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:

communications@burnie.tas.gov.au

May

BirdLife Australia’s Community Grants  - Applications close 1 May 2024
There is up to $20,000 in funding available for projects that align with BirdLife Australia’s Bird Conservation Strategy. This funding covers items such as equipment, signage, vegetation restoration, as well as support for volunteers, community education, training, and advocacy. 

Event Marketing Tasmania – Winter 2024 Edition - Closes 1 May 2024.
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. 

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

National Body funding round  - Closes on Friday 3 May 2024. 
The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide funding to an organisation to lead a national body to facilitate coordination and collaboration of working women’s centres across Australia.

Therapeutic Farming Small Grants Program - Closes 10 May 2024.
Funding for activities that aim to strengthen the use of therapeutic farming in Tasmania. This could include improving community engagement in the design and evaluation of therapeutic farming, establishing partnerships between entities that have key interests in Tasmanian therapeutic farming, or setting up the foundations to pilot a therapeutic farming model in Tasmania.

 

Expression of Interest - Women's Leadership Scholarships. Closes 28 May.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking a provider to deliver Women’s Leadership Scholarships aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of Tasmanian women in male-dominated industries. The program should offer opportunities for women to develop leadership skills, access mentors, and establish networks.

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

 

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

 

Touring grants Closes 31 May 2024.
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. 

Championship grants Closes 31 May 2024.
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.

 

Community Support Fund (CSF) Small Grants Program 2023-24. Closes 31 May.
Small grants that support preventing or reducing gambling harm, including projects that address the potential drivers and impacts of gambling harm

On Farm Connectivity Program Closes 31 May 2024.
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.

 

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!

June

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.

 

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. 

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 Submissions close 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.

 

Open Grants

Cameron Baird VC MG Scholarship 2025 closes 22 July 2024.
Submissions for the Cameron Baird VC MG Scholarship 2025 will open at 10:00AM 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.

 

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 Focu 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
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 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.

 

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 - 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 exhaustedhttps://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.

 

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. 

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.


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.

 

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.

 

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.

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 programsthat 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.

 

 

Current Grants are available from these websites:

 

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

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

 

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