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Where can I find out about grants for individuals, businesses and communities?

The Commonwealth Government has a number of sites listing various grants to individuals, businesses and communities.

business.gov.au provides grants and other assistance for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting. Generally there are no grants available for starting a business.

GrantsLINK helps find funding available under a variety of grant programs. These include help to develop solutions to local and national problems, funding for ideas and initiatives, and provision of assistance in times of hardship.

Assistance in finding grants in various fields of the arts can be found through the Australia Council for the Arts - Grants web page.

Some Government departments offer grants specific to their portfolios. Examples include the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Other organisations which offer grants include Landcare Australia which includes grants from corporate partners, and Australia's Open Garden Scheme which provides annual funding for 30 garden-related community projects.

More grants can be found by searching Google using the search terms grants Australia.

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Last update: 2012-07-10 11:39
Author: General Reference Enquiry