Please review the following opportunities and their attached guidelines to determine your organisation or community group's eligibility for the grant.
For general advice on sourcing and planning for grants, contact the Grants and Communications Officer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application stage itself is only the 'tip of the iceberg' of effort required to be in the running to secure a grant. Several months' of ground work is often required beforehand. Check here for a suggested approach.
Current Community Grant Opportunities
Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate
If you are a sole trade, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1500 through Service NSW.
This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business.
Eligible businesses or not-for-profit organisations can either apply once or submit multiple claims until the $1500 limit is reached. Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges, such as food authority and trade licences, event fees and council rates.
For details, click here.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2022
Farm Household Allowance
The Farm Household Allowance aims to provide eligible farmers, and their partners, who are experiencing financial hardship, with assistance through planning and training for long-term financial improvements as well as income support.
The program offers:
- A fortnightly payment (for up to four years).
- Other allowances, such as a pharmeceutical allowance, telephone allowance, rent assitance and remote area allowance.
- A professional financial assessment of the farm business.
- Funding to help develop skills, to access training and to pay for professional advice.
- Regular support of a case manager.
Access further details here.
There is no closing date for this program.
New business assistance with NEIS
Do you want to set up your own business?
The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program aims to provide personalised support to help people become self-employed business owners.
The program can help by providing:
- Accredited small business training.
- Personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider.
- NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).
The government announced changes to expand the NEIS program. These include:
- Serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with an identified transition date, and eligible family members of serving ADF personnel, will be eligible to access Exploring Being My Own Boss Workshops and NEIS Training.
- People can access NEIS and start their own business if they are working 25 hours per week or less. This will enable people with part-time work, study or caring responsibilities to participate in the program on a part-time basis.
- Existing micro-business owners impacted by COVID-19 can access NEIS if they need help to keep their business running or refocus their operations to meet new areas of demand.
For further details, click here.
NEIS Fact Sheet