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 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
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 17 : opens 8 July 2020 and closes 7 October 2020 (for eligible event dates of May 2021 and May 2022.)
Round 18: opens November 2020 and closes February 2021 (for eligible event dates of September 2021 and September 2022.)
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 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.
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.
Smart Farms Small Grants (SFSG) is a federal government program that funds organisations and individuals to undertake sustainable agriculture projects and build the capacity and capability of Australia’s farmers, fishers and foresters to adopt best practice natural resource management methods.
Closing date: 9 October 2020
Business Event’s Australia’s Advance Program is a partnership marketing initiative that provides financial assistance to Australian industry to support marketing and distribution projects aimed at driving business events visitation to Australia.