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Accelerate Small Business Grants Program
Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period. Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months. The funding must be matched by a cash contribution from the participating business. Two grant payments will be made directly to the business, with 50% paid on grant approval and a further 50% paid on successful completion of the project.
For more information: Accelerate Small Business Grants Program
ANZ Seeds of Renewal
This program opens on 2nd July 2018 when closing date will be confirmed. Grants of up to $10,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Consideration will be given to projects contributing to the development of education and employment opportunities that benefit communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer in rural, regional and remote areas. More information.
This initiative provides grant funding of up to $500,000 to new and existing incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets. Ongoing. More information.
Residents affected by the ongoing drought can now access additional assistance with cash and vouchers available through the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative.
The Australian Government has engaged the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service to deliver the initiative. Drought affected households can access up to $3,000 per household (containing up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers). Households should contact these organisations directly via the following details:
The Salvation Army
24-hour hotline – 1300 551 030
Website – salvos.org.au/drought
St Vincent de Paul Society
Hotline – 13 18 12
Website – www.vinnies.org.au
Rotary Australia World Community Service
Website – www.rawcs.org.au
Farm Management Grants – Succession Planning Rebates
Access to rebates up to $2,500 are available to help tackle family business and succession planning costs. Professional advice in relation to succession planning, or a family member wanting to acquire an interest in the family business, can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of fees paid for the advice, with a maximum of $2,500 per applicant per financial year. Advice must come from a suitably qualified professional adviser such as an accountant, financial planner or solicitor. More information.
Maranoa Regional Council has received funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to provide support to residents affected by drought within the Maranoa region. Part of this funding is to provide opportunities for social interaction, and another portion is for Flexible Financial Hardship.
Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members. Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required. Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region.
There are two options for receiving the assistance:
Option 1: $500 in $50 vouchers to be used at selected stores in the Maranoa region
Option 2: Financial assistance up to $500 with a specific bill/account (bill to be provided with application)
Ø Funding is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment
Ø All claims are subject to assessment and approval by Maranoa Regional Council
Ø Applicants must reside within the Maranoa Regional Council area
Ø All vouchers and bill payments must be redeemed by 30 November 2018
Ø Vouchers may only be redeemed at the stores listed
Ø Eligible bills in Option 2 include, but are not limited to, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, farm insurance, accountants’ fees, machinery repairs, grocery store accounts, and training. Residents are encouraged to talk to Council (Grants Officer) if their bill does not fit under these headings to see if it is eligible for claim.
If you have any questions please contact Council on 1300 007 662.
For more information please contact your local development officer 1300 007 662.
|1 Aug – 30 September||Maranoa Regional Council and Senex Community Grant
Funding to community groups for important small-scale activities will double in an innovative three-year partnership between Maranoa Regional Council and Senex Energy.
The partnership has created a Small Grants category under Council’s Community Grants Program, enabling community groups to apply for grants from $500 to $3,000. These funds will be distributed from an annual pool of $30,000 provided equally by Council and Senex. Council will continue to fund the Community Grant and Major Grant categories.
Further information about Senex activities in the Maranoa region can be found on their website www.senexenergy.com.au.
To apply visit http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants or contact your local development officer 1300 007 662
|6 September 2019||Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Program – Round 3 2019
Closes on 6th September 2019 Preference is given to applications that address an identified area of need in the community, build skills or capacity in the local community and provide opportunities for community involvement.
Projects and initiatives, which encourage sustainability and community empowerment, are also prioritised. Applicants need to demonstrate in their submission, how their project or initiative aligns with at least one of the three focus areas – health and safety, education or environment.
Priority is given to applications from communities within Arrow Energy’s areas of operation. For more information Ph 1800 038 856, email: email@example.com or visit: https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures
|1 November 2019||Get Started Vouchers – Round 14
Voucher applications open on 17th July 2019 and provide up to $150 to those who can least afford to join a sport or recreation club. The predominate eligibility criteria for the program is for the child/young person, or the parent, guardian or carer, to hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child/young person’s name on it.
If there are significant issues that prevent the parent/carer/guardian from applying, a referral agent may apply on their behalf.
Voucher applications will close on if not fully allocated as expected prior. For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/clubs-terms/#application or if acting as a referral agent, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/refer/
|Round 3 closes 28 November 2019||Veteran Community Grant
The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to
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.
The intended outcomes of the program are to:
· Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and
· Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.
For more information please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants-0
|Round 3 closes 6 November 2019||Saluting Their Service Commemorative Program
The Australian Government is inviting applicants through an open competitive process to apply for grant funding during the 2019-20 financial year under Outcome 3.2 – Commemorative Activities -Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program.
The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
The objective of the program is to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.
There are two categories of grants available under the program:
1. Community Commemorative Grants
Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 available for local, community-based projects and activities
2. Major Commemorative Grants
Grants available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective
For the intended outcomes of the grant opportunity, refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
For more information please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorations-program
|Multiple Rounds||Deadly Deals Funding
Deadly Deals provides grants to support Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market.
Deadly Deals aims to:
· support growth in priority industry areas in Queensland
· help diversify the Queensland economy
· engage and/or benefit regional Queensland
· create new jobs or career pathways for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
To be eligible for funding, organisations must:
· be an Indigenous business*
· have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
· be registered for GST (at time of application)
· be head-quartered in Queensland
· have no more than 50 full time equivalent staff
· have a product development project supported by a business plan and capable of being completed within 12 months
*For the purposes of Deadly Deals, an Indigenous business is defined as a business that is at least 50 per cent or more owned by an Aboriginal person and or a Torres Strait Islander person. It may take the form of a company, incorporated association or trust. Please visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-and-startups-small-business/deadly-deals
|Multiple Rounds||Regional Businesses Support Packages
To support regional businesses with the phasing out of transitional and obsolete electricity tariffs by 2020 a Regional Business Support Package has been designed in response to Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) recommendations. This package aims to help business customers better understand their electricity use, minimise their electricity costs and make informed choices about future tariff options. The package includes 5 initiatives:
· agricultural tariff trial – tariff trial for small agricultural customers
· large customer adjustment trial – co-contribution grants for up to 10 large business customers
· business tariff information upgrade – development of tariff comparison tools and information
· energy audit advice and information – energy audits for up to 20 regional businesses
For more information please visit https://www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/service-details/62403?answers=1002,1003,1001,-2000,4004,-3000,-5000&sortBy=status&sortDir=desc
|Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program
Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program
Queensland consumers are increasingly sourcing gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) from artisan producers to enhance their food experience. This shift in food trends is reflected by the increasing consumer interest in ‘paddock to plate’ food experiences, growth in organic, gourmet and specialised produce purchasing, and a preference for buying locally made products.
The Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program will provide assistance to artisan producers of gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) to help them grow their businesses, access new market opportunities and enhance their gourmet food expertise.