The latest funding, opportunities & grants for businesses

Some national funding and grants opportunities and initiatives to help businesses deal with fallout caused by recent disaster events, and incentives to boost employment and skills. Be sure to check out each link to see if your business is eligible.


Digital Solutions - Australian Small Business Advisory Services Round 1
Looking for tailored advice for your small business? The Digital Solutions program works with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to help grow your business. Digital Solutions is a 7 hour packaged service that offers 3 hours of one-on-one tailored support as well as group workshops or webinars.

Contemporary Music Touring Program
The Creative Australia Contemporary Music Touring Program provides organisations, musicians, managers, agents and music networks involved in the performance of original Australian contemporary music with funding to tour and perform around Australia. Funding of between $5,000 - $50,000 is available for organisations, musicians, managers, agents and music networks.
Closed for 2024

Small Business Skills and Training Boost
Small businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $50 million will be allowed an additional 20% tax deduction for external training courses delivered to employees by registered training providers.



Griffin Accelerator ACT

The Griffin Accelerator provides a 3-month intensive coaching and mentoring program and funding for selected ACT businesses.

Closes 10 July

Major Event Fund
The Major Event Fund is an ACT Government funding program administered by VisitCanberra. It has been established to support new major event opportunities that can drive substnatial economic impact, provide marketing opportunities for Canberra and engage & involve Canberra's diverse communities.

Disability Inclusion Grant ACT
The Disability Inclusion Grant provides funding for small businesses and organisations to promote social inclusion for people with disability through the removal of barriers to participation. Funding of up to $20,000.
Closed for 2024


SafeWork small business rebate
If you are a NSW small business owner or sole trader who employs less than 50 full-time workers, you may be eligible for a SafeWork small business rebate of up to $1,000 on the cost of equipment that makes your workplace safer. Charities and not-for-profit organisations can also apply.

Medium Business Support Grant NSW

Medium businesses or not-for-profit organisations who experienced direct damage as a result of storms and floods commencing 4 August and 14 September 2022 onwards may be eligible for the Medium Business Support Grant.

This grant of up to $200,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a medium business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations.

Closed for 2024

Small Business energy relief rebate

If your small business uses less than 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year, it may be eligible for the National Energy Bill Relief payment in the 2023-24 financial year.

The bill relief payment provides up to $650 towards small business electricity bills in financial year 2023-24. Small businesses can only receive one energy bill relief payment in the 2023-24 financial year.

Closes 30 June 2024

Free and confidential mental health coaching for business owners

This mental health coaching program has been developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners support during challenging times. In this 6 session course, a coach will work side by side with business owners to overcome difficult issues and provide practical skills to help them manage stress.

Closing 31 December 2024


Business Growth Program
If you run a business in the Northern Territory, you may be able to apply for funding to improve and support your business. The Business Growth Program helps businesses access professional services to improve their performance, sustainability and profitability. It also provides mentoring and coaching support.

Creative Communities Grant
Up to $5,000 for arts and cultural projects that increase community participation.
Closed for 2024

Business Investment Concessional Loans NT
Business Investment Concessional Loans provide businesses with loans to help them undertake projects to expand and grow their business. Businesses that have a significant presence in the Northern Territory can apply for loans between $100,000 and $3 million.
Closes Monday 30 June 2025

Smarter Business Solutions

NT businesses can get help to reduce day-to-day energy, water, waste and material costs through the Smarter Business Solutions program.


Aboriginal Business Development Program

The Aboriginal Business Development Program assists Aboriginal people interested in starting or expanding an existing business in the Northern Territory (NT).



Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme
The Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS) is designed to assist services with the cost of implementing and delivering an approved kindergarten learning program.

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Tropical Cyclone Jasper, associated rainfall and flooding

Grants of up to $75,000 are available for affected producers and small businesses following Tropical Cyclone Jasper, associated rainfall and flooding, 13 - 28 December 2023, to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process.
Closes 28 June 2024

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - South Queensland severe storms and rainfall

Grants of up to $75,000 are available for affected producers following the South Queensland Severe Storms and Rainfall, 24 December 2023 - 3 January 2024, to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process. Producers should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application/s.

Closes 9 July 2024


Small Business Fundamentals Program

An initiative in South Australia's Small Business Strategy 2023 - 2030, the Small Business Fundamentals Program is an opportunity for small business owners to build knowledge and capabilities in areas such as finance and investment, management, strategic planning, marketing and communications, human resources and more.


City of Adelaide - Sustainability Incentives Scheme
The City of Adelaide provides financial incentives for sustainable technology installation in apartments, houses and commercial buildings, to improve energy and water performance. A range of rebates are available.

See it Live Music Activation Fund

The new See It LIVE grant is available to support costs associated with presenting original live music in 2024, which also includes access to business advice to help you maximise your venue’s opportunity. If you’re an eligible venue, you can now apply for a grant of up to $60,000 to put towards live music costs such as artist fees, crew fees, marketing, equipment hire and more, with a focus on original content to attract patrons and create employment opportunities for local musicians, lighting, and sound techs.

Closed for 2024

Women in Business Programs

The Women in Business Program is a four-year, $4 million commitment to support programs designed to give entrepreneurial-minded women every opportunity to pursue their goals, leading to a more diverse and inclusive business community in South Australia.



Events Tasmania – One Off Assistance Grants
One-off Assistance grants of up to $20 000 are available to promote the number of winter events in regional Tasmania, increasing visitors and local community engagement through the non-peak tourist season, and assisting to grow event expertise skills and capacity in regional Tasmania.

Events Tasmania Attraction Fund
The Events Tasmania Attraction Fund provides support to events that return substantial economic benefits for our state. The program is a competitive process with applications considered by the Major Events Group – a body made up of industry experts – against set criteria. The program aims to help deliver a regionally balanced event portfolio for Tasmania, spread across the calendar year.

Major Events Partnership Program
Events Tasmania's Major Event Partnerships Program provides funding to significant events that return substantial economic outcomes for our state. The Program is a competitive process with applications considered by the Major Events Group – a body made up of Government and industry representatives – against set criteria. The Program aims to deliver a regionally and seasonally balanced event portfolio for Tasmania that includes a variety of event types.

Event Ready Grant Program
The Event Ready Grant Program aims to support events with COVID-19 safety planning. The program is responsive to the Tasmanian Government’s Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania process and the additional needs, demands and costs associated with planning and delivering safe events in a COVID-19 impacted environment. Events Tasmania is offering grants of up to $5,000 in funding to support events.

Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Round 3 Tas
This program provides small businesses with funding to engage an appropriate consultant to provide advice or services that will assist in business recovery, transition, growth or application of other management services. Funding of between $750 and $1500 is available for Tasmanian small businesses.
Closes Thursday 30 May 2024

26Ten Grants Tas
26TEN Grants provide businesses and peak bodies with funding to help them improve the literacy and numeracy skills of their workers. Tasmanian businesses and peak bodies can apply for between $5,000 - $50,000.  These grants support employers and peak bodies to run projects to improve literacy and numeracy of Tasmanian workers (paid and volunteers).
Closed for 2024


Business recovery and resilience mentoring
A business mentoring program to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID‑19. Through this program, eligible business owners can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professional who will help them make informed decisions about the future of their business.

Ready For Growth
Ready for Growth is a Victorian Government initiative to support 1000 Victorian businesses with high growth potential to access new markets and create jobs. Ready for Growth provides businesses with tailored advisory services by expert Growth Facilitators. The program is being delivered by Business Victoria with delivery partner BDO Australia.
Closed for 2024.

Solar for Business Program
Victorian businesses who own or rent primses can access rebates and interest-free loans to bring down energy costs. A rebate up to $3,500 that covers 50%of the cost of installing a rooftop solar system, plus the option of an interest free loan.
Closed for 2024.

Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy Vic
The Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy provides Victorian businesses and individuals with subsidies to purchase a zero emission vehicle. Victorian businesses and individuals are eligible for subsidies of up to $3000.
Closes Saturday 10 May 2025

Free wellbeing support, business advice and financial counselling for Victorian small businesses

The Victorian Government's free and confidential Partners in Wellbeing helpline provides wellbeing support, business advice and financial counselling to business operators, their staff and families.



Small and Medium Business Recovery Grants - Ex-Tropical CycloneEllie and Tropical Cyclone Ilsa
The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements WA will provide financial support to eligible small and medium businesses in Western Australia who were directly impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie and Tropical Cyclone Ilsa.
Closes Friday 30 June 2024

Small Business and Charities Energy Bill Relief

 Open to eligible small businesses and charitable organisations that operate in embedded networks in WA. This will be in the form of a direct payment of $650 (GST free) to the bank accounts of eligible businesses.

Closed for 2024

Collie Futures Small Grants Program

With funding of up to $100,000, this program provides small to medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations with funding to undertake projects that will create jobs and opportunities in the Collie region of WA.

Closes Sunday 30 June 2024

Innovation Booster Grant

This program provides funding to WA start-ups and small businesses to help them commercialise innovative ideas or projects, and to expand to create jobs.


Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive

The Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive provides businesses with incentive payments when they employ an apprentice or new entrant trainee.




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