Current grant programs

If you are considering funding options for your business, Dairy Australia has compiled a comprehensive list of current grants and incentive schemes. 

These schemes are designed to encourage a strong dairy manufacturing sector with grants from Dairy Australia and other industry bodies, alongside some institutional and business lenders. 

Some grant programs will either offer a dollar amount or a percentage of the total required funding. 

national grants

Dairy Australia Technology Assessment Scheme (DATA) Scheme
Agency: DA

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

The DATA Scheme supports Australian dairy processors through the development of detailed commercial assessments.

These assessments are aimed at novel and innovative technologies that improve economic or environmental performance.

$50K
(100%) 

Ian Olmstead
Program Manager
T: 03 9694 3811 
manufacturers@dairyaustralia.com.au

 

Innovation Connections
Agency: Ausindustry

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

Innovation Connection provides small and medium sized businesses with access to expert technology advice.

This grant address technology and knowledge gaps by connecting the research sector with industry and fosters collaboration with the in developing new ideas with commercial potential.

$50K
(50%) 

T: 13 28 46 
business.gov.au/contact

 

 

Sustainable Regions Grants
Agency: NAB Foundation

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

These grants involve the community in practical on-ground action and improves environmental sustainability of regional industries. It aims to strengthen co-ordination and collaboration between environmental groups, business, landholders and government.             

$10K to $1M
(100%)

nabfoundation@nab.com.au

 

The Project Fund
Agency: FIAL

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

The Project Fund aims to boost competitiveness and productivity in Australia in the Food and Agribusiness Sector, by providing matched funding for multiple collaborative industry partners to deliver innovation projects that address one or more of the four objectives of the Growth Centre.

$10K to $2M
(50%)

T: 03 9731 3422
info@fial.com.au

 

Enterprise Solution Centre Programme (ESCP)
Agency: FIAL

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

The ESCP program aims to boost competitiveness and capability in the Australian food and agribusiness sector by providing matched funding to industry partners. This aims to deliver innovation that addresses a technical challenge that is limiting a company’s ability to maximize their market potential.

$100K
(50%) 

T: 03 9731 3422
info@fial.com.au

 

ARENA - Advancing Renewables Program
Agency: ARENA

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

The Advancing Renewables Program supports a range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects to deliver affordable and reliable renewable energy for Australian businesses.

 $50M
(50%)

T: 1800 804 847
proposals@arena.gov.au  

 

Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)
Agency: CER

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

The Emissions Reduction Fund helps achieve Australia’s 2020 emissions reduction target of 5% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 26-28% below 2005 emissions by 2030.

                       

T: 1800 852 974

 

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (STC)
Agency: CER

Funding
(ratio)

Contact

Eligible small-scale renewable energy systems are entitled to a number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs). Once created and validated, STCs can be sold or transferred to other individuals and businesses at a negotiated price.

 

T: 1300 553 542
enquiries@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au

 

Large-scale Generation Certificate Scheme (LGC)
Agency: CER

Funding
(ratio)

Contact 

Accredited renewable energy power stations are entitled to create large-scale generation certificates based on the amount of eligible renewable electricity.

 

T: 1300 553 542
enquiries@cleanenergyregulator.gov.au