The latest funding, opportunities & grants for businesses

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


Accelerating Commercialisation
Accelerating Commercialisation is a service under the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme that provides you with advice and funding to get your novel product, process or service to market.

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.
Closes 31 March 2023 

Strengthening Business
Strengthening Business is a service under the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs' Programme that connects you with experts to make your business stronger, more resilient and better prepared for the future. Small businesses located in regions impacted by the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires and recent flood emergencies. 
Closes 30 June 2023 

Contemporary Music Touring Program
The 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.
Closes Tuesday 7 March 2023

Playing Australia Project Investment
The Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund provides individuals and organisations with funding to help them with the touring costs of taking a performing art show to regional and remote areas. Funding varies on a case-by-case basis.
Closes 7 March 2023


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.
Closes Monday 6 March 2023


June and July 2022 storm and flood disaster recover small business grant
If you're a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you've been directly impacted by storms and floods in June and July 2022, you may be eligible for a storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant. This disaster recovery grant of up to $50,000 is to help pay for the costs of clean-up and reinstatement of a small business or not-for-profit organisation’s operations. You must be a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in a defined disaster area (AGRN 1025) to be eligible.
Applications close on 30 June 2023

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.

Northern Rivers medium size business grant
If you're a medium business or a not-for-profit organisation in the Northern Rivers and you've experienced direct damage as a result of storms and floods in February and March 2022, you may be eligible for the Northern Rivers medium size business 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.
Applications close 30 June 2023

Northern Rivers Commercial Property Return to Business Support Grant NSW
This program provides funding to flood-affected commercial property owners to help them pay for clean-up costs. Funding of up to $50,000.
Closes 30 March 2023

Digital Skills Accelerator - Western Sydney 2023
The program aims to help Western Sydney tourism businesses improve their digital skills and online presence, build their digital marketing channels and ultimately help grow their business. Tour, visitor attraction or accommodation operators in eligible NSW LGAs can receive coaching and advice for business growth.
Closes 31 January 2023

Cultural Grants Program NSW

This program provides funding to Aboriginal community organisations across NSW to celebrate Aboriginal culture and hold key cultural events and activities. Funding between $500 - $20,000 is available for eligible NSW Aboriginal owned and controlled organisations.
Closes Friday 14 April 2023

Fee-Free Traineeships NSW

Fee-Free Traineeships provide NSW businesses with access to fee-free traineeships when they employ a new trainee. NSW businesses are eligible for a saving of up to $1000 for training costs per trainee.
Closes 31 December 2023


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.

Business Pivot Grant
If you run a business in the Northern Territory you may be able to apply for funding to adapt to the changing economic environment. The funding may assist to grow profits and improve the visibility of your business. The funding can be used to go towards a range of things to help propel your business.
Applications close 30 June 2023

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

International Distribution Grant Program NT
Matched funding is available to Northern Territory tourism businesses to ready for the international tourism market. Matched funding of up to $5,000 is available for Northern Territory tourism businesses.
Closes Sunday 30 April 2023

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 Friday 30 June 2023

Domestic Distribution Grant Program NT
Funding for Northern Territory businesses undertaking new domestic marketing activity. Matched funding of up to $5,000 available. 
Closes 30 April 2023


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 - South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected small businesses following the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022 to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace or repair damaged infrastructure and stock and other costs associated with the recovery process. Businesses should take photographs of the direct damage to accompany their application/s.
Applications close 10 March 2023

Special Disaster Grant - Central Southern and Western QLD Rainfall and Flooding (Small Business)
This program provides funding to small businesses impacted by rainfall and flooding in central, southern and western Queensland, 10 November to 3 December 2021. Funding of up to $25,000.
Applications close 17 March 2023


Venue Improvement Grants
The Venue Improvement Grants feature 200 grants of $5,000 each to allow eligible South Australian venues to upgrade so they can cater for live music performances. Venues that host any music genre are welcome to apply, including original music, DJs, tributes and cover material if there is demonstrated support or intent to support the delivery of live music.
Applications close when fund allocation is exhausted

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.

Assess Implement Monitor (AIM) Grants SA
Assess Implement Monitor (AIM) Grants provide South Australian businesses with a subsidy to conduct businesses assessments and implement recommendations to improve their sustainability. A subsidy of up to $15,000.
Closes Monday 20 March 2023

See it Live E-Voucher Program SA

This program provides SA music venues with funding to help with the costs of bringing a local musician or band into their premises. An e-voucher for $400 is available to SA music venues, pubs, clubs, small bars, restaurants, cafes and other smaller venues.
Closes 16 April 2023


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 Emergency Response Grant
Funding for Tasmanian small businesses that suffered direct damage due to severe weather 13 and 14 October 2022. 
Closes 31 January 2023 

Tasmanian Employer Bonus Fund
The Tasmanian Employer Bonus Fund provides funding to businesses to help them with the costs of taking on new employees. Tasmanian employers are eligible for various amounts of payment.
Closes 31 January 2023

Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Round 2 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 30 May 2023

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).
Closes 17 February 2023


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.
Closes 1 June 2024, unless allocated prior.

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.
Applications close 1 June 2024

Business and Community Sport Flood Recovery Grants Vic
This program provides funding to small businesses, not-for-profit and community sport and active recreation organisations that have suffered direct loss or damage from the 2022 Victorian floods. Funding of up to $50,000 is available for Victorian small businesses, not-for-profits and community sports organisations impacted by the 2022 floods.
Closes Monday 1 May

Small Business and Not-for-profit concessional loans Vic
This program provides loans to small businesses and not-for-profits directly impacted by the Victorian Floods commencing October 2022. Consessional loans of up to $250,000 are available to Victorian small businesses and not-for-profits.
Closes 25 May 2023

Distillery Door Program Vic
This program provides funding to Victorian distilleries to help them develop and grow sustainable businesses. Funding of up to $70,000 is available for Victorian alcohol producers.  Funding is available to support individual businesses to increase business capability and efficiency through investment and improvements in on-site infrastructure; support individual businesses to establish or enhance distillery doors, or promote visitor flow, showcasing Victoria’s tourism offerings; ensure Victoria continues to be a premium producer of distilled alcoholic beverages and remains globally competitive; enable Victoria to become a leader in Australian distilled alcoholic beverage production.
Closes Friday 7 April 2023

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 Wednesday 1 May 2024



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.
Applications close 31 March 2024