Grants and Funding

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.


CCTV Funding Program

Bathurst Regional Council is providing another opportunity for funding to assist local businesses improve security for their business premises and adjacent public spaces in the Bathurst Regional Council Local Government Area (LGA).

Businesses within the Bathurst LGA are now able to apply for funding for the purchase and installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras up to a maximum of $500 on a dollar for dollar basis.

Projects must be completed within the current 2017/2018 financial year to be eligible to apply for a grant.

Applications must meet the following criteria:

  1. Specifications, quality and source of equipment.
  2. Surveillance equipment to be registered with Bathurst Police.
  3. Completion of installation within 90 days of approval.
  4. Information supporting and addressing the need for CCTV in the business location.
  5. Potential for coverage of the public space adjacent to the premises.

Should you require any further information please contact Council’s Cultural & Community Services Department on 6333 6206.

The CCTV Funding Program for 2017/2018 Round 2, is now open.  Applications close Friday 16 February 2018.

An application form can be downloaded here, or contact Council’s Cultural & Community Services Department.


Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions

Provides up to $18.02 million over three years to business advisory service providers to deliver low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to Australian small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas. Advisory services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans, and support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities including websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, using small business software, and online security and data privacy.

Deadline to apply:

Applications open: 23 January 2018 9:00 am AEDT

Applications close: 6 March 2018 5:00 pm AEDT

Contact information:

13 28 46