Grants & Funding

Drought Ready and Resilient Fund

The NSW Government has committed $250 million to establish the Drought Ready and Resilient Fund (DRRF). The DRRF is an initiative designed to bolster the resilience of NSW farmers – including winemakers - to future adverse weather events and climatic conditions, such as drought.

Through the DRRF eligible primary producers can apply for a low interest loan of up to $250,000 which can be repaid over a period of 5 or 10 years.

More information is available online. Applications are now open and will close when the funding is exhausted.


Electric Vehicle Grants

Round 2 of the EV Destination Charging Grants are currently open. The $20 million NSW Government initiative helps regional businesses by co-funding (up to 75%) the purchase and installation of EV chargers. An EV charger is a step into a growing market and can promote a new stream of visitors. It's a reason for EV drivers to choose you over other business and stay longer.

Applications close: Friday 3 May 2024 AEDT 5 pm

More information is available on the EV Destination Charging Grants website 


Building Resilient Regional Communities

Applications are now open for grants of up to $20,000 or $50,000 for events and initiatives to strengthen communities and capability for drought preparedness.

A host of NSW wine region LGA's have been prioritised for funding and applications are being sought from locally based, not-for-profit organisations to undertake one-off events.

The grants are one of five program elements that are part of the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative which aims to build strong networks and local leadership in agriculture-dependent communities. For more information, including program guidelines, eligibility, and how to apply you can visit the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal website.


NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

May 2024

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards are now OPEN for entries. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2023 #nswwinestar click below.

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27 May 2024

Sydney Trade Tasting ~ Young Guns

The next NSW Wine Sydney Trade Tasting of 2024 will take place in May in a central CBD location, and will be focusing on wines from up and coming winemakers.

November 2024

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch at ICC Sydney and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2024.