External grants

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

Business grants

Grant name Details Value Closing Date
Ride High Country Fund Round Two A ten-year plan to help build on the region’s cycling strengths and make it the premier cycling tourism destination in Australia.
Up to $500,000 10 June 2021 
Camping and Caravan Grants Part of the Victorian Government's $105.6 million Victoria’s Great Outdoors program to invest into delivering better forests, parks, campgrounds, tracks and outdoor facilities. $5,000 to $200,000
11 June 2021
Business Research and Innovation Initiative This round focuses on regulatory technology (RegTech) which uses digital technologies to streamline or enhance compliance for businesses.
$50,000 to $100,000
17 June 2021
Business Competitiveness Program
Supporting Victorian businesses to invest in new manufacturing capability that provide a critical foundation for generating sustainable new local jobs.
Up to $500,000
20 June 2021
Licensed Venue Hospitality Fund
Supporting eligible licensed hospitality venues impacted by the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021.
Up to $7,000 24 June 2021
Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two
Grants for eligible employing and non-employing businesses in sectors most impacted by the circuit breaker restrictions.
Up to $7,000 24 June 2021
Small Business Digital Adaptation Program Helps businesses to trial and access digital products, tools and training to build digital capability. Rebates up to $1,200 30 June 2021
Seasonal Harvest Sign-On Bonus for Workers Bonus designed to encourage jobseekers to give seasonal harvest work a go and give farmers the workforce they need.
Bonus 1: $810
Bonus 2: $1,620
30 June 2021
Future Drought Fund
Provides agriculture-dependent communities with the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that benefit local communities.
$10,000 to $150,000
5 July 2021
Online Engagement for Small Business Short Course Subsidy
Subsidised course fees for eligible businesses who enrol in the Online Engagement for Small Business Short Course program through GOTAFE (Wangaratta).
Up to $268
7 July 2021 
Agriculture Energy Investment Plan
Supports farm businesses to reduce energy costs, improve energy efficiency and explore alternative energy options.  $20,000 to $250,000
15 July 2021 
Recycling Victoria Research and
Development Fund

Funding for research and development projects which will grow the market and enhance the value and performance of existing recycled organic products.
Up to $300,000
16 July 2021
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Commercialisation Fund Co-funds projects which focus on the six National Manufacturing Priorities as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy. $100,000 to $1 million 30 June 2022
Free ATDW Listing
Eligible businesses can great an ATDW listing at no cost until June 30, 2021. $120 to $295 per year 30 June 2022
Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund One-off payment to assist with costs from the COVID-19 circuit breaker action.
Agri-Business Expansion Initiative  $72.7 million in funding to help Australian agri-businesses expand their export markets. Varies Varies
JobMaker Hiring Credit Incentive for businesses to employ additional young job seekers aged 16-35 years between 07-Oct-20 and 06-Oct-21.
$100 to $200 per week
Register prior to 6 October 2021
Farm Safety Rebate Scheme Assists farm businesses to invest in infrastructure and equipment to improve safety on farms.
Up to $5,000 31 December 2021
Small Business Development Program Provides opportunities to learn and develop new skills in marketing, business development, social media, finance and much more.
Varies Ongoing
Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Victorian Small Businesses
Through this program, Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business can get the mental health support they need.
Varies Until 2022
AgriStarter Loan Loans to support people in obtaining their first farming business and to assist with farm business succession planning. Up to $2million Term is 10 years
Small Business Energy Saver Program for Small Businesses
The Small Business Energy Saver Program provides a bonus for small businesses, discounting the cost to upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment
Varies Ongoing
Startup Shakeup Service for entrepreneurs with their startups, shakeups and innovations to support growth and development and connect to resources and funding. Varies Ongoing 
AgBiz Assist
Provides and delivers a range of business services, assist business and community groups, and support rural community and economic development initiatives.
Varies Ongoing

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
AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund Helping talented Australians of all ages, walks of life and interests who are working hard to positively impact the community to create a better tomorrow for everyone; from art to technology, science to social innovation, sport, music and more. Up to $100,000 9 June 2021
Community Motorsport Program - Club Assistance The Victorian Government’s first dedicated motorsport investment program that provides grant opportunities through two funding categories. Up to $20,000 21 June 2021
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 2021
Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grants Funding to recognise and celebrate organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community. Up to $2,500  30 June 2021
Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants 


Funding for projects that directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.


Up to $750 17 July 2021


NAB Foundation Community Grants  Funding for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters. Up to $10,000 30 July 2021
FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities Funding to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. 


Up to $25,000 24 August 2021
FRRR Tackling Tougher Times Together Assistance to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.


Up to $150,000  24 August 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