This Funding Assistance Register has been developed to aid current and potential future battery industry proponents to identify relevant, existing State or Commonwealth Government funding programs and/or assistance for their projects. 

Commonwealth Assistance


Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund

The AMESRF is a $4 million funding initiative, and forms part of the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund which will boost innovation, skills and employment in advanced manufacturing.  The intent of the AMESRF is to support small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, and benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The fund will provide grants to SMEs for rapid initial feasibility testing, allowing the projects to then move quickly to larger-scale research or commercialisation.

For further information, visit:  Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund


Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC) - Innovation Fund

The $200 million Innovation Fund targets a diversified portfolio of Australian-based clean energy investments with a long term commercial outlook, Final investment approval is provided by the CEFC Board, which is responsible for all CEFC investment commitments made under the CEFC Act. 

For further information, visit:  Clean Energy Finance Corp


Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

The CRC-P Grants Program provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding to develop important new technologies, products and services.  Collaborations from all industry sectors, research disciplines and community sectors can apply.

For future funding round information, visit: Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants


Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Business Growth Grants

The objective of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is to connect small and medium sized businesses with the capabilities and networks they need to innovate, compete and grow in Australian markets and/or markets in other countries. Business Management initiative consists of two elements: i) Business advice and facilitation services; and ii) Business growth grants to assist you to implement your plan’s recommendations.

For further information, visit: Business Growth Grants


Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Innovation Connections Grant

Innovation Connections (IC) provides grant funding to assist businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects.

For further information, visit:  Innovation Connections Grant


Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) reimburses expenses incurred for export promotional activities to existing and potential Australian exporters.

Funding is provided to compensate eligible export businesses up to 50% of their promotional expenses over $15,000.  The minimum grant is $5,000, the maximum $150,000.

For further information, visit: Export Market Development Grants


Export Finance Australia

Export Finance Australia (EFA) provides financial support to eligible projects that boost our ability to extract and process critical minerals in Australia.

For further information, visit:  Export Finance Australia


Major Project Status

Major Project Status is the Australian Government’s formal recognition of the national strategic significance of a project, through its contribution to economic growth, employment, or contribution to regional Australia.

For further information, visit:  Major Project Status


Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

NAIF is a $5 billion lending facility which provides loans to infrastructure projects in Northern Australia.  NAIF investments can be used for the development of new infrastructure or for the material enhancement of existing infrastructure.

For further information, visit:  Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

State Assistance


Access Asia Business Grants

The Access Asia Business Grants provide funding for WA businesses to enter or expand their trade with Asian markets. Funding can be used for product marketing, expo/trade visits, cultural/language training and other activities that help build businesses' capacity to trade with Asia.

For further information, visit:  Access Asia Business Grants


Clean Energy Future Fund

The Clean Energy Future Fund provides a source of funding to support the implementation of innovative clean energy projects in Western Australia.  Clean energy projects will be eligible for funding of between $250,000 and $2 million per project.

For further information, visit: Clean Energy Future Fund


Exploration Incentive Scheme

The Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) is a $10 million per year State Government initiative that aims to encourage exploration in Western Australia for the long-term sustainability of the State’s resources sector.

For further information, visit:  Exploration Incentive Scheme


Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling

The Co-funded Government - Industry Drilling Program is a State Government initiative, which funds up to 50% of direct drilling costs to promote geoscience exploration and contribute to the economic development of regional areas of Western Australia.

For further information, visit:  Government Co-funded Exploration Drilling


Local Capability Fund (LCF)

The Local Capability Fund (LCF) is an initiative under the State Government's Plan for Jobs.  The purpose of the fund is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

For further information, visit:  Local Capability Fund


New Industries Fund (NIF) - Innovation Vouchers Program

The New Industries Fund – Innovation Vouchers Program enables Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop greater opportunities to commercialise their ideas and innovations and expand to create jobs.

For further information, visit:  New Industries Fund

Regional New Industries Fund (RNIF)

The Regional New Industries Fund provides funding for projects that increase connectivity and build capability across regions, the State and to international markets. In particular, the State Network Stream (under the RNIF) priorities initiatives that enable technology development, service innovation and market access.

For further information, visit:  Regional New Industries Fund

Royalties for Regions:  Collie Futures Small Grants Program

The Collie Futures Small Grants Program provides funding for projects that support efforts to drive long-term economic growth and stimulate jobs creation in the Collie region.

For further information on future funding rounds, visit: RfR Collie Futures Small Grants Program

Royalties for Regions:  Collie Futures Industry Development Fund

Funding is available to new projects which are able to demonstrate a significant and sustainable impact on the local economy through both increased productivity and creation of jobs in the Collie region.

For further information, visit: RfR Collie Futures Industry Development Fund

Royalties for Regions – Regional Economic Development Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia.

For further information, visit:  RfR Regional Economic Development Grants

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