Grants

This is a summary of grant programs that are currently available to Australian grape and wine producers. Please consult the individual websites for full eligibility details and how to apply. If you are aware of other relevant grant programs or if you notice any errors, please emailsimon.nordestgaard@awri.com.au.

Business type State Program Funding for Max funding Business contribution Business size Ends Official website
Grapegrowers & wineries ACT Business Energy and Water Energy and water audits + implementation bonus $5K 1:1 < $25K annual electricity spend & < 20 FTE Ongoing ACT Smart
Grapegrowers & wineries All Accelerating Commercialisation Commercialising novel products, processes or services $1M 1:1 All Ongoing Department of Industry
Grapegrowers & wineries All Innovation Connections Identifying IT, tech, and R&D needs and placing researchers $50K 1:1 $750K - $100M annual turnover Ongoing Department of Industry
Grapegrowers & wineries All Export Market Development Export and tourism promotion activities $150K 1:1 < $50M annual turnover Ongoing (rules changing 1 July 2021) Austrade
Grapegrowers & wineries All R&D Tax Incentive Tax offsets for eligible R&D activities 43.5% or 38.5% tax offsets N/A All Ongoing Australian Tax Office
Grapegrowers & wineries VIC Regional Job Fund Job creation, business expansion in regional VIC Various N/A All Ongoing Regional Development Victoria
Wineries All Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Rebates on cellar door sales $100K N/A > $1.207M annual rebatable wine sales Closed, but Round 3 begins c. Sep 2021 Wine Australia
Wineries All Wine Export Wine export promotional activities $25K 1:1 < $20M annual turnover Until $1M awarded Wine Australia
Wineries NSW Export Assistance
Export marketing and development $10K 1:1
> 3 FTE N/A NSW Treasury
Wineries All Manufacturing Modernisation - Manufacturing Integration Help firms integrate into domestic and global value chains $20M
1:1 Project > $2M 27 April 2021 Department of Industry
Grapegrowers & Wineries
NSW
NSW Regional Job Creation Fund
Upgrade/expand plant, relocate to regional NSW or develop tourism
$10M
1:1 Project must create ≥ 5 jobs 14 May 2021 Department of Regional NSW
Grapegrowers & Wineries
SA Tourism Industry Development Fund
Tourism infrastructure and product development
$500K
70:30
All
31 March 2022 SA Tourism Commission
Grapegrowers & Wineries All Producer Technology Uptake Program
Trials, workshops, etc. that help producer groups adopt new technology $20K
None
Producer groups >10 members
22 April 2022 AgriFutures

Last updated: 27/03/2021