> SA Agribusiness Growth Program
The Agribusiness Growth Program from Food South Australia offers business performance/plan reviews and recommendations for improvement. It also includes one-on-one business coaching to $10K with 25% co-contribution. Applicants must be ag/food businesses of 2+ years with a turnover of $300K to $1.5m. Ongoing.
More information: http://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/2015/09/agribusiness-growth-program/
Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants
Community Arts and Cultural Development Funding
Community Arts and Cultural Development Project Funding recognises the role that outstanding community arts projects play in enhancing the cultural and social life of South Australians.
The program supports the development of community awareness, participation and engagement in arts and culture through the involvement of professional practising artists and creatives.
Projects must meet an identified community need or aspiration and be community-driven, inclusive and participatory.
A ‘community’ may be defined by geographic location, cultural background, religious belief, gender, disability or any other common factor or shared experience.
> 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
> Regional Growth Fund – Round 2
The Marshall Liberal Government is inviting applications for the second $5 million competitive funding round of the Regional Growth Fund, which opens today.
Applicants can seek grants from $50,000 up to $2 million, with projects to be located within South Australia with outcomes and benefits for regional South Australia.
Projects should foster collaboration and demonstrate a commitment to local employment, and purchase local supplies wherever possible.
Applications to the Regional Growth Fund will be accepted from local government bodies, incorporated associations and business clusters.
Applications for Round 2 of the Regional Growth Fund close on Friday 9 August 2019.
More information: www.pir.sa.gov.au/regionalgrowthfund
RDAYMN can also be contacted on 1300 742 414 to discuss grant applications.
> Accelerating Commercialisation Grants
Accelerating Commercialisation provides access to expert guidance and grants to help businesses commercialise their novel products, processes and services. Accelerating Commercialisation offers Commercialisation Guidance, Accelerating Commercialisation Grants and Portfolio Services to successful applicants.
If you’re successful, this support will connect you to an AusIndustry Customer Service Manager or a Commercialisation Adviser. The Commercialisation Adviser will offer initial guidance on the commercialisation project or strategy and provide feedback if you want to progress to a Grant or Portfolio Services application.
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 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:
Contact Abbie Arbon 0427 607 751 or email@example.com.
> Cyber Security Small Business Program
Cyber Security Small Business Program is open for applications. The $10 million Cyber Security Small Business Program provides small businesses with 19 or fewer employees with grants of up to $2,100 for up to 50 per cent of the cost of a certified small business health check. The program aims to help small business understand their cybersecurity vulnerabilities and then make considered investments to protect their business. The program will run for the remainder of 2018/19 and 2019/20. Information about the Cyber Security Small Business Program, including the grant opportunity guidelines, is available at https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/cyber-security-small-business-program
> 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.
> 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.
>Pathogen Genomics Grant Opportunity – $32 million over four years 2019-20 to 2022-23
This grant opportunity provides researchers with grants of up to $10 million for large-scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare.
Applications will open on 14 May 2019 9.00am AEST.
> 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.
> 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 on: https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT
> SA Community Grants Program
SA Community Grants program is open. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to not-for-profit community organisations to strengthen South Australian communities through either; working directly with community members, or by strengthening organisational capacity.
The priority groups for funding are:
• People and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, meaning those with less access to social and economic opportunities;
• Culturally and linguistically diverse groups and communities; and
For more information click here.
> Youngcare’s at Home Care Grants
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants program is critical in keeping young people at home with their families, and preventing new admissions to inappropriate housing. Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite to enhance the quality of life for young people with high care needs and their carers. The grants provide one-off funding between $2,000 and $10,000 to help those aged 18-65 with high care needs who are living at home, and are at risk of entering inappropriate housing. Full details available here.
> 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.
> Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme
Australian Government – Drought Communities Programme Provides Eligible Councils with up to $1 million for local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
The extension of the Drought Communities Programme provides funding of $81 million in 2018-19 to Eligible Councils to deliver benefits to targeted drought-affected regions of Australia.
The program will support local community infrastructure and other drought relief projects for communities impacted by drought.
Contact Flinders Ranges Council or DC of Peterborough for more information.
Applications close 31 December 2019 for Flinders Ranges Council & District Council of Peterborough only
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.
> Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program
QTAC is delighted to be the Scholarship Support Organisation for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training to deliver the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program.
The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program improves access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) tertiary education courses, including in the fields of health and agricultural science.
> 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
> CSIRO STEM+ Business
STEM+ Business enables SMEs to build on existing successful collaborative projects by providing funding support for the placement of early career researchers from Australia’s research organisations into their business to develop and implement new ideas with commercial potential. The research project can be carried out in conjunction with any publicly-funded Australian research organisation and has no industry sector-restrictions – the project must simply be research involving science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
More information can be found at: https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding-programs/STEM-Plus-Business/About
> Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy
From 1 January 2019, the Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy will support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who may have disengaged from the system.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is available to employers who sign-up and commence a new worker Australian Apprentice from 1 January 2019 and until 1630 sign-ups have occurred.
The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides support in the first three years of an Australian Apprenticeship as follows:
- 75 per cent of the first year award wage;
- 50 per cent of the second year award wage;
- 25 per cent of the third year award wage.
More information can be found here: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/
> 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.
Food and Wine Grants
> Funds for Red Meat Projects
More information can be found at https://www.mla.com.au/research-and-development/funding-opportunities
Other useful Grant Links
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