GrantConnect is the Australian Government’s grant information system. It provides centralised publication of current and forecast Australian Government grant opportunities.
AUSINDUSTRY BUSINESS GRANTS
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
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.
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.
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.
FINANCE FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS
Efic provides financial support to Australian based companies which are exporting, in the global supply chain or seeking to grow internationally.
Efic’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.
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.
Protecting National Historic Sites
Grants of between $25,000 and $80,000 are offered to site owners and managers of places on Australia’s National Heritage List to support activities that protect, manage and conserve these places of historic heritage value.