There are a wide range of grants programs that are available to assist business in various stages of their life cycle.
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An overview of currently open business grants are listed below
The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland based small to medium businesses that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will:
- strengthen key industries in Queensland
- diversify the Queensland economy
- compete in domestic and global markets
- engage and/or benefit regional Queensland
- create new jobs, now and into the future.
Viability and scalability beyond completion of the project must be a key long term outcome.
Applications open: 1st July 2021.
The Queensland Destination Events Program supports regional events across Queensland with two types of funding:
1. Destination event funding for single year events for grants between $10,000 and $25,000, and
2. Significant Event Funding for up to three years of funding for amounts between $25,000 - $100,000
Round 19 : opens 10 March 2021 and closes 9 June 2021 (For eligible event dates January 2022 - January 2023)
Round 20: opens July 2021 and closes October 2021 (for eligible event dates of May 2022 - May 2023.)
Round 21: opens November 2021 and closes February 2022 (For eligible event dates of (September 2022 - September 2023)
Strict eligibility criteria apply.
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.
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.
The Australian Business Growth Fund (BGF) has been formally established, with the Shareholders Agreement now signed by all seven shareholders.
The Morrison Government will work alongside participating banks to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have access to the equity finance they need as we move into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government is making an investment of $100 million and partnering with other financial institutions to provide equity funding to SMEs through the BGF. The major banks including ANZ, CBA, NAB, and Westpac have also each committed $100 million to the BGF. HSBC and Macquarie have also committed $20 million each in support of the BGF.
TIQ’s New Market Program is designed to help Queensland exporters discover opportunities in new overseas markets to help overcome the challenges of the past year.
The program includes grant funding of $2,500 to $30,000 (excluding GST) to help experienced exporters identify new opportunities in overseas markets they have not previously traded in, with the support of TIQ’s Queensland-based staff and international network of Trade and Investment Commissioners and offices.
International Business Development Managers will help you identify the activities to be funded, creating a Client Action Plan which will set out the key areas of focus and agreed activities as part of your application.
Applications close at 1.00pm on Monday 31 May.
In this round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative, we detail 4 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.
This round focuses on regulatory technology (RegTech) which uses digital technologies to streamline or enhance compliance for businesses or individuals, and administration for government.
Closes 03 Jun 2021.
The program provides funding for small and medium-sized businesses experiencing high-growth to buy specialised equipment to unlock growth potential, increase production, expand your workforce and maximise economic returns.
Funded businesses are expected to:
- increase confidence for growth, transitioning from small to medium-sized
- increase productivity, turnover, profit and employment by 20%
- improve confidence to automate, scale up, increase market share, diversify and/or exploit exporting opportunities.
Made in Queensland grants are open to small to medium sized manufacturers across Queensland, with 40 per cent of the 84 projects being delivered in regional Queensland which will create more than 380 jobs over the next five years.
The Queensland Government has committed a further $15.5 million to undertake a fourth round of the program.
Eligible manufacturers can apply for grants between $50 000 and $2.5 million with matched funding to become more international competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies.
The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, FIAL, has announced the Cluster Grant Program 2021. The program provides matched funding of $150,000 to four eligible Cluster Applicants across the food and agribusiness sector.
The funding provided is to help businesses, government and researchers unite to tackle challenges in regions and/or cities. By working together for the common good, stakeholders in the cluster can take advantage of market opportunities either domestically or overseas.
New and existing agri-food clusters across Australia are invited to apply for a share of the available $600,000 in matched-funding.
Expressions of interest close: 24 May 2021
The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program supports the recovery efforts of communities in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) affected by the 2019–20 bushfires.
Open date: 22 Jul 2021
Close date: 02 Sep 2021