External grants

Find current grant and funding opportunities available from other agencies or government bodies. 

Business grants

Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program Aims to assist apprentices and trainees who have lost their employment to complete their training.   In kind  Ongoing
CSIRO Kick-Start CSIRO Kick-Start is an initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small businesses, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business. Matched funding of $10,000-$50,000 Ongoing
Small Business Energy Saver Program
This program is supporting Victorian small business owners to save on energy efficient equipment. It will deliver $5 million in discounts to small businesses across Victoria who upgrade to energy-efficient equipment. 
Approx. $2000 31 May 2022
Regional Jobs Fund The fund provides financial assistance primarily to businesses seeking to develop and expand operations in regional Victoria.
The aim of the Regional Jobs Fund is to attract new investment, create new jobs (in some cases retain existing jobs) in regional Victoria and to support businesses to improve their productivity and competitiveness. 
Varies 30 June 2022
Investment Fast-Track Fund VIC The Investment Fast-Track Fund provides funding for VIC projects that will drive regional and rural recovery and economic diversification. Up to $500,000 30 June 2022
Solar Apprenticeships for Women VIC The Solar Apprenticeships for Women Scheme provides rebates to solar electrical and home heating and cooling businesses to hire female apprentices. Discounts and rebates for 50% of the first two years of apprentice hire costs. 31 December 2022
Ready for growth Ready for Growth is a Victorian Government initiative to support 1000 Victorian businesses with high growth potential to access new markets and create jobs. Tailored advisory services from expert Growth Facilitators.

1 June 2024
AgriStarter Loan


Loans to support people in obtaining their first farming business and to assist with farm business succession planning. Up to $2 million


Term is 10 years
Solar for Business Program  The Solar for Business Program is a new initiative designed to support Victorian small businesses to reduce their energy costs by accessing the benefits of renewable energy.  Up to $1,750 Until funds exhausted

Community & not-for-profit grants

Gant name  Details Value Closing Date
Active Kids Voucher Program Helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment.   $200 Ongoing
Budget Direct Sponsorships One-off donations for small community groups and not-for-profits to help build happy and healthy neighbourhoods. Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Bushfire Recovery Victoria - Community  Facilities Supports community groups who want help to build, upgrade or repair important local facilities that everyone can use. Up to $50,000 30 June 2022 
Emergency Sporting Equipment Grant Program  Grant assistance for grassroots sport and active recreation clubs to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage Up to $2,000 30 June 2022
Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program Grants to assist Aboriginal Victorians to participate in Aboriginal sporting carnivals, buy sports uniforms and equipment, as well as funding for travel and accommodation expenses for athletes to compete in state and national competitions.


Up to $1,500

Round 1 - 4 August 2021

Round 2 - 12 December 2021

TAC Community Road Safety Grant Program Funding for projects that improve road safety issues and support vulnerable road users including people walking, riding bicycles and motorcycle riders.  Up to $30,000 5 November 2021
Community Motorsports Program  The Community Motorsport Program is the Victorian Government’s first dedicated motorsport investment program that provides grant opportunities through various funding categories.


Various 10 November 2021 
Significant Sporting Events Program  Funding to help sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria. Up to $150,000 20 June 2022