The latest funding, opportunities & grants for businesses

Some national funding and grants opportunities and initiatives to help businesses deal with the fallout caused by COVID. Be sure to check out each link to see if your business is eligible.


Live Music Australia program - round 4
The Live Music Australia program is a competitive grants opportunity for small to medium sized venues that support quality original Australian live music. The program is designed to bring more live music to Australian communities and will fund applications that support quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged.
Round 4 closes 20 December 2021


Accommodation Support Grant
If you’re an accommodation provider who experienced cancellations for stays between Friday 25 June 2021 and Sunday 11 July 2021, you may be eligible for the accommodation support grant of either $2,000 or $5,000.
Applications close 30 November 2021

Small Business Fees & Charges Rebate
As part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus and recovery plan, small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations may apply for a rebate worth $1,500 to help pay for government fees and charges.
Available until 30 June 2022

Assistance for Indigenous Businesses
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) is offering support to Indigenous businesses impacted by COVID-19. Designed in collaboration with the National Indigenous Australians Agency, assistance may include loans, grants or a combination of both to help with ongoing fixed costs; access to specialist advice to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis; videos on how to manage a business during the pandemic.


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.

Arts Industry Development Grants
If you’re an organisation, you may be eligible to apply for grants to support artists with disability and develop the Northern Territory arts sector.
Applications close 7 March 2022

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



Live Music Venue Support
Supporting Queensland-based live music venues with a track record in presenting original live music that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

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.

Touring Queensland Fund Quick Response
The Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund (TQF Quick) provides Queensland-based artists, arts organisations and presenters (including performing arts venues, galleries and museums, community or local government presenters) with grants of up to support the delivery of touring performances and community engagement activities allied to performing arts or exhibitions touring.


South Australian Government COVID-19 Business Support
Several grants available for businesses of different sizes and industries. Visit the site for more information on what’s available for your business.


Live Performance Support Program
Tasmanian arts organisations, festival organisers, cultural producers and performing arts venues responsible for box office risk on performances or events in the eligible period can apply for a guarantee ranging from $10 000 to $100 000 through this $2 million program.
Applications close 30 November 2021

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.

Event Marketing Tasmania Grants
Events Tasmania is committed to increasing the number of people coming to Tasmania, getting visitors and locals travelling around the state, and getting people talking and sharing about Tasmania. By increasing and focusing the marketing activity of events held in Tasmania, we can jointly achieve these outcomes while promoting and maximising the attendance at your event.
Applications close 8 December 2021

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.


Business Costs Assistance Program Round Five
The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Five provides payments to eligible small to medium businesses in sectors affected by the current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. Businesses must have received a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension program.


Tropical Cyclone Seroja Small Business Recovery Grants
Reimbursement grants of up to $25,000 are available to help eligible small businesses directly impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja cover cyclone-related clean-up and reinstatement costs for their business.

2021-22 Export Market Development Grants
Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises (SME) to market and promote their goods and services globally by providing matched funding for eligible promotional activities.
Closes 30 November 2021