Funding and grants

Funding and grants

Below are the details of some ongoing and current grants available to the Southern Inland community. 


Grants Closing Soon 

Small Grants for Rural Communities - closing 27th September 2017

A grant of up to $5000 for projects that address issues that make a difference to the sustainability of rural, regional and remote communities

Stronger Communities Grants Program - closing 28th September 2017

Funding for each electorate for projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities

Stronger Country Communities Fund - closing dates vary depending on Council location 

Funding for infrastructure projects in regional NSW, available to all 92 NSW regional local government areas. Contact your local Council if you believe you have a worthy project. 

Regional Tourism Product Development Program - closing 30th June 2019 

Funding for new accommodation projects that increase capacity for the region, infrastructure projects that can clearly demonstrate that they will drive increased overnight visitation to the region, visitor signposting, tour development or new attractions and experiences.

Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program closing 30th June 2019

 Available to undertake a Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program which will be led by Destination NSW.

Growing Local Economies Fund closes once funds are fully allocated 

Grant to turbocharge new regional economic opportunities and enliven local economies.

2018 Science and Innovation Awards closing 13th October 2017

For those aged 18-35, a grant of up to $22,000 to fund a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. ​.

Ongoing Grants 

Australian Council Grants Programs 

Australian Arts and Cultural Fund 

Black Spot Programme

Building Partnerships 

Farm Innovation Fund 

Jobs Action Plan 

Playing Australia 

Minimum Viable Product Grants 

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme 

Quick Response Grants 

Regional Flagship Events Program 

Regional Jobs and Investment Packages 

Regional Practice Rural Incentives Program

Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund 

Restart - mature workers

The Club Grants Scheme 

Waste and Recycling Grants 


There are many more grants available and this list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  Grant Finder allows you to search for specific grants or types of grants.

Be sure to also regularly check our Facebook and Twitter page for grants updates. 

Contact us to seek direct support. In addition to sourcing relevant data, we can  provide letters of support and feedback on your grant applications.