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Department of State Growth

Grants and funding opportunities

The Department of State Growth offers grants and loans to businesses and individuals to assist in professional and sector development in Tasmania. Visit the area of interest to find out if you are eligible.

Grants and funding opportunities

Advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Growth Voucher System

Choose a pathway to undertake innovation and growth initiatives.

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Advanced Manufacturing Marketing Expansion Program

Provides access to funding for new interstate and international market development.

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Agribusiness

AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

Provides access to low interest loans for Tasmanian farm and agri-food businesses.

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Business Improvement Concessional Loans

Provides access to farm household allowance entitlements.

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Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans

Provides access to short term crisis loans for dairy farm businesses.

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Drought Assistance Concessional Loans

Provides access to loans for draught affected businesses.

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Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) Recovery Concessional Loan Scheme

Provides access to low interest rates to help oyster growers, nurseries and hatcheries that have been affected by POMS.

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Arts Tasmania - grants for individuals

Aboriginal Arts Program

Provides access to funding for arts projects and activities produced by Aboriginal artists.

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Artsbridge

Provides assistance for self-directed artist residencies and professional, overseas, development opportunities.

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Artsbridge Connect

Provides assistance for interstate or overseas professional development opportunities for Tasmanian artists.

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Artist Investment Program

Provides access to funding to assist Tasmanian artists to realise their creative projects.

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Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. Each year, they deliver funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

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Low-interest Loans

Provides access to low-interest loans for Tasmanian artists and art organisations

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Regional Arts Fund - Community Grants

Provides access to funding for the development and/or delivery of new creative projects in any art form.

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Regional Arts Fund - Quick Response Grants

Provides access to funding so Tasmanian artists can respond to unique opportunities at short notice.

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Residencies

Provides opportunities for Tasmania artist residencies at locations across Tasmania.

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The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Provides self-directed artist residencies and overseas, professional development opportunities to Tasmanian artists

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The Vita Brown Bequest Bursary

Provides emerging and returning Tasmanian artist with access to small grants for the purchase of materials.

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Arts Tasmania - grants for organisations

Aboriginal Arts Program

Provides access to funding for Tasmanian art organisation projects and activities produced by Aboriginal artists.

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Artsbridge Connect

Provides assistance for Tasmanian art organisations to participate in interstate or overseas professional development opportunities.

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Australia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. Each year, they deliver funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country.

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Cultural Heritage Program

Supports museums, galleries and collections to preserve Tasmania’s movable cultural heritage.

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Low-interest Loans

Provides low-interest loans to Tasmanian arts organisations.

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Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection Grant

Provides funding to enhance the collections of small museums and art organisations.

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Organisations Investment Program

Provides funding for arts organisations to deliver arts activities.

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Regional Arts Fund - Community Grants

Provides funding for the development and/or delivery of new creative projects in any art form.

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Roving Curators

Provides assistance for the curatorial and collection management practices of public and community collections, art galleries and museums.

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Community infrastructure

Community Infrastructure Fund

Provides assistance to support community infrastructure initiatives throughout Tasmania.

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Events Tasmania

Championship Grants

Provides access to grants to eligible competitions, championships and sporting/gaming events.

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Marketing Tasmania Grants

Provides access to grants designed to assist large and small event marketing activity

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One-off Assistance Grants

Provides access to grants aimed at increasing winter events in regional Tasmania.

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Touring Grants

Provides access to grants to eligible auto, motorbike, cycle and walking tour, event organisers who conduct events during the winter and shoulder seasons.

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Export

Advanced Manufacturing Marketing Expansion Program

Provides access to funding for new interstate and international market development.

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Efic Small Business Export Loan

Efic (Export Finance and Insurance Corporation) may help small business exporters access the finance their business needs to support an export contract when their bank is unable to do so.

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Export Market Development Grants

The scheme reimburses up to 50 per cent of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 (provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000) and provides up to eight grants to each eligible applicant.

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New Market Expansion Program

Provides access to funding to help expand Tasmanian products and services to national and international markets.

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Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES)

TFES assists shippers to transport goods by sea, between Tasmania and the Australian mainland, to help reduce freight costs associated with sea transport.

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Tradex Scheme

If your business is importing goods that you intend to directly export or incorporate in other exported goods, you may be eligible for exemptions on customs duty and GST.

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General

26TEN Grant

These grants support employers and peak bodies to run projects to increase the literacy and numeracy skills of Tasmanian workers (paid and voluntary).

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Accelerating Commercialism

Accelerating Commercialisation helps small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes. Only companies are eligible to apply.

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Council Grants

Most local councils have year round grant and assistance programs. Check out your council's website to find out what's on offer.

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Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme

This programme uses quality facilitators and advisers, drawn from industry, to ensure businesses receive the advice and support they need to improve their competitiveness and productivity. Only companies are eligible to apply.

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No Interest Micro-Business Loan Scheme

The scheme provides small, interest-free loans of up to

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R&D Tax Incentive

The R&D Tax Incentive is a targeted, generous and easy to access entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of the costs of doing R&D.

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Regional Jobs and Investment Package

The Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) for the Regional Tasmania region is a $25 million investment by the Australian Government to help diversify the regional economy.

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Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

The Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme is a joint initiative of the Tasmanian Government and Aurora Energy to assist our community with the purchasing of energy efficient products.

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Visiting Patent and Attorney Trade Mark Program

Provides preliminary consultations and advice to prospective clients, in-confidence, without obligation and free-of-charge.

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Workforce Development Grants

Expressions of interest are invited for funding to support workforce planning, workforce development planning and workforce development.

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Incentives for new employees

Assistance with Employing Apprentices and Trainees

If you are a small business with less than 20 employees, you can receive practical help to employ an apprentice or trainee.

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Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme for Employing Apprentices or Trainees

If you are a large company who pays payroll tax you may apply for a rebate if you employ an eligible apprentice, a trainee or a youth employee from 1 July 2017.

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Small Business Grant for Employing Apprentices and Trainees

Small businesses can claim up to $4 000 for employing eligible apprentices and trainees from 1 July 2017.

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Wage Subsidies

Wage subsidies are available to employers who hire eligible job seekers including mature age, long-term unemployed, Indigenous, youth or parents.

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Youth Jobs PaTH

Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work.

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Regional opportunities

Building Better Regions Fund

The BBRF is committed to building stronger regional communities into the future. The Infrastructure Projects Stream and Community Investments Stream are now open to local councils and not for profits.

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Circular Head New Market Access Program

Provides access to support enterprises in the Circular head region to explore and seek new market opportunities.

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Greater Circular Head Enterprise Grant Program

Provides assistance to identified projects aimed at generating new investment and employment in the region.

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Loan Guarantee Scheme

Provides assistance for small to medium size enterprises located in the North West and Western regions of Tasmania.

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Renewable Energy

Advancing Renewables Program

The supports a broad range of projects that have the potential to lower the cost and increase the use of renewable energy technologies in Australia.

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) co-finances or co-invests with renewable energy companies in low emissions and energy efficient technologies.

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Screen Tasmania

Digital Innovation

Provides Tasmanian businesses with access to funding for project and production development.

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Industry and Enterprise Development

Provides funding to enhance professional development and increase employment within the industry.

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Project Development

Provides support for the development of projects in a number of genres.

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Production Investment

Provides access to assistance to enable an increase in production activity in Tasmania.

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Skills Tasmania

Skills Fund

Provides access to funds to subsidise the cost of training across a range of qualifications.

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Supporting Small Business

This new grant program aims to make it easier for small businesses to employ an apprentice or trainee.

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Training and Work Pathways

Provides funding for organisations to support people experiencing disadvantage and barriers to participation in training and work opportunities.

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User Choice

Provides training subsidies to endorsed registered training providers.

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Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program

Invites eligible organisations to apply for funding in a variety of areas.

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Workforce Development Grant Program

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Tourism

Local Tourism Industry Leadership Grants Program

The program has been initiated to foster innovation, leadership and professional development within the Tasmanian tourism industry.

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Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Fund

The Fund is available for applications from local government, key industry stakeholders and peak bodies to make application for projects, programs or relevant initiatives that support the priority opportunities outlined in the Tasmanian Cycle Tourism Strategy.

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Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Loan Scheme

Provides access to low-interest loans for eligible tourism accommodation businesses operating in Tasmania.

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West Coast Experience Loan Fund

To support tourism businesses on the stunning West Coast of Tasmania, the RACT, in partnership with the Tasmanian Government, has established a loan fund to provide start-up, interest-free loans to eligible businesses.

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Training incentives

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme

Job seekers who are interested in running a new small business may be eligible to participate in the NEIS, which provides accredited small business training.

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