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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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Agribusiness

AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

Do you want to develop the agri-toursim side of your Tasmanian Farm or agri-business?

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Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme

Provides financial assistance to Tasmanian fruit growers that have been affected by the fruit fly event.

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Arts Tasmania

Aboriginal Arts Program

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

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Art Fair Industry Development Initiative

This program supports Tasmanian commercial galleries to represent local artists at key national markets.

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Artsbridge

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

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Cultural Heritage Organisation

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

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Cultural Heritage Organisations (multi-year)

Multi-year operational support to museums, galleries and collections delivering a range of high quality cultural heritage activities.

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Education Residencies

An opportunity for Tasmanian artists to focus on their practice in an educational environment working alongside teachers and students.

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Individuals and groups

Supports individuals and groups to undertake projects that enable them to further their careers, enrich their artistic practice and contribute to Tasmania's arts sector.

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Jeju International Residency

Supports Tasmanian artists to undertake a cultural exchange residency in Jeju Province in South Korea.

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Low-interest loans

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

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Organisations

Provides funding for arts organisations to deliver arts activities.

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Organisations (multi-year)

This program offers multi-year operational support to organisations delivering a range of high quality arts activities.

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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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Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Scheme

This program is open to Tasmanian Aboriginal artists who are aged 25 years and under, or in their first five years of artistic practice.

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Tasmanian Residencies

Supports Tasmanian artists to undertake residencies (four weeks in length) at locations across Tasmania.

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The FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary

Assists emerging and mid-career contemporary jewellers to undertake relevant professional development activities.

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The Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative

Supports arts organisations based in Northern Tasmania.

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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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Youth Arts Organisations

Supports projects that actively engage young people (aged 0 to 25 years and under) to develop their creative skills and capacities, and enhance their social health and wellbeing.

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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

Accelerating Trade Grant Program

Provides funding support for Tasmanian businesses to expand in both the domestic and international markets.

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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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Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant

This new grant program assists eligible organisations deliver market entry strategies aimed at helping Australian SMEs and stakeholders access FTA target markets. Eligible markets under the FTA-ME Grant include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

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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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Wine Export Grant

Wine businesses exporting to China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA can now apply for up to AU$25,000 in Australian Government funding for 50 per cent of eligible export promotion activities.

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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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Forestry Contractor Resilience Program

Forestry Contractor Resilience Program will be delivered through Rural Business Tasmania.

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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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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

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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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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International Education

Enhance Student Experience Grants Program

The Enhancing Student Experience (ESE) Grants Program supports student associations, community groups and organisations within Tasmania with grants to deliver initiatives to enhance the international student experience.

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Loans

AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

Do you want to develop the agri-toursim side of your Tasmanian Farm or agri-business?

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Arts low-interest loans

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

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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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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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Fruit Fly Concessional Loan Scheme

Provides financial assistance to Tasmanian fruit growers that have been affected by the fruit fly event.

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Heritage Places Renewal Loan Scheme

Loans are available for refurbishing a property that facilitates tourism and business development opportunities, essential heritage conservation projects, developing a business or adapting a property to support a new business initiative that will grow the visitor economy.

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No Interest Micro-Business Loan Scheme

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

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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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Tourist Accommodation Refurbishment Loan Scheme

Your project may be better suited to another loan scheme provided by the Tasmanian Government to support industry to deliver great visitor experiences.

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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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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

Games development

Program for the development of interactive screen projects.

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Industry development

Supports experienced practitioners to attend interstate and international markets and events.

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Production Investment

This program provides a one-off equity investment for the production of children’s and adults’ animation, feature films, television drama and documentary or factual projects.

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Project Development

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

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Proof-of-concept production

Production funding for a project at draft script stage or equivalent.

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Traineeships and attachments

A traineeship is targeted, specialist training designed to prepare the trainee for paid employment in a designated role on the production.

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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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Targeted Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program

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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

AgriGrowth Loan Scheme

Do you want to develop the agri-toursim side of your Tasmanian Farm or agri-business?

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Heritage Places Renewal Loan Scheme

Loans are available for refurbishing a property that facilitates tourism and business development opportunities, essential heritage conservation projects, developing a business or adapting a property to support a new business initiative that will grow the visitor economy.

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Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme (RTALS)

The Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme (RTALS) has been developed to promote tourism supply-side activity in regional Tasmania

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Tourism Loans Overview

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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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