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 

Safer Communities Fund - closing 14th November 2017

Provides grants of up to $1 million to community organisations and local governments for local crime prevention and security infrastructure activities and to protect community organisations that may be facing security risks associated with racial and /or reglious intolerance

Building Better Regions Fund Round 2 - closing 19th December 2017 

Round 2 of the grants program to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. Two streams; Infrastructure projects and community investments. 

Smart Farming Program - closing 21st December 2017 

The Government is allocating $134 million to support the development and uptake of best practice, tools and technologies that help farmers, fishers, foresters and regional communities improve the protection, resilience and productive capacity of our soils, water and vegetation.

Farming Together Program - closing 30th June 2018

The program encourages the formation of farmer groups: either formal co-operatives, looser collaborations or collective bargaining groups

NSW Regional Conferencing Pilot Program - closing 30th June 2018

Grant to help stakeholders create exciting new business events for regional NSW

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.

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.