There are a wide range of grants programs that are available to assist business in various stages of their life cycle.
Noosa Council have partnered with one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines to bring to local organisations a one stop search engine for business, event and community grants.
Grant Guru features advanced filtering, allowing you to narrow down your search by activity, industry and current & future grants. The Grants Guru site also has other valuable information & tips for grant applications.
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An overview of currently open business grants are listed below
Business Development Fund
The Business Development Fund is part of Advance Queensland and helps Queensland businesses commercialise cutting edge research, or innovative ideas, products and services. By focusing on the growth of innovative businesses, particularly in emerging industries, the Fund supports the creation of high value, knowledge-based and skilled jobs now and into the future.
This program is an early stage investment fund for emerging and high growth Queensland businesses, to help turn their ideas and innovation into commercial reality.
Available Funding: Between $125,000 - $2.5M
Closing date: Currently open
Tourism Noosa Event Sponsorship: 2020-2021
The aims and objectives of the Tourism Noosa Event Support Program are:
- Generate local economic, environment and social value in the Noosa region;
- Be consistent with the strategic objectives reflected in Tourism Noosa’s Tourism Strategy Noosa 2017 – 2022
- Enhance the profile and appeal of the Noosa region in line with its strategic priorities.
Closing date: Sunday 5 January 2020
Social Enterprise Fund
The Social Enterprise Grants Program will provide assistance between $5,000 to $50,000 (excluding GST) to enable social enterprises to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of estabishing and growing thier businesses, and to assist in testing ideas in the market or using technology to achieve their reach and mission.
The Social Enterprise Grant aims to build the capability, capacity and sustainability of social enterprises in Queensland.
vailable Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing date: December 2, 2019
Small Business Digital Grants Program
The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.
Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST)
This grant opens on November 11
Business Growth Fund
The Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.
Available Funding: Matched funding up to $50,000
Closing date: Currently open
Entrepreneurs' Programme - Accelerating Commercialisation
The Entrepreneurs' Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity.
An initiative of the Entrepreneurs' Programme, the Accelerating Commercialisation Program, provides funding to help small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, services and processes.
Available funding: This grant provides projects up to 50% of the expenditure to a maximum of $250,000 for commercialisation offices and eligible partner entities
$1 million for all other applicants.
Closing date: This is an on-going programme.
Jobs and Regional Growth Fund
The Jobs and Regional Growth Fund provides one-off financial assistance in either direct grants or relief of state charges. Financial assistance is provided for the following:
- projects that require direct and immediate assistance to help early stage development such as feasibility studies
- greater assistance for more developed businesses to expedite or facilitate expansion of operations
- development of common user infrastructure opportunities that underpin the development of multiple projects
Available funding: Financial assistance ranging from $100,000 to over $10M is available.
Applications are assessed against an appropriate set of criteria, and the type and level of assistance is determined on a case by case basis.
Energy Efficient Communities Program
This program aims to assist businesses to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.
Applications are expected top opne in early 2020.
A total funding pool of $50M will be available
Regional Arts Development Fund
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Noosa Shire Council to support the development of local arts and culture. It supports local arts and cultural development opportunities by providing one-off, short-term, project-based financial assistance.
RADF now accepts applications from businesses seeking funding for creative projects. Other criteria also apply.
Available funding: Up to $5000
Closing date: Grant rounds will be listed on the website below.