 2020 and close in May 2020
Major Round 2 for 2020 will open in August 2020 and close in September 2020

 

Grants SA – Minor Round

Grants SA is a one-off project funding program that provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve community participation, wellbeing and quality of life for people living and working in South Australia.
The priority groups for Grants SA Minor Round funding are people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities and volunteers
Major Round funding of between $100 – $10,000 is available for:
Community Activities | One-off Programs or Services | Volunteer Development

For further information click here.

Minor Round 1 for 2020 will open in May 2020 and close in June 2020
Minor Round 2 for 2020 will open in November 2020 and close in January 2021

 

Circular Economy Market Development Grants

Eligibility: Local councils, industry associations, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes and businesses that produce, manufacture, sell or promote South Australian recycled materials and/or recycled-content products

Open: From January 2020 – eligible applicants can submit an EOI at any time, until the round closes (no date provided), or until program funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first

Pool: $300,000 in 2019/20

Grant: Up to $100,000 per applicant, up to 50% of project costs

For more information visit: https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/market-development-grants

 

SA Healthy Towns Challenge

The SA Healthy Towns Challenge is a grants program for regional and rural towns to develop preventive health programs within their community, which will have measurable benefits (over 12 months) to the community’s health and wellbeing.  Successful projects aim to increase access or opportunity for the community to make healthier choices or participate in activities with a prevention focus.

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2NiOUWc

 

Dreams for a Better World

There are thousands of change-makers in Australia with the dreams and energy to bring positive change to the lives of others and make a difference in their community.  However, sometimes you need a helping hand, and Sunsuper has a way to help make it happen. Sunsuper‘s Dreams for a Better World partners with the visions of Australians and local initiatives to dream big and do good. Grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organisations and now small businesses can apply to win a share of $150,000 in grants to help make the world a better place. For more information visit: https://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/

 

Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)

The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.
More information can be found at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT

 

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Rural, regional and remote Australia is home to nine million Australians. Many of those communities are small, and all are vital.

Our donors share our commitment to small rural, regional and remote communities and the premise that local leaders are best placed to know what will make their community stronger.

That is why they collaborate to fund this grants program, which facilitates continued investment and access to funds that can contribute to securing the future prosperity of small communities across Australia.

For smaller communities, regular access to funds can be a challenge, which is why we have created the Strengthening Rural Communities(SRC) program. It has two tiers and the Small and Vital program is now open all year, with applications assessed quarterly.

More information here: https://www.frrr.org.au/SRC_Small_Vital.php?fbclid=IwAR3AQ5D1wEx4lL4FOpQi1bO5qJvKEeEidlxOBgMEZMBcoQn0dcpvuchSVIQ

 

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy

Caravan Parks Defib Subsidy
In 2019, the Federal Government in partnership with Caravan Industry Association of Australia, launched a Caravan Park Defibrillator Subsidy Program for Caravan Parks to encourage operators to install these devices to help save the lives of those people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.
The funding of $1 million from the government will match dollar to dollar up to $1000 per unit (excluding GST) purchased by an operator.
In regional Australia, the caravan park is often central to the community and one of the few businesses that is accessible 24h a day 7 days a week in the event of required access to a defibrillator. Although there has been an increased supply of defibs into sporting clubs, these venues are only accessible when sports are being played.
As such, Caravan Parks can play an important role in supporting a local community’s health service.
For further information visit: https://www.caravanindustry.com.au/defib-subsidy-overview
Applications close Wednesday 30 June 2021

Disability Sector Grants

COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program

The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers.

Find out more here.

Employment, Education, Training and Skills Grants

Regional Employment Trials

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
The program provides local stakeholders in ten selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants between $7,500 and $200,000 to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects.
Visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/regional-employment-trials#key-documents for more information.

CSIRO Kick-start Program

CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.
Eligible companies can apply for a second Kick-Start project, after completion of their first, providing the total funding provided by SME Connect under CSIRO Kick-Start does not exceed $50,000.
More information can be found at: https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding-programs/CSIRO-Kick-Start

 

Integrated Carer Support Service: Carer Gateway Regional Delivery Partners

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024. This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services.

Full details available here.

Environmental Grants

Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions

The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply for funding to deliver projects through the Advancing Pest Animal and Weed Control Solutions competitive grant round (2020 to 2023).

The outcomes of the grant round are to:

  • Advance a range of breakthrough control solutions that challenge traditional approaches to managing pest animals and weeds to enable better outcomes.
  • Deliver innovations that improve existing established pest animals and weeds control methods or tools, as well as improved detection and monitoring methods.
  • Further research into, and development of, new and enhanced ‘farm ready’ pest animals and weeds control tools to increase uptake and accessibility of these tools by farmers and land managers.

For more information please visit: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/advancing-pest-animal-and-weed-control-solutions

Food and Wine Grants

No Grants At This Time

Sport and Recreation Grants

$100 Sport Vouchers Program
The program is open for parents and carers who are now able to claim $100 sport vouchers for their primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 7), to use towards the cost of sport or
dance club fees or memberships. Clubs wishing to register for the program and parents or guardians wanting to find a participating club in their area should go to
www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au
Sporting Schools
Funding is available for schools to deliver Sporting Schools programs before, during or after school hours using one of our NSO partners.
Sporting Schools offers funding programs for both Primary and Secondary Schools. Eligible schools can apply for funding each term to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours using one of our national sporting organisation partners.
For further information visit https://sportingschools.gov.au/funding or call 1300 785 707

Other useful Grant Links

Contact us for assistance

Are you on the right track with your Grant/Funding application?

Make an appointment with one of our Economic Development Officers, who can assess your application and point you in the right direction.

Simply call us on 1300 742 414 or email us to make an appointment.