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
Destination Events Program
The Go Global Export Program provides Queensland’s export-ready small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with financial support to enter a new international market.
The Go Global Export Program aims to:
- set up businesses across Queensland for ongoing export success
- assist export-ready companies in overcoming the challenges arising from executing an existing export transaction in a foreign market
- create a pathway for success for new export sales that will create additional employment across Queensland.
Available Funding: There are two levels of funding available:
- Micro Export Grants up to $5,000, and
- Macro Export Grants up to $25,000
Closing date: 30 May 2020
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 Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.
Available Funding: Matched funding up to $50,000
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 ebtween $25,000 - $100,000
Closing date: Round 16 is now open and closes June 2020 (for eligible event dates of January 2021 and January 2022.)
Strict eligibilitycriteria 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 Industry Tech Fund supports large scale collaborative projects led by industry. It aims to deliver a transformative step change, speeding the emergence of new or significantly improved products and services. The program provides investment for collaborative research and development activities, focusing on technology platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles for application in aerospace, defence, agriculture, disaster management and environmental monitoring.
Available Funding: From a Minimum of $250,000 to a maximumof $5 Million is available per project
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.
This program aims to assist businesses to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.
Applications are expected top opne in early 2020.
A total funding pool of $50M will be available
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.