Grants available for growers

The following grants have been compiled for quick and easy access to information regarding financial help and other levels of support. Have a read through, you never know… there could be one to help fund your next project! 

BMP Incentive Grant

Grant applications are open for banana growers who wish to implement projects that fit into a long-term sediment plan that leads to water quality leaving properties.

Funding 50% of the project to a maximum value of $20,000

2021 Science and Innovation Awards

Grant applications are now open for the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

Funding for high energy using businesses to improve efficiency, reduce costs and lower energy consumption

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support high energy using businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions
  • The maximum grant amount is $25,000.

Matched funding to implement recommendations from your Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth service

Growth Grants are an Entrepreneurs’ Programme grant to help your business grow.

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme provides access to a national network of experienced facilitators. They’ll work with you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth opportunities. 


You must have received a completed plan from one of the following services:

  • Growth Roadmap
  • High Growth Accelerator
  • SMART Projects and Supply Chains

From $2,500.00 to $20,000.00

Boosting cash flow for employees

Government assistance is available to help your business withstand the impact of the Coronavirus and encourage an economic recovery into the future.

The temporary assistance measures include:

  • a wage subsidy to support businesses and not-for-profits
  • help to manage cash flow
  • a wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees
  • a safety net for companies facing financial distress
  • a time-limited asset investment incentive
  • and credit and loans