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R & D Tax Incentive


Provides a tax offset for some of a company’s cost of doing eligible research and development (R&D) activities by reducing a company’s income tax liability. Tax offsets of 43.5% or 38.5% are available for costs incurred on eligible activities depending on a company’s annual aggregated turnover. The 43.5% benefit is a refundable offset.

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Manufacturing Efficiency Funding

Funding body: NSW Government

Start date: 22/02/2019

Closing date: 30/06/2019


The NSW Government is offering over $16 million in funding to help manufacturing businesses save energy and money.

The funding will help you:

  • upgrade energy monitoring systems
  • replace or retrofit old, inefficient equipment
  • install new energy efficient equipment
  • improve manufacturing processes.

There are two funding offers available.  Funding offers may change in future rounds, so get your application in!

 

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NSW Regional Business Power Infrastructure Upgrade Program (RBPIUP)

Funding body: NSW Government


Does your business need an electrical infrastructure upgrade to maximise growth? Help is available from the NSW Government.

Applications are open for the pilot NSW Regional Business Power Infrastructure Upgrade Program (RBPIUP) to help businesses to overcome electrical infrastructure impediments and boost growth.

The pilot program is targeted at regional businesses with projects that have the potential to result in substantial job growth and that will benefit the local economy and other businesses in their area.

 

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Export Capability Building Program NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


The NSW Government has launched the Export Capability Building Program to provide assistance to exporters across New South Wales.

It is aimed at businesses seeking to initiate export activities or export-ready businesses looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains.

The core of the program is a series Introduction to exporting workshops aimed to increase your business’ export-readiness, export labs where in depth discussions are held on a key trade issue and country briefings which examine a significant overseas market.

The program will also include a number of informative webinars on topical issue for exporters, such as the recent Japanese and Korean free trade agreements.

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CSIRO Kick-Start


Provides Australian start-ups and small to medium enterprises with matched funding of up to $50,000 to access CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

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Building Partnerships NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


Provides NSW technology startups with up to 35% of approved project costs to a maximum of $100,000 to create marketing opportunities for an enabling technology which addresses a compelling industry need or market gap.

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Go NSW Equity Fund

Funding body: NSW Government


An initiative under the NSW Government’s Jobs for NSW program to provide capital funding through investment to support growing business.

 

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Emerging Businesses – Various Funding Opportunities

Funding body: NSW Government - Jobs for NSW


Emerging and fast-growth small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that have strong growth are the powerhouses of the NSW economy. While many new businesses start up each year in NSW, relatively few scale up to become key economic players. This is why we’re creating an ecosystem where high-potential SMEs can get the support and funding they need to reach their potential.

Accelerating Growth Loans are direct loans from Jobs for NSW for emerging fast-growth SMEs that are scaling quickly and creating jobs in NSW, but face barriers in accessing finance from traditional lenders.

Funding available

Direct loans ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 are available to eligible businesses at a fixed interest rate of 9.2% for the term of the loan.

Jobs for NSW does not require the loan to be secured by personal assets such as residential property. As part of the standard terms and conditions, Jobs for NSW will place a general security over the current and future assets of the business.

Regional Growth Loans are direct, interest-free loans for emerging and fast-growth SMEs in regional NSW that are scaling quickly and creating jobs, but face barriers in accessing finance from traditional lenders.

Regional Growth Loans are for businesses who are creating jobs specifically in areas outside of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Funding available

Direct loans ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 are available to businesses with no interest payable. Jobs for NSW does not require the loan to be secured by personal assets such as residential property. As part of the standard terms and conditions, Jobs for NSW will place a general security over the current and future assets of the business.

Strategic Growth Loans are flexible, direct loans for emerging and fast-growth SMEs that are scaling quickly and creating jobs, but face barriers in accessing finance from traditional lenders.

Funding available

Direct loans ranging from over $500,000 to $1,200,000 are available to businesses with flexibility in payment terms including the flexibility of multiple advances.

Loans are offered over a term of four (4) years and at an interest rate of 9.2%. Jobs for NSW does not require the loan to be secured by personal assets such as residential property. As part of the standard terms and conditions, Jobs for NSW will place a general security over the current and future assets of the business.

Loan Guarantees are offered in partnership with an Australian authorised financial institution. Jobs for NSW will act as a Guarantor for up to 50% of the loan (up to $5 million of the loan amount), for businesses who are unable to access the full quantum needed to enable business expansion.

Businesses must have revenue of $3 million or more to apply, and can be located in both regional and metropolitan NSW.

 

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Apprentices and Trainees Payroll Tax Rebate NSW

Funding body: NSW Government


A payroll tax rebate is available for employers in NSW who employ apprentices and new entrant trainees.

The rebate works as a payroll tax offset based on the wages you’ve paid to apprentices and new entrant trainees. The rebate can be claimed monthly or annually as part of the monthly returns and annual reconciliation.

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Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

Funding body: Australian Federal Government


The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides:

  • a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities
  • a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent’s home to take up or retain an Australian apprenticeship.

The incentive payments are based on a skills shortage list of trades as well as a set of high priority occupations.

The incentive payments to employers are based on the apprenticeship certificate level completed. The majority of incentive payments are one-off and paid annually at the end of the year. Payments range from $750 to $4,000, depending on the incentive. Payments to offer apprenticeship opportunities to apprentices with a disability are paid weekly.

The Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) is a weekly payment to the apprentice that starts at $77.17 each week in the first year of the apprenticeship and reduces to $25 each week in the third year.

Free advice and support is available to both employers and apprentices through the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers.

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