February 20, 2024

With so many exciting grant opportunities currently open, we thought we’d make life a little easier for our industry operators by putting them all in the one place.

The Enabling Tourism Fund 2024

Does your regional tourism infrastructure project need help getting investment ready?

The Enabling Tourism Fund 2024 is supporting regional and rural Victorian tourism projects to reach investment-ready status by funding planning activities such as feasibility studies and design for future investment.

The fund will invest up to $8M to help to deliver a strong pipeline of demand-driving tourism infrastructure projects across Victoria.

Grants of between $20,000 and $500,000 are now open to tourism businesses, not-for-profit and Traditional Owner organisations. Applications close 28 March 2024.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Live Music Australia Grant | Support to host live Australian music

The Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy Revive recognises the importance of our live music sector and provides support for the music industry.

The Live Music Australia grant is designed to bring more live music to Australian communities and will fund applications that support quality original, professionally staged Australian live music.

To receive funding under Round 8 of the Live Music Australia program you will need to demonstrate your commitment to hosting live performances of original music by Australian artists.

Funding is available to support ‘bricks and mortar’ live music venues around Australia.
Applications to the program may include:

  • infrastructure upgrades, purchase of equipment, programming and promotional expenses and artist fees, or
  • initiatives that deliver to multiple venues and build capacity, for example, professional development programs, expanded regional touring circuits, and partnerships across venues or jurisdictions.

Applications close 12 March 2024.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises Round 2

Opening for Victoria on February 22, this exciting grant opportunity provides eligible small and medium businesses up to $25,000 to purchase energy efficient equipment to reduce and manage energy usage and costs.

Covering up to 100% of eligible expenditure, the Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Round 2 will support businesses to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment to improve their energy efficiency. These upgrades will enable industries to reduce their energy use, manage energy cost volatility in the long term and contribute to Australia’s target of a 43% reduction on 2005 emission levels by 2030.

There is $41 million available for this grant opportunity, which will likely receive a high level of interest. This is a demand driven grant opportunity. Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis until the funding is exhausted in each jurisdiction.

This grant opportunity is for small and medium sized businesses with an employee headcount of 1 to 199 employees.

Applications open at 12pm, Thursday 22nd February 2024. Applications close at 5pm, Monday 8 April 2024.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Tiny Towns Fund

The Tiny Towns Fund will support local communities to deliver quality tourism and community facility projects, such as splash parks and bike trails, playgrounds, community hall and library upgrades, public art and more.

From barbecues to community centres, the Tiny Towns Fund will back community-driven projects that enhance our smallest towns, strengthen community connections and encourage more visitors to all corners of Victoria.

Grants between $5,000 and $50,000 will be available for each project. Towns with a population of up to 5,000 people are eligible to apply. 

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 25 February 2024.

CLICK HERE for more information.