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
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.
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|Ongoing||Business Development Fund
The Business Development Fund (the Fund) is the Queensland Government’s $80 million angel and venture capital funding available to Queensland businesses. The intention of the Fund is to support the growth of innovative businesses and the creation of high-value jobs as well as attract both interstate and international investments in Queensland, thereby strengthening Queensland’s entrepreneurial and start-up eco-system.
The Fund may invest between $125,000 and $2.5 million (matched by the co-investor/s) in a Queensland business in order to turn ideas and innovations into a commercial reality.
Note, the Fund’s investment is a direct investment in the business, and is not a payment to the co-investor, a grant or a loan. Both the fund and co-investor are shareholders in the business. The Fund invests on the same equity terms as the co-investor.
For more information or to apply please visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-and-startups-industry-small-business/small-business-innovation-research
|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
13 December 2019
|Regional Agricultural Show Development Grant
The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (the program).
The objectives of the program are to help:
If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email email@example.com.
|Ongoing||Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance
Primary producers are eligible for drought assistance if their property has been drought declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
If your vehicles garaging address is in an area where the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme has been activated.
For more information please visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Community-engagement/Disaster-and-drought-assistance.aspx
|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
|The Tackling Tough Times Together
The grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.
Projects can apply for funding between $20,000 and $150,000.
To find out more or apply for a grant please visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal website. Round 15 is open now.
For more information: https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php
Inger Rice Foundation
Ongoing grants of amounts up to $5,000 are available through the program that seeks to fund incorporated organisations involved with supporting relationships between young children and their families/carers, in particular, children from pre-birth to primary school entry (0-5) within Australia. Eligible activities include: Early intervention programs, Family support programs, Resources, Training required for implementation of programs, Eligible applicants include incorporated organisations. For more information contact the program administrator Ph 0438 897 933 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.