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Funding Programs

GRANT CONNECT

GrantConnect is the Australian Government’s grant information system.  It provides centralised publication of current and forecast Australian Government grant opportunities.

grants.gov.au

 


AUSINDUSTRY BUSINESS GRANTS

business.gov.au lists all business-focused federal government programs.
Some examples are:

Research and Development Tax Incentive

The Research & Development Tax Incentive provides a targeted tax offset to encourage more companies to engage in R&D.  The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt has released for public consultation a Review Paper on the R&D Tax Incentive.    For further information please visit R&D Tax Incentive on business.gov.au

Accelerating Commercialisation

The Accelerating Commercialisation program helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.  Successful applicants will be connected with a Commercialisation Adviser.  Matched funding grants of up to $1 million are available on a competitive basis.  For further information please visit Accelerating Commercialisation on business.gov.au

Cooperative Research Centre Programme

A competitive merit based grant programme that supports industry led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.  Applications for CRC Round 21 is closed.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/internal-assistance/cooperative-research-centres-programme

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The programme provides practical advice and support for businesses, including advice from people with private sector experience; co-funded grants to commercialise novel products, processes and services; funding to take advantage of growth opportunities; and connection and collaboration opportunities.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/internal-assistance/entrepreneurs-programme-summary


NATIONAL SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AGENDA

The National Innovation and Science Agenda sets out the Federal Government’s agenda to drive smart ideas that create business growth, local jobs and global success. The Agenda includes initiatives worth $1.1 billion over four years.

http://www.innovation.gov.au/

Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Programme Guidelines PDF


FINANCE FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS

Export Finance Australia (formerly Efic)  provides financial support to Australian based companies which are exporting, in the global supply chain or seeking to grow internationally.

Export Finance Australia’s primary purpose is to facilitate and encourage Australian export trade on a commercial basis.  They assist their clients (SME’s and larger domestic exporters, Australian companies participating in export focused global supply chains and Australian companies conducting business and investing in emerging and frontier markets) by providing financial services in circumstances where they have been unable to source adequate finance from the private sector.

https://www.exportfinance.gov.au/


MEDICAL RESEARCH FUTURE FUND

Pathogen Genomics Grant Opportunity – $32 million over four years 2019-20 to 2022-23

Provides researchers with grants of up to $10 million for large-scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare.

Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/genomics-health-futures-mission-pathogen-genomics or genomics@industry.gov.au

Congenital Heart Disease Grant Opportunity – $20 million over five years from 2019-20 to 2023-24

Provides researchers with funding of up to $10 million to provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.  Ideally projects will align with the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease.

Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/congenital-heart-disease or arp@industry.gov.au


OTHER FUNDING PROGRAMS

Community Heritage Grants

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups, including historical societies, museums, public libraries and indigenous and migrant organisations to support the preservation of publicly accessible heritage collections which are locally owned and nationally significant.  2019 grant round now closed.

https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg