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Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants Victoria

Grants of up to $50,000 are available to eligible Victorian small businesses and non-profit organisations (NPOs) affected by the Victorian bushfires commencing 21 November 2019.

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Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants Victoria

Grants of up to $50,000 are available to eligible Victorian small businesses affected by the Victorian bushfires beginning 21 November 2019

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Grants, vouchers and assistance programs

Accounting for 47 per cent of all Victorian private sector jobs, small businesses are an essential part of the success and strength of Victoria's economy. Explore the various grants, vouchers and assistance programs that can help you start, run and grow your business.

Grants, vouchers and assistance programs

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The Victoria-Israel Science Innovation and Technology Scheme (VISITS)

The Victoria-Israel Science Innovation and Technology Scheme (VISITS) is an initiative providing Victorian and Israeli organisations with the opportunity to work collaboratively on projects of mutual benefit.

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Victoria-Israel Science and Technology Research and Development Fund (VISTECH)

Implement market-oriented collaborative research and development projects.

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Victoria-Israel Trade Missions (VISTRADE)

Participate in outbound and inbound missions to and from Israel

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Inspiring Women Program

The Victorian Government, through its Lead Scientist, is partnering with veski to deliver a program supporting women to pursue science careers in Victoria. The program will include fellowships to assist women to return to research following a career break and industry internships for honours and masters level students.

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Small Business Mentoring Program

Find a free, experienced mentor to help your business succeed

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Small Business Bus

Free 45 minute business mentoring session in a location near you with experts from the Victorian Government Small Business Bus.

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Automotive Transformation Scheme

As part of the Commonwealth's New Car Plan for a Greener Future. Assistance is available for; motor vehicle producers, automotive component producers, automotive machine tool and automotive tooling producers, and automotive service providers.

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Certain Inputs to Manufacture(CIM)

The Certain Inputs to Manufacture (CIM) Program aims to improve the competitiveness of Australian industry by providing import duty concessions on certain imported raw materials and intermediate goods such as chemical, plastics or paper goods. In addition, CIM covers metal materials and goods which are used for the packaging of food.

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Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program

The CRC Programme supports industry-led collaborations between researchers, industry and the community. The CRC Programme was established in 1990 and since then CRCs have developed important new technologies, products and services that help solve major economic, environmental and social challenges facing Australia.

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Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

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Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP)

The program is aimed at stimulating Australia's venture capital sector. It makes available to fund managers that pool investor’s capital a world class structure for venture capital funds.

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Hamer Scholarships Program

As part of the Victorian International Engagement Strategy the Victorian Government has established the Hamer Scholarships, a language and cultural immersion program designed to build the Asia-engagement capabilities of Victorians and help strengthen cultural awareness between Victoria and Asia.

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New enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) provides job seekers with accredited small business training, business mentoring, and income support to help them turn a business idea into a viable business and help them to become a self-employed business owner.

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Location & PDV Offsets

The Australian Screen Production Incentive (the incentive) is the Australian Government’s incentive for film, television and other screen production in Australia. The PDV Offset, a 30 per cent rebate on the qualifying PDV expenditure of large budget productions, including those not necessarily shot in Australia.

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Product Investment Attraction Fund (PIAF)

The Production Incentive Attraction Fund (PIAF) aims to attract 'footloose' film and television projects to Victoria through the provision of a grant. Projects are considered 'footloose' where they have genuine production and/or post production destination alternatives.

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Regional Location Assistance Fund (RLAF)

Our Regional Location Assistance Fund (RLAF) offers grants to encourage Victorian, interstate and international film and television productions to locate specific types of production activity in regional Victoria.

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R&D Tax Incentive

The Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is a targeted, generous and easy to access entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of the costs of doing R&D. The program aims to help more businesses do R&D and innovate. It is a broad-based entitlement program. This means that it is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D.

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Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund

The Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) is the Victorian Government’s overarching regional development package. It will invest in growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities in regional Victoria.

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Skilled and Business Migration Program

The Victorian Skilled and Business Migration Program aims to attract high calibre, experienced overseas skilled professionals, tradespeople, business owners and investors to meet ongoing workforce needs that cannot be met locally, and to attract investment and jobs to Victoria.

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Screen Development - Documentary

Through Documentary Development we suport Victorian producers and writers to further develop their documentary series, single episode television or feature documentary projects to become production ready.

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Development on Demand for fiction - feature

Through Fiction Development On Demand we support experienced Victorian writers and producers to develop narrative feature film projects through early and advanced stages, including pre-preproduction activities. The On Demand program allows practitioners to apply for support at any time.

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Assigned Production Investment - Games

Assists Victorian games companies to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform with an emphasis on the creation of intellectual property (IP) and long term benefits for their business.

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Film Victoria Brokered International Fellowships

This program supports early and mid-career Victorian film, television and games practitioners to undertake a fellowship brokered by us on an international production or with an internatioanl screen industry company. Fellowships provide opportunities for skills development and sustained and improved employment outcomes for Victorian screen.

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Games release

Games release supports the newer and smaller Victorian games syudios to engage experienced consultants to assist them to deliver a well-planned and marketed release of their project.

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Screen Engagement - Audience Access

The Audience Access program provides support to organisations that promote, discuss and show screen content to engage Victorian audiences, promoting Australian screen content and enhancing Victoria's reputation as a vibrant hub of creative and cultural activity.

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Screen Engagement - Regional Audience Access

Our Regional Audience Access program provides support to Victorian organisations that promote, discuss and show screen content to engage regional Victorian audiences, promoting Australian screen content and enhancing Victoria’s reputation as a vibrant hub of creative and cultural activity.

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Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (VCLP)

Fund managers seeking to raise a new venture capital fund of at least $10 million for investing in Australian businesses with assets of up to $250 million may be eligible for VCLP registration. Registration entitles a fund to flow-through tax treatment. Further, eligible foreign limited partners receive a capital gains tax exemption for gains made on eligible investments.

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Inspiring Women Program

The new inspiring women industry internships — supported by veski and the Office of the Lead Scientist — aim to support, advance and inform Victorian women through partnerships with government, industry and academia.

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Restart Program

The Restart programme means employers can receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) if they hire and retain a full time job seeker aged 50 or older, who has been unemployed and on income support for six months or more.

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Assigned Production Investment

Through Assigned Production Investment - Film and Television we support the production of high quality, diverse and engaging film, television and online content for Australian and International audiences, which will generate production activity and employment in Victoria.

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Self Brokered International Fellowships

This program supports early and mid-career Victorian film, television and games practitioners to broker a fellowship on a screen production or with a company. Fellowships provide opportunities for skills development and sustained and improved employment outcomes for Victoria screen practitioners.

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International Travel - business

International Travel - Business supports Victorian producers and games developers to attend international markets or undertake targeted international business travel. Business travel encourages partnerships, co-production and networking opportunities, providing Victorian practitioners with an opportunity to source and share market intelligence and promoting Victorian talent to new and existing markets and audiences.

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International Travel - festivals

Supports screen practitioners to attend approved international festivals. Festival attendance facilitates introductions and partnerships, providing Victorian practitioners with an opportunity to source and share market intelligence, promoting Victorian talent to new and existing markets and audiences.

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Feature Film Development

Through Feature Film Development we support Victorian writers and producers to develop high quality, marketable, narrative feature films for Australian or international audiences.

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Development on Demand for fiction - television

Support for experienced Victorian writers and producers with market interest to develop television drama and narrative comedy projects.

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The new Hamer Scholarships Program

Apply for Hamer Scholarships to open up a world of professional and personal opportunities.

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Future Industries

A new program to build a more prosperous Victoria by targeting key industries.

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New Energy Technologies

The Victorian Government's $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs.

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Young Farmers Scholarship Program

Grants of up to $10,000 towards training or study

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International Student Welfare Program

Promoting the wellbeing of international students and enhancing their experience of living in Victoria

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Jobs Victoria

Jobs Victoria has $53 million available to fund eligible employment projects across Victoria.

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Support for small businesses in dairy communities

Free workshops and mentoring support for businesses in dairy communities.

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Victoria-Jiangsu Program for Technology and Innovation R&D - VIC-JS TECH

Get funding for market-oriented collaborative research and development (R&D) projects with Jiangsu Province.

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Latrobe Valley Supply Chain Transition Program

Funded assistance to get strategic planning help.

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Supply Chain Company

Apply now for Latrobe Valley Supply Chain Transition Program support.

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Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund

The Jobs Victoria Innovation Fund is a $3 million initiative of Jobs Victoria. The Fund has been established to support new and innovative approaches to employment support and employment services through the provision of small grants.

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Asia Gateway Voucher Stream

The Asia Gateway Voucher Stream helps Victorian businesses and organisations develop the capabilities and connections they need to access and expand into Asian markets.

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Advancing Victorian Manufacturing

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing initiatives aim to support Victorian manufacturing businesses.

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Social Enterprise Capability Voucher Stream

Supporting Victorian Social Enterprises to build and develop their business capabilities

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Boost Your Business

Boost Your Business Vouchers support Victorian businesses to become more productive, employ more people, improve market access and increase their scale, diversity and profitability.

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Advanced Manufacturing Voucher Stream

The Advanced Manufacturing Voucher stream provides assistance to help Victorian manufacturers innovate, build scale and grow export capability.

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Food Innovation Voucher Stream

The Food Innovation Voucher Stream is a initiative of the Victorian Government that helps companies access the know-how needed to innovate, diversify, improve productivity and take new and innovative products to market.

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Regional Manufacturing Clusters

The Regional Manufacturing Clusters initiative will support those manufacturers wanting to explore and invest in innovation, capability development and business growth.

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On-Farm Energy Assessment

Independent on-farm energy assessments are available free of charge to eligible primary producers.

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Victoria Israel Innovation Voucher Stream

Victoria Israel Innovation Vouchers are available to Victorian businesses to develop their innovative technology products with Israeli business partners and for the Israel market.

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Defence, Aerospace, Cyber and Security Voucher Stream

Support for Victorian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to win domestic and international defence and national security supply chain work.

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Global Discovery Exchange

The Global Discovery Exchange initiative supports leading Victorian manufacturers to visit cutting edge manufacturing businesses in leading global locations.

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Agriculture Energy Investment Plan

Agriculture Victoria has rolled out free on-farm energy assessments and on-farm energy grants as part of implementing the $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan.

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On-Farm Energy Tier-1 Grants

Government funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be available for grant proposals under this program.

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Small-Scale and Craft Program

Grants to support premium small-scale producers, craft brewers and distillers

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On-Farm Energy Tier-2 Grants

Government funding of $50,000 to $250,000 (excluding GST) will be available for grant proposals under this program.

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On-Farm Energy Tier-3 Grants

Tier 3 grants of $250,000 to $1 million (excluding GST) will provide financial support for farm businesses to implement strategic projects of regional or state-wide significance.

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East and Central Gippsland Drought Small Business Support

Support is available for businesses affected by drought in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires.

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Small Business Regulation Review, Visitor Economy - Innovative New Ventures

The Innovative New Ventures pilot program aims to help small tourism businesses access the know-how needed to navigate their regulatory requirements, diversify their offering and bring new and innovative products to market.

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Entrepreneurs with Disability Voucher Stream

Supporting Victorian entrepreneurs with disabilities to build and develop their business capabilities

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Boost Your Business FAQs

Boost Your Business Voucher Program FAQs

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Victoria's On-Farm Internet of Things (IoT) Trial

Victoria’s On Farm Internet of Things (IoT) Trial is underway. The trial is a Victorian Government initiative supporting farms to become digitally enabled to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of Victoria's agriculture sector.

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Agriculture Energy Investment Plan Tier 1 Streamlined Dairy Grant

Government funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be available for grant proposals under this program.

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Solar Homes Small Business Mentoring Packages

Free small business mentoring for solar retailers and installers participating in the Solar Homes Program

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Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants Victoria

Small Business Bushfire Recovery Grants of up to $50,000 are available to eligible Victorian small businesses affected by the recent bushfires

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2020 Bushfire Emergency Response Grant to Assist Indigenous corporations

Support is available for businesses affected by drought in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires.

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Farming and Community Group Drought Funding

Technical expertise for managing and building preparedness for drought and dry seasonal conditions

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Victorian Bushfires Concessional Loans

Concessional Loans of up to $500,000 are available to assist those entities which have suffered significant damage to their assets and/or significant loss of income as a result of the recent Victorian bushfires.

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Forestry Business Transition Vouchers (FBTV)

Tailored support to equip affected forestry businesses with a better understanding of their business capabilities, options and strategies for transition.

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Small Business Bushfire Support Grant

Grants of up to $10,000 to support small businesses who have experienced a significant loss of income due to the Victorian bushfires that commenced 21 November 2019

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Economic Survival and Jobs Package

The Victorian Government has announced $500 million to establish a Business Support Fund to support small to medium businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Business Support Fund

The Victorian Government launched the Business Support Fund to help small businesses survive the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep people in work.

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Night-time Economy Business Support Initiative

$40 million from the Business Support Fund is being made available to provide rent relief for licenced venues with an individual annual turnover of up to $50 million, but who are not covered by the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.

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Business Recovery Advisory Service

The Business Recovery Advisory Service is available to any business owner/operator in East Gippsland and the North East Victoria that has been impacted by the bushfires.

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Local Lockdowns Business Support Program

Businesses that are operating within a suburb that is locked down, such as being forced to close or no longer have seated patrons, are eligible for a one-off, $5,000 grant to help them get through to the other side of the lockdown.

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Tourism Accommodation Support Program

Direct financial support of $225 per booking per night to support tourism operators affected by temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns.

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Case Study: Prototyping to speed market entry

'Prototyping a product is a way of promoting it while refining it for the market.'
Global Kinetics Corporation

Read more about how a technology voucher helped get this new device to market faster.

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