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

  • 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.

    Open now.  Closes 7 July 2022

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  • The Business Growth Fund (BGF) targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland's economy and employ more Queenslanders. 

    Opening date: EOI opens on 31 May 

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  • Round 2 of the Export Market Development Program EMDG Program opens 6 July, closing 17 August. The EMDG Program supports Australian Exporters in three tiers: 

    Tier 1: Ready to Export 

    Tier 2: Exporting & Expanding 

    Tier 3: Exporting expanding and strategic shift 

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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:

    Check More information for the next Round dates

    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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