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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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Entrepreneurs Program


The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity.

The programme offers support to businesses through four elements:

  • Accelerating Commercialisation — helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.
  • Business Management — provides access to a national network of experienced business advisers and facilitators to assist you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth and collaboration opportunities in order to increase your business’s capability to trade in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries.
  • Incubator Support — assists new and existing incubators to improve the prospects of Australian start-ups achieving commercial success in international markets, through helping them to develop their business capabilities.
  • Innovation Connections — experienced Innovation Facilitators work with your business to identify knowledge gaps that are preventing your business growth. The outcome is an Innovation Facilitation Report.

Practical support for businesses includes:

  • advice from people with relevant private sector experience
  • co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services
  • funding to take advantage of business improvement and growth opportunities
  • connection and collaboration opportunities.

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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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$500 My Place is Ace Grant

Funding body: Port Macquarie Hastings Council


The $500 My Place is Ace grant has been created to give community members an opportunity to come up with a place making idea and develop the idea into reality.  All you have to do is come up with a cool idea to make your community a better place for all, and tell us about it. Each month we will be giving away $500 to kick start a great idea.  Please note this is for the Port Macquarie Hastings area.

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Automotive Transformation Scheme

Funding body: Australian Government


The Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS) commenced on 1 January 2011 and will run until 31 December 2020. It aims to encourage competitive investment, innovation and economic sustainability in the Australian automotive industry.

The ATS will achieve this in a way that:

  • improves environmental outcomes and
  • promotes the development of workforce skills.

Through the scheme, participants can claim assistance for:

  • 50% of the value of eligible investment in research and development
  • 15% of the value of eligible investment in plant and equipment, and
  • allowable production of motor vehicles, engines and engine components for local and export markets (Motor Vehicle Producers only).

Applications for registration in the ATS is open to:

  • Australian Motor Vehicle Producers (MVPs)
  • Australian Automotive Component Producers (ACPs)
  • Australian Automotive Machine Tool and Automotive Tooling Producers (AMTPs)
  • Australian Automotive Service Providers (ASPs).

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Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF)

Funding body: Australian Government


The Australian Government has established a $501.25 million Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) with $250 million of Commonwealth capital and $251.25 million private sector capital.

The BTF is an equity co-investment venture capital program announced in the National Innovation and Science Agenda that:

  • supports commercialisation of biomedical discoveries in Australia; and
  • helps translate biomedical discoveries into high growth potential companies to deliver long term health benefits and national economic outcomes.

Funding is available through three private sector venture capital fund managers, which are investing in companies with promising biomedical innovations with commercial potential.

AusIndustry is delivering the BTF on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.

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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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My Community Project

Funding body: NSW Government

Closing date: 15/05/2019


Have you got a great idea to improve your local community? It might be new playground equipment or sports facilities for the kids, paths or ramps to improve access, an art installation to rejuvenate an empty space or a community transport service.

Grants between $20,000 and $200,000 are available.

Your idea could receive funding through My Community Project and now is the time to apply.   Visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/improving-nsw/projects-and-initiatives/my-community-project/ for further details.

 

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FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Closing date: 14/05/2019


$100,000 in Youth Innovation Grants available.  Make a change – apply now!

In 2019, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas. The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2019.

For more information visit https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/heywire-youth-innovation

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