Select Page

CLICK HERE to subscribe to our “Latest Grants” email

International Space Investment Expand Capability Grants

This grant provides Australian companies and research organisations with funding of between $100,000 to $4 million to unlock international opportunities for the Australian space sector.
Amount Available: between $100,000 and $4 mil
Closing Date: 17 December 2019

Free Apprenticeships for Under 21s QLD

Provides QLD businesses with fee-free apprenticeships when they employ an existing or new apprentice or trainee who is under 21 years of age in a priority qualification.
Amount Available: Fee-free
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time

School Bus Upgrade Scheme SchoolBUS

Provides school bus operators in Queensland with funding to upgrade or purchase new buses.
Amount Available: No specific amount stated
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time

Taxi and Limousine Business Support Grants

Taxi and Limousine Business Support Grants are now available to Queensland taxi and limousine licence holders to acquire business improvement or financial advocacy services to adjust to changes in the personalised transport industry.
Amount Available: Dependent on application
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

Provides employers with funding of between $750 and $4,000 to employ an apprentice.
Amount Available: $750 to $4000
Closing Date: Applications may 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 expression of interest which can be made at any time.
Amount Available: Dependent on Project
Closing Date: application can be made at any time

Deadly Deals

Provides Queensland Indigenous businesses with funding of up to $100,000 to help them develop a product, process or service to market.
Amount Available: up to $100,000
Closing Date: no current end date

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 any time.
Amount Available: Dependent on Project
Closing Date: application can be made at any time

Excise Concession

Provides small businesses with the opportunity to apply for deferring settlement (lodge and pay) of their excise duty and excise equivalent customs duty from weekly to monthly.
Amount Available: deferring settlement
Closing Date: no current end date

Simplified Trading Stock Rules

Provides eligible small businesses with the option of using simplified trading stock rules at the end of financial year stocktake. Businesses may use the simplified rules if there is a difference of $5,000 or less between: the value of your stock on hand at the start of the income year; a reasonable estimate of the value of your stock on hand at the end of that year
Amount Available: n/a
Closing Date: no current closing date

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.

Work Start Incentives QLD

Provides Queensland employers with one-off incentive payments of up to $20,000 if they employ an eligible trainee or apprentice. The trainee or apprentice must have previously participated in a Skilling Queenslanders for Work program. A one-off incentive of $10,000 is available. A Youth Boost component of $20,000 is available from 2018-19 onwards if the eligible person is aged 15 to 24 years.
Amount Available: up to $20,000
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time.

The Enterprise Solution Centre

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.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Provides employers who hire job seekers registered with a Disability Employment Service provider up to $1,500 to help people with disability gain skills and experience through employment.
Amount Available: up to $1,500
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time.

Space Concession

Provides businesses importing eligible goods for use in authorised space projects with a duty-free tariff concession to help the Australian space industry comply with international obligations.
Amount Available: duty-free tariff concession
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

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.
Amount Available: from $7,500 to $75,000 
Closing Date: Applications open on 1 July each year and need to be lodged by 30 November

Small Business Income Tax Offset

Provides unincorporated small businesses with a tax offset of up to $1,000 per year.
Amount Available: up to $1,000
Closing date: no current closing date

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: Min $15,000 to Max $150,000, up to 50% of eligible project costs
Closing date: ends 2029

Employer Support Payment – new employees, 25yrs of age and over,

The Queensland Government is committed to driving increased employment opportunities across the state. Employer Support Payments of up to $15,000 are available to eligible employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker in South East Queensland, miminum umemployement of 52 weeks.
Amount Available: up to $15,000
Closing Date: no current closing date

Employer Support Payment – new employees, 15 to 24 yrs of age

Youth Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible young unemployed jobseeker, aged between 15-24 years.
Amount Available: up to $20,000
Closing Date: no current closing date

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.
Amount Available: up to $500,000
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time

Launch into Work program

Do you have vacancies within your organisation? Are you interested in co-designing a pre-employment project to train job seekers for specific roles within your organisation? Can you commit to employing job seekers who successfully complete a pre-employment project? The Launch into Work program may be able to assist you!
Amount Available: dependent on requirements. The Government has committed $10 mil to 2019-20 to establish the program.
Closing Date: No Current Closing Date

Employment Assistance Fund

Provides workers with a disability with funding for any workplace modifications, equipment or services required for them to perform their job.
Amount Available: dependent on equipment required
Closing Date: on-going

The Enterprise Solution Centre

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.
Amount Available: up to $10,000
Closing Date: Applications may be made at any time.

Defence Innovation Grants

Defence welcomes your innovative ideas, no matter how big or small. You don’t have to represent a multinational firm. If you have your own business, belong to a think-tank, or anything in-between, Defence wants to hear from you. Proposals are accepted all year round.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing date: on-going

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

Provides eligible SMEs (up to 200 employees) with matched funding grants of up to $150,000 to invest in projects that build defence export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.
Amount Available: up to 50% of eligible project costs, up to $150,000
Closing date: Ongoing

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

ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program

ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program supports a broad range of development, demonstration and pre-commercial deployment projects that can deliver affordable and reliable renewable energy for Australian families and businesses. The Program Objective is to fund Activities that contribute to one or more of the following Program Outcomes: reduction in the cost of renewable energy, increase in the value delivered by renewable energy and improvement in technology readiness and commercial readiness of Renewable Energy Technologies d. reduction in or removal of barriers to renewable energy uptake e. increased skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to Renewable Energy Technologies.
Amount Available: From $100,000 to $50,000,000, matched funding
Closing date: ongoing

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.

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

Textile, Clothing and Footwear Corporate wear 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
Closing date: ongoing

Wage Subsidies

Provides employers with financial incentives to hire and retain eligible job seekers in ongoing and sustainable positions.
Amount Available: dependent on application
Closing Date: 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

Efic Bond Facilities

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

Aust Gov Loan to Expand your Export Business

Your business can get access to finance to take on new export-related opportunities – whether you’re exporting directly, part of an export supply chain, or setting up a presence in an overseas location – our loans give you the support you need to take on the world.
Amount Available: From $100,000
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: guarantees 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

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

Small Business Export Loan

Small Business Export Loan is an unsecured, government-backed loan solution with an easy online application and fast approvals for businesses with a turnover of more than $250K and trading for at least 2 years
Amount Available: From $20K to $350K
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

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 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

Small Business Grants (less than 200 employees) for support in Defence contract capabilities

The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s stated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. Up to $17 million is available each year from 2018-19 to 2021-22. The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. Project activities can include: buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security design, engineering and commissioning activities workforce training and accreditations. To be eligible you must be an SME with less than 200 employees, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities: a company, incorporated in Australia or an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
Amount Available: From $50,000 to $1,000,000
Closing date: ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

Back to Work Program for Employers: South East Queensland

Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed jobseekers.Employer payments are available in three different sections: Employer support Payments; Youth Boost Payment; Mature Aged Worker Boost Payment.
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: 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

Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF)

Provides companies with venture capital through licensed private sector fund managers to develop and commercialise biomedical discoveries in Australia.
Amount Available: Dependent on Application
Closing date: You may contact a Biomedical Translation Fund manager at any time

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

This site is undergoing constant refinement. If you have noticed something that needs attention or have ideas for the site please let us know