Business

Indigenous Business Support During Covid19

Funder:  Federal – Indigenous Business Australia

Grant Background: Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is offering Indigenous business relief packages for eligible Indigenous businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19, including Indigenous business which are not already IBA customers. This relief package has been designed in collaboration with the National Indigenous Australians Agency to respond to the immediate challenges Indigenous businesses are facing.

This package includes:

  • Business Impact Assessment:  Access to specialist advice to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including a rapid assessment of your business positioning, cash flow management and assistance to access available stimulus measures from Federal, State/Territories.
  • Working capital assistance:  Working capital assistance (assessed on a needs basis), which may consist of:
    • A loan to assist with working capital needs, with a term of up to 5 years, no repayments for the first 12 months, and preferential interest rates;
    • A loan coupled with a capped grant component to assist with ongoing fixed costs, purchase of equipment and generating revenue.

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Business

Commercial Refrigerator Rebate

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: Thinking about buying a new commercial fridge? An energy efficient refrigerator can save you hundreds of dollars on your power bills every year.

Eligible small businesses can get a NSW government rebate for new plug-in commercial fridges and freezers. Fridges available for the rebate are chosen from the list of commercial refrigerators on the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Regulator’s online database.

You can up claim up to five rebates under the program. The rebate is calculated based on the estimated energy consumption over the lifetime of the fridge.

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International
Business

COALAR Grant Round

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs

Grant Background: COALAR’s Grant Round seeks applications for projects that can be undertaken between the period: 1 March 2022 and 28 February 2023 in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

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Manufacturing
Business

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Collaboration stream

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with:

  • business-to-business collaboration at their core and/or
  • business-to-research collaboration at their core.

This stream will catalyse long-term transformation in the National Manufacturing Priority areas. It will focus private and public investment to help create the environment and incentives for Australian manufacturers to:

  • collaborate
  • scale up
  • move towards higher value added activities
  • become more competitive.

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Business, Community

International Relations Grants Program Australia-Indonesia Institute 2021

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs

Grant Background: The International Relations Grants Program aims to promote institutional, community and people connections and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals.

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • strengthened bilateral relationships in areas of mutual interest with particular countries and regions,
  • international networks, collaboration and connections between institutions and communities to build understanding, trust and influence,
  • enhanced Australian international reputation and reach through the promotion of our economic, creative and cultural, sporting, innovation and science, and education assets, and
  • increased understanding of Australians of the cultures and opportunities in each of these countries.

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Community
Business, Community

International Relations Grants Program Australia-ASEAN Council 2021

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs

Grant Background: The International Relations Grants Program aims to promote institutional, community and people connections and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian Government’s international policy goals.

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • strengthened bilateral relationships in areas of mutual interest with particular countries and regions,
  • international networks, collaboration and connections between institutions and communities to build understanding, trust and influence,
  • enhanced Australian international reputation and reach through the promotion of our economic, creative and cultural, sporting, innovation and science, and education assets, and
  • increased understanding of Australians of the cultures and opportunities in each of these countries.

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Tech Science Communication
Business, Community, Rural & Regional

Smart Places Acceleration Programme

Funder:  NSW – Planning

Grant Background: The purpose of the Smart Places Acceleration Program is for the NSW Government to partner with place owners to co-invest in smart place initiatives and solutions across metropolitan and regional NSW.

The program will:

  • support economic and community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • encourage partnerships with and co-investment from local councils and industry to deliver smart place initiatives
  • support progress and implementation of the NSW Smart Places Strategy and
  • ensure NSW remains the leading state in implementing smart places initiatives.

The program will accelerate the adoption of smart technologies and capabilities that can, for example, lead to better use of infrastructure, service delivery efficiencies and better customer outcomes across the state.

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Business

Small Business Fees & Charges Rebate

Funder:  NSW – Service

Grant Background: If you are a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates.

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Science
Business, Health

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund:

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

 Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund:

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).

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Military
Business

Strategic Policy Grants

Funder:  Federal – Defence

Grant Background: The Strategic Policy Grants Program is a mechanism for Defence to support independent research, events and activities to shape the public Australian strategic debate, with a focus on Defence issues, and support and enhance Defence’s strategic policy advice.

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