Manufacturing
Business

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund supports manufacturers by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling to:

  • adopt new technologies
  • encourage innovation
  • become more productive and competitive in the market and
  • create more jobs.

The program aims to support small to medium manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) through:

  • investment in transformative manufacturing technology and processes
  • jobs growth and a more highly skilled workforce in the manufacturing sector.

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International
Business

Australia-India Council Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-India Council (AIC) seeks to advance Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India.

The objectives of the AIC 2020 Grant Program are:

  • support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and India during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits. In this context, the round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19. The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of India during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • raise awareness of Australia in India, and of India in Australia, in a way that encourages further growth in relations between the two countries, including in the trade and investment relationship;
  • promote exchange and collaboration between Australian and Indian organisations in fields of relevance to the bilateral economic partnership;
  • deliver high quality programs that demonstrate Australia’s economic credentials and technical excellence to influential audiences in India;
  • seek community involvement in, and private sector support for Australian engagement with India including by encouraging corporate investment in collaborations that advance Australia-India relations; and
  • promote examples of a successful bilateral relationship.

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Intenational
Business, Community

COALAR Special Grant Round 2020-2021

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Council on Latin America (COALAR) grant round is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s international relations ongoing grants project.

The objectives of the program are to promote people-to-people links and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support of the Australian government’s international policy goals.

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Agriculture, Business, Rural & Regional

Rural Financial Counselling Service Programme

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open and competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Rural Financial Counselling Services Program in the 12 predefined service regions from 2021–22 to 2023–24. Applicants may apply for more than one service region, including across different states.

The RFCS Program is an Australian Government initiative that provides free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

The vision for the 2021 to 2024 RFCS Program is to empower clients to take control of their financial situation and cultivate financially capable primary producers that are profitable, self-reliant and resilient.

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Business

Regional Job Creation Fund

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The Regional Job Creation Fund supports regional investment and job creation by offering up to $10 million in co-funding to activate or bring forward regional projects in engine, enabling or emerging engine industries. Examples of eligible projects could include the:

  • replacement, upgrade or adaptation of plant and equipment at an existing regional NSW business
  • establishment of an additional production line for an existing regional NSW business
  • onshoring of activity currently done overseas to a regional NSW location
  • development of new regional tourism experiences and visitor attractions
  • relocation of a business operation from out of state to regional NSW.

The Regional Job Creation Fund’s focus is to co-fund projects creating at least five sustainable regional jobs.

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Agriculture
Business, Tourism & Events

Wine Tourism & Cellar Door Grant

Funder:  Wine Australia

Grant Background: The Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant program has been introduced to support producers who add value by encouraging visitors to wine regions, and thereby encourage wine tourism. Wine producers will be able to access an annual grant reflective of their eligible physical cellar door sales.

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Science
Business, Education

National Science Week Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences, occurring in August each year. National Science Week 2021 will be held 14-22 August 2021. National Science Week provides the opportunity for community participation in high profile science engagement activities across the nation.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support diverse local organisations and government to work together on science engagement activities that have been adapted to local needs
  • inspire wide community participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

National Science Week provides the opportunity to:

  • increase community participation in science engagement activities
  • celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world

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International
Business, Community

Australia Cultural Diplomacy Grant

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: Cultural diplomacy plays a vital role in international relations, offering unique opportunities to foster mutual understanding and build relationships.

The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia’s cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Through cultural diplomacy initiatives, DFAT strengthens Australia’s influence, reputation, reach and relationships overseas.

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Business

Australia Japan Foundation Grant Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) seeks to advance Australia’s engagement with Japan by supporting people-to-people linkages; amplifying and shifting perceptions of Australia in Japan to reflect contemporary Australia; and facilitating the promotion of the inventive, innovative capabilities that Australia brings to Australia-Japan collaborations across broad and ever sophisticated sectors. The AJF also seeks to bring to the fore, awareness of the ongoing vital importance of Australia and Japan on each other’s foreign and trade policies by facilitating informed discussions.

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Science
Business

Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Industry

Grant Background: Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC) Grants provide funding for collaborations to solve industry identified problems. The grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations.

Projects must:

  • develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver real outcomes
  • benefit small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • include education and training activities

You can use the funding to cover costs directly related to your project including:

  • new research
  • proof of concept activities
  • pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
  • industry-focused education and training activities
  • conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
  • information sharing and communications related to the research

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