Current Available Grants

Building Better Regions Fund


This Australian Government program provides funding assistance to not-for-profit organisations, local government or incorporated associations for infrastructure and community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger communities in regional Australia. There are two streams - The Infrastructure Projects Stream and The Community Investments Stream opening on January the 18th 2017.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
You can apply for a minimum grant amount of $20,000 and a maximum grant amount of $10 million on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed by 31 December 2019, with applications opening on 18 January 2017 and close on 28 February 2017.

The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.
The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects it is expected that most grants will be under $100,000. Applications up to $20,000 do not require matching funding, however projects with multiple stakeholders and some level of cash or in-kind contribution will strengthen your application.
You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019. Applications open on 18 January 2017 and close on 31 March 2017.
Both streams are looking for projects or proposals that are ‘ready to go’, are well researched, supported by key stakeholders, and offers value for the community and government investment.

 

For further information or assistance on grants, please contact:

Craig Grocke

Phone:61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:0421 413 010
Email:Email Craig

Agri-Business

 

 

 

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Agribusiness Growth Program

The Agribusiness Growth Program aims to accelerate business growth, employment and export development in the State’s agribusiness value adding and food and beverage industries. The 4 year program will assist small value adding agribusinesses and food and beverage producers gain expert business advice on planning and managing their growth.

Opened

 

Farm Management Deposits Scheme

Farm management deposits (FMD) are a risk-management tool to help farmers deal with uneven income, which is common in agriculture because of natural disasters, climate and market variability. The FMD scheme complements other risk-management strategies available to primary producers, such as developing fodder and water reserves, financial planning and diversifying production systems.

Opened

 

Farm Household Allowance

be a farmer or the partner of a farmer. If you are a farmer you must contribute a significant part of your labour and capital to the farm enterprise based on specific criteria

Opened

 

ARTS

 

 

 

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Regional Arts Fund

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia.

Multiple

 

Documentaries - Screen Australia

Funding for creating various documentaries

Multiple

 

Pocket Grants

Pocket Grants of up to $1000 are available to South Australian music businesses (that are representing South Australian based, professional artists) to assist with one-off eligible expenses that arise at short notice, i.e. within six weeks of submitting an application.

Opened

 

Creative Talent Suite

The Creative Talent Suite provides opportunities for less experienced as well as experienced creative industry practitioners such as producers, writers, directors, animators, development executives, script editors and script consultants across feature film, television and online and interactive drama to design a professional development plan that is responsive to their particular career and business needs.

Opened

 

Hot Shots: Short Film Fund

Hot Shots funds the production and post-production of short fiction films and aims to:

generate short narrative fiction films that will entertain, surprise and emotionally engage audiences;
identify and progress the skills and careers of emerging Australian talent;
stimulate inventive and creative approaches to storytelling and production that embrace the budget parameters of the fund; and
build networks and relationships between experienced professionals and emerging talent.

Yet To Be Announced - 2 Rounds A Year

 

Event Partnerships

Screen Australia partners with industry organisations, state and territory agencies as well as screen resource organisations and not-for-profit companies in order to deliver events that will benefit the screen industry. These events may include seminars, masterclasses and workshops.

Opened

 

Contemporary Music Touring Program

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas

Opened

4/10/2016

Business

 

 

 

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Advancing Renewables Programme

The Advancing Renewables Programme supports a broad range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects that have the potential to lower the cost and increase the use of renewable energy technologies in Australia in the long term.

Opened

 

Business Transformation Voucher Program

Supporting businesses to enhance their profitability through diversification, process improvement and innovation. Vouchers up to $50,000 are available for South Australian manufacturing firms on a competitive basi

Opened

 

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

CEFC is a fund dedicated to accelerating Australia's transformation towards a more competitive economy in a carbon constrained world.

Opened

 

Emissions Reduction Fund

he objective of the Emissions Reduction Fund is to help achieve Australia’s 2020 emissions reduction target of five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. The Government has provided $2.55 billion to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund, with further funding to be considered in future budgets.

Opened

 

FIAL – Food Innovation Australia Limited – Enterprise Solutions

The program connects companies to expertise, technical and/or research advice to provide a solution to a technical challenge which businesses are unable to solve themselves in order to take advantage of a market opportunity. The new solution, when supported with training that builds business capability, is designed to increase the competitiveness of the company in their desired markets.

Opened

 

Fuel Tax Credits

Fuel tax credits can be claimed by businesses for the fuel tax (excise or customs duty) included in the price of fuel used in most of their business activities.

Opened

 

Rebates For Payroll Tax

A two-year payroll tax rebate payment will be provided to eligible employers with a taxable Australian payroll of less than or equal to $1.2 million.

Opened

 

Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme

If you are a South Australian household or a business, you may be able to receive energy-efficiency activities at no cost or at a discount from energy retailers participating in the REES. If you are low-income household, you may also be able to receive an energy audit.

Opened

 

Textile, Clothing And Footwear (Tcf) Corporatewear Register

The TCF Corporatewear Register allows employers to register non-compulsory occupational clothing, thereby avoiding liability for FBT and allowing employees to claim the cost of such clothing as a tax deduction.

Opened

 

Zero Waste Industry Program

Your business can reduce its operating costs and increase productivity by improving the way materials, energy and water are used.

Opened

 

Communities and Sports

 

 

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Active Club Program

The Active Club Program helps active recreation and sports clubs with:
Programs and equipment (up to $5,000)
Facility upgrade requests up to $20,000 on a $1 for $1 basis.

13/02/2016

11/04/2016

Stronger Communities Program

The objective of the Stronger Communities Programme is to fund small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Opened

 

Emergency Support

 

 

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South Australia Pinery Bushfire - November 2015

Assistance is available for people who have been adversely affected by the South Australia Pinery Bushfire in November 2015.

Opened

 

Help In An Emergency

Various Funding for Emergencies

Opened

 

Employment

 

 

 

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Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employers who give jobs to people with disability may be able to get financial help from the Australian Government.

Opened

 

Restart Wage Subsidy

The Restart programme is an Australian Government wage subsidy that encourages businesses to employ mature workers.

Opened

 

Australian School-Based Apprenticeships

Oppurtunity for incentives for hiring a School-based Apprenticeship

Opened

 

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness.

Opened

 

Re-Employment Incentive Scheme (Rise)

Provides incentive payments to employers who can provide employment for an injured worker who is unable to return to their pre-injury employer but has the capacity to work.

Opened

 

Unlocking Capital For Jobs

The $50 million Unlocking Capital for Jobs Program is the first of its kind in Australia. It is an innovative new initiative to make it easier for business to secure commercially viable loans where firms would otherwise not have the balance sheet strength to access finance.

Opened

 

Supported Wage System

The Supported Wage System is a process that allows employers to pay productivity based wages to people whose work productivity is significantly reduced as a result of the effects of disability. The Supported Wage System enables eligible people with disability to access a reliable process of productivity based wage assessment to determine fair pay for fair work.

Opened

 

Support For Adult Australian Apprentices Initiative

Australian Apprenticeships are a vital training and employment pathway for people of all ages. The Australian Government recognises adult and mature-aged workers can benefit immensely from an Australian Apprenticeship and provides additional support to their employers to help them reach their full potential as skilled workers.

Opened

 

Industry Skills Fund

The Industry Skills Fund (the Fund) assists industry to invest in training and support services and to develop innovative training solutions. The fund will help build a highly skilled workforce that can take advantage of new business growth opportunities and adapt to rapid technological change.

Opened

 

Employment Assistance Fund

The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and mental health condition by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work related modifications and services for people who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as those who require assistance to find and prepare for work. 

Opened

 

Entrepreneurs

 

 

 

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AUSINDUSTRY - Entrepreneurs’ Program

With a national network of more than 100 experienced private sector Advisers and Facilitators, the Entrepreneurs' Programme offers support to businesses through three elements

Opened

 

Self-Employment—New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (Neis)

Job seekers who are interested in running a new small business may be eligible to participate in the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS), delivered as part of jobactive.

Opened

 

Import and Export

 

 

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Export Partnership Program

The Export Partnership Program provides funding assistance for small and medium-sized businesses to access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

Opened

 

Enhanced Project By-Law Scheme

The EPBS provides duty-free tariff concessions for eligible goods imported for use in the mining, resource processing, agriculture, food processing, food packaging, manufacturing, gas supply, water supply and power supply industries

Opened

 

Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grant

The Free Trade Agreement Training Provider (FTA-TP) Grant has been established to assist eligible organisations deliver tailored training projects aimed at helping Australian small and medium-sized enterprises and stakeholders understand how to use and access FTAs with Korea, Japan, and China. 

Information Available In April

 

Infrastructure Development

 

 

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National Stronger Regions Fund

The objective of the NSRF is to fund investment ready projects which support economic growth and sustainability of regions across Australia, particularly disadvantaged regions, by supporting investment in priority infrastructure

15/01/2016

15/03/2016

Not For Profit

 

 

 

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Small Grants For Rural Communities

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities  in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.

Opened

24/04/2016

Research and Development

 

 

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Wine - Research And Development

 invest in and direct research, development and extension that supports a competitive Australian wine sector. Our investments are guided by the strategic research priorities of the Australian Government and the Australian wine sector.

Opened

22/02/2016

Big Data Connect Program

Big data refers to the process of collecting, organising and analysing large amounts of data, to discover patterns and other useful information in order to make better decisions.

Opened

 

Business Transformation Voucher Program

Supporting businesses to enhance their profitability through diversification, process improvement and innovation. Vouchers up to $50,000 are available for South Australian manufacturing firms on a competitive basis

Opened

 

R&D Tax Incentive

The Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is a targeted, generous and easy to access entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of the costs of doing R&D. The program aims to help more businesses do R&D and innovate. It is a broad-based entitlement program. This means that it is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D.

Opened

 

Biosa Industry Development Grant

BioSA established the BioSA Industry Development (“BID”) program to assist South Australian technology organisations to develop their business. Repayable grants from $50,000 up to $250,000 can be used for a range of activities as described in the BID Guidelines publication below.

Opened

 

Special Interest

 

 

 

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Automotive Supplier Diversification Program

The Automotive Supplier Diversification Program (ASDP) is currently open for applications. State Government funding of up to $11.65 million to 2017-18 will be provided to support eligible automotive supply chain companies to diversify and secure alternative revenue streams for a sustainable future.

Opened

 

Defence Industry Change Plan

he Defence Industry Change Plan provides realistic recommendations, the setting of achievable goals, facilitation of closer connections to market players and providing access to new ideas and technologies.

Opened

 

Photonics Catalyst Program

Supporting the development of innovative photonic products such as sensors, lasers and optical fibres through unique collaborations between South Australian manufacturers, researchers, end-users and government.

Opened

 

Venture Capital

 

 

 

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Venture Capital Limited Partnerships

Fund managers seeking to raise a new venture capital fund of at least $10 million for investing in Australian businesses with assets of up to $250 million may be able to register the fund as a VCLP.

Opened

 

 

Updated by RDAB regularly

Grants Finders

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Building Better Regions Fund

This Australian Government program provides funding assistance to not-for-profit organisations, local government or incorporated associations for infrastructure and community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger communities in regional Australia. There are two streams - The Infrastructure Projects Stream and The Community Investments Stream opening on January the 18th 2017.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.
You can apply for a minimum grant amount of $20,000 and a maximum grant amount of $10 million on a dollar for dollar basis. Projects must be completed by 31 December 2019, with applications opening on 18 January 2017 and close on 28 February 2017.

The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.
The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects it is expected that most grants will be under $100,000. Applications up to $20,000 do not require matching funding, however projects with multiple stakeholders and some level of cash or in-kind contribution will strengthen your application.
You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019. Applications open on 18 January 2017 and close on 31 March 2017.
Both streams are looking for projects or proposals that are ‘ready to go’, are well researched, supported by key stakeholders, and offers value for the community and government investment.
For more information on eligibility of proposals and regional information to support your application please contact Craig Grocke on 8563 3603 or email craig@barossa.org.au or go online Here