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GSDC Monthly Grants Highlights

Great Southern Development Commission is proud to partner with GrantGuru to provide you this free service to search all grant opportunities. See a selection of grants from GrantGuru, below.

Sep 08, 2023 | Read Time : 8 minutes

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A few picks from GrantGuru:


Regional Events Scheme 

Closing date:  17 October 2023

Grants between $5,000 and $40,000 are available.

This program aims to support and assist with the development of events as tourist attractions that contribute to increasing visitation from outside of the region and showcase engaging Aboriginal experiences.

Main Assessment Criteria

  •  Program objectives
  •  Royalties for Regions objectives: Supports the state government’s long-term commitment to developing Western Australia’s regions into strong and vibrant regional communities that are desirable places to live and work by investing in programs that will deliver outcomes of:
    • Jobs growth
    • Economic growth
    • Capable people

In addition to the above, it is advantageous if the event has a strong point of difference and/or profiles the unique features of the town and/or region which plays host to the event.


Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program – Individual Capacity Building Grants

Closing: 30 November 2023 

This program aims to support systemic, nationwide access to peer support, mentoring, self-advocacy and other skills-building for people with disability, their family and carers. It provides information and capacity building supports for all people with disability, regardless of whether they are (NDIS) participants.

This program aims to support systemic, nationwide access to peer support, mentoring, self-advocacy and other skills-building for people with disability, their family and carers. It provides information and capacity building supports for all people with disability, regardless of whether they are (NDIS) participants.

The objectives of this program are:

  • People with disability, their families and carers, have the skills, knowledge and confidence to access and navigate disability, health, and other community services and activities.
  • People with disability, their families and carers, are aware of their rights and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to exercise those rights.
  • The innovation of new disability care and inclusion ideas and practices that may offer a model to better supporting the objectives above.


Construction Training Fund – Employer Grants Program

Open on an ongoing basis

This program aims to provide financial support to Western Australian construction employers when hiring an apprentice. It is a compensation for the required on-the-job training and mentorship, which is an investment on behalf of the employer.

Grants of up to $26,000 are available.

Grants are usually paid to employers in instalments based on these milestones:

  • When the apprentice/trainee has successfully completed six months of continuous, full-time employment (including probation) with a single employer.
  • Half-way through the training contract.
  • When the contract has been successfully completed


Farmers2Founders – Harvest Program

Closing:   15 October 2023

This program aims to equip high potential agrifood businesses with the capabilities they need to scale into national and international markets, deliver transformational growth to their industry, and maximise their social and economic contribution through jobs and revenue.

Accelerator will be open to up to ten teams nationally who are agtech and agrifood startups looking to scale, specifically seeking five teams from regional NSW to join the Harvest #24 cohort. Shortlisted teams will then be required to submit a pre-recorded pitch.

Selected teams will be invited participate in a virtual workshop and mentor session day. No requirement to provide donor workout copy. The final cohort will be informed on 8 December 2023.

The program is free of charge. Positions in the Accelerator are subsidised by generous sponsors.


Screenwest – Regional Screen Fund

Closing:  30 June 2024

This program aims to attract screen projects to undertake production in regional Western Australia. It was established for the purpose of generating regional outcomes through developing and supporting regionally based businesses, services, and talent.

The fund offers production funding up to a maximum of $2 million, based on a 2:1 ratio of Qualifying Western Australian Regional Expenditure.

Applications must be made at least three months prior to production.


Meat & Livestock Australia – Event Sponsorship

Open on ongoing basis

This program aims to provide financial and in-kind support for eligible red meat industry events. The objective of the program is to foster the prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by:

  • Engaging and communicating with MLA members and stakeholders across the supply chain.
  • Increasing awareness and adoption of business-enhancing research and development.
  • Improving utilisation and promotion of MLA information and resources.
  • Empowering stakeholders to make more informed decisions.
  • Building awareness and trust in the industry.

Eligible events must:

  • Demonstrate alignment with the priorities of MLA’s Strategic Plan.
  • Target the red meat industry supply chain to increase the productivity, sustainability and profitability of their business.
  • Acknowledge MLA as a sponsor of the event


Farm Household Allowance -Funding

Open on ongoing basis

This program aims to provide targeted assistance that gives farming families practical support to assess their situation and plan a way forward to long-term financial security. It is an Australian Government support package that’s available to eligible farmers and their partners experiencing financial hardship.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The person is a farmer.
  • The person contributes a significant part of his or her labour and capital to a farm enterprise.
  • The farm enterprise has a significant commercial purpose or character.
  • The land that is used for the purposes of the farm enterprise is in Australia.
  • The person has turned 16.
  • The person is an Australian resident and is in Australia.


Support Plantation Establishment Program

Closing: 25 October 2023 and 24 January 2024

This program aims to support the establishment of new long-rotation softwood and hardwood plantation forests and assist the sector to respond to the projected growth in demand for domestically sourced timber resources.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Increase future plantation forest resources available for processing, as well as for plantation forest management, harvesting and haulage employment.
  • Support private industry, First Nations businesses, farm foresters and State and Territory forestry bodies to expand the Australian plantation forest estate.
  • Contribute to meeting Australia’s carbon emission reduction targets, including under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Kyoto Protocol to the Climate Change Convention.

Eligible activities can include:

  • Preparation of the plantation forest site, including clearing and removal of vegetation on land (not including broad land clearing).
  • Purchase and planting of seedlings.
  • Payment of labour and contract planting and site preparation fees.
  • Other working capital (including establishment fertiliser and herbicide treatment).



Open on ongoing basis

This program aims to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets. It is delivered in partnership with Austrade, state, territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce providing a range of services and assistance to Australian exporters and education providers covering:

  • General information and advice on exporting and international business
  • International trade and education alerts
  • Tailored services including market-entry and expansion assistance
  • Referrals to specialist service providers

Eligible applicants include organisations that must be:

  • A registered Australian business with an Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • Seeking to export products or services, including education services, from Australia to foreign markets, or seeking to establish an overseas presence to promote their Australian capabilities.
  • Conducting activities overseas that bring an economic benefit to the Australian economy or enhance the reputation of Australia and/or Australian industry.
  • Committed to obeying the laws of Australia and foreign nations, including compliance with anti-bribery legislation.


Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) 

For Close date: Check with your local government council office. Dates may vary with each council.

This program aims to provide financial assistance to community groups and local governments to develop basic infrastructure for sport and recreation to maintain or increase participation in sport and recreation with an emphasis on physical activity, through rational development of good quality, well designed and well-utilised facilities.

There are two categories available:

  1. Small grants – Grants between $2,500 and $200,000 are available. The total project cost for grants must be between $7,500 to $500,000 (exclusive of GST). Will consider outperforming arcDUG status. Eligible activities include:
  • Cricket pitch and practice wickets
  • Storage upgrades
  • Change rooms refurbishments
  • Safety fences for sport and recreation facilities (i.e. ballistic sports)
  • Small floodlighting projects
  • Court surface conversion
  • Large scale dams, water collection systems and pipelines for distribution (maximum grant offered is $60,000)
  • Various planning studies to a maximum grant amount of $25,000
  1. Forward planning grants – Grants between $166,667 and $2.5 million are available. The total project cost is between $500,001 and over (exclusive of GST). Eligible activities include:
  • Multipurpose leisure/recreation centre
  • Swimming pool – new or major upgrade including heating to allow increased use
  • Construction of large synthetic fields
  • Playing field construction
  • Clubroom – new or major upgrade
  • Large ablution block/change rooms

Eligible applicants must be either a local government or a not-for-profit sport, recreation or community organisation incorporated under the WA Associations Incorporation Act 1987 and have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


Infrastructure Development Fund – Unlocking Regional Worker Accommodation Opportunities 

Closing date: 6 September 2024

This program aims to address infrastructure constraints in the water, wastewater and electricity network at a precinct or strategic site scale impacting the delivery of regional worker accommodation. It forms part of the Western Australian Government’s $80 million Infrastructure Development Fund that aims to assist with the cost of resolving infrastructure constraints that impact the supply of medium to high density housing projects in priority infill locations within metropolitan Perth; and worker accommodation in the regions.