The Australian Government has introduced the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and Empowering Women with Disabilities Roundtable (EWDRT) grants to foster innovation and new start-ups. The NEIS program provides grants up to $200,000 for innovative ventures.
The EWDRT, also a grant program, is available for women-led businesses that contribute to the empowerment of women with a focus on generating healthy returns for society and improving job prospects for women.
This grant program is available under Investing in Australia’s Future, launched in October 2013 by the Australian Government to boost the economy and create new jobs.
The NEIS and EWDRT grant programs are run by the Government’s Innovation Investment Agency and jointly with the Department of Social Services (DSS). The program manager is SBRI Healthcare Limited. The funding rounds are governed by specific eligibility criteria to be met if one hopes to be awarded a grant.
The NEIS program is similar to traditional venture capital, but it focuses on up-and-coming small businesses. The EWDRT program, on the other hand, focuses on investing in women-led ventures that contribute to the empowerment of women or improve job prospects for women. Both programs provide matching grants up to a maximum of $200,000.
Grants Assist has partnered with many ARIA Award-winning bands, including The Preatures, Montaigne, Royal Headache, etc. Most of their offerings are exclusive bundles of music CDs at a discounted price. In addition to the music CDs, Grants Assist offers a range of unique gift items like pins, badges, and stickers for your favorite bands.
In conclusion, Grants Assist also promotes several charitable organizations and fundraising events. The organization sells tickets to charity events such as the Australian Red Cross Annual Dining Gala and the InvostAble Children’s Charity Ball. On September 11, 2013, Grants Assist organized a charity event whereby patrons could purchase an exclusive bundle with all proceeds donated to the Red Cross.