Business Grants

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There are a wide range of grants programs that are available to assist business in various stages of their life cycle.

Grant Information 

Register for Grant Guru - a FREE grant finding tool for local businesses. 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.

GrantConnect is the Australian Government whole-of-government, centralised, web-based, grant information system. It provides a free, simple and effective service for all potential grant applicants to find and access Commonwealth grant opportunities and related grant documentation. Sign up and stay in touch with relevant Grants opportunities.

For Federal and State specific Grants information, visit:

Queensland Government Grant Finder

Federal Government Grant Finder

An overview of currently open business grants & funding opportunities are listed below

  • Innovate to Grow is an engaging virtual learning program that helps small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) develop actionable business insights and strategies for leveraging research and development (R&D) to meet specific business needs.

    With the help of experienced researchers and innovation experts, participants identify real technical and/or business challenges, explore what R&D and innovation opportunities exist to overcome those challenges, and develop actionable business and funding plans to activate those opportunities

    Applications close: 14 February 2022

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  • This program aims to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.

    The current opportunity is the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grant Opportunity, which aims to support small and medium sized food and beverage manufacturing businesses to save energy by:

    • Replacing existing equipment with more energy efficient equipment.
    • Installing or replacing components to help existing systems run more efficiently.
    • Carrying out energy audits.
    • Monitoring and optimising energy use and emissions

    Closes 18 February 2022

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  • This program aims to provide women-led companies access to a suite of relevant experts and resources to assist them in building scalable, sustainable businesses.

    Completing the EOI is the first stage of the application process. Following review and a call with one of the team, applicants may be invited to progress to the next stage of an invite-only formal application that will be reviewed by an international team of experts.

    Applications Close: 10 May 2022

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  • 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  

    Dates:

    Round 21: opens November 2021 and closes February 2022 (For eligible event dates of (September 2022 - September 2023)

    Strict eligibility criteria apply. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This fund provides a unique alternative to bank lending and private equity funding for private businesses.

    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.

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  • 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.

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