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 

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For Federal and State specific Grants information, visit:

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Federal Government Grant Finder

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

  • The grant opportunity provides eligible small and medium businesses up to $25,000 to purchase energy efficient equipment to reduce and manage energy usage and costs.  

    Opens Thursday February 22 2024.  Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first serve basis until the funding is exhausted 

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  • The Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grant (MEEG) Program is a $7.1 million Queensland Government program helping the manufacturing sector to increase their competitiveness in a low carbon future by implementing energy efficiency measures that reduce energy costs and operational emissions.

    Closes 30 June 2024 or until funds have been allocated 

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  • ReMade in Queensland (ReMIQ) is a $10 million program to support Queensland manufacturers and recyclers to use recovered, recycled and reprocessed materials in their products.

    ReMIQ Round 1 provides matched funding of between $50,000 and $2.5 million for eligible project costs. It will be a two-stage application process.

    Applications for Expressions of Interest open on 16 January 2024 and close 9am 19 February 2024.

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  • The Enterprise Acceleration Fund will invest in innovative, early-stage Queensland companies, supporting increased access to investment capital and jobs growth.  The Fund is for  Innovative businesses that are looking to grow and will help local businesses grow their market share. 

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  • The Workforce Connect Fund will fund large, scalable projects delivered by industry peak bodies and community peak organisations to connect, develop and implement new and innovative strategies, services and/or mechanisms that support the attraction and retention of employees now and into the future.

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  • This program aims to support the growth of innovative clean energy technologies and businesses which are critical to Australia's clean energy transformation. It is operated in consultation with ARENA, drawing on the complementary experience and expertise of the two organisations.

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  • This program aims to increase the number and value of investments flowing to Queensland based female founded businesses. It forms part of the Queensland Government's $3 million Backing Female Founders Program which aims to assist female founders at different stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle and will incorporate several initiatives to address barriers in the youth, startup, scaleup and global stages of the innovation pipeline.

    The objectives of the program are to provide support for eligible businesses to leverage funding to secure new investment to build business capacity, and will:

    • Support Queensland female founders to grow their innovative businesses across a wide range of industries.
    • Increase the number of female founders participating in the Queensland innovation ecosystem.
    • Help to grow an investment pipeline for female founded businesses.

    The Fund will provide grants to 100% female founded businesses with an innovative and/or high growth focus that secure pre-seed or seed investment from an eligible investor.

    Closing date: This program is open on an ongoing basis until all funds have been allocated. 

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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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  • This Fund aims to invest in scalable, high growth potential start-ups, encouraging innovation and creating opportunities in the development of clean technology.

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