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Current grants and funding available

Wednesday 20, May 2020

State and Territory grants
Along with the assistance the Australian Government has announced, you may be eligible for assistance from your State or Territory Government. Each Australian state and territory has different financial help, restrictions and assistance for businesses affected by the Coronavirus, so it’s important to stay up-to-date with new announcements. Read more.

Business Events Bid Fund Program
Managed by Tourism Australia’s specialist unit, Business Events Australia, the Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) is designed to increase the conversion of bids for new international business events for Australia through the offer of financial support at the critical bidding stage. Open until 30th June 2021. Apply here.

AgBiz Drought Loans
Supporting regional Australians to take control of their business through the drought. Eligible drought-affected small businesses can apply for loans up to $500,000. Read more.

Funding lifeline for zoos and aquariums
NSW zoos and aquariums will receive a much-needed funding lifeline, with the Federal Government this week unveiling a $94.6 million support package to help Australian operators get through the COVID-19 crisis. This funding will assist exhibiting zoos and aquariums with the fixed operational costs associated with caring for their animals, and help Australian zoos and aquariums remain viable and ready to welcome visitors when restrictions are eased. Read press release.

Support for Regional & Indigenous Artists and Organisations
To help the Arts sector deal with the devastating impact of the Coronavirus, the Government has committed $27 million in targeted support across three particularly vulnerable areas of specific need:

  • The Government is providing $10 million to help regional artists and organisations develop new work and explore new delivery models. Funding will be delivered through Regional Arts Australia's Regional Arts Fund.
  • To support Indigenous artists and arts centres, the Government is providing $7 million in additional funding. The funding will be delivered under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
  • The Government is providing $10million to Support Act, to enable it to extend its work. Read more.