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Funding and Grants

Funding and Grants

There are a number of grant and funding opportunities that may be available to your business, project or event. Make sure you read the criteria carefully to ensure that you meet the guidelines. Some grants are highly competitive with short application time frames.

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Vinnies NSW Community Bushfire Grants

One-off grants of up to $20,000 are available for organisations in bushfire-affected areas, providing funding for recovery projects that benefit multiple people. CLOSE 23 AUGUST

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Small Business COVID 19 Grant - Reopening

If your small business or not-for-profit organisation has experienced a decline in turnover as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business recovery grant of between $500 and $3000. This grant helps small businesses meet the costs of safely reopening or up-scaling operations. This grant can only be used for purchases of eligible expenses made from 1 July 2020, and only where no other government support is available. CLOSES 16th August

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Live Music Australia

The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. CLOSES 13 SEPTEMBER

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National Bushfire Recovery - Support for Small Business

Disaster recovery grants of up to $15,000 are now available to primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in LGAs affected by the NSW bushfires that have occured from 31 August 2019.

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Tucker Foundation Grants

Supports a variety of causes, including: advancement of public art galleries and museums; social change; protection of wildlife and habitat; prevention of cruelty to animals. CLOSES 14 AUGUST

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Dobell Exhibition Grant

Offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community. CLOSES 2nd SEPT

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Great Southern Nights

Applications are now open for venues to apply for support to host a gig as part of the Great Southern Nights music festival to be held during Australian Music Month in November. CLOSES 14 August

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Business Events Boost Program

This new program aims to support the Australian business events industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis by providing the opportunity to leverage funding, as well as Tourism Australia’s expertise to deliver marketing and distribution projects which help drive demand for domestic business events.

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Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants - Stream 1

Stream 1: will support smaller-scale events (including the promotion of these events). Applicants may apply for more than one grant in this stream, up to a total value of $30,000 per applicant. Applications will be assessed as they are received. Recognising potential applicants may seek to hold events as early as mid-March/April 2020, applications in excess of $30,000 will be considered for Stream 1 in exceptional circumstances. Applications opened at 2pm (AEDT) on 17 February 2020 and close at 5pm (AEDT) on 20 November 2020

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Energy Efficient Communities Program - Small Business Grants

Provides small businesses with grants of up to $20,000 to improve their energy efficiency. Grants may be used for equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring. CLOSES 26 August

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Museum and Galleries of NSW - Small Grant

Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Note: Small Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to bushfire recovery. Round 1 Closes 29 MARCH. Round 2 Closes 13 SEPT 2020

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Regional Arts Fund - Relief

Relief grants are designed to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to meet their immediate needs. This could include asset replacement or purchase, support for arts practice (including self-directed residency/research and development), small projects and professional development opportunities.

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Regional Arts Fund - Renewal

Renewal grants will provide up to three years of funding to support projects that have strong partnerships and demonstrated long term outcomes, with sustainable future-positioning focus. These projects will be strategic in nature. Collaborations across State and Territory borders will be encouraged. The projects can be process-driven and provide an opportunity to think beyond ‘snap back’ and to consider renewed arts practice and learning processes.

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Regional Arts Fund

Supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. It meets the strategic priorities of supporting participation in, and access to, the arts; and encouraging greater private sector support for the arts. CLOSES 21 August

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Regional Skills Relocation Grant

Grants will be available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to regional NSW. Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with some relocation costs incurred by eligible skilled workers.

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Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants

Each Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants package is worth more than $80,000 and includes a $20,000 cash grant, Amazon and AWS marketing support, exclusive access to mentors such as Amazon leadership and entrepreneur experts. CLOSES 24th AUGUST

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International Business Development Program

This program encourages an increased presence of NSW products, experiences and destinations at key events in international markets. It educates international wholesalers and front-line agents about NSW tourism products and destinations and provides NSW suppliers with a better understanding of the needs and characteristics of key international markets. The program subsidises part of the registration costs for one delegate to participate in specified Destination NSW trade roadshows and other events which have been identified as offering the best return for NSW operators. Ongoing

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Assistance accessing finance - Export Finance Australia

If you're a business that provides tourism services directly, or through the supply chain, to international tourists and you need finance to help you grow the international side of your business, Export Finance Australia may be able to help. Examples of how they support tourism businesses are; providing working capital needed to add more staff or upgrade assets to service international customers, working capital to undertake international marketing campaigns, loans to buy assets to service international visitors.

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Facebook Small Business Grant Program

Facebook is offering USD 100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. Sign up for more information.

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