Available Opportinuties

These are grants that provide financial assistance to growers with water initiatives, labour schemes, export incentives, financial assistance & community outreach.

North Wanneroo Voucher Scheme

Close date: June 30, 2022

Local growers in the defined area can access vouchers of up to $5,000 to engage qualified irrigation professionals to audit their properties, design efficient irrigation systems, and provide written advice on technologies, soil amendments and cropping strategies to improve water use efficiency within their enterprise.

The Scheme will open on Monday 8 November 2021 and will close on 30 June 2022 or when funds are fully committed. Applications will be assessed in the order they are submitted.

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Pastoral Water Grant Scheme

Close date: N/A

The Pastoral Water Grants Scheme (PWGS) provides grants of up to $20 000 for commercial pastoralists looking to develop alternative watering points to reduce grazing intensity around existing overgrazed and degraded water supplies.

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Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme

Close date: N/A

The Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme (FWSPS) encourages commercial farmers in dryland agricultural areas to participate in a comprehensive farm water audit process. This audit process provides farmers with recognised water conservation and management principles and a robust framework on which to base water resource management decisions. Commercial farmers in dryland agricultural areas of Western Australia (less than 600mm annual rainfall) operating either traditional broad acre or non-broad acre farming businesses can apply.

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Farm Water Rebate Scheme

Close date: N/A

The Farm Water Rebate Scheme (FWRS) builds on the FWSPS by offering rebates for on-farm water supply improvement works. The scheme encourages commercial farmers in dryland agricultural areas of the state to implement on farm water supply improvements (which are identified during the planning process) that address areas of water deficiency. The scheme also aims to encourage farmers to better manage existing water supplies and reduce water wastage.

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Community Water Supply Program

Close date: N/A

The CWSP objective is to assist broad-acre farming communities to establish or improve non-potable water supplies to enable the community to develop reliable off farm water supplies for community use such as irrigation of town scapes and local emergency water supplies. It encourages local government communities to plan for and install community water supplies for emergency livestock use to cover dry periods when on farm supplies fail.

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Short-term allowance for people affected by a major disaster

Close date: N/A

Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) is a short term payment that is available to assist individuals whose income has been directly impacted by a declared major or widespread disaster. A declared major or widespread disaster can be a natural or man-made disaster that occurs either in Australia or offshore. An allowance paid for a maximum of 13 weeks is available to eligible individuals, including employees, sole traders and primary producers.

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Seasonal workers for employers in the agriculture and accommodation sector

Close date: N/A

Organisations, including labour hire entities, contractors, growers and trusts, can apply to become an approved employer in the agriculture industry and in identified locations in the accommodation industry. Contractors must have been in operation for at least 5 years and have a record of compliance with immigration and workplace relations requirements to be eligible to apply to become an approved employer. Approved employers can access seasonal workers from participating countries, including: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Funding for Australian businesses to start or grow their exports in international markets

Close Date: November 30, 2121

Export Finance Australia loans are available to help small and medium-sized businesses secure the finance required to meet specific export contracts or purchase orders when traditional lenders are unable to help.

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2021 - 22 Export Market Development Grants

Close date: November 30, 2021

Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in international markets. These grants encourage small to medium enterprises (SME) to market and promote their goods and services globally by providing matched funding for eligible promotional activities. They also assist representative bodies promote their SME members exports to overseas markets and train their members to be export ready.

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Funding for Australian businesses to start or grow their exports in international markets

Close date: January 31, 2022

Export Finance Australia loans are available to help small and medium-sized businesses secure the finance required to meet specific export contracts or purchase orders when traditional lenders are unable to help.

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Funding to help WA businesses get third party certification of national and international standards

Close date: January 31, 2022

Funding is available to assist small to medium businesses access the expertise required to help them achieve third party certification in national and international standards

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Funding for Australian businesses to start or grow their exports in international markets

Close Date: November 30, 2021

Export Finance Australia loans are available to help small and medium-sized businesses secure the finance required to meet specific export contracts or purchase orders when traditional lenders are unable to help.

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Bonds for small to medium export businesses

Close date: N/A

Small to medium exporting businesses can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities. Grants are available in 3 stages: Ready to export, expanding , and expanding & strategic shift

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Funding for businesses undertaking renewable energy projects

Close date: N/A

The Advancing Renewables Program provides businesses with funding or finance to develop renewable energy technologies.

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Loans for small to medium businesses to export goods or services

Close date: N/A

Export Finance Australia loans are available to help small and medium sized businesses secure the finance required to meet specific export contracts or purchase orders when traditional lenders are unable to help.

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Accelerated depreciation of new business assets

Close date: N/A

Businesses are eligible for the backing business investment – accelerated depreciation deduction if they have an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million in the year they are claiming the deduction. The deduction is available in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 income years.

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Seasonal workers for employers in the agriculture and accommodation sector

Close date: N/A

Organisations, including labour hire entities, contractors, growers and trusts, can apply to become an approved employer in the agriculture industry and in identified locations in the accommodation industry. Contractors must have been in operation for at least 5 years and have a record of compliance with immigration and workplace relations requirements to be eligible to apply to become an approved employer. Approved employers can access seasonal workers from participating countries, including: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Funding to host Western Australian business events

Close Date: June 30, 2022

Events should incorporate investor readiness information that supports WA small and medium agribusinesses to become more internationally competitive and investor-ready. Topics and events presented should develop skills, confidence and competitiveness for small and medium businesses owners, leaders and entrepreneurs to expand operations, and grow their financial literacy and capacity to raise capital or seek international investment.

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Regional Grants Scheme

Close date: N/A

The Regional Grants Scheme is a Royalties for Regions initiative, administered by each of the nine Regional Development Commissions, that seeks to improve economic and community infrastructure and services in regional Western Australia.

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Funding for business development in the Collie region of WA

Close date: N/A

The Collie Futures Industry Development Fund supports new and existing businesses in the Collie region of WA to develop new or expand existing industries. Successful projects will be those able to demonstrate a significant and sustainable impact on the local economy by increasing productivity and creating jobs.

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Regional Funding

Close date: N/A

The Department provides a range of services to regional WA including a number of funding opportunities to ensure sport and recreation is as accessible and vibrant in the regions as it is in the metropolitan area.

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Regional Events Scheme

Close date: N/A

Tourism WA’s Regional Events Scheme (RES), which is jointly funded by Royalties for Regions, is an annual funding round for smaller, developing regional events across the State.

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Building Better Regions Fund

Close date: N/A

The $1.38 billion Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.The fund invests in projects located in, or benefiting eligible areas outside the major capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

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