Grants

The Australian Government offers a wide range of grant opportunities across all sectors of the economy.  Some of the key grant programs are listed below but please note that this is not a complete list.

In order to ensure you are kept up to date with grant opportunities for your organisation, you can register at GrantConnect – the Australian Government’s central grants portal – by going to grants.gov.au.

You may also want to subscribe to regular updates at the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub communitygrants.gov.au/grants.

For a broader range of state government, local council, business and philanthropic grants, you may want to review the Grants Hub which can be found at thegrantshub.com.au.

2021-22 Pre-Budget Submissions

The Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer calls for submissions from individuals, businesses and community groups on their views regarding priorities for the 2021-22 Budget.

Community Grants Hub

Subscribe to regular updates at the Australian Government’s Community Grants Hub.

GrantConnect

In order to ensure you are kept up to date with grant opportunities for your organisation, you can register at GrantConnect, the Australian Government’s central grants portal.

Driver Reviver Site Upgrade Program

Owners of Driver Reviver locations across the nation can now apply for a share of $7.3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their life-saving rest sites.

Government Business Grants

Here you’ll find the latest business grants where you can search for what might be most appropriate for your enterprise.

Arts

The Office for the Arts has a range of funding programs to support Australia’s arts community.

Please check the website for all the current opportunities.

Agricultural Shows and Field Days

The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will provide operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days that cancel their scheduled show or agricultural field days in 2020 because of COVID-19.

Australia Council

The Australia Council for the Arts offers a range of arts grant rounds.

Please check the website for current grants opportunities.

Australian Heritage

Funding can be used for a range of activities to protect and strengthen the natural, historic and cultural values of a site, or to enhance visitor experiences that encourage people to share our national heritage treasures.

Building Better Regions Fund

The Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

Check the website for more information and for updates on opportunities as they arise.

Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants

Men’s sheds, conservation groups, community organisations, not-for-profits and traditional owners can now apply for grants through the Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program to undertake on-ground recovery actions which will benefit their local environment.

How to apply: www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/bushfire-recovery/open-grant-program

Energy Efficient Communities Program

High energy using businesses will be supported by the Morrison Government to identify and capture energy efficiency opportunities that will help lower their power bills.

How to apply: www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-programs/energy-efficient-communities-program. 

Grant guidelines and application forms are available at business.gov.au, or by telephone on 13 28 46.

Drought Resilience

Through the adoption of new technology and innovative practices, this program will deliver a range of on-ground outcomes achieving benefits that meet farmers’ priorities and contribute to landscape-scale drought resilience in agriculture dependent communities.

Regional Connectivity Program

The Program will provide targeted investment in local telco infrastructure projects to maximise economic and social opportunities in regional and remote communities across the country.

How to apply: www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=2B49171A-0AAE-D898-5B85979601DA97C0

Forestry Recovery Development Fund

The Forestry Recovery Development Fund will support Australia’s forestry industries to build back better by investing in public–private partnerships that deliver innovation and industry diversification for long–term success.

How to apply: www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/forestryrecoverydevelopmentfund

National Men’s Shed Development Programme

Funded by the Morrison McCormack Government, Round 21 of the NSDP will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, wellbeing or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 and the needs of Sheds in the recovery period and beyond.

How to apply: www.mensshed.org

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports transformation in small and medium manufacturing businesses. It provides co-funded grants to transform manufacturing and to support job growth and a more highly skilled workforce. 

National Science Week

Organisations and individuals in Victoria with ideas for exciting National Science Week events for next year are being encouraged to apply for a grant to make their idea a reality.

Saluting Their Service

The Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s servicemen and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Rural Financial Counselling Service

The Australian Government is continuing its support for the RFCS by investing over $61.9 million (GST inclusive) in competitive grant funding from July 2021 to June 2024. Free financial counselling provides the best pathway to financial wellbeing and resilience for Australian primary producers who are experiencing hardship.

Stronger Communities Program

The Stronger Communities Program (SCP) provides grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.

Check the website for more information and for updates on opportunities as they arise.

Traceability Grants Program

The Traceability Grants Program encourages applications from farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies in the regional Victoria for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain.

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