Grant Opportunities

Grant-Opportunities

Burnie City Council is dedicated to providing our community with the knowledge and opportunities to apply for grant funding as it becomes available.

On this page, you’ll find various local and national grant opportunities to benefit you, your business, or your community group.

If you know of a grant that would benefit the Burnie community that is not listed here, please email:

communications@burnie.tas.gov.au

Arts organisations - annual programs Closes 3 June 2024.
to deliver annual programs that:

  • develop and share high-quality art experiences and/or offer high-quality services to the sector
  • create opportunities for Tasmania’s professional artists and arts workers
  • build partnerships that strengthen Tasmania's arts sector
  • connect with and inspire audiences, and the wider community.

ArtsTas - Individuals and groups Closes 3 June. 
Supports activities that further the artistic practice and careers of individuals and groups.

Playgroup Tasmania Children's Week Small Grants Program 2024 Closes 3 June.
Ten (10) grants of $1,000 each are available to organisations to support Children’s Week 2024 events, activities, or projects.

Funding for farmers and landholders to adopt sustainable agriculture best practices Closes 4 June.
Climate-Smart Agriculture Program – Small Grants.  This program provides grants for small-scale projects at the grassroots and community level that will support farmers and landholders to adopt sustainable agriculture best practices, as well as facilitate and implement practice change.

Funding for short-term, industry-led research collaborations Closes 5 June
Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations to develop a new technology, product or service.

 

Sheep and Goat Electronic Identification (eID) - closes 13 June 2024
Support Scheme Grant Round 1 is intended to facilitate the installationof required infrastructure and equipment to establish eID scanning at crucial points throughout the sheep and goat supply chain.This will help support the implementation of mandatory individual eID for sheep and goats from 1 January, 2025. 

 

Funding to support the establishment of new long-rotation softwood and hardwood plantation forests in Australia Closes 27 June 2024.
The program aims to expand domestic timber supply, particularly construction and manufacturing timber resources, contribute to Australia’s carbon emission reduction targets, and support regional communities through the retention and creation of regional jobs.

 

Submissions close 2:00PM 28 June 2024

Advanced Manufacturing - Quality Assurance Program (23/24)
Submissions close 2:00PM 28 June 2024 

Advanced Manufacturing - Skills 2 Manufacturing Program (23/24)
Submissions close 3:00PM 28 June 2024

Advanced Manufacturing - Tender Incentive Grant Program (23/24)
Submissions close 3:00PM 28 June 2024.


TasNetworks Community Grants Program
If you're part of a not-for-profit organisation with a vision to strengthen community resilience or reduce cost of living pressures for Tasmanians, then this is your chance.
Apply now at www.tasnetworks.com.au/grants
Applications close on 30 June 2024.

 

Step Forward grants - Healthy Tasmania Fund. Closes 30 June 2024. 
Up to $5,000 for a wide range of activities and equipment that support health and wellbeing. They could be for training, posters, brochures or equipment needed for services and programs focused on keeping people healthy and well. 

RANT Arts 2024-06 Quick Response Grants TAS. Closes 30 June 2024
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and, in Tasmania, by RANT Arts.

Residential Land Rebate - close 30 June 2024. 
Rebates of up to $10 000 per lot are available to developers to help cover the cost of power, water and sewerage infrastructure.  

Accelerating Trade Grant Program - Round 5  - Closes 30 June 2024.  
Program helps Tasmanian businesses to collaborate, expand their presence and introduce Tasmanian products and services to the world, providing grants of up to a 50 per cent contribution towards specific off-island activities that support market growth and diversification opportunities for Tasmanian businesses. This includes activities such as promotional events or campaigns, market research and business matching services, and inbound buyer visits.

Mainland Tasmania - Livestock Producers - Seasonal Conditions Scheme Closes 30 June 2024.
for primary production livestock business on mainland Tasmania that has been severely impacted by extended abnormally dry conditions.

Tax rebates for businesses that employ apprentices and trainees Closes 30 June.
The program provides employers with a payroll tax rebate on wages paid to eligible apprentices, trainees and young people.

Funding for Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisations Closes 30 June.
This program provides funding to Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisations to help them deliver nationally recognised training.

 

National Pies for Local Heroes - monthly grants close last day of each month.
Any registered Australian community group, sporting club or not-for-profit organisation can apply. We’ll award a grant of $1,000 each month over the next 12 months, beginning in March 2024. We’ll also award a major grant of $10,000 at the end of the program Jan 2025.
Whether you need new boots for your footy club, art supplies for your painting group, a special trip funded, or something else entirely – tell us how we can help!

 

 

The Australia Post Community Grants program supports local projects to improve mental health and well-being. Applications for the 2024 grants close 1 July.

 

 

Cameron Baird VC MG Scholarship 2025  Closes 22 July 2024.
Submissions will open 7 June 2024. The Scholarship is open to students intending to enrol in Years 11 or 12 in 2024 at any Tasmanian school, as well as students who are undertaking home education at the same year level.

 

Funding to develop technologies for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries  Closes 18 July. 
The Australia-Austria Industrial Decarbonisation Demonstration Partnerships Program provides funding for joint Australian and Austrian decarbonisation projects. It supports the development of innovative technologies, processes or solutions to decarbonise hard-to-abate energy-intensive industries.

 

National Pies for Local Heroes- monthly grants close last day of each month.
Any registered Australian community group, sporting club or not-for-profit organisation can apply. We’ll award a grant of $1,000 each month over the next 12 months, beginning in March 2024. We’ll also award a major grant of $10,000 at the end of the program Jan 2025.
Whether you need new boots for your footy club, art supplies for your painting group, a special trip funded, or something else entirely – tell us how we can help!

 

Open Grants

Tasports Community Grants Program.  Applications open on 1 August 2024 for projects scheduled to take place between October 2024 and April 2025.  Grants up to $5,000 are available for supporting organisations, community groups and events that benefit communities surrounding our port operations and across Tasmania. Key Focus areas include Community Engagement, Marine Safety, Marine and Coastal Environmental Protection, Maritime Heritage.

2024 Governance for Social Impact Closes 15 September 2024

Variety Tasmania Community And Schools Grant Application 2023-2024 close 30 September 2024.

Variety Tasmania Individual Grant Application 2023-2024- close 30 September 2024.

Variety School Breakfast Club - close 30 September 2024.

Variety Bikes4Kids Community and Schools 2023 - 2024 - close 30 September 2024.

 

Funding for Tasmanian employers to improve literacy and numeracy in their workplace  Closes 31 December 2024.
26TEN Grants provide businesses and peak bodies with funding to help them improve the literacy and numeracy skills of their workers. 

Business Growth Loan Scheme TAS. Closes 20 December 2024.
This scheme provides businesses with concessional loans to help them develop or expand, or undertake new projects. Closes 20 December 2024.

Free and confidential mental health coaching for small business owners  Closes 31 December 2024.

 

Tasmanian Community Fund  Closes 31 December 2024.
Applications from not-for-profit community organisations for projects that support strong, vibrant and resilient communities, through programs and activities that remove barriers to learning for 8–19 year olds and build leadership capability and capacity across the community. 

Subsidies for Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisations (RTOs)  Closes 31 December 2024.
This program supports Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training organisations (RTOs) to provide training and assessment services.

MCOT Cultural Grants 2024 - The Multicultural Council of Tasmania small grants round (up to $500) aimed at assisting member organisations to deliver community cultural events throughout the year.

Travel Funding - Active Tasmania administers funding through a range of grant programs including support for sporting representatives and State sport and recreation organisations to lead, administer and develop activities around Tasmania.  

Sign up for Free NBN - up to 31 December 2024.
Eligible families in Tasmania without broadband are encouraged to sign up for a free NBN connection for 12 months as part of the Albanese Government’s ongoing roll-out of the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).  To be eligible, a family must: Have a child living at home enrolled in an Australian school in 2024; Be referred by a nominating organisation; Have no active broadband service over the NBN network; and Live in a premise where they can access a standard NBN service.

e-Transport support - Rebates for electric vehicles, e-bikes and e-scooters are now available. Swap your daily commute to electric transport and help reduce Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions. Any funding that becomes available will be rereleased at 11:00am every Tuesday until the funding has been exhausted: https://stategrowthtas.smartygrants.com.au/EVPurchaseRebate23

 

Tourism and Events

Funding for events held during the non-peak tourism season in regional Tasmania
One-off Assistance Grants provides funding to events being held in regional Tasmania outside of the peak tourism season. 

Funding for organisers of auto, motorbike or walking tours
Touring Grants Tasmania provides funding to organisers of auto, motorbike or walking tours held in Tasmania which encourage visitors to travel around the state.

Funding for mass participation events held in Tasmania
This program provides funding to event organisers hosting large events in Tasmania.

Free mentoring support for First Nations tourism businesses

Support for TAS tourism businesses to reduce their emissions
The Tourism Industry Council Tasmanian (TICT) is supporting tourism businesses to reducing their emissions through targeted programs.

 

Arts, Entertainment, Screen & Production

Funding and Resources for Tasmanian screen practitioners
Screen Tasmania Funding and Support provide screen practitioners with funding and resources to support the development, production and promotion of screen content.

Funding and resources for Australian screen practitioners
Screen Australia Funding and Support provides screen practitioners with funding and resources to support the development, production and promotion of Australian screen content.

Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council has developed a new grants model which will support a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. 

Loans for Tasmanian artist capital improvements and equipment
The Low Interest Arts Loan provides artists, groups and organisations with low interest loans to invest in capital improvements and equipment purchases.

 

Social Enterprise

Support for Tasmanian start-up social enterprises and impact-driven businesses
The Shift Lab provides new social enterprises and impact-driven businesses with support, structures, tools and resources.

Young People

Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA)
The Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) in a one-off government payment for young people aged between 15 – 25. It provides a financial contribution of $1,500 to assist young people with transitioning to independent living.

Mantana Foundation for Young People
The Mantana Foundation for Young People provides assistance toyoung persons from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds. The focus is on providing programs that target school retention and increased educational achievement, employment skills development and career pathways, and social and community connectedness, together with servicesin geographical areas where funding is difficult to source.

 

Business Support

Small business training for people interested in self-employment
This program provides support to people interested in starting their own business or who need help to refocus an existing small business.

No interest business loans for low income Tasmanians
The No Interest Micro Business Loan provides low income earners with interest-free loans to support their new or growing business.

Growth programs for businesses
The Business Growth Programs provide businesses with access to expert advice and programs that will help them grow their business.

Tax deductions for small businesses to digitise their operations
This initiative allows small businesses to claim a 20% bonus deduction on technology expenditure to help digitise their business.

Pre-employment project opportunities to recruit new staff
The Launch into Work program is for businesses that want to use a pre-employment project to recruit new staff.

Financial incentives for businesses to hire new staff
Wage subsidies provide financial incentives to employers to hire and retain eligible participants in ongoing and sustainable positions.

Matched funding for start-ups and small business to access CSIRO support
CSIRO Kick-Start provides matched funding for start-ups and small to medium enterprises to help access CSIRO's research expertise and capabilities to help grow your business.  

Free mental health and training and support for TAS small businesses and their employees
The Minding Your Business program provides free mental health training and support for small Tasmanian businesses and their employees. 

Funding for workers with a disability
The Employment Assistant Fund provides workers with a disability with funding for workplace modifications, equipment or services they need to perform their job. 

Business Energy Efficiency Scheme The scheme will provide loan interest subsidies to eligible applicants by way of a once-off grant payment to install the energy efficient goods/equipment, or have energy efficiency services delivered. Through BEES, the Tasmanian Government will fund:

  • the full interest costs under the loan on up to $10,000 over the first three years, and
  • a 5 percentage point interest subsidy for loan amounts over $10,000 and less than $60,000 over the first three years.

Loans for businesses to support exports
The Small Business Export Loan provides small to medium export businesses with loans to cover up to 80% of the costs to secure an export contract or purchase order with an overseas buyer.

 

Agriculture, primary production  

Funding for organisations to do rural industry research
AgriFutures Australia RD&E Investment provides funding for organisations to help conduct research that will improve the sustainability and profitability of new and established rural industries.

Support for farmers experiencing financial hardship
The farm household allowance program provides farming families experiencing financial hardship with assistance through planning and training for long-term financial improvements as well as income support for up to 4 years.

 

Tech & Advanced Manufacturing 

Network of specialised programs to support Australian technology companies to expand globally
Landing Pads provide start-ups with a workspace for up to 90 days in a global innovation hub, along with access to coaching, investors, customers, training and networking events.

Funding for businesses undertaking renewable energy projects
The Advancing Renewables Program provides businesses with funding or finance to develop renewable energy technologies.

Funding to support zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) technologies
This program provides funding to enable the demonstration and deployment of new zero emissions vehicle technologies.

Funding for Tasmanian advanced manufacturers
The Advanced Manufacturing Tender Incentive Program provides Tasmanian advanced manufacturers with funding to engage in a professional bid and tender writing services.

Financial benefits for businesses that recycle oil
The Product Stewardship for Oil Program provides financial benefit for businesses that recycle oil or use recycled oil in their operations.

 

Export 

Financial help for Tasmanian businesses to move goods by sea
The Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme provides businesses and individuals with financial assistance to offset the costs of moving goods by sea.

 

Current Grants are available from these websites:

 

Grant Alerts - administered by Community Partnerships and Priorities, provide information on a range of grants available to community organisations. To subscribe email grants@dpac.tas.gov.au

Grant Writing Support - Business Tasmania has a dedicated webpage to Grant and Tender writing techniques.