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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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The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change (IRCC) Community Grants Program

Funding body: NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

Closing date: 31/01/2020

The NSW Government is investing in community-led adaptation projects that deliver positive social, environmental and economic outcomes, while supporting community participation, preparation and resilience to climate change impacts.

The Increasing Resilience to Climate Change Community Grants program supports the objectives of NSW Climate Change Policy Framework by enabling communities and individuals to be better prepared and be more resilient to climate change impacts.

The Community Grants program has been established to support projects that help communities to take action and manage climate change impacts by being able to better plan, prepare for, and respond to heatwaves, storms, floods, drought and bushfires, to increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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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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Mantana Foundation for Young People Funding

Funding body: Mantana Foundation

Funding is available for organisations that focus on youth programs that assist with school retention and increased education, employments skills as well as social and community connectedness.

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Cyber Security Small Business Program

Funding body: Australian Government - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

The Cyber Security Small Business Program assists eligible small businesses access cyber security advice and services from trusted industry providers.

Under the program individual grants of up to $2100 will be available to eligible small businesses to cover 50 per cent of the cost of having their cyber security tested by approved service providers, from the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST ANZ). Support from CREST ANZ will allow small businesses to understand their cyber security risk, and take proactive action to secure their digital assets, allowing them to take full advantage of the economic opportunities of Australia’s digital economy.

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Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

Funding body: Department of Veterans' Affairs

Closing date: 31/03/2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial year under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (the program).

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Regional Arts Fund

Funding body: Australian Government

The Regional Arts Fund provides approximately $3.4 million per year to support artists and communities in regional and remote areas. Funds can be used to:

  • encourage and support sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities;
  • develop partnerships and networks which leverage support for projects and encourage ongoing collaboration;
  • develop audiences and broaden community engagement with the arts; and
  • increase employment, professional development opportunities and profile of regional and remote artists.

The program funds is a mix of quick-response and community grants.

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Incubator Support Initiative – New and Existing Incubators

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, through:

  • delivering high quality services to start-ups to improve their chances of commercial success in international markets
  • partnering with first-generation migrant and refugee support organisations to assist migrant and refugee founders to establish their business both nationally and internationally
  • assisting start-ups with a regional focus to expand and scale their business.

The Incubator Support Initiative offers skilled facilitators – Regional Incubator Facilitators (RIFs) who can assist potential applicants, particularly in regional areas, to access funding.

The RIFs provide assistance to incubators by providing advice, mentoring, specialist expertise and can help broker partnerships between start-up incubators and migrant and refugee organisations.

We also assist you to access public data through the DataStart program and will promote start-ups through case studies on the portal.

Funding is also available under the other Incubator Support component: Expert in Residence.

The Incubator Support Initiative is one of 4 elements that form the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

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Festivals Australia

Funding body: Department of Communications and the Arts

Closing date: 18/10/2019

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.

The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.

Please note: Festivals Australia will only fund a single project at a festival, not a range of unrelated activities across a festival program.

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2020 NSW Women’s Week Grants

Funding body: NSW Government

Start date: 09/10/2019

Closing date: 06/11/2019

The NSW Government is encouraging not-for-profit community organisations and local councils within NSW to apply for a grant to hold events and activities that celebrate women during NSW Women’s Week between 2 – 8 March 2020.

NSW Women’s Week provides local organisations with an opportunity to give back by delivering education, mentoring and participation activities that benefit local women and girls. Women across NSW make important contributions at work, in our families, communities and neighbourhoods.

Grant funding will comprise of grants of up to $5,000 each.

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