business grants

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
FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANTS: programs that are at no cost, that help support and grow your business
BUSINESS GRANTS: for Start ups, small, medium to large businesses
AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY/FISHING/MARITIME GRANTS: for businesses in these sectors, note: please also check the Business Grants
NOT FOR PROFIT GRANTS: for business in the Community and NFP sector

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LATEST GRANTS

Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.
Amount Available: up to $200,000
Closing Date: 25 March 2019

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: up to $100,000
Closing Date: 17 April 2019

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 major new community resource.
Amount Available: $5,000 to $100,000
Closing Date: 22 March 2019

Veteran and Community Grants

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.
Amount Available: not stated
Closing Date: 27-Feb-2020 11:00 pm

FREE BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANTS

Ecobiz

Through this free program CCIQ help businesses understand energy, water and waste costs and teach you to save money through sustainability initiatives. As a member of the program, you will have the opportunity to utilize our complimentary tools including: One-on-one coaching, site surveys and benchmarking support (including expert bill and expenditure assessment).
Aside from these, you also have access to CCIQ suite of materials including found under hot topics, including fact sheets, webinars and our monthly newsletter to help you cut your power bill and gain water and waste management advice.
Amount Available: Free support
Closing date: Ongoing

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

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

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

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

Cyber Security Small Business Program

The Cyber Security Small Business Program will support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a provider that has been approved by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers Australia New Zealand (CREST).
Amount Available: up to $2,100
Closing date: 30 June 2020

Injury Prevention and Management (IPaM) program

The Injury Prevention and Management program (IPaM) works with Queensland employers to develop improved injury prevention and injury management systems. The IPaM program works with employers to review their current injury prevention and management processes and develop a business plan for improving identified areas. Once a business commits to participating in the IPaM program they will be allocated a dedicated IPaM Advisor to work with, initially for up to 12 months to complete the program. IPaM advisors are not inspectors, their role is to provide advice and support, not to enforce compliance. IPaM advisors work closely with employers during multiple visits to identify and address specific opportunities for improvement.
Amount Available: IPaM advsors to provide advice and support
Closing date: Ongoing

BUSINESS GRANTS

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

Empowering Business to Go Digital

The Empowering Business to Go Digital program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million in matched funding to support the establishment of a non-government organisation to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report. The program will run over two years from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
Amount Available: up to $50,000
Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Australia Japan Foundation Grant Program

Provides businesses and individuals with funding of up to $50,000 to undertake projects which strengthen bilateral relations between Australia and Japan, enhance Australia’s international reputation and promote cultural understanding.
Amount Available: up to $3mil
Closing Date: 03 April 2019

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

Small Business Grants for Solar Battery Systems

Small businesses can apply for a grants to purchase a battery system. Around 500 packages are available offering grants of $3,000.
Amount Available: $3,000
Closing date: 30 June 2019

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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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: up to $2,700
Closing date: 30 June 2019

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

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

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 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
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

Efic Small Business Export Loan

Provides small to medium export businesses with loans of between $20,000 to $350,000 to cover up to 80% of the costs to secure an export contract or purchase order with an overseas buyer.
Amount Available: between $20,000 to $350,000 to cover up to 80% of the costs
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

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

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

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: 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

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AGRICULTURE/FORESTRY/FISHING/MARITIME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund National Dementia Support Program

The National Dementia Support Program (NDSP) is a program delivered under Outcome 6.3 Aged Care Quality, through the Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund. The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to: Increase the dementia literacy of people living with dementia and their carers and families; Connect people living with dementia, their families and carers with services that may assist and set them on the right path to self-manage and live well with dementia for as long as possible; and Enable the health and aged care sectors to better respond to increased rates of dementia in the community.
Amount Available: up to $40 million is available. There is no maximum or minimum limit on the amount that can be applied for.
Closing Date: 03 April 2019

New Business Assistance with NEIS

Provides individuals who are not in employment, education or training with accredited small business training, mentoring and support, and NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks to help them start their own business. New Business Assistance with NEIS provides: accredited small business training; personalised mentoring and support from a NEIS provider in the first year of the new business
Amount Available: NEIS Allowance for up to 39 weeks, and NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible).
Closing Date: on-going

Empowering Business to Go Digital

Provides a successful applicant with up to $3 million in funding to establish a non-government not for profit organisation to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report.
Amount Available: up to $3mil
Open date: 5 February 2019 to Closing date: 03 April 2019

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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
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