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AGRICULTURE/MARITIME

Land Restoration Fund Grant

Queensland landholders, land managers and farmers interested in developing a new carbon farming project (or interested in entering the carbon farming industry) are invited to apply. As part of their application, eligible applicants must be willing to undertake a project based on an approved carbon farming method and enter into a commercial contract. Support packages are available for applicants to develop their carbon farming project, including financial support to receive pre-application professional advice.

Amount Available: Dependent on application
Closing Date: 15 April 2020

Market diversification and resilience grants

Grant is to benefit Queensland agriculture, food and fishing exporters and their critical supply chain partners, as well as industry organisations working with exporters to build resilience by diversifying into new markets (international or interstate).

The program has 2 components:

  • equipment purchases
  • projects.

Amount Available: Equipment: up to $7,500. Projects: up to $50,000
Closing Date: 20 April 2020

Wine Export Grants

Grant is for specific wine export promotion activities aimed at supporting small and medium wine businesses to secure new distribution channels in China, Hong Kong, Macau and/or the USA.
Amount Available: matched funding up to $25,000
Closing Date: 01 May 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

Superyacht Industry Development Fund: Stream 2

Participate in up to three tradeshows by providing up to $3,000 in matched funding. Superyacht Australia is leading consortia of eligible Queensland SMEs to the Tahiti Superyacht Rendezvous (June 2020), Monaco Yacht Show (September 2020) and Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (November 2020). The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef will also lead consortia of eligible SMEs to the Tahiti Superyacht Rendezvous (June 2020) and Fiji Superyacht Rendezvous (August 2020).
Amount Available: up to $3,000
Closing Date: No given date, but first delegations is in May 2020

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