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

  • Grants of $5,000 are available to eligible small businesses to build basic capabilities and upgrade skills. With everything from website upgrades to strategic marketing projects to training and coaching sessions eligible for funding, 

    The guidelines and eligibility criteria are now available online.  Registrations of Interest will be open from November 24 until 5 December. 

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  • Do you have a game-changing business idea that will help regional Australians?  This grant program showcases regional businesss who live and breathe technology and are:

    • Harnessing the benefits of the nbn network to enable regional Australians to live, learn and work in a digital society
    • Innovative digital businesses challenging traditional markets in regional Australia
    • Businesses who are lifting digital participation and stimulating regional economies
    • Champions of digital adoption for regional and remote communities

     

    Closes 20 November 2022

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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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  • 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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  • 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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