The NSW Government has established the Regional Skills Relocation Grant to increase the availability of skilled and experienced workers for businesses setting up in, relocating to, or existing in regional NSW.
Grants are available for businesses operating in NSW regional eligible industries. The funding is available to assist with the relocation costs of eligible skilled workers they employ that move from metropolitan areas to regional NSW.
Approved businesses will be reimbursed up to $10,000 to assist with the relocation costs incurred by eligible skilled workers they employ for things such as, furniture removal, travel for immediate family to relocate and temporary accommodation and storage for up to three months.
The NSW Government has committed $10 million for applications over the next four years. $2.5 million will be available each year, providing 250 grants of up to $10,000.
Businesses will need to register with the NSW Investment Concierge Service. Registered businesses operating in eligible industries will be invited to complete an online application form.
Eligible industries include agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, mining and tourism.
Grants are open from October 2018.