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GRANT GRANT MAXIMUM CLOSING DATE
Go Global Export Grant $25,000  29 May 2020
Boosting Female Founders Initiative $480,000 14 April 2020
Market diversification and resilience grant Equipment: $7,500 Projects:$50,000 20 April 2020
QLD Destination Event Funding $25,000 10 June 2020
National Careers Institute Partnership Grant $700,000 30 June 2020
School Bus Upgrade Dependent on Project 30 June 2020
Indigenous Deadly Deals $100,000 30 June 2020
Payroll Tax Rebate – Employment Growth $20,000 30 Jun 2021
Export Marketing $150,000 Open: 1 Jul. Close: 2 Dec
Business Growth Grant $20,000 31 Dec 2020
CSIRO Kick-Start – for new product research $50,000 No current closing date
Youth Boost Payments $20,000 No current closing date
Innovation Connections Grant Dependent on Project No current closing date
Business Development Fund $80 Million No current closing date
National Work Experience Program $300 + Employee for 4 weeks No current closing date
Adult Australian Apprentice Incentive $4000 No current closing date
Advancing Renewables Program Grant $50 Million No current closing date
Stream Two: Resource Recovery Project Fund Dependent on Project No current closing date
Stream Three: Resource Investment Pipeline Dependent on Project No current closing date
Employer Support Payment $15,000 No current closing date
Defence Global Competitive Products Projects $150,000 No current closing date

Boosting Female Founders Initiative

Provides female founders of startup businesses with funding to launch and scale their businesses into domestic and global markets. It will help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face in getting access to finance and support, to grow their startups.

Amount Available: Co contribution between $25,000 and $480,000
Closing Date: 16 April 2020

Market diversification and resilience grant

Providing assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19 it will benefit QLD agriculture, food and fishing exporters and their supply chain partners, as well as industry organisations working with exporters to build resilience by diversifying into new markets (international or interstate).

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

Go Global Export Grant

Available to SMEs to achieve their export ambitions and support TIQ’s purpose of driving global business opportunities that create jobs and prosperity across Queensland.

Two levels of project funding will be available: Micro Export Grants up to $5,000 (excluding GST) and Macro Export Grants up to $25,000
Amount Available: Micro: up to $5,000 & Macro up to $25,000
Closing Date: 29 May 2020

Queensland Destination Event Funding

Single year funding for developing events seeking growth. Funding Round 6 is open for event dates Jan 2021 – Jan 2022
Amount Available: $10,000 – $25,000 per year
Closing Date: 10 June 2020

National Careers Institute Partnership Grants

To enhance partnerships with industry, employers, schools and tertiary institutions to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

Examples of the types of project we expect to fund under this program include, but are not limited to:

  • establishing virtual workspaces with industry partners
  • growing career advisor capacity and capability and industry engagement to new cohorts
  • increasing the reach and impact of existing proven programs
  • supporting career influencers to help career decision-makers
  • research projects to inform government policy

Amount Available: $20,000 – $700,000 for up to 2 years
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Indigenous Deadly Deals

Provide Indigenous businesses with funding to help them develop a product, process or service to market.
Amount Available: Up to $100,000
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

School Bus Upgrade Scheme (SchoolBUS) QLD

Provides school bus operators in Queensland with funding to upgrade or purchase new buses.
Amount Available: No specific amount stated
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Payroll Tax Rebate – Employment Growth

From 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021, the Government is introducing a rebate of the payroll tax on additional employees that businesses can demonstrate they have employed over and above their level of full time employees. The rebate will be paid in the subsequent year and will be capped at $20,000 annually per employer.
Amount Available: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Funding for Export Marketing

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) reimburse promotional expenses for exporters aiming to increase their international sales.
Amount Available: 50% of promotional expenses to a maximum of $150,000
Closing Date: Applications open on 1 July each year and need to be lodged by 2 December

Business Growth Grant

If you have a business management plan under the Entrepreneurs’ Program you are eligible for the Business Growth which is funding of up to 50% of eligible project costs from the business plan
Amount Available: Matched funding between $2,500 and $20,000
Closing Date: No current closing date

CSIRO Kick Start Grant

Provides matched funding for start-ups and small to medium enterprises to help access CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow your business. For example research a new idea with commercial potential, develop a novel or improved product or process, or test a novel product or material.
Amount Available: Matched funding between $10,000 and $50,000
Closing Date: No current closing date

Youth Boost Payment

Youth Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available to eligible employers who hire an unemployed young jobseeker in Moreton Bay region. The jobseeker must be previously unemployed (minimum four weeks) and aged between 15-24 years
Amount Available: $20,000
Closing Date: No current closing date

Innovation Connections Grant

Assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects in one of the following sectors: advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; mining equipment, technology and services; oil, gas and energy resource
Amount Available: Dependent on project, note, grant is paid after you finish the project
Closing Date: No current closing date

Business Development Fund

The Business Development Fund (the Fund) is the Queensland Government’s $80 million angel and venture capital funding available to Queensland businesses. The intention of the Fund is to support the growth of innovative businesses and the creation of high-value jobs as well as attract both interstate and international investments in Queensland, thereby strengthening Queensland’s entrepreneurial and start-up eco-system.

The Fund may invest between $125,000 and $2.5 million (matched by the co-investor/s) in a Queensland business in order to turn ideas and innovations into a commercial reality. Note, the Fund’s investment is a direct investment in the business, and is not a payment to the co-investor, a grant or a loan. Both the fund and co-investor are shareholders in the business. The Fund invests on the same equity terms as the co-investor.

Amount Available: From $125,000 to to $80 million
Closing Date: No current closing date

National Work Experience Programme

Businesses may be eligible to receive an incentive payment of $300 for hosting a National Work Experience Programme candidate, and if participants are offered ongoing employment after the placement, businesses may also be eligible for a wage subsidy. Unpaid placements with businesses for up to four weeks, to a maximum of 25 hours per week.
Amount Available: $300 plus unpaid employee for up to 4 weeks (insured by Government)
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time

Adult Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides employers with incentives to employ an apprentice.
Amount Available: $750 to $4000
Closing Date: No current end date

Advancing Renewables Program

The Advancing Renewables Program provides businesses with funding or finance to develop renewable energy technologies. The Advancing Renewables Program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes: reduction in the cost of renewable energy; increase in the value delivered by renewable energy; improvement in technology readiness and commercial readiness of renewable energy; reduction in or removal of barriers to renewable energy uptake or increase in skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to renewable energy.
Amount Available: Matched funding between $100,000 and $50 Million
Closing Date: Applications can be made at any time.

Stream two: resource recovery project fund

Broad incentives to attract or expand major resource recovery operations that will divert significant amounts of waste from landfill, reduce or prevent stockpiling and recover substantial resources, Stream two applications are a two-stage process, beginning with an expressions of interest.
Amount Available: Dependent on project
Closing Date: Applications can be made at any time.

Stream three: resource recovery investment pipeline fund

Support toward capital intensive, long lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for Queensland. Stream three applications are a single-stage process with applications accepted at an time.
Amount Available: Dependent on project
Closing Date: Applications can be made at any time.

Employer Support Payment

Provides Queensland employers with one-off incentive payments $15,0000 if they employ a jobseeker previously unemployed 52 weeks or more. The program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the Back to Work support payment.
Amount Available: $15,000
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

The Defence Global Competitiveness Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.
Amount Available: Up to 50% of eligible project costs. Min $15,000 to Max $150,000
Closing Date: Ongoing