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Government Grant info (incl. links)

Find government grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • develop solutions to local and national problems
  • fund ideas and initiatives
  • get assistance in times of hardship.


Climate Ready Program

Program Status: Closed for application.

Description: The Climate Ready Program was one of three elements of the Clean Business Australia initiative. The other elements are Re-Tooling for Climate Change and Green Building Fund.

The Climate Ready program, a competitive grants program provided grants from $50,000 up to $5m on a matching funding basis to support research and development, proof-of-concept and early-stage commercialisation activities to develop solutions to climate change challenges.

Contact: If you would like to find out more about the Climate Ready Program, please contact the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or email hotline@ausindustry.gov.au


Bioenergy and sustainability

In Australia, our current systems for handling the wastes we produce are not sustainable. Landfills are no longer seen as an acceptable way to dispose of urban wastes, and dumping fees are rising accordingly. In rural areas, wastes from agriculture can be an environmental burden in addition to the financial cost for disposal.

Three compelling arguments for investigating bioenergy opportunities are:

  • every unit of energy sourced from biomass replaces one that would otherwise be derived from coal-fired power (producing harmful greenhouse gas emissions);
  • capturing waste methane prevents it from escaping to the atmosphere where it adds to the heat-trapping gases and the Greenhouse Effect;
  • the market in Australia is reaching the point where bioenergy can mean opportunities for extra income from a waste, particularly in rural areas.


Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS)

Status: Open for applications.

Description: On 10 November 2008 the Government announced A New Car Plan for a Greener Future. The plan described the replacement of ACIS Stage 3 with the Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS). ACIS Stage 3 was planned to run from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015.ATS will run from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2020 and will include:

  • capped assistance of $1.5 billion from 2011 to 2015
  • capped assistance of $1 billion from 2016 to 2020 and
  • uncapped assistance of approximately $847 million.

Assistance will be available in the form of cash payments to automotive participants registered in one of the following categories:

  • motor vehicle producers (MVPs)
  • automotive component producers (ACPs)
  • automotive machine tool and automotive tooling producers (AMTPs), and
  • automotive service providers (ASPs).

Contact: Should you wish to find out more information, please contact the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46 or hotline@ausindustry.gov.au.


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