Grants in Mining

International Partnerships in Critical Minerals Program

$2M - $20M

The International Partnerships in Critical Minerals Program offers funding of up to $20 million to critical minerals businesses, covering 50% of eligible expenditure. It supports early to mid-stage projects contributing to building end-to-end supply chains with Australia's international partners in the critical minerals sector. Aligned with the Australian Government's Critical Minerals Strategy, the program funds activities like pilot plants, feasibility studies, capacity expansions, and R&D collaboration. These activities must mainly occur in Australia and involve producing or planning to produce critical minerals listed in Australia's Critical Minerals List. The grant opportunity will be open for applications for up to 2 years, with ongoing assessment against selection criteria. Successful applications will be recommended for funding based on merit.

Industry Growth Program

$50,000 - $5 million

The Industry Growth Program offers support to innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in commercialisation and/or growth projects within the priority areas of the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF). This program comprises Advisory Services and opportunities for matched grant funding. Businesses that have received Advisory Services through the program are eligible to apply for matched grant funding to enhance their projects.

WA Investment Attraction Fund – New Energies Industries

Funding large scale projects up to $15M on a matched funding basis.

The New Energies Industries Funding Stream, within the IAF, actively contributes to the economic development of WA by focusing on diversification and decarbonisation. This funding stream specifically targets the acceleration of innovation in Western Australia, facilitating the scaling up of commercial potential and the expansion of local manufacturing capacity in emerging sectors like battery and critical minerals, renewable hydrogen, carbon capture and utilisation storage (CCUS), as well as solar and wind.

Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund

Tier 1 up to $100,000; Tier 2 up to $200,000

Ignite Ideas funding is accessible to facilitate the commercialisation of exceptionally innovative and emerging products or services that have reached or exceeded the minimum viable product (MVP) stage. The Fund is dedicated to assisting small to medium-sized businesses in Queensland with substantial growth potential.

NSW Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program

$305 million

The NSW Government commits $305 million in funding to support developing and deploying decarbonisation projects for high-emitting industries that prioritise emissions reduction.

New Frontiers Exploration Program

up to $150,000

The program is part of an NSW Government initiative to drive mining investment in NSW. It is intended to support the long-term sustainability of the NSW resources sector by encouraging mineral exploration and discovery.

Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Translation Stream

$1 million - $20 million

The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to support projects that translate high quality research into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and be more competitive and resilient. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

NSW Regional Job Creation Fund

$100,000 - $10,000,000

The $100 million Regional Job Creation Fund aims to co-fund projects that will create at least five sustainable jobs in regional New South Wales.

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