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FUNDING PROGRAMS

Browse grant opportunities below

If you are interested in seeking a letter of support for your grant or proposal, please contact us at ea@rdaperth.org

FUNDING PROGRAMS

Browse grant opportunities below

If you are interested in seeking a letter of support for your grant or proposal, please contact us at ea@rdaperth.org

WA Govt.
Grants & Subsidies
Grant Connect
Federal Grants
AusIndustry
Business Grants
Export
Finance options
Other
Funding Programs

Access Asia Business Grants

The Access Asia Business Grants provide funding for WA businesses to enter or expand their trade with Asian markets. Funding can be used for product marketing, expo/trade visits, cultural/language training and other activities that help build businesses’ capacity to trade with Asia.

For further information, visit Access Asia Business Grants.

Clean Energy Future Fund

The Clean Energy Future Fund provides a source of funding to support the implementation of innovative clean energy projects in Western Australia. Clean energy projects will be eligible for funding of between $250,000 and $2 million per project.

For further information, visit the Clean Energy Future Fund.

Culture and the arts funding

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries distributes grants and funding to support vibrant and sustainable arts, culture and creative industry sectors in Western Australia.

For more information, visit the Culture and the Arts funding page.

Exploration Incentive Scheme

The Exploration Incentive Scheme is a $10 million per year WA Government initiative that aims to encourage exploration in Western Australia for the long-term sustainability of the state’s resources sector.

For further information, visit the Exploration Incentive Scheme.

Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling

The co-funded Government – Industry Drilling program funds up to 50% of direct drilling costs to promote geoscience exploration and contribute to the economic development of regional areas of WA.

For further information, visit Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling.

International Competitiveness Co-Investment Fund

The International Competitiveness Co-Investment Fund provides grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 to help businesses to rebuild their existing Asian market business relationships disrupted by COVID-19 and to develop and implement strategies to capture export market opportunities and attract investment that will lead to direct benefits for regional WA.

For further information, visit the International Competitiveness Co-Investment Fund.

Local Capability Fund

The Local Capability Fund is an initiative under the WA Government’s Plan for Jobs. The purpose of the fund is to assist small and medium enterprises to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the WA Government, major projects and other important markets.

For further information, visit the Local Capability Fund.

METS Innovation Program

The METS Innovation Program seeks to broaden support for research projects led by METS companies servicing WA’s mining industry. The program will support the development of new technologies in MRIWA’s strategic focus areas, such as low-emissions technologies, precision and low-impact mining, critical minerals, and the alternative use of tailings and waste.

For further information, visit the the METS Innovation Program. 

New Industries Fund – Innovation Booster Grant

The New Industries Fund – Innovation Booster Grant enables small to medium enterprises to develop greater opportunities to commercialise their ideas and innovations and expand to create jobs.

For further information, visit the New Industries Fund.

Plastic and Tyres Processing Fund

$15 million in grants funding will be provided to support local processing of plastics and tyres across WA. Access will also be provided to industrial zoned land valued at $5 million for processing infrastructure.

For further information, visit the Plastics and Tyres Processing Fund.

Royalties for Regions: Collie Futures Small Grants Program

This program provides funding for projects that support efforts to drive long-term economic growth and stimulate jobs creation in the Collie region.

For further information on future funding rounds, visit the RfR Collie Futures Small Grants Program.

Royalties for Regions: Collie Futures Industry Development Fund

Funding is available to new projects which can demonstrate a significant and sustainable impact on the local economy through both increased productivity and creation of jobs in the Collie region.

For further information, visit the RfR Collie Futures Industry Development Fund.

Royalties for Regions – Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants program invests in community-driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional WA.

For further information, visit RfR Regional Economic Development Grants.

Grant Connect

GrantConnect is the Australian Government’s grant information system.  It provides centralised publication of current and forecast Australian Government grant opportunities.

Some recent grant opportunities:

GO IDGO6392
GO Title: Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Renewables and Low Emissions Round – Feasibility grant
Agency: Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Primary Category: Industry Innovation
Close Date and Time: 03-Apr-2024 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

GO IDGO6792
GO Title: Carbon Capture Technologies Program Stage 2
Agency: Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Primary Category: Energy Resources
Close Date and Time: 09-Apr-2024 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

GO IDGO6682
GO Title: International Partnerships in Critical Minerals
Agency: Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Primary Category: Energy Resources
Close Date and Time: Ongoing

GO IDGO6105
GO Title: Airservices Australia Enroute Charges Payment Scheme
Agency: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Primary Category: Transport
Close Date and Time: Ongoing

GO IDGO6312
GO Title: Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program: Precinct Delivery
Agency: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Primary Category: Community Development
Close Date and Time: Ongoing

GO IDGO6311
GO Title: Regional Precincts and Partnerships Program: Precinct Development and Planning
Agency: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Primary Category: Community Development
Close Date and Time: Ongoing

 

AusIndustry Business Grants

business.gov.au lists all business-focused federal government programs.

Some examples include:

Accelerating Commercialisation

The Accelerating Commercialisation program helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.  Successful applicants will be connected with a Commercialisation Adviser.  Matched funding grants of up to $1 million are available on a competitive basis.  For further information please visit Accelerating Commercialisation on business.gov.au

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The programme provides practical advice and support for businesses, including advice from people with private sector experience; co-funded grants to commercialise novel products, processes and services; funding to take advantage of growth opportunities; and connection and collaboration opportunities.

Finance for Australian Exporters

Export Finance Australia (formerly Efic)  provides financial support to Australian based companies which are exporting, in the global supply chain or seeking to grow internationally.

Export Finance Australia’s primary purpose is to facilitate and encourage Australian export trade on a commercial basis.  They assist their clients (SME’s and larger domestic exporters, Australian companies participating in export focused global supply chains and Australian companies conducting business and investing in emerging and frontier markets) by providing financial services in circumstances where they have been unable to source adequate finance from the private sector.

Community Heritage Grants

A range of grants are available to community groups, including historical societies, museums, public libraries and indigenous and migrant organisations to support the preservation of publicly accessible heritage collections which are locally owned and nationally significant. Find out more.