Small Business Grant
The Small Business Grant provides small business owners in NSW who don’t pay payroll tax, a payment of $2,000 for each new full-time position employed in their business.
Central West Jobs Action Plan
NSW’s central-west region has encountered a number of challenges in recent years, including the announced closure of the Electrolux plant in Orange to take place in 2016 and the downsizing of Simplot in Bathurst. To help support the region through these major structural changes, the NSW Government launched the Central West Jobs Action Plan (CWJAP). For more details, contact the Department of Industry Office in Orange, NSW, on +61 2 6360 8400.
Business Growth Grants
Provides businesses with matched funding of up to $20,000 for the cost of hiring an expert to help with implementing the advice and strategies recommended through the Business Evaluation, Growth Services, Supply Chain Facilitation or Tourism Partnerships programmes.
Smart and Skilled Program
The NSW Department of Industry, Smart and Skilled Program, offers support for both students and employers to get the skills needed for jobs in the NSW workforce.
There are a range of government-subsidised courses and approved training providers to choose from, as well as new fee arrangements.
Under Smart and Skilled, all apprenticeship and most traineeship qualifications are subsidised. Training for existing-worker trainees is not subsidised.
The courses subsidised are on the NSW Skills List. The Skills List identifies courses that help people get the skills they need to find a job. It also aligns with the skills needs of businesses in NSW.
As part of the Smart and Skilled program, Local Governments are also eligible for support in offering pre-employment training, employing apprentices and new entrant trainees, and also upskilling current employees. Information specific to the Local Government Skills Strategy can be found here.
For more information visit the Smart and Skilled website or call 1300 772 104
Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF)
The $641.6 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
For Round 3, $200 million is available, with up to $45 million of this funding earmarked to support tourism related infrastructure projects.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
- Infrastructure Projects Stream
- Funding will be allocated for community activities, new or expanding local events, workshops, strategic planning and regional leadership and capability projects. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $10 million. It is expected that most grant amounts in this round will be under $100,000.
- Community Investments Stream
- Funding will be allocated for projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provides economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Grant amounts range from $20,000 – $10 million.
Applications for both funding streams close: 15 November 2018 5:00 pm AEDT
For more information visit Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) website.
Grants for wine export promotion
Applications are being invited for the Federal Government’s $500,000 Wine Export Grants program.
These grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018.
Small and medium wine producers can claim up to $25,000 or 50 per cent of the cost of promoting their wine in either country.
The program is part of the Coalition Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package to showcase Australia’s world class wine industry and drive demand.
Applications can be made until 1st May 2020.
More information and applications forms can be found here at wineaustralia.com
Event funding for inaugural NSW Womens Week 2019
The NSW Government is encouraging charities, not-for-profits, companies limited by guarantee and local government organisations within NSW to apply for grant funding to hold events and activities that celebrate women during the State’s inaugural NSW Women’s Week.
The NSW Women’s Week to be held 3-9 March 2019.
The NSW Women’s Week grants provide local organisations with an opportunity to deliver a range of education, mentoring and participatory activities that will provide direct benefit local to women and girls.
Up to $1,000 is available for for small scale events and activities and from $1,001 to $5,000 for larger scale events and activities.
Events and activities must promote at least one of the three priorities of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022 including;
- Economic opportunity and advancement
- Health and wellbeing.
- Participation and empowerment
Grant funding can be used for the direct costs of the event/activity, including promotion, entertainment, catering, venue hire and transport for participants.
Charities, not-for-profit organisations, public companies limited by guarantee and local government organisations based in NSW.
The grants round will close at 5pm Monday 12 November 2018.
For more information and to view the grant guidelines, please visit the Women NSW website.
Tackling Tough Times Together
The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.
Thanks to the generous support of our donor partners, grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.
for more information, please visit the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal website.