Grant Of The Week

NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund

Amount:$15,000-30,000 (depending on projected audience)
Close Date & Time:June 11, 2021
Agency:Destination NSW
Primary Category:Business Events
Description:The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and events for their future.
Matched funding:Yes

What we offer

Below are the details of some ongoing and current grants available to the Southern Inland community.

RDA Southern Inland can assist local organisations, Councils, clubs and businesses to identify areas where they may be eligible for grants or funding and assist them in completing applications for submission.

Specifically, we can…

Assist & Identify

RDASI can assist & identify suitable grant and funding opportunities for your business

Provide Application Assistance

RDASI can assist you with the grant application process

Provide Profiling Data

RDASI can provide you with economic and community tools to strengthen your application

Supply a Letter of Support

RDASI can provide Letters of Support to assist your funding application

LESS THAN $10,000

$1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme

Amount:$1,500
Close Date & Time:Available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022, for eligible fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021
Agency:NSW Small Business Commissioner
Primary Category:Small Business
Description:Small businesses are encouraged to sign up online for a new $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is open to small businesses which have a total wages bill below the new 2020-21 $1.2 million payroll tax threshold and have a turnover of at least $75,000 per year.
Matched funding:N0

Relocation Assistance To Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ)

Amount:$2,000 – $6,000
Close Date & Time:Open from May 1 2021
Agency:Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Primary Category:Employment – Relocation
Description:Relocation Assistance To Take Up a Job (RATTUAJ) is an Australian Government program that assists eligible participants to relocate to take up an offer of employment. Relocation assistance helps participants accept work outside of their area by removing the financial barriers that can prevent people relocating. Job seekers who are participating in employment services programs may be immediately eligible for help with their moving costs
Matched funding:N/A

Export Assistance Grant

Amount:Up to $10,000
Close Date & Time:
Agency:NSW Government
Primary Category:Export
Description:An export assistance grant of up to $10,000 is available to eligible NSW businesses impacted by COVID-19, bushfires or drought, to help you access new global markets or re-enter old ones.
Matched funding:Yes

Regional Skills Relocation Grant

Amount:Up to $10,000
Close Date & Time:Always open
Agency:NSW Department of Industry
Primary Category:Relocation
Description: This grant increases the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional NSW in eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas.
Matched funding:No

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

Amount:Up to $4000
Close Date & Time:Always open
Agency:Australia Department of Education, Skills & Employment
Primary Category:Apprenticeships
Description:The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides employers with incentives to employ an apprentice. The incentive payments are based on a skills shortage list of trades as well as a set of high priority occupations.
Matched funding:No

Boosting Apprenticeship Wage Subsidy

Amount:Up to $7,000 per quarter
Close Date & Time:30 September 2021
Agency:Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Primary Category:Apprenticeship
Description:The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy will support businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery. Any businesses or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice on or after 5 October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.
Matched funding:Yes

NSW Drought Aid

Amount:Up to $3,000
Close Date & Time:Always open
Agency:CWA
Primary Category:Drought
Description:Assistance to help meet household expenses for drought affected families, up to a maximum of $3,000 per family/household, is available to eligible applicants. Household expenses can include grocery bills, vehicle maintenance, school, electricity, rates (up to $1000 per installment), telephone, dental and medical (gap payments or cost of travel to access treatment) etc. for expenses that are current – both paid and unpaid.
Matched funding:No

MORE THAN $10,000

Tourism Industry Marketing Support Grants Program

Amount:$10,000-$50,000
Close Date & Time:May 31, 2021
Agency:Destination NSW
Primary Category:Business Events
Description:The NSW Government’s Tourism Industry Marketing Support – Grants Program provides opportunities for industry to implement tourism recovery marketing campaigns aimed at driving immediate demand and bookings for Sydney and Regional NSW products and experiences.

Under the Grants Program, Destination NSW will match successful funding applications for amounts dollar for dollar between $10,000 and $50,000 ex GST for operators to undertake a variety of different marketing activities to promote visitor experiences, attractions, tours and accommodation.

The aim of the Grants Program is to drive demand for the NSW businesses nominated in the application during Winter/Spring 2021 (up to 30 October 2021). A total of $1 million ex GST in grants is available as part of the program.

Matched funding:Yes

NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund

Amount:$15,000-$30,000 (depending on projected audience)
Close Date & Time:June 11, 2021
Agency:Destination NSW
Primary Category:Business Events
Description:The NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund is designed to help stakeholders create, attract and support exciting business events for regional NSW and to support new business event initiatives aimed at enriching the events with opportunities offered by iconic towns and regions while helping secure successful conferences and events for their future.
Matched funding:Yes

Regional Events Acceleration Fund

Amount:$50,000-$200,000
Close Date & Time:17th December 2021
Agency:NSW Government
Primary Category:Events
Description:Stream One: Major Event Operations and Infrastructure

Grants between $50,000 and $200,000 are available to support temporary event infrastructure and operational improvements at existing regional events to help increase visitation.

Stream Two: Major Event Attraction and Enhancement 

Grants for a minimum of $100,000 for the attraction, delivery and retention of major international and domestic events to regional areas across regional NSW, with a focus on major sporting events providing national or international exposure.

Matched funding:Recommended

Bin Trim Rebates Program

Amount:$2,000-$20,000
Close Date & Time:
Agency:Environment Protection Authority (Delivered by SRBEC)
Primary Category:Waste Management
Description:

The Bin Trim program is here to provide free help and support to NSW businesses to maximise their recycling and minimise their waste to landfill and may also help save time and money, while caring for the environment. The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre offers local businesses a free waste audit, report and review. Rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 are available covering up to 50% of the capital cost of recycling equipment.

Matched funding:Yes

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

Amount:$75,000 – $2,000,000
Close Date & Time:31st May 2021
Agency:Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Primary Category:Arts
Description:The RISE Fund will provide targeted funding assistance for sector organisations seeking to restart, re-imagine or create new activities. The program is intended to assist by providing funding for the presentation of new or re-shaped cultural and creative activities and events including festivals, concerts and tours.
Matched funding: A co-contribution recommended

Accelerating Commercialisation

Amount:Up to $1,000,000
Close Date & Time:Always open
Agency:Federal Government
Primary Category:Entrepreneurs
Description:

Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market. Accelerating Commercialisation Grants provide up to 50% of eligible expenditure to support your commercialisation project..

Matched funding:Yes

Regional Job Creation Fund

Amount:$100,000-$10,000,000
Close Date & Time:When funds are allocated

or the 14th May 2021

Agency:Department of Regional NSW
Primary Category:Regional business
Description:

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. The Regional Job Creation Fund’s focus is to co-fund projects creating at least five sustainable regional jobs.

Matched funding:Yes

Wine Export Grants

Amount:Up to $25,000
Close Date & Time:1 May 2021 or until funds exhausted
Agency:Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Primary Category:Agriculture
Description:

Wine producers may be eligible for up to $25,000 towards reimbursement for the cost of promotional activities in any export market. Only expenses incurred on or after 1 July 2020 will be eligible for claiming under the grant.

Matched funding:Yes

Jobs Plus Program

Amount:Varies
Close Date & Time:30 June 2022
Agency:Service NSW
Primary Category:New business
Description:The Jobs Plus program offers support from the NSW Government to Australian and international companies who are looking to start or expand business operations in New South Wales. Jobs Plus is open to businesses who create at least a net growth of 30 new full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs as part of a business project in NSW before 30 June 2024. Support may include:

  • Payroll tax relief
  • Subsidised training packages rebates
  • Infrastructure rebates
  • Assistance with planning approvals
Matched funding:No

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