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Business, Rural & Regional

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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Community, Rural & Regional

Murray–Darling Basin Economic Development Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 3) is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

The third round of the program is open to 38 eligible communities impacted by water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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Innovation
Business

Boosting Australia’s Diesel Storage Program

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The Boosting Australia’s Diesel Storage Program is part of the Government’s 10-year comprehensive fuel security package to increase Australia’s resilience to fuel supply disruptions, secure sovereign refining capability, and keep fuel prices low for consumers.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • provide matched funding to industry to construct new diesel storage that will result in an estimated 780ML of additional diesel storage being kept onshore. This quantity is estimated to be required for industry to meet the proposed minimum stockholding obligation by 2024
  • support job creation in local industries.

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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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Women

Women’s Leadership and Development Program Project Grants

Funder:  Federal – Prime Minister & Cabinet

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting entities to apply for grant funding under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) Project Grants to deliver a range of projects specifically for Australian women.

Additional funding over 2020-21 to 2023-24 was announced in the 2020-21 Budget as part of the 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement to expand the WLDP to introduce a new women’s job creation priority area and boost existing priority areas.

The objective of the WLDP is to improve outcomes for Australian women in six key focus areas: women’s job creation; women’s economic security; women’s workforce participation; women’s leadership; women’s safety; and international engagement.

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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, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Industry Recovery Package – Sector Development Grants

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The Bushfire Industry Recovery Package offers Sector Development Grants to support the medium to long-term recovery and resilience of forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries in NSW impacted by the bushfires from 31 August 2019. Funding is available for projects focussing on:

  • job creation and retention
  • that increase value-add production,
  • support supply-chain efficiencies,
  • product diversification
  • and market expansion.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • create jobs
  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future

For Round 4 there is a total of $200 million available to support drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investments Stream – Round 4 – Drought Support

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The $841.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • create jobs
  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future

For Round 4 there is a total of $200 million available to support drought-affected regions by targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

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Rural & Regional

1,000 Jobs Package Grant

Funder:  Federal – Prime Minister & Cabinet

Grant Background: The Australian Government is subsidising 1,000 new jobs for Community Development Program participants in remote Australia to support economic development.

Tranche One of the 1,000 Jobs Package grant funding round will provide an initial opportunity for up to 100 new jobs to be created.

Positions must be:

  • New and ongoing
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • At least 15 hours per week on average

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