Tasmania programs


Tasmania Bushfire Recovery

Program: Bushfire Clean-up and Assistance Grants

Link: http://www.bushfirerecovery.tas.gov.au/january_2013_bushfires2/grants

Program details: The Tasmanian Government is providing short-term assistance to small businesses, farming businesses and not-for-profit organisations following natural disaster events. Two tiers of grants are available for clean-up activities, removal of debris and further restoration: an upfront lump sum payment to $10,000 and a grant of up to $15,000 (upfront or reimbursement of costs).

Contact details: Call the support and information hotline on 1800 567 567

Deadline: 30 June 2013


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Program: Investing in Irrigation - Wealth from Water

Link: http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-8M54FC?open

Program details: The Investing in Irrigation web portal provides Tasmanian farmers and potential investors with information and tools on running and developing an irrigation business. This information includes enterprise suitability maps and fact sheets to answer the question "What can I grow where?" The website also provides farm business planning tools and market information portal.

Contact details: Contact the Agricultural Policy Branch Enquiries on (03) 6336 5381 or at agpolicyadmin@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Deadline: No deadline


Business Tasmania

Program: No-Interest Micro Business Loans

Link: http://www.business.tas.gov.au/finances-tax-and-insurance/seeking-finance-and-funding/applying-for-grants/no-interest-micro-business-loans

Program details: The Tasmanian Government aims to provide low-income individuals with interest-free loans of up to $3000 to start/grow a business or turn a business idea into a practical proposal. Eligible applicants must have a valid Health Care Card and completed a business plan approved by an authorised Business Enterprise Centre.

Contact details: Call Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email ask@business.tas.gov.au.

Deadline: No deadline


Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts

Program: Vineyard and Orchard Expansion Program

Link: http://www.development.tas.gov.au/economic/funding/grants/business_development/vineyard_and_orchard_expansion_program

Program details: The program aims to support growth in the horticulture sector through interest rebates on commercial loans lasting three years, to a maximum total of $180,000. The aim of the program is to reduce the financial burden on growers and advance projects that will assist the Tasmanian wine and fruit industries.

Contact details: Contact the Program Manager, Karl Paal, on (03) 6233 5506 or at Karl.Paal@development.tas.gov.au

Deadline: Applications open 21 April 2013 and close 24 May 2013

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