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Veteran and Community Grants

Funding body: Australian Federal Government

Start date: 20/02/2018

Closing date: 28/02/2019

 The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The expected outcomes of the Program are to:

  • Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the veteran community;
  • Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places

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Bin Trim Rebates Program

Funding body: EPA NSW

Program snapshot

Category:  Business Recycling Program

Amounts: Rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 covering up to 50% of the capital cost of recycling equipment.

Eligibility: Businesses with up to 400 full time equivalent employees, and facility managers and small-scale recyclers responsible for managing the waste of small to medium-sized businesses.

Contact: 131 555 or

Status: Applications are open

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority

Aims: To increase workplace recycling, Waste Less, Recycle More provides small and medium-sized businesses with rebates covering up to 50% of the cost of small-scale, on-site recycling equipment.

How to apply: Contact a Bin Trim assessor to get a free waste assessment. The Bin Trim assessor can determine whether your business is eligible for a rebate based on the contents of your waste bin.

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Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Scholarships Program

Funding body: NSW Government

The scholarships go beyond financial assistance, with the Department of Education supporting scholarship recipients throughout their studies by linking them with mentoring programs and other support.

The program will link students with an appropriate mentor for the duration of their studies.

An increase in Aboriginal early childhood teachers will help ensure that Aboriginal perspectives are embedded in early childhood education, and that preschools are welcoming and inclusive places for all children.

Up to 15 scholarships will be awarded every year from 2018 to 2020.

Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of up to $20,000 to complete a four-year equivalent bachelor level early childhood education teaching qualification (or similar).

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Small Business Grant

Funding body: NSW Government

Start date: 01/07/2015

Closing date: 01/07/2019

The Small Business Grant is a key priority of the New South Wales Government.

The grant is designed to encourage the nearly 650,000 small businesses in New South Wales that do not pay payroll tax to hire new employees and expand their business.

The grant amount is $2,000 payable per full time equivalent position as at the anniversary date.

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Tech Vouchers

Funding body: NSW Department of Industry

TechVouchers encourages research collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP) delivery partners.

Through TechVouchers, SMEs can be connected with an expert in a relevant field of research and embark on an innovative joint research project. The program also enables access to high tech instruments and facilities that would otherwise be difficult to access.

TechVouchers will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible NSW companies for amounts up to $15,000. All funding must be matched in cash by the SME.

Priority is given to companies that:

  • have not engaged with universities or other public sector research organisations in the past
  • have not been working with research organisations for more than two years
  • have an existing relationship with a research organisation and can demonstrate that receiving a TechVoucher will result in transformative improvement in the existing collaboration.

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2019 Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Grants

Start date: 05/01/2019

Closing date: 15/02/2019

The Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) is committed to high-quality health services in Rural and Remote Australia and is pleased to announce the 2019 Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Grants, in conjunction with the National Rural Health Alliance and CRANAplus.

The Grant is intended to assist rural and remote nurses and midwives to offset the costs of undertaking Continuing Professional Development. The grant is designed to enable nurses and midwives with strong links to rural and remote communities to:

  • upskill;
  • provide quality care; and
  • meet the heath service needs of their communities.

Applications are open to Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Midwives who are commencing a program of study or course to gain new skills and broaden their knowledge. The grant will be awarded based on assessment against the selection criteria detailed in the Guidelines.

Half of the total amount will be paid at the commencement of study, which will be required to start within 12 months of being offered a grant, and the balance will be paid on successful completion of the course.

The CWAA is pleased to work with the National Rural Health Alliance and CRANAplus to offer this program for a second year in 2019.

Applications open: 1 January 2019
Applications close: 5.00 pm (AEDT), Friday, 15 February 2019 (late or incomplete applications will not be accepted).

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Minimum Viable Product NSW

Funding body: NSW Government

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) grants support promising pre-revenue startups to progress from proof of concept to a minimum viable product stage. The grants can help startups to engage with a potential business customer or channel to market and create innovative solutions that address industry needs or market gaps.

Grants of up to $25,000 is available to cover up to 50% of approved project costs.

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Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)

Funding body: Regional Arts NSW

Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice and could not be planned for. Opportunities that have been organised by the applicant or have involved an application process will not be accepted. The program is intended to:

  • support professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers involved in community programs that will increase their knowledge, skills and experience
  • support skills and or arts development for individuals and groups in regional communities through the employment of arts and cultural workers to conduct workshops, seminars and forums.

Quick Response Grants are offered on a quarterly basis. There is no deadline for applications, which may be made as required, although applications are processed on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Applicants MUST speak to the Funding Manager at Regional Arts NSW before applying (see contact details below). Decisions will be advised within 5 working days of receipt.

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The Smart Farms Small Grants Program

The Smart Farms Small Grants program is a $55 million competitive small grants program over several rounds to support the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity.

The program aims to protect, conserve and provide for the productive use of Australia’s water, soil, plants and animals.

Applications for Round 2 close 11th January 2019 at 11.30pm.

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Small Business Rebate – Safety

Funding body: NSW Government

The small business rebate provides a rebate to small business owners when they implement solutions for safety problems in their workplace.

Rebates of up to $500 are available when purchasing eligible safety items.

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