Pause Awards - Recognising successful products, services, people, ideas and campaigns that are leaving a positive impact in society and building a better ecosystem. Late entries close 1 October 2021.
Social Enterprise Growth Grants - $5K to $25K for Qld-based social enterprises to build capability and capacity to scale-up or adapt. Closes 7 October 2021.
Telematics Trust - to $50K to demonstrate innovative use of technology through education and training. Closes 8 October 2021.
Doing it tough grants - $3K for Victorian sole traders and micro-businesses with three or fewer employees, a turnover of less than $75K and who have not received COVID-related government support since June 2021. Closes 11 October 2021.
City of Melbourne Arts grants - $4K for online content, the development of new or unpresented work or to successfully deliver a project to the public (either online or at a venue within the COM). Closes 13 October 2021.
NSW Tech vouchers - funding for tech start-ups and SMEs to collaborate with Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFROs) to commercialise innovative R&D products and services that address disruptions caused by the COVID-19.
• To $25K for eligible 6 month small projects.
• To $50K for larger 12 month projects.
Closes 29 October 2021.
NSW R&D Fund - $250K to $1m for SMEs and scale-ups to stimulate the development and commercialisation of innovative products that benefit the people of NSW, with possible nationwide and global impacts.
Next Economy Jobs Challenge - for organisations with TCC status with a focus on one of six growth areas.
• Seed or feasibility grants - to $50K x 4 for piloting or prototyping employment focussed enterprise or projects.
• Scaling grants - to $100K x 2 for enterprises or projects that are ready for next phase of development and are looking to creating substantial training and employment pathways.
Closes 30 October 2021.
Digital Agriculture Investment Scheme - $5K to $50K to help farm businesses invest in eligible on-farm digital technology projects to improve productivity, resilience and the long-term viability of Victorian farms. Closes 31 October 2021 or until funds are fully allocated.
Commercialisation Fund - $100K to $1m for projects to bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes within six manufacturing priorities: recycling and clean energy, medical products, food and beverage, resources technology and critical mineral process, defence and space. Closes 30 June 2022.
Food to Market Grant Program - Agriculture Victoria - $50K to $1m for projects to support jobs, deliver productivity improvements and capitalise on new opportunities across the agri-food supply chain. Closes 30 June 2022.
Regional Jobs Fund - support for projects which create employment across industry sectors where regional competitive advantage exists. Closes 30 June 2022 or until funds are exhausted.
Lead Educate promote - to $100K for coordinated business groups, peak industry bodies or associations in SA to lead, educate, assist and promote sustainable business practices. Closes 30 June 2022 or until funds are expended.
XPrize Musk Foundation - $100m for carbon removal. A four-year global competition for innovators and teams to create and demonstrate solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and sequester it durably and sustainably. Closes 22 April 2025.
Aboriginal Business Development Program - $1K to $30K for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory to start or grow their business
Accelerating Trade Grant Program - to $10K for Tasmanian-based businesses to support activities that will lead to new trade opportunities.
Advanced Manufacturing Fund NT - $25K to $500K (or more based on scale and impact) - must be matched by industry. Projects should include collaboration with a research partner and a minimum of one industry partner.
ARENA - funding for renewable energy projects to bridge the gap between bright ideas and commercialisation.
Awesome Foundation - $1K grants every month to support awesome ideas.
Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) - support for early stage companies that are, or will be, developing and commercialising biomedical discoveries.
Business Innovation Support Initiatives: Voucher Scheme - $25K voucher for NT businesses to conduct R&D on innovative products or services in science, engineering, technology and design.
The Catalyst Fund - $2.5K to $15K for early-stage, innovative and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges.
Community Grants - for NFP organisations working for the relief of poverty, sickness, distress, the advancement of education and other purposes of benefit to the community.
CSIRO – Kick-Start Vouchers for start-ups and SMEs. To $50K (matched funding) for various activities to be conducted by CSIRO e.g. product development, research, testing.
Defence Global Competitive Grant - $24K to $240K for projects that build defence export capability.
Defence Industry & Innovation Programs:
• Defence Innovation Portal for ideas that comply with the priority innovation needs.
• Next Generation Technologies Fund for R&D projects in future technologies.
English Foundation - $50K to $100K for social enterprise changemakers who are tackling pressing community issues and want to scale to be impact-investment ready. DGR or TCC status required.
Entrepreneurs’ Programme - three streams.
• Accelerating Commercialisation Grant - to $1 million for eligible projects.
• Business management - to $20K for business capability improvements.
• Innovation connections - to $50K for a business innovation project
Export Market Development Grants - $5K to $150K. Reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses over $5K if total expenses are at least $15K.
Games Release Fund - to $30K to support small Victorian games studios with business development, marketing etc.
Global Innovation Fund - $50K to $15m for the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations that improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Google Ad Grants for NFP with charity status - to US$10K per month in kind for google ads.
Impact Investing Ready Growth Grant - to $100K for capacity building from mission-driven organisations.
Impact Investing Ready Growth Grant – to $140K for capacity building from mission-driven organisations.
The IMCRC (Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre) provides access to R&D expertise for manufacturing companies and matched funding to $3m per company for multi-year research undertaken by universities and/or CSIRO.
Innovation Connections - assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects.
• Stage 1 - a Service Report that helps you understand your business’s research needs and opportunities
• Stage 2 - grants from $30K to $50K to undertake a research project based on the report
Investment Fast Track Fund - to $500K for regional and rural products to become investment ready.
Minimum Viability Product - NSW to $25K for NSW tech SMEs to create B2B solutions.
New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) - Up to 39 weeks income support, business training and mentoring for job seekers with new business ideas.
Pearcey State Entrepreneur Awards – recognising innovative talent in the ICT profession. Awarded to an individual who has "taken a risk, made a difference and is an inspiration" within the ICT industry within each Australian State.
Research Commercialisation and Start up Fund (SA) - Funding for SA-based companies to support collaboration between enterprises, researchers and universities to commercialise new products and services.
• Stream 1 - Strategic Research Initiatives ($50K to $2m
• Stream 2 - Startup & Early Stage Company Incentive ($20K to $1m)
• Stream 3 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives ($20K - $500K)
Small Business Export Loan - $20K to $350K unsecured loans to help finance a single export contract when your bank is unable to help. On-line application.
Sovereign Industry Capabilities Priority Grant (SICP) - $70K to $1.4m to help SMEs invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence's stated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.
Stepping Stones to Small Business - a tailored program for women from refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking backgrounds to help them achieve financial wellbeing through starting a small business, finding employment, training pathways, etc.
Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) - $2K grants for NFPs with DGR status who are helping people in need in the community or overseas.
Valuing Business Waste Grants SA – to $15K funding for projects that identify better ways to manage waste and transition to a circular economy.
Victorian Law Foundation Small Grants - $5K to improve the community’s understanding of the justice system, including Victorian Law Week events.
Victorian Business Growth Fund - for businesses with long term growth and high job creation potential with an annual revenue of over $5m. The investment will be equity or a debt stake. EOIs now open.