Support for businesses in Australia

Information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed. Review our top six grants for July below and visit to discover all available grants. Use the ‘Finder Tool‘ to locate specific grants for your industry or location.

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Performing Arts & Music Festival Grants

Regional artists, arts workers, and organisations can apply for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement from people living in regional and remote communities in a festival or community celebration. Funding is available for projects commencing from 1 February 2022.


2022 Science and Innovation Awards

Grant applications are now open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry! This competitive annual grants program supports young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

In partnership with Australia’s leading research and development corporations and industry associations, there are 12 industry categories each worth up to $22,000 (inc GST).


NSW Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant

Designed to help businesses pay for expenses such as power, utilities, and wages while trading is restricted. Funding can also be spent on financial, legal or other advice, marketing and communications activities, the cost of perishable goods that can no longer be used or other activities to support the operation of the business.

NSW Government’s Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Support Grant

For businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry (total wages below $10 million), in recognition of the challenges lockdown poses to these businesses.

Eligible businesses receiving either the Small Business Grant or the Hospitality and Tourism Grant can receive:

  • $10,000 for a decline in turnover of 70%, or more
  • $7000 for a decline in turnover of 50%, or more
  • $5000 for a decline in turnover of 30%, or more.

Modern Manufacturing Strategy

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream is the largest component of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative which is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

$800 million is available to provide co-funding of up to one third of eligible project costs. This will be through grants between $20 million and $200 million to support large-scale projects that will transform the manufacturing sector by increasing collaboration, and building scale to enhance growth and competitiveness in the National Manufacturing Priority (NMP) areas

Export Assistance Grant NSW

The NSW Government’s Export Assistance Grant provides NSW exporting businesses, or NSW businesses who were exporting goods or services before the impacts of COVID-19, bushfires or drought with funding to help them access global markets.

Funds can be used for marketing materials, website internationalization, pivoting to online delivery, e-commerce development, market research, international tradeshow and trade missions, inbound business support, costs to support compliance/localisation of products for export and costs to protect business in international markets.

Export Market Development Grants

The Australian Government’s Export Market Development Grants reimburse promotional expenses for exporters aiming to increase their international sales. Grants can be used for overseas representation expenses, marketing consultant expenses, free samples expenses, trade fairs, seminars, in-store promotions expenses, promotional literature and advertising expenses, overseas buyers expenses and registration and/or insurance of eligible intellectual property expenses.

Applications open on 1 July each year. If you are doing the application yourself, you need to lodge your application by 30 November. If you are using an approved EMDG consultant, they need to lodge your application by 2 March.

Jobs Plus Program

Applications for the Jobs Plus program are now open. Australian businesses that employ 20 or more staff, or international companies with at least 80 employees, may apply for support to start or expand business operations in NSW.

If you want to enter or expand your business in NSW by starting a project that will create jobs, Jobs Plus could help reduce the costs and financial risks for your company, while strengthening the local economy.

Companies must apply for Jobs Plus and start hiring new staff before 30 June 2022. All new staff must also live, and be paid, in NSW.

For the most comprehensive information about grants, programs and support services Australia wide visit the Australian Government business website