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RDA Moreton Bay collates information on upcoming and current grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors

The Grants page is separated into the following sections:
LATEST GRANTS: Grants that have opened in the last month
START UP BUSINESS GRANTS: for new businesses that are less than three years old
MATURE BUSINESS GRANTS: for businesses that are over three years old
MATURE/START UP BUSINESS GRANTS: for businesses regardless of how long they have been in business
AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY/FISHING/MARITIME GRANTS: for businesses in these sectors
NOT FOR PROFIT GRANTS: for business in the Community and NFP sector

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LATEST GRANTS

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

Provides capacity building grants of up to $100,000 to mission-driven for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, allowing them to secure investment capital to scale their social or environmental impact.
Amount Available: up to $100,000
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Queensland Youth Week 2018 Community Grants

Applications are now open for community grants of up to $2000 to hold events, projects and activities during Queensland Youth Week 3 to 14 April 2019.
Amount Available: up to $2,000
Closing date: 4:00pm Friday 30 November 2018

Industry Tech Fund QLD

Provides businesses participating in collaborative, large scale, co-funded technology projects with funding of between $250,000 and $5 million to accelerate the emergence of new products and / or services based on a platform technology. At a minimum, you must: be a GST registered business with an Australian Business Number (ABN); have a minimum of three QLD based partners; be able fund at least 75% of the cost of the eligible project.
Amount Available: Co-funded between $250,000 and $5 million
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Hort Frontiers – Advanced Production Systems Fund

The purpose of the Advanced Production Systems Fund is to increase farm productivity and profitability of the Australian horticulture industry by implementing R&D programs in all fruit, vegetable, amenity and nut crops to deliver “future smart farming” systems.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Hort Innovation is continually seeking new investment opportunities. Ideas can be submitted at any time on Hort Innovation’s website

Ignitor Fund

Under this grant program they are seeking to support Australian social enterprise changemakers who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within their local communities and who are now looking to build capacity to overcome the challenges of taking their concept to scale to be impact investment ready.
Amount Available: up to $100,000
Closing date: This grant program is considered throughout the year at the discretion of the English Family Foundation Board

Be Connected grant program

A range of grants available to community organisations in the Be Connected network to support older people in their communities to embrace digital.
Amount Available: $2,500 to $50,000
Closing date: August 2019

Supporting a healthy pollination future grants

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: dependent on application
Closing date: No current closing date

BUSINESS START UPS

Statistical Information Service

Provides those statistics on Australia’s specialised trade with the rest of the world to anyone seeking economic data to assist in making business decisions.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Landing Pads program

Provides Australian start-up businesses with a workspace for up to 90 days in a global innovation hub. The space includes access to coaching, investors, customers, training opportunities, tailored networking events and state-of-the-art facilities to develop their business model.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: 4 February 2019

CSIRO Kick-Start

The CSIRO Kick-Start program provides matched funding to Australian start-ups and very small SME’s to undertake research activities with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), including:
•researching a new idea with commercial potential
•developing a novel or improved product or process
•testing a novel product or material.
Must have been a registered company for less than three years or have an annual turnover of less than $1.5mil for each of the last three years.
Amount Available: up to $50,000 matched funding
Closing date: Ongoing

Incubator Support – Expert-in-Residence

Provides business incubators with grants of up to $100,000 to access top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts. This expertise aims to increase the capabilities of incubators and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets.
Funding available: up to $50,000 (co-funded)
Closing date: Ongoing

Healthier Happier Workplaces QLD

Provides Queensland businesses with access to information, resources and tools to help improve the health of their workers.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: No current closing date

MATURE BUSINESS GRANTS

Engaging Science Grants

Applicants must be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number and address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy’s four goals:
– STEM participation—to increase the number of students participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
– Public engagement—to increase engagement and participation of the Queensland community in science-based activities.
– Scientist engagement—to increase the number of scientists directly engaging with the Queensland community.
– Public awareness—to increase awareness and understanding of the great science taking place in Queensland.
Amount Available: up to $10,000
Closing date: 1.00pm Friday 30 November 2018

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) Program gives eligible Queenslanders with substantial industry experience the opportunity to complete a priority trade qualification.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: 30 June 2019

Statistical Information Service

Provides those statistics on Australia’s specialised trade with the rest of the world to anyone seeking economic data to assist in making business decisions.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Industry Capability Network Queensland

Provides Queensland businesses with access to the Industry Capability Network to connect them with suitable suppliers, project managers and business opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: No current closing date
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants

Provides businesses with grants of between $50,000 and $200,000 to undertake a range of activities to enhance the automotive product design and development process including design, prototype and testing activities undertaken at specialised facilities and service organisations.
Amount Available: Between $50,000 and $200,000
Closing date: 13 December 2018 5:00 pm

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Corporatewear Register

Provides employees with tax deductions for the cost of renting, purchasing or maintaining a non-compulsory uniform, where this clothing is registered by employers. Employers are also eligible for fringe benefit tax (FBT) concessions on any contribution they make towards the employee’s uniforms.
Amount Available: tax deductions
Closing date: Applications to register a non-compulsory corporate uniform may be made at any time.

Emissions Reduction Fund

Provides businesses with the opportunity to earn Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) for every tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent a business stores or avoids emitting through projects which adopt new practices and technologies. The ACCUs can be sold to generate income.
Amount Available: as above

Healthier Happier Workplaces QLD

Provides Queensland businesses with access to information, resources and tools to help improve the health of their workers.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: No current closing date

R&D Tax Incentive

Provides a tax offset for some of a company’s cost of doing eligible research and development (R&D) activities by reducing a company’s income tax liability. Tax offsets of 43.5% or 38.5% are available for costs incurred on eligible activities depending on a company’s annual aggregated turnover. The 43.5% benefit is a refundable offset.
Amount Available: Dependent on application
Closing date:A company needs to lodged their application with AusIndustry no later than 10 months after the end of their financial year ie. 31 October or 30 April. They need to lodge prior to lodging their corporate tax return.

Wage Subsidies

Provides employers with financial incentives to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Application can be made at any time

Business Development and Assistance Program

Provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and businesses with access to finance products, advice, training and workshops to start or grow a small to medium business. Applicants must be at least 18 and of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Employer Support Payment Scheme (ESPS)

Provides businesses who employ a Reservist or a self-employed Reservist with payments when the Reservist is absent from their civilian workplace on eligible periods of Defence service.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Provides organisations with funding to undertake projects or activities which promote equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP)

Provides fund managers and investors with tax benefits, including a tax exemption on an investor’s share of a fund’s income and gains.
Amount Available: tax benefit/tax exemption
Closing date: no current closing date

Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII)

Provides small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.
Amount Available: max. $1,000,000
Closing date: 5:00pm AEDT 9 November 2018

Efic Bond Facilities

Provides small to medium export businesses with bonds as security for export contracts.
Amount Available: between $20,000 to $350,000
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Efic Small Business Export Loan

Provides small to medium export businesses with bonds as security for export contracts.
Amount Available: Bonds from $100,000 are available
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Efic Export Working Capital Guarantee

Provides small and medium business exporters, and companies in an export supply chain with a guarantee to allow you to access further working capital from your bank.
Amount Available: from $100,000 are available
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (VCLP)

Provides foreign investors with a flow-through tax incentive (exemption from capital gains tax for gains made on eligible investments) to stimulate their investment in Australia’s venture capital sector.
Amount Available: tax incentives
Closing date: no current closing date

Entrepreneurs” Programme: Business Evaluation

Provides businesses with access to experienced, independent Business Advisers in order to review the business and provide a Business Evaluation Action Plan with recommended strategies for business improvement or growth. The Evaluation includes up to 12 months of mentoring to help implement the strategies.
Amount Available: as above
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Supplier Improvement Plan

Provides businesses with a Supplier Improvement Plan service to improve supply chain performance and better understand customer’s needs and requirements. Must have an annual turnover between $1.5 mill and $100 million
Amount Available: receive a Supplier Improvement Plan
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Automotive Transformation Scheme (ATS)

Provides businesses involved in the Australian automotive industry with cash payments to cover up to 15% of the cost of investing in plant and equipment, and 50% of the cost of investing in research and development, to encourage investment and innovation in the Australian automotive industry. Cash payments are also available for activities related to the production of motor vehicles, engines and engine components.
Amount Available: cash payments to cover up to 15% of the cost of investing in plant and equipment, and 50% of the cost of investing in research and development
Closing date: 31 December 2018

Export Skills Development QLD

Provides Queensland businesses with access to business advisers and experts to improve their export services and expand their network.
Amount Available: access to mentors
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Advancing Renewables Program

Provides businesses with funding or finance to develop renewable energy technologies.
Amount Available: matched funding between $100,000 and $50 million
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Youth Jobs PaTH

Provides businesses with assistance and funding of up to $1000, plus insurance, to trial a young person aged between 17-24 to make sure they’re suitable for employment within the business, and up to $10,000 for businesses that hire an eligible young person.
Amount Available: up to $10,000
Closing date: Application can be made at any time

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) QLD

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business. The M4G program assists Queensland businesses to grow and succeed in the current business environment. When you participate in the M4G program, the Queensland Government matches its mentors’ expertise and experience with the particular business challenge or opportunity you have identified. M4G is not recommended for start-ups or early stage businesses.
Amount Available: n/a
Closing date: Application can be made at any time

Efic Export Contract Loan

Provides small and medium businesses with loans from $100,000 to support an export contract or purchase order when traditional lenders are unable to help. You must have an annual revenue of over $250,000 and been established for at least 2 years with an ACN.
Amount Available: Flexible Loans from $100,000 are available
Closing date: no current closing date

Certain Inputs to Manufacture – determination to allow duty-free entry of goods for Manufacturing

Provides Australian manufacturers importing chemicals, plastics, paper goods and metal materials, or goods used in food packaging, with duty-free tariff concessions to help reduce their importing costs. There are two types of goods that are eligible: chemical, plastics and paper goods (Item 46 goods), metal materials and goods used in food packaging (Item 47 goods).
Amount Available: If you are successful,  you will be issued with a determination to allow duty-free entry of the goods. A determination usually lasts up to two years. You will need to apply every two years.
Closing date: no current closing date

Research Grant: Australian Laureate Fellowships for funding commencing in 2019

The objectives of the Australian Laureate Fellowships grant opportunity are to: attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation; support ground-breaking, internationally-competitive research; provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers; forge strong links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry;
Amount Available: Dependent on submission. Estimated Grant Value is approx $3,633,362
Closing date: 5:oopm 8th November 2018

Entrepreneurs Programme: Innovation Connections

Provides businesses with access to a highly skilled facilitator, for the purpose of reviewing the business’ research needs. If required, the facilitator will connect the business to expertise within the research sector and help to define a project scope. Up to $50,000 in matched funding support is available to the business, should it choose to fund the project with the recommendation of the facilitator.
Funding available: From $10,000 to $100,000 (co-funded)
Closing date: Ongoing

Entrepreneurs Programme: Business Growth Grants

Provides businesses with matched funding of up to $20,000 for the cost of hiring an expert to help with implementing the advice and strategies recommended through the Business Evaluation, Growth Services, Supply Chain Facilitation or Tourism Partnerships programmes.
Funding available: up to $20,000
Closing date: Ongoing

Entrepreneurs Programme: Growth Services

Provides businesses who have a growth opportunity with access to experienced Advisers and Facilitators delivering Growth Services who will work with them to develop their unique growth plan. Advisers/Facilitators will mentor the business through the implementation of their plan, facilitating access to knowledge and expertise, research, funding and other assistance.
Funding available: free access to experience Adviser/Facilitators
Closing date: no current end date

Business Growth Fund Program

Funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) is available for eligible businesses to purchase and implement highly specialised equipment or services. These purchases should enable businesses to move to the next stage of growth
Funding available: up to $50,000 (co-funded from 25 to 50%)
Closing date: Round One is now Open

Business Development Fund

Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising cutting edge research or innovative ideas, products or services have the opportunity to access $80 million of investment to help unlock their innovative potential.

The Fund’s investment is a direct investment in the business, it is not:
a payment to the co-investor
a grant
a loan.
Both the co-investor and the Fund will become shareholders in the same company, holding shares with identical rights. The Fund will hold this investment until the Fund’s shares are bought out through a merger, acquisition or initial public offering.
Funding available: From $125,000 to $2,500,000
Closing date: no current end date

MATURE/START UP BUSINESS GRANTS

National Science Week Grants 2019

Provides individuals and organisations with grants between $2,000 and $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences in August each year. The next National Science Week will be held from 10 – 18 August 2019.
Amount Available: min. $2,000 to max. $20,000 per grant
Closing date: 20 November 2018 5:00 pm AEDT

Australian Trusted Trader

Provides Australian businesses involved in importing and exporting with an accreditation which enables them to streamline and simplify customs processes.
Amount Available: free accreditation
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Departmental Sponsorship QLD

Provides organisations or companies with sponsorship for events, activities or other initiatives that benefit the Queensland community.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Product Stewardship for Oil Program

Provides businesses that recycle or use recycled oil a financial benefit of up to 50 cents per litre of oil, to encourage the environmentally sustainable management and re-refining of used oil.
Amount Available: financial benefit of up to 50 cents per litre of oil
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Duty Drawback Scheme

Provides exporters a refund of customs duty paid on unused imported goods, or goods that will be treated, processed or incorporated into other goods for export.
Amount Available: dependent on Duty amount
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Small Business Program QLD

Provides Queensland small businesses with free work health and safety advisory services.
Amount Available: free work health and safety advisory service
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Fuel Tax Credits

Provides businesses who have purchased fuel for their business with a credit for the tax that’s included in the price of fuel.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Registrations to claim fuel tax credits may be made at any time.

Tradex Scheme

Provides exporters with an up-front exemption from Customs duty and GST for goods imported into Australia and then exported within one year. For the benefits, you must hold a Tradex order before you import your goods.
Amount Available: exemption of customs duty and GST
Closing date: Application can be made at any time

Supported Wage System

Provides employers of people with a disability with a free productivity assessment so they can pay wages to them based on their productivity.
Amount Available: n/a
Closing date: no current closing date

ecoBiz Queensland

Provides Queensland businesses with access to training, education and workshops to improve their environmental sustainability and lower operating costs. Experts will show you how to: track your waste and your use of energy and water; create an action plan; measure the savings that result from making even a few small changes. You can get free access to tools and events including:
one-to-one coaching; site survey; online benchmarking to track your bills; workshops and webinars.
Amount Available: n/a
Closing date: no current closing date

Safe Work Australia People’s Choice Award

The Safe Work Australia People’s Choice Award Grant Program is a short-term, competitive grant program run as part of National Safe Work Month. Shortlisted applicants will be offered a grant agreement valued between $2,000 and $20,000 for their project or initiative. People’s Choice Award and may receive additional funding of up to $5,000. 
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Amount Available: up to $20,000 (Total Amount Available: $55,000)
Closing date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Global Innovation Linkages program Round 2

Provides matched funding to assist Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. The program will support projects focused on developing high quality products, services or processes that respond to industry challenges.
Amount Available: up to $1 million (up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure
Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 14 November 2018

Resource Recovery Industry Development Program: Stream Two EOI

Along with upgrades to existing operations, it’s also important that QLD expands those operations and attracts significant new facilities to our state. Stream two offers broad incentives to attract or expand major resource recover operations that will divert considerable amounts of waste from landfill and recover valuable resources. Stream two applications are a two-stage process, beginning with an eligibility assessment.
Applications considered on a case by case basis
Closing date: 11 September 2020

Resource Recovery Industry Development Program: Stream Three Detailed Application

It’s also important that we plan in detail for the next generation of resource recovery projects. Stream three offers support towards capital-intensive, long-lifecycle projects that require a contribution towards investigations to assist with investment decisions for QLD.  Stream three applications are a single-stage detailed assessment process.
Applications considered on a case by case basis
Closing date: 11 September 2020

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The EMDG scheme encourages small- and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets. Provides exporters who are aiming to increase their international sales with reimbursements of up to 50% of promotional expenses. Promotional expenses must be over $15,000 to a maximum of $150,000.
Funding Available: Up to $150,000 per application
Closing date: 30 November 2018

Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF)

support small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, and benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The fund will provide grants to SMEs for rapid initial feasibility testing, allowing the projects to then move quickly to larger-scale research or commercialisation.
Funding Available: from $100,000 to $400,000
Closing date: 30 June 2021

Safe Work Australia Sponsorship Program

Proposed activities reach and influence Safe Work Australia’s target audiences and align with Australian WHS Strategy. Sponsorship under this Program can include the receipt or provision of goods, services, cash, intellectual property or expertise in return for negotiated benefits. This includes applications for us to provide a speaker or subject matter expert at your event.
Funding Available: Not specified but does have criteria for under $10k and over $10k
Closing date: 30 June 2019

Payroll Tax Rebate – Apprentices and Trainees

If your apprentice and trainee wages are exempt from payroll tax, you can also claim a payroll tax rebate that reduces your payroll tax amount for the particular liability(periodic, annual or final return).
Amount Available: 50% rebate
Closing date: Ongoing

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices.
Find your local Apprenticeship Network Provide at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or by phoning 13 38 73.
Closing date: Ongoing

Back to Work Program for Employers

Employer payments are available in three different sections: Employer support Payments; Youth Boost Payment; Mature Aged Worker Boost Payment. Note: Moreton Bay Regional Council Area is an eligible area after June 2018.
Support payments of up to $20,000
Closing date: Ongoing

Entrepreneurs Programme: Accelerating Commercialisation

Provides businesses with access to expert advice and matched funding of up to $1 million to cover eligible commercialisation costs to help them to take novel products, processes and services to market.
Funding available: up to $1,000,000 (co-funded)
Closing date: no current end date

Entrepreneurs Programme: Supply Chain Facilitation

Supply Chain Facilitation services are tailored to assist and enable eligible Australian small and medium businesses to participate in domestic and global supply chains, generate sustainable business growth and find opportunities to connect and network with their customers.
Funding available: free access to advisors/facilitators
Closing date: no current end date

Entrepreneurs Programme: Incubator Support – New & Existing Incubators

Provides new and existing business incubators with grants of up to $500,000 to assist Australian start-ups develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.
Funding available: From $26,000 to $500,000
Closing date: Ongoing

Entrepreneurs Programme: Innovation Connections

Provides small and medium sized businesses with access to expert technology advice to address technology and knowledge gaps, and collaborate with the research sector in developing new ideas with commercial potential. Support includes up to $50,000 in matched funding to work on collaborative projects.
Funding available: Up to $50,000 in matched funding
Closing date: no current end date

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AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY/FISHING/MARITIME

Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

The Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017 – 2027 outlines a ten-year reform agenda for the sustainable management of Queensland fisheries. As part of this strategy, vessel tracking capability will be required on all commercial fishing boats by 2020, with a priority to install units on net, line and crab commercial fishing boats by 1 January, 2019.
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

Crop insurance research grants

The purpose of this scheme is to provide grants for research projects that aim to improve the availability of industry production data useful in the development of risk management products like multi-peril crop insurance.Eligible applicants are businesses, groups or associations located within Queensland that have an interest in improving primary production insurance options. Examples of eligible entities include primary producer industry organisations, natural resource management associations, industry cooperative or collective organisations, and or one or more of the previously mentioned groups seeking to work collaboratively on an eligible activity.
Amount Available: up to $100,000
Closing date: no current closing date

Evoke Startup – Agriculture/Food Grant

evokeAG. are offering 15 innovative startup businesses in the agricultural or food industries the opportunity to showcase their ideas to over 700 delegates from Australia and abroad at the event within a specific startup exhibition space, known as evokeAG. Startup Alley.
Amount Available: Stall at Evoke plus 2 delegate tickets (Tickets alone are worth $2,200)
Closing date: Friday 7th December 2018

Free Tickets to Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture – Brisbane 27-28 Nov

Designed to support the Australian Government’s ambition to make agriculture a $100 billion industry by 2030 the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will showcase hundreds of innovations to help Australian farmers improve the sustainability and sophistication of their food production business.
Amount Available: Free Tickets
Closing date: available until sold out

The Enterprise Solution Centre – Food/Agribusiness funding

Provides businesses with matched funding of between $2,500 and $100,000 to help them find commercialisation solutions for their novel product, process or service. Must be a food, beverage or agribusiness producer, or be a supplier to the agribusiness chain.
Amount Available: between $2,500 and $100,000
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Sustainability Loan QLD

Provides Queensland primary producers and commercial fishers with loans of up to $1.3 million to become more productive and sustainable.
Amount Available: up to $1.3 million
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Natural Disaster Assistance QLD

Provides Queensland small businesses and primary producers with low-interest loans of up to $250,000 to assist with disaster recovery.
Amount Available: up to $250,000
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

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
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Round 4 Rural Research and Development for Profit

To be eligible for grant funding, Rural Development Corporations (RDCs) must partner with one or more researchers, research agencies, RDCs, funding bodies, or businesses. The RDCs invest in RD&E across many primary industries including meat and livestock, dairy, grains, horticulture, fisheries and forestry. The 15 RDC’s are Australian Eggs Limited, Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Australian Pork Limited, Australian Wool Innovation, Cotton Research and Development Corp, Dairy Australia, Fisheries Research & Development Corp, Forest and Wood Products Aust., Grains Research & Development Corp., Horticulture Innovation Aust., Livecorp, Meat & Livestock Aust., AgriFutures, Sugar Research Aust., Wine Australia.
Amount Available: Actual grant money would be through one of the RDCs, contact the RDC for more information
Closing date: 5 November 2018

Wine Export Grants

Wine Australia is inviting small and medium Australian wine businesses to apply for the Wine Export Grants program
Funding available: up to $25,000
Closing date: 01 May 2020

Managing Farm Risk Program

The Managing Farm Risk Program provides rebates for advice and assessments to help farmers prepare and apply for a new insurance policy that assists with the management of drought and other production and market risks.
These one-off rebates will be for half of the costs incurred by eligible farm businesses, up to a maximum of $2 500 (GST exclusive). The rebates are not for insurance policy premiums.
Funding available: up to $2,500
Closing date: 15 May 2019

Farm Investment Loans

Farm Investment Loans – Provides farm businesses with loans of up to $1 million to help them build and maintain strong, resilient and profitable businesses
Funding available: up to $1,000,000
Closing date: 30 June 2026

Farm Management Grants QLD

Provides Queensland primary producers with a rebate of up to $2,500 to cover up to 50% of the costs to seek professional advice regarding succession planning.
Funding available: up to $2,500 each financial year
Closing date: 29 June 2019

First Start Loan-Primary producer

First Start Loans (no fees, low interest rates) can help you:
* Acquire your first farm business – can help your first steps towards achieving this goal by assisting you purchase a property or supporting your leasing or share farming arrangements.
* Become a partner in the family farm – can assist you to purchase property from your parents or other family members, or enter a family partnership.
Funding available: finance up to $2,000,000
Closing date: no current closing date

First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher

Loan can 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.
Funding available: finance up to $2,000,000
Closing date: no current closing date

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Engaging Science Grants

Applicants must be Queensland-based with an Australian Business Number and address at least one of the Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy’s four goals:
– STEM participation—to increase the number of students participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects.
– Public engagement—to increase engagement and participation of the Queensland community in science-based activities.
– Scientist engagement—to increase the number of scientists directly engaging with the Queensland community.
– Public awareness—to increase awareness and understanding of the great science taking place in Queensland.
Amount Available: up to $10,000
Closing date: 1.00pm Friday 30 November 2018

Women’s Leadership Development Program

The Australian Government funds the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (the Program) to deliver a range of projects specifically for Australian women.The objectives of the Program are to improve outcomes for Australian women in five key focus areas: 1. Women’s Economic Security; 2. Women’s Workforce Participation; 3. Women’s Leadership; 4. Women’s Safety and 5. International Engagement. This grant opportunity invites applicants to submit proposals for one-off or small-scale projects that contribute towards the Australian Government’s priorities for women on a national scale for key focus areas 2 – 5.
Amount Available: Open, Non-Competitive. Dependent on application
Closing date: 28-Jun-2019 8:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

National Science Week Grants 2019

Provides individuals and organisations with grants between $2,000 and $20,000 to support the delivery of science engagement activities during National Science Week. National Science Week is Australia’s major national celebration of the sciences in August each year. The next National Science Week will be held from 10 – 18 August 2019.
Amount Available: min. $2,000 to max. $20,000 per grant
Closing date: 20 November 2018 5:00 pm AEDT

Departmental Sponsorship QLD

Provides organisations or companies with sponsorship for events, activities or other initiatives that benefit the Queensland community.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: Applications may be made at any time

Festivals Australia

Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a new community resource.
Amount Available: From $5,000 to $100,000. Total Amount Available: $600,000
Closing date: 5:oopm 19th October 2018

Australian National Commission for UNESCO Small Grants program

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO provides support to projects which will further National Commission and UNESCO priorities and objectives. They include: Attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning; Mobilizing science knowledge and policy for sustainable development; Protecting, promoting and transmitting heritage; Fostering cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue; Building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.
Amount Available: $78,000
Closing date: 5:00pm 23 November 2018

Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream – Round 3

Grant applications will be accepted from Not For Profit and local government agencies.Provides organisations with grants of between $20,000 to $10 million to support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. For most projects grant funding will be up to 50 per cent or up to 75 per cent of your eligible project costs. Approx 70% of our region is eligible for funding, please CLICK HERE to review map for eligibility
Amount Available: min $20,00 to max $10 million
Closing date: 5:00pm 15 November 2018

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream – Round 3

Grant applications will be accepted from Not For Profit and local government agencies.The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The grant amount will usually be 50 per cent of eligible project costs. For small projects with a total project value of less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs. Approx 70% of our region is eligible for funding, please CLICK HERE to review map for eligibility.
Amount Available: minimum grant is $5,000 to maximum grant of $10 million
Closing date: 5:00pm 15 November 2018

2019 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019.
Funding available: up to $5,000
Closing date: 12:00pm 26 October 2018

2018-2309 – Fostering Integration Grants

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open process to apply to deliver services under the Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program – Fostering Integration Grants from 2018-19 to 2019-2020
Funding available: from $10,000 to $50,000 (GST exclusive). Total allocation available is $5 mil
Closing date: 2:00pm 09 November 2018

Patagonia Environmental Grant

Patagonia Australia funds only environmental work. They are most interested in making grants to organisations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change
Funding available: $10,000USD to $20,000USD
Closing date: Can apply at any time

These Grants are sourced from the following webpages:
Business.gov.au: Grants, Assistance & other support
GrantConnect

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