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Welcome to the Julie Owens' Grants Bulletin for May 2019

Updated 22 May 2019

 

ARTS

 

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups

Funding provider: Australia Council

Amount: $10,000 - $50,000

Closing date: 2019 closing dates are: 5 February, 4 June and 1 October 2019

Grant funding to supporting practicing artists and arts workers for a range of activities including creation of new works, collaborations, exhibitions, performances, recordings, etc. Your application will be assessed on artistic merit, viability and your strategic plan to support arts in Australia.

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Career Development Grants – Individuals and Groups

Funding provider: Australia Council

Amount: $5,000 - $250,000

Closing date:

2019 closing dates are: 5 February, 4 June and 1 October 2019

Grant funding to support individuals, arts workers and groups to further develop skills needed to build an enduring career. Opportunities include professional development, forums and workshops, mentorships, etc. Applications will be assessed on the potential of the artist/group, viability and potential impact on career.

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Performer’s Trust Foundation

Funding provider: Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA)

Amount: $3,000 for an individual; or $5,000 for a group or organisation

Closing date: Ongoing (4 times per year)

The PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. Applications can be made for a variety of purposes including performances, scholarships, promotion, tuition fees, travel, accommodation, etc.

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Strategic Opportunities Program

Funding provider: Screen NSW

Amount: Over $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and focus on building capacity within the screen industry. Supported programs focus on high quality activity, engagement and participation. Their priority areas for funding are focussed on Regional NSW, Western Sydney including Aboriginal people, CALD backgrounds, disability and youth.

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Register of Cultural Organisations

Funding Provider: Department of Communications and the Arts

Amount: Application to apply for register

Closing Date: Ongoing

Register aims to strengthen the private sector support for arts and encourages Australians to contribute to the nation’s cultural life. Organisation’s principal purpose needs to focus on areas such as literature, visual arts, performing arts, film radio, design and more.

Applications can take 6-12 months, are extensive and require ongoing reporting on donations received.

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The Martens Bequest

Funding Provider: Australia Council / Perpetual Limited Grants

Amount: $50,000 paid in quarterly instalments over 2 years

Date: Opens late 2018

Scholarships to support 21 – 35 year old individuals (17-35 ballet) across various artistic pursuits including acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, prose, sculpture and singing.

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Cultural Grants - Organisations
Funding Provider: Copyright Agency (CAL)
Amount: Various
Date: Round 1 Closes 13 May 2019 and Round 2 Closes 30 September 2019

Grants for organisations to find opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key stakeholders in writing, publishing, education and visual arts. Projects can be single or up to 3 years.

You must contact Cultural Grants department before submitting your application. Full details are listed on the link below.

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Create Grants - Individuals
Funding Provider: Copyright Agency (CAL)
Amount: $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000
Date: 19 August 2019

Grants for mid-career creative writers or visual artists to develop new work. Can support living allowance or create work for publication and exhibition.

View website for details of eligibility and what your application requires.

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Create Grants
Provider: Copyright Agency
Funding Amount: $10,000 – $20,000
Closing Date: 19th August 2019

Grant for authors and visual artists to create and develop new works. Authors must have published two full length books of their own work and visual artists must have 5 years professional experience.

Ensure you read the full requirements of the grant to be eligible.

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Early Development – Screen NSW
Provider: Screen NSW
Funding Amount: Up to $50,000 (most requests between $2,000 and $20,000)
Closing Date: Ongoing

Support for development of new works for feature films, adult and children’s TV, factual documentaries, animation and more. Grant can be used for first drafts, sizzle reels, research, development, etc.

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Author, Visual Arts & Non-Fiction Writing Fellowships

Provider: Copyright Agency

Funding Amount: $80,000 each – 1 Fellowship per category

Closing Date: 23 September 2019

Various grants to support established Australian authors, non-fiction writers and visual artists to create new work for publication, performance or exhibition. 1 fellowship is on offer for both Authors, Visual Artists and Non-Fiction Writers.

Click here for Author Fellowship

Click here for Visual Artist Fellowship

Click here for Non Fiction Writers Fellowship

 

The New Chapter

Provider: The Wheeler Centre

Funding Amount: 10 Grants of $15,000

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

Grants program for writers to support stories that aren’t being published. Applications can be received by a variety of individuals – even if you haven’t published works before.

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With One Voice Community Choir Start Up Grants

Provider: Creativity Australia

Funding Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: 30 June 2019

Grant funding to support the establishment of new community choirs. Please read the information kit for the choir format, ongoing involvement and running costs.

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COMMUNITIES

 

Awesome Foundation Grant

Funding provider: The Awesome Foundation

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing date: Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation “love turning awesome thoughts into awesome deeds in this awesome city of ours”. Applications which focus on making Sydney a more awesome place are their favourite kind. Every month they award a $1,000 no-strings-attached grant to the most awesome application.

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IGA Community Chest

Funding provider: IGA Supermarkets

Amount: Various

Closing date: Ongoing

If you are looking for funding for a local project or equipment for your organisation, consider contacting your local IGA Supermarket and asking their support through their Community Chest program. Applications can be made at any time!

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Community Grants Program - Various

Funding provider: Parramatta City Council

Amount: $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Visit City of Parramatta Council Community Grants Program to view their open and ongoing grant programs across various groups.

Small + Sport and Recreation + Social Enterprise Grants provide funding of up to $2,000 each and are open all year round with the following closing dates 1st February, 3rd May, 2nd August and 1st November.

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Easy Grants

Funding provider: BankWest Foundation

Amount: $200 to $1,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Monthly program offered by Bankwest. 40 grants per month go to public vote. Top 6 grants receive $1,000. Remaining applications receive $200. Representative and/or organisation must be an active Bankwest customer. View website for full entry criteria.

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Transition to Independent Living Allowance

Funding provider: Department of Social Services

Amount: Up to $1,500

Closing date: Ongoing

Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people (15-25 years) cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care. TILA is also for young people who continue to live with their foster carers after their care order expires. The payment can be used to buy items such as a fridge or couch, pay for counselling, education and training courses, medical expenses, a drivers licence or any other items or services agreed between the young person and their case worker.

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Google Ad Grants

Funding Provider: Google

Amount: $10,000 In Kind Ad Words Advertising Each Month

Closing date: Ongoing

Google will help eligible organisations increase their online presence by enhancing Google search results. Organisations must have a current charity status and apply online.

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Mazda Foundation Grant Program

Funding Provider: Mazda Foundation

Amount: Not specified

Closing date: Applications to be made by 31 March and 30 September each year

Grant program to support organisations with community advancement, education, development of technology and protection of the environment.

The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation currently has two priority areas of focus, being:

Priority 1 – Support for children with physical and/or mental disability or their carers.

Priority 2 – Support for elderly people suffering from mental disabilities (including dementia) or their carers.

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UCF Small Grants

Funding Provider: Universal Charitable Fund (UCF)

Amount: Up to $2,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Grants are provided to organisations that are registered with the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC), have DGR Status and have an income less than $1m. Organisations must be focussed on making an impact on education, health, building sustainable communities and/or youth in their communities.

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Application for Donations

Funding Provider: The Hills Shire Council

Amount: Various Levels (see below)

Closing Date: 20th June 2019

One off donation in 12 month period for not for profit and incorporated organisations over 4 separate categories:

Cultural & Community Service: Limit of $1,000

Sports and Cultural Competition: Various for individuals and teams up to $750

Special Circumstances: No limit

Community Event & Venue Hire: No limit

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Funding for Charitable Organisations

Funding Provider: Australian Communities Foundation

Amount: Various – grants over $10,000 require a Grant Agreement

Closing Date: Ongoing

Organisations applying must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) or Deductible Gift Recipient Status to be eligible. Applications are reviewed fortnightly and there is a limit of 2 funding requests per year per organisation.

You must complete an online form and it will be shared with a potential door through an expression of interest process. Applications must be project specific and include a budget and specified outcome.

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Ignitor Fund

Funding Provider: The English Family Foundation

Amount: Up to $50,000 (up to $100,000 in special cases)

Closing Date: Ongoing

Grant program to provide support to Australian Social Enterprise change makers for their next stage development. Projects can be from a variety of areas but must have a clear objective and make a transformational, tangible and measurable impact in the community.

Organisations must have an income of less than $5,000,000, DGR status and be Australian based. Expressions of interest are considered all year round.

Click here for more information.

 

Harcourts Foundation

Funding provider: Harcourts

Amount: Not specified – Project specific

Closing date: 4 rounds: Closing dates 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December

Grant funding for small to large scale organisations to support their communities. Applications must be for a specific event, project or initiative. Priority is given to projects that have the widest community impact. Click here for more details. 

 

Women's Leadership Development Program
Provider: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Amount: Various
Closing: 28 June 2019

Funding for one off and small scale projects to improve outcomes for Australian women in the areas of economic security, workforce participation, leadership, safety and international engagement.

Applications can be made through www.grants.gov.au


Sponsorship Program – Cumberland Council
Funding Provider: Cumberland Council
Amount: 50,000
Closes: Expressions of Interest

Funding available to support local businesses and organisations for 2018/2019 financial year.

Visit the below website to put forward your expressions of interest and engage with Council on your project.

Click here for more details.


Dreams for a Better World
Funding Provider: Sun Super
Amount: $5,000 – Up to $30,000 (based on voting outcomes)
Closes: Round 2: 21 June 2019 and Round 3: 13 September 2019

Grants available for not for profit organisations based in Australia focussed on various themes:

Round 2 – Education, creation of jobs and improve financial sustainability.

Round 3 – Improve health and fitness of people of all ages and encourage people to be move active.

Ensure you read the full details of the grant for eligibility and the full voting process.

Click here for more details.


Jetstart Flying Start Grants
Funding Provider: Jetstar
Amount: $30,000 - $15,000 Cash and $15,000 Travel
Closes: 30 September 2019

Open to not for profit organisations to support enhancing the lives of people in their local communities.

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Coopers General Giving Grants
Funding Provider: Coopers
Amount: Up to $30,00
Closes: 1 June 2019

Grant for organisations with DGR Status with Australian Taxation Office. Applications must align to the values of Coopers and the focus areas of Youth Education (2019) and Aged Care/Medical Research/Health (2020).

Opportunity is available to contact the Foundation to discuss your application before you start your submission.

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Veteran and Community Grants
Funding Provider: Department of Veteran Affairs
Amount: Various
Closes: Ongoing – to February 2020

Grant to maintain and improve independence and quality of life of members of the Veteran Community. Applications can be received by Ex-Services organisations, community groups and private companies.

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Website Grants
Funding Provider: The Institute of Technology Australia and New Zealand (TITAN)
Amount: $20,000 for creation of a website
Closes: Not disclosed – Request for Expressions of Interest

Support for Not for Profits ($0.3m - $30m) to set up a “data driven website for marketing and fundraising”. TITAN will use joyful.org as the platform for the site. You must read the terms and conditions carefully and following your Expressions of Interest application, you must join a 45 minute webinar for a detailed overview of the opportunity.

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Community Grants

Funding Provider: Australian Ethical Foundation

Amount: $10,000 - $20,000

Closes: 31st May 2019

Grant funding program for grassroots community groups that focus on humanitarian, environmental and animal welfare initiatives. Organisations must have revenue less than $1.5 million. Ensure you read the full grant guidelines for eligibility.

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Social Investment Grants

Funding Provider: Community Sector Banking (Backed by Bendigo Bank)

Amount: $25,000 - $50,000

Closes: 31 May 2019

Grants for organisations to focus on building capacity in their communities. Your project must address community need. Applications from Not for Profit organisations turnover $50k - $5M

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Growing Good Gardens

Funding Provider: Yates and Life Education

Amount: 10 x $1,000 grants

Closes: 17th June 2019

Schools and youth/community groups can apply for this grants program for the design and development of a garden. You must show how your garden aligns to Life Education’s Growing Good Friends module which focusses on Nutrition, Physical Activity, Positive Relationships and Personal Safety. You must fill in the online application form and provide a clear budget for the project.

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2019 100 Women Grants Program

Funding Provider: 100 Women

Amount: 3 x up to $30,000

Closes: Expressions of Interest close 31st May 2019

Grants program to support charities with DGR Status to advance the safety, health, education and economic freedom of women and girls. Applications will be assessed and winners will be announced at a formal awards night on 1st November 2019.

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Investing in Women

Funding Provider: NSW Government / Women NSW

Amount: Tiered Grants from $25,000 to $100,000

Closes: 26th May 2019

Grant program to improve women’s financial wellbeing, health and participation. Projects can either be to explore/scope, test/grow or for replication or sustainability. Applications can be made from Not for Profit Organisations, LGA’s and industry bodies. Projects must be completed by the end of June 2010.

Projects must benefit women in one or more of the below groups:

- Women in regional NSW

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

- Young Women

- Women with Disabilities

- Older Women

- LGBTIQ

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Sydney Water – Community and Beat the Bottle Grants Programs

Funding Provider: Sydney Water

Amount: Up to $1,000 Community Grant and Up to $2,000 Beat the Bottle Grants

Closes: 31st May 2019

Community Grants

Grants program for registered associations, schools and not for profit organisations to support projects/events with local communities of Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra areas (view Sydney Water Map). Project/events must match Sydney Water values and help fix community related issues. Projects/events must be completed by June 2020.

Beat the Bottle Grants

Using Sydney Water Beat the Bottle initiative, organisations can host a clean-up event between September 2019 and March 2020. This is an opportunity for existing and new clean up organisations.

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DISABILITY

 

Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

Funding provider: Department of Health and Ageing

Amount: $583.20 (indexed)

Closing date: Ongoing

The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) is an Australian Government Scheme that provides a payment to eligible people to assist with some of the costs of their continence products. If you have permanent and severe incontinence and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident 5 years of age or older you may be eligible for CAPS.

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NABS (National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service)

Funding provider: Department of Social Services

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

NABS provides interpreters for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private health care appointments. NABS is free to people who are not eligible for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

Sign language services to Deaf Indigenous people are provided for both public and private health care appointments. Services include face to face interpreting (onsite) and video remote interpreting (online)

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Rehabilitation Appliance Program (RAP)

Funding provider: Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

If you are a Gold or White Card holder (with assessed need due to an accepted disability), you can access aids or appliances to help you maintain independence in your home through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP). Items can include diabetic supplies, mobility aids, home medical oxygen, etc.

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INDIGENOUS

 

#ContagionOfLove Community Micro-Grants

Funding provider: Black Rainbow

Amount: Up to $300

Closing date: Ongoing

Black Rainbow are currently offering community micro-grants to self-identifying LGBQTI people of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. These micro-grants are to the value of $300 and include $200 to assist with hosting Indigenous LGBQTI community events.  They also include Black Rainbow merchandise, including t-shirts. These micro-grants are funded through the sale of their t-shirts.

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Capacity Building Funding for Native Title Corporations

Funding provider: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

The Department is inviting eligible applicants to apply for Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) capacity building grant funding under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

There are three elements to this funding include 1.Increase Capacity. 2. Support for Training and 3. Support for Native Title Agreement-making.

Applications will be accepted from individual PBCs, groups of PBCs, or third parties authorised to administer funds on behalf of PBCs.  Applicants must meet other eligibility criteria outlined in the IAS Grant Guidelines and undergo financial viability checks and a risk assessment.

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Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants

Funding provider: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

Tailored Assistance Employment grants are available to provide funding support to connect working age Indigenous Australians with real and sustainable jobs, as well as support Indigenous school student’s transition from education to sustainable employment. Where funding is available, organisations will be able to apply for Tailored Assistance Employment grant funding at any time.

This open grant funding process will support services or activities that will have a positive impact on the Government’s priority area of Employment and Increased participation of Indigenous Australians.

The Department encourages applications for the funding of activities tailored to local circumstances with the involvement of Indigenous communities.

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)

Funding provider: Department of Employment

Amount: Undisclosed

Closing date: Ongoing

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. Finance for Social Enterprise: The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds explain social enterprises and the support that the SEDIF offers.

Three SEDIF fund managers were selected to offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support. The SEDIF fund managers are:

Foresters Community Finance 

Social Enterprise Finance Australia 

Social Ventures Australia  

Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs.

 

SPORT

 

Active Kids

Funding provider: Office of Sport (NSW)

Amount: Up to $100

Closing date: Ongoing

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program. From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.

The student must be a resident of NSW with a valid Medicare Card, be aged between 4.5 and 18 years and be enrolled in school (kindergarten to Year 12 including home schooling and secondary education at TAFE NSW).

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Representative Sports Grants

Funding provider: Parramatta City Council

Amount: Up to $10,000 + 25% or capped at $1,000 for participant expenses

Closing date: Ongoing

Representative Sports Grants provide funding of up to $10,000 + 25% or capped at $1,000 for participant expenses. This grant is designed to support individuals excelling at sport and representing Parramatta at a State, National or International level.

Applicants must apply at least four weeks before the sporting event start date. The assessment and approval process can take longer than four weeks resulting in applicants being notified of a funding decision after the event has occurred. All successful grant recipients are required to submit proof of competition attendance as part of the acquittal process. Recipients must acquit the application within four weeks of the competition.

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Facility Loan Scheme

Funding provider: Tennis Australia

Amount: Up to $80,000

Closing date: Ongoing

The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans. The Tennis Australia loan is to assist in shortfalls the Club may have in funding their project after other avenues of funding have been determined.

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Local Sport Champions

This grants program is to financially support athletes, coaches and officials for State, National and International championships. Funding is available between $500 and $750.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Aged 12-18 years
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Australia
  • Representing a recognised sports organisation
  • Travel must be more than 125km from the venue

You can apply for two grants in the same allocated year.

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BUSINESS

 

Minimal Viable Products Grants

Funding provider: Jobs NSW

Amount: 50% matched funding up to $25,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Funding available for start-up organisations at the pre-revenue stage. Eligible organisations must have an ABN, be based on New South Wales and ensure 80% of development be in NSW.

Visit the website for full eligibility and application process.

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Building Partnership Grants

Funding provider: Jobs NSW

Amount: Up to 35% of approved project costs up to a maximum of $100,000.

Closing date: Ongoing

Building Partnerships grants help revenue generating technology startups become the high-growth, job-creating businesses of tomorrow. Funding supports pilot projects and new marketing partnerships. Grants are available across all industry sectors, if the business is primarily focused on the development of technology, owns the relevant intellectual property, or the rights to commercialise the technology and has a relationship with a potential customer who can give feedback, or with a potential distributor willing to on-sell the technology.

Click here for more information

 

Small Business Grant

Funding Provider: Revenue NSW

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: Ongoing

Grants for small businesses in New South Wales to hire new employees and expand their business.

Click here for more information

 

Cyber Security Small Business Program

Funding provider: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Amount: Up to $2,100

Closing date: Ongoing – Will close 30 June 2020 or earlier if funds have been fully committed.

Funding for businesses with less than 19 employees for a cyber security health check for risk and areas of attention.

Click here for more information.

 

YOUTH

 

Youth Jobs PaTH

Funding provider: Jobactive

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Closing date: Ongoing

Youth Jobs PaTH is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It also supports employers to host internship placements and provides them with incentives when they take on a young person.

Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire. You can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship so you can both be sure they're the right fit for your business. You will receive $1,000 to help cover the costs and the Australian Government provides an additional $200 per fortnight on top of their income support payment and covers their insurance. If you decide to hire the young person you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive).

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Mantana Foundation for Young People Funding

Funding provider: Mantana Foundation

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing date: Ongoing

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

There are two stages for applications: 1. Preliminary Submission and 2. Detailed Submission.

Organisations must have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) statuses. View website for overall eligibility and application process.

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INTERNATIONAL

 

Incubator Grants

Funding provider: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Amount: Various – See below

Closing date: Ongoing

Grant provides funding for incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus.

New & Existing – Up to $500,000

Development of new incubators, boost effectiveness of high perming incubators and encourage use of data and data sharing.

Expert in Residence – Up to $100,000

Provide access to research, managerial and technical talent and secondments (national or international).

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