> Managing Farm Risk Program
Managing Farm Risk Program provides rebates for advice and assessments to help farmers prepare and apply for a new insurance policy that assists with the management of drought, adverse weather and other production and market risks. Closes 19th May 2019. Funding $2,500.
> 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 turnover of $300K to $1.5m. Ongoing.
More information: http://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/2015/09/agribusiness-growth-program/
Arts, Tourism, Events & Heritage Grants
> Regional Events and Festivals Program
SATC’s Regional Events and Festivals Program provides financial support towards marketing and PR for events that promote South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations.
Applications for funding through the 2019-20 round are now open and will support events held after 1 September 2019.
Those wishing to apply for funding are encouraged to review the Regional Events and Festivals Program funding guidelines prior to submitting an application.
To apply, go to the Events South Australia funding portal.
For more information contact the Sponsored Events Executive on +61 8 8463 4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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 Events Bid Fund
The Convention Bid Fund was established to attract business events to the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Fund has attracted more than 79 conventions to Adelaide. These conventions have brought 98,700 delegates who stayed a combined 509,000 room nights generating a $480M economic benefit for the State.
If you wish to find out more about accessing the fund, please read this document.
South Australian Tourism Commision
Government Affairs Advisor
T +61 8 8463 4551
> 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 percent of the cost of a certified small business health check.The aim of the program is to help small business understand their cyber security 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.
> Drought Communities Program
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.
Applications close: 30 June 2019 5:00 pm AEST
Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/drought-communities-programme
> 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.
> Maker Projects – Stream B
The objective of Maker Projects is to encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the development of maker spaces and activities in schools and communities. This is with the view to reaching as many students as possible, including those in regional and disadvantaged areas. Stream B provides organisations with a one-off matched funding grant from $5,000 to $20,000 to support the delivery of industry-partnered STEM events and activities to youth under 18 years of age.
Applications open 8 November 2018 12:00 pm AEDT
Deadline to apply: Applications will close when funding for 2018/19 is exhausted
> Round Two of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program announced
In November, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population announced that 32 projects will be funded under Round Two of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.A copy of Minister Tudge’s media release can be found here: https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/releases/2018/november/at028_2018.aspx. The total list of approved projects is available at https://infrastructure.gov.au/cities/smart-cities/index.aspx
> 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.
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 are able to 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
Sport and Recreation Grants
> Active Club Program
The Active Club Program has two funding rounds per year, and helps active recreation and sports club with:
• Facility upgrade requests up to $25,000 (Round 45 only)
• Program and equipment up to and including $5,000 (Round 45 and Round 46)
• Annual budget
• Eligible organisations – Incorporated sport or active recreation clubs that do not have a gaming machine licence.
The next round is anticipated to;
Open: 6 February 2019
Closes: 10 April 2019
Expected Notification: After 31 July 2019
For further information, please click here.
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