Grants Opportunities 2023 - 2024

Published on 11 July 2023

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Burnie City Council wants to ensure that our community is given the knowledge and opportunity to apply for grant funding when it becomes available. 

Within this page you will discover a range of different Grant Opportunities - from local to national - that can help you, your business or your community group. All you need to do is find and apply 😍

If you know of a grant that you believe that would be beneficial to the Burnie Community and it is not listed here - please email:




Low emissions livestock grant program - trials of feed supplements that will demonstrate: estimation of the emissions reduction from livestock receiving the feed supplements, cost-effective solution(s) ready for commercialisation, the feasibility and benefits of low emissions feed supplements to Tasmania’s agriculture sector.  Closing Thursday 29 February 2024.



Building Digital Skills grants - help organisations to deliver free Be Connected digital literacy programs to older Australians aged 50+ in outer-regional, rural and remote areas to develop their digital skills and confidence through free face-to-face contact (if feasible), either one-on-one or in small groups, utilising the learning courses available on the Be Connected Learning site. Offered by Good Things Foundation to community organisations in Australia through the Be Connected program.  Closes1 March 2024.

Teddy Sheean VC Memorial Grants Program 2023-24 Round Two - Closes 1 March 2024
Funding to Tasmanian ex-service organisations and clubs for minor capital works and equipment purchases and welfare initiatives for veterans.

Community Support Fund (CSF) - Closes 2pm Friday 1 March 2024
support preventing or reducing gambling harm, including projects that address the potential drivers and impacts of gambling harm.

Active Tasmania Equipment Grants Program - Closes 8 March 2024
Provides sport and active recreation clubs with grants of between $2,000 and $30,000 to assist with the purchase of additional or replacement equipment.

Hydro Tasmania Community Grants Program - Closes 5pm 29 March 2024
$5000 grants for not-for-profit community organisations based in Tasmania to help fund projects that make a real difference for people and communities.

National Pies for Local Heroes.

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.

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

Wildcare Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund Grants.
The first round of Wildcare's Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (TNCF) grants for 2024 will be open to submissions for upcoming environmental projects that work toward the conservation of Tasmania's precious wildlife and wild places from Monday 4th March 2024 until Thursday 4th April.


Built Heritage Grants Scheme - For owners of heritage properties in Tasmania.

  • Conservation Program - Closes - 15 April 2024

Small grants of $5,000 to $20,000 to support state-registered property owners to undertake small but significant, heritage conservation and restoration activities. 

  • Activation Program - Closes - 15 March 2024

Large grants of $20,000 to $200,000 to support heritage property owners, skills development organisations and the community to activate heritage places.


Funding for Tasmanian primary producers impacted by the October 2022 severe storm event
2022 Flood Recovery Grants for Primary Producers TAS - Funding is available to assist with clean-up and reinstatement costs for Tasmanian primary producers directly impacted by the October 2022 severe weather event. Closing date: Tuesday 30 April 2024.


Event Marketing Tasmania – Winter 2024 Edition  to assist event organisers to increase their event marketing activity. Grants are available to the organisers of events held in Tasmania from April to September 2024.  Eligible applicants can apply for a grant between $5,000 and $10,000, specifically designated to their interstate marketing activities that target visitors from outside Tasmania. Closes 1 May 2024.

Championship grants  of up to $10 000 are available for eligible competitions that bring more than 100 competitors and supporters to Tasmania, who stay in paid commercial accommodation for three nights or more, and are able to promote pre- and post-championship travel within the state as part of their event marketing. Closes 1 May 2024.

Touring grants of up to $20 000 are available to eligible organisers of auto, motorbike, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season. Funding is based on the number of interstate or international participants staying in paid commercial accommodation forfive nights or more, with 40 percent or more of the tour being held in regional areas. Closes 31 May 2024.


Industry Partnerships Program 2023-provides organisations with funding to help them purchase nationally recognised training-related equipment and resources to improve employee training in TAS. Submissions close 2:00PM 1 May 2024.

On Farm Connectivity Program - provides eligible Equipment Suppliers with up to $30,000 rebate for sales of digital farming technology to eligible Primary Producers to help improve their connectivity and productivity. Close 31 May 2024.


Small Business Advice and Financial Guidance Program Round 3 - 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.  Submissions close 2:00pm 30 May 2024.

Junior Travel Assistance Program
Round Two closing for applications on 30 May 2024 or when the funding available has been exhausted.


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


Step Forward grants - Healthy Tasmania Fund 
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. Closes 30 June 2024.

Residential Land Rebate
Submissions close 5:00PM 30 June 2024.

Accelerating Trade Grant Program - Round 5
Submissions close 2:00PM 30 June 2024


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


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

Tasmanian Community Fund is calling for 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. Closes 31 December 2024.

MCOT Cultureal 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.

ongoing grants

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 - 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.


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.


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.

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

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. 

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 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.


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.


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

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

Current Grants are available from these websites:


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