Grants & Funding Opportunities

We have complied a number of grants open now. Check out the list below for some funding inspiration:

The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program supports the recovery efforts of communities in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) affected by the 2019–20 bushfires. Close date extended to 5pm on 6 October 2021.

Live Music Australia Program: This program aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. Round 2: Opens December 2021 and closes February 2022.

Export assistance grant: An export assistance grant of up to $10,000 is available to eligible NSW businesses impacted by COVID-19, bushfires or drought, to help you access new global markets or re-enter old ones. For eligibility criteria and to apply, visit Apply for an export assistance grant.

Bushfire Legal Aid Scheme: This program aims to provide support for small businesses and primary producers affected by the 2019-20 bushfires. The program provides: – An Early Resolution Assistance (ERA) approval of $2,000 in professional fees is available for legal services. – Up to an additional $5,000 is available for disbursements. Find more information here

Bushfire Industry Recovery Package – Supply Chain Support Grants (Forestry): This program aims to provide financial assistance to forestry businesses impacted by the bushfires from 31 August 2019 to assist with the cost of burnt timber storage, haulage of burnt timber from out of area forests, nursery expansion and measures to improve soil stabilisation, road construction and groundcover recovery in fire impacted Private Native Forests (PNF). The submission of claims for haulage activities has been extended from 19 June 2021 until 17 June 2022.

Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant: This program seeks to to support small businesses and not-for-profit organisations directly impacted by the NSW Storms and Floods from 10 March 2021 onwards (AGRN 960) in defined disaster areas agreed between the Commonwealth and states. Applications close at 11:59pm on 15 October 2021.

Strengthening Business provides access to experts who’ll will work with you to make your business stronger, more resilient and better prepared for the future. They’ll work with you to develop a roadmap, and strengthen your business systems, operations and strategies. Additionally they’ll connect you to services you need to achieve your business goals. Close date: 31 Mar 2022 05:00 PM AEDT.

NSW Rural Assistance Authority – Special Disaster Grants (Primary Producers): This program aims to provide a grant to primary producers to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of primary production enterprises that have suffered direct damage as a result of the eligible disaster. Closes 31 Oct 2021.

Regional Events Acceleration Fund ProgramThis program aims to support the social and economic recovery of the NSW regions and help organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and supports existing regional events to grow even bigger and better. Submissions close 5:00PM 17 December 2021.

COVID-19 National: Business, Non-Profits – Recovery for Regional Tourism Program: This program aims to support nine tourism regions which are heavily reliant on international tourism, as part of the $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund to support regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Applications from eligible entities opened on 30 November 2020 and will close on 30 September 2021.

Dine & Discover NSW Voucher scheme: The NSW Government has EXTENDED the voucher scheme to encourage the community to support hospitality, arts and tourism businesses. Eligible businesses can now register for the scheme. For more information, visit Dine & Discover NSW.

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