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AGRICULTURE/MARITIME

Dairy Farming Business Grants

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Australian dairy farming businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out on-farm energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions

Amount Available: From $5,000 to $20,000
Closing Date: 17 August 2020

Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants

Eligible Areas in the Moreton Bay Region are postcodes: 4507, 4512, 4514, 4520, 4521 and rural areas within 4510

The Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants Scheme has been funded to an amount of $10 million over three funding rounds. These grants will fund projects which provide unique opportunities to generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production across rural and remote Queensland.

Grants are up to a maximum of $250,000 with a 50 per cent cash contribution requirement from applicants.

Example projects eligible under the scheme could include the development of new products or markets, or improved business processes where such investment creates employment – for further detail on eligible applicants and eligible projects under the scheme view the guideline and frequently asked questions.

Amount Available: up to $250,000 with a 50% cash contribution requirement
Closing Date: 28 August 2020

Fight Food Waste

 This program provides access to funding, skills and expertise to find the best food waste solutions for SMEs to assist in their efficiency and sustainability.
Amount Available: matched funding to a maximum of $50,000
Closing Date: Open until funds are fully allocated ($200k total)

Pollination Fund Grant

The Pollination Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative, aims to enhance and support existing pollinators, and identify the most effective pollination methods for various horticulture crop types. To help in safeguarding the horticulture industry, the Pollination Fund will identify putting practical measures in place to support honey bee health and identify and develop new pollination opportunities and techniques..
Amount Available: matched funding to a maximum of 30% of the project
Closing Date: no current closing date

Sustainability Loan – Primary Producer

Sustainability Loans provide you with finance up to $1,300,000 to assist in achieving a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise
Amount Available: Loan up to $1.3 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

First Start Loan – Primary Producer

First Start Loans can assist you into primary production.First Start Loans can help your first steps towards achieving this goal by assisting you purchase a property or supporting your leasing or share farming arrangements. First Start Loans can assist you to purchase property from your parents or other family members, or enter a family partnership.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

Farm Investment Loans

Farm Investment Loans provide farm businesses with loans to help build and maintain a strong, resilient and profitable business.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: 30 June 2026

Tax deductions for primary producer deposits

The Farm Management Deposits Scheme provides primary production businesses with tax deductions on farm management deposits to help them deal with inconsistent income from natural disasters, climate and market changes
Amount Available: Tax deductions on Farm management deposits
Closing Date: no current closing date

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

The Queensland Government Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme offsets the costs incurred by commercial fishers to purchase and have installed approved vessel tracking units on their fishing boats.
Costs eligible for the rebate include those for the purchase and installation of approved vessel tracking units.

Amount Available: as above
Closing Date: 31 December 2020

First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher

First Start Loans provide you with with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your first commercial wild-catch fishing enterprise. Obtain the finance you need to enter into a wild-catch fishing enterprise or become a full-time commercial wild-catch fisher.
Amount Available: Loan up to $2 million
Closing Date: no current closing date

Sustainability Loan – Commercial Fisher

Sustainability Loans provide you with finance up to $1,300,000 to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable commercial wild-catch fishing enterprise.
Amount Available: Loan up to $1.3 million
Closing Date: no current closing date