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September 8, 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: Free support and advice Run By: NSW Government
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program. Get independent business advice, practical insights and business skills training on a range of topics for your small business.
One-to-one business advisory sessions are complemented with a range of events and resources providing practical insights and business skills development.
Business Connect advisors are independent professionals. They have experience running their own business, qualifications in a business-related discipline, and advisory experience.
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: Free promotions on tourism industry website Run By: Destination NSW
Get Connected is Destination NSW’s website membership program. Simple and easy to use Get Connected membership is free and is open to all tourism operators within New South Wales. This program gives you the opportunity to showcase your tourism products on Destination NSW’s consumer websites FREE of charge and tap into over 1.5 million potential customers a month, both domestic and international - that’s over 18.5 million people a year who are looking for tourism products. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $10,000 per worker Run By: Australian Government - Department of Education, Skills and Employment
This program provides a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over. Payments are made over a six-month period, and you can negotiate how often you get them.
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: 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: 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: 4pm, 20 September 2022 Value: Two Streams: Up to $5,000 and $30,000 Run By: NSW Government – Transport for NSW The grants program aims to provide community groups and charity/not-for-profit organisations across NSW with the opportunity to implement small-scale, local projects within their communities that align with the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan. Not eligible for government organisations including Local Councils. Grants up to $5,000 are available for local community road safety projects. Projects in this category aim to increase road safety awareness in specific community groups or locations and support safer road use through education about safer behaviours that reduce road trauma. A limited number of $30,000 road safety grants are also available. This category applies to more significant projects that involve a broader reach within the community. View the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan. Further information & eligibility.
Open: Now Closes: 5pm, 23 September 2022 Value: Minimum $100,000. A total of $423,959 is available for eligible Glen Innes Severn community organisations and Local Aboriginal Land Councils. across infrastructure and program streams. Run By: NSW Government - Regional NSW The funding is available for community programs that boost the wellbeing of communities in regional areas and have strong local support. This includes project types that improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disability, improve outcomes for Aboriginal people, community programs and local events.
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:
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:
Open: Now Closes: Ongoing Value: Total annual allocation of $500,000 Run By: Australian Government – Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications This grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects that they could not otherwise afford. This includes public galleries, libraries, archives and museums as well as historic buildings, local cultural organisations and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for sacred/secret material. You can apply at any time. The Australian Government approves funding on a case-by-case basis.
Open: 31 August 2022 Closes: 29 November 2022 Value: Up to $10,000 Run By: Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) Grants are available for a broad range of initiatives that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions with a preference for smaller communities (populations under 15,000). Funding is eligible for projects initiated and delivered by local community groups and not-for-profits. Organisations that do not have DGR status.
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.
Open: Now Closes: 5.00pm, 23 September 2022 Value: Minimum $100,000. A total of $423,959 is available for eligible Glen Innes Severn community organisations and Local Aboriginal Land Councils across infrastructure and program streams. Run By: NSW Government - Regional NSW
The objective of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is to boost the wellbeing of communities in regional areas Funding is available for project types including new and upgraded local community and sporting infrastructure, street beautification, projects that improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disability and projects that improve outcomes for Aboriginal people.
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: 31 August 2022 Closes: 29 November 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: Varies on circumstances. 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 shown on your Centrelink payment summary. How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost. For each 7-day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, you can be paid:
If you lost less than 8 hours or a full day’s work during the 7-day period of self-isolation, quarantine or caring, you won’t be eligible for this payment. A full day’s work is the hours you were scheduled to work or would usually work on a given day. This includes not being able to attend a full-time, part-time or casual shift of fewer than 8 hours. Further information & eligibility.
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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