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August 2, 2022
Open: Now Closes: 30 September 2022 or if 5,000 registrations are accepted prior. Value: Up to $5,000 Run By: NSW Government – Service NSW
If you operate a small or medium food and beverage business wanting to create or expand your outdoor dining area, you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $5,000 under the NSW Government’s Alfresco Restart package. The rebate is available to the first 5,000 eligible small or medium food and beverage businesses that register. Businesses must first register to confirm their eligibility and registrations will close when 5,000 businesses have successfully registered.
Businesses that have successfully registered can claim their rebate from April 2022 for expenses incurred from 14 October 2021 to 30 June 2022. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government
Regional recipients of the Minimum Viable Product grant can now claim up to $2,000 to help them travel for an innovation-related purpose.
The stipend removes cost barriers that would otherwise prevent an early-stage startup from participating in innovation-related meetings, programs or events at the Sydney Startup Hub launch or run through the Local Innovation Network.
This helps to ensure regional entrepreneurs can access the full benefits of the NSW Government’s investment in creating sustainable innovation communities. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Range of financial incentives Run By: Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment
The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness. The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $10,000 per worker Run By: NSW Government - Regional NSW
Grants will be available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to Regional NSW. Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the following relocation costs incurred by eligible skilled workers they employ:
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government – SafeWork NSW
If you own or operate a farm or a business that uses quad bikes or an SSV, or you work on one, you may be eligible for a safety rebate. As an owner or operator, you'll be eligible to apply for a maximum of $2,000 per ABN. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $3,000 Run By: NSW Government - Revenue
The NSW Government will offer $3,000 rebates for the first 25,000 new full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), purchased for a dutiable value of less than $68,750 that are registered on or after 1 September 2021.
A business or organisation is eligible for the rebate on a new BEV or FCEV that is purchased and registered for business usage in NSW, if that business or organisation operates less than 10 vehicles in NSW at the time of registration. If a business or organisation has claimed a rebate in another state or territory for the same vehicle(s) it will not be eligible for a rebate in NSW. Rebates will be available for up to two vehicles for eligible businesses and organisations.
Glen Innes currently has charging stations located behind the Visitor Information Centre and Town Hall. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $1,000 Run By: NSW Government – SafeWork NSW
If you are a small business owner in NSW, this $1,000 rebate will help you purchase safety items to improve work health and safety for you and your workers. Small business owners and sole traders who have an ABN and less than 50 full-time employees. Charities and not-for-profits can also apply. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Complimentary expert advice Run By: Australian Government – Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
The Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) delivers advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and reduce their energy usage. A free personalised energy consultation and access to a Small Business Energy Check tool will be provided to you. This funded service is available to Australian businesses with 6 to 20 employees. Or if you've been adversely affected by drought, your business can have between 0 and 20 employees. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 30 August 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) from Australian Government funding The Rebuilding Regional Communities stream runs as a stream within the Strengthening Rural Communities program. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that assist communities to recover from and adapt to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. Funds can support community-led, place-based initiatives that:
The Rebuilding Regional Communities stream received grant funding from the Australian Government. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 11 September 2022 Value: Project Development Grants: $2,500 to $7,500; Small Grants: Up to $2,000 Run By: NSW Government – Museums and Galleries of NSW Project Development Grants empower community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long-term outcomes. Further information & eligibility Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 30 June 2025. Limit of 5,000 places available each financial year to eligible applicants. Value: Guarantee is for up to a maximum amount of 18% of the value of the property. Run By: Australian Government – National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation
The FHG aims to support eligible single parents with at least one dependent child in purchasing a family home, regardless of whether that single parent is a first home buyer or a previous homeowner.
Under the FHG, part of an eligible first home buyer’s home loan from a Participating Lender is guaranteed by NHFIC. This enables an eligible buyer to purchase a home with as little as a 2% deposit without paying Lenders Mortgage Insurance.
Any Guarantee of a home loan is for up to a maximum amount of 18% of the value of the property (as assessed by your lender). This Guarantee is not a cash payment or a deposit for a home loan.
From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025, 5,000 places are available each financial year to eligible single parents with dependents.
Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 9 October 2022 Value: 5 x $50 Parents NSW Vouchers. Total $250. Run By: NSW Government – Service NSW The NSW Government has launched Parents NSW Vouchers to reward and thank eligible NSW households for their efforts to support learning from home in 2021. The 5 x $50 Parents NSW vouchers can be used at participating businesses:
Further information and eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 4 October 2022 Value: 3 Streams - Major Event Enhancement: $50,000 to $200,000; Major Event Attraction: Minimum of $100,000; Major Event Accessibility and Inclusion: $15,000 to $100,000 Run By: NSW Government - Regional NSW
The aim of the funding is to help attract new events to the regions, make existing iconic regional NSW events even bigger and better and improve accessibility and inclusion at major events.The types of events eligible for funding include:
Further information and eligibility
Open: Now Closes: 31 December 2022 or until expended Value: $10,000 to $50,000 Run By: NSW Government – Regional NSW This program supports the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW to recover from and build resilience to future adversity. It leverages the work of Regional Youth Community Coordinators (YCC) to identify projects for funding in regional NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs). Funding recipients can be government or non-government organisations in eligible regional Local Government Areas (LGAs). This includes local councils, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Local Aboriginal Land Councils, schools and neighbourhood centres.
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: Not specified Run By: Australian Government – National Indigenous Australians Agency Under the IAS, the NIAA considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Proposals must be developed with the community or group who will be impacted by the activity. Communities, organisations, businesses and individuals will still be able to approach the Agency with funding proposals. This will take place under the Agency Collaborates (Non-Competitive) Grant Opportunity Guidelines (GOGs). The NIAA recognises that preparing a grant application is a significant commitment of time for any organisation. The Agency will therefore review your funding proposal before you are asked to prepare a full application. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: Not specified Run By: Australian Government – Job Access The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) helps people with disabilities and mental health conditions to buy work-related modifications and services.The EAF is available to people with disability who are about to start a job or who are currently working, as well as people who need help to find and prepare for a job. It is also available to people with disability who are self-employed, and job seekers who need Auslan assistance, or special work equipment to look for and prepare for a job.
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 30 August 2022 Value: Up to $25,000. Total fund allocation is $650,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Glen Innes Severn LGA is listed as a declared fire-affected area. This fund stream will support initiatives that support the recovery and future preparedness of communities affected by the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires.
Community Infrastructure Projects and enhancing community spaces to increase community use are eligible activities.
Open: Now Closes: 30 August 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), on behalf of the Australian Government
Open: Now Closes: Not Specified Value: For each 7-day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring: $450 if you lost at least 8hrs or a full day’s work, and less than 20 hours of work; $750 if you lost 20hrs or more of work. Run By: Australian Government - Services Australia
If you’re eligible, the Australian Government will pay you for each period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19. The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment (PLDP) is taxable income. It won’t be prefilled in your tax return or show on your Centrelink payment summary.
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: Tax relief measures Run By: NSW Government - Revenue
Tax relief support is available for NSW businesses impacted by COVID-19. 2021 payroll tax deferral and new support payment arrangement for ALL businesses:
Open: Now Closes: Not specified Value: $50 EAPA vouchers Run By: NSW Government – Service NSW
If you're having difficulty paying your current household energy bill because of a short-term financial crisis or emergency, such as unexpected medical bills, or reduced income due to COVID-19, you could be eligible for Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) $50 vouchers. Further information & eligibility.
Information sources and disclaimer: Information for this February 2022 newsletter was sourced from grants.gov.au, business.gov.au, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland and/or the following Government departments and business organisations on grants and funding programs. NSW Government – Rural Assistance Authority, NSW Government – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment through Service NSW, NSW Government - Destination NSW, NSW Government – Regional NSW, NSW Government – Department of Veterans Affairs, Australian Government – Department of Health, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), National Australia Bank, Community Broadcasting Foundation, Australian Government – SportAus, NSW Government – Department of Regional NSW, Australian Government - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, NSW Government – Office of Sport, NSW Government – Sport NSW, Australian Government - Services Australia, Australian Government – Indigenous Business Australia.
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Glen Innes Highlands acknowledges and pays respect to the Ngoorabul people as the traditional custodians of this land, their elders past, present and emerging, and to Torres Strait Islander people and all First Nations people.
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