City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorships program plus links to your local council

For local organisations and businesses If you have a great idea that would benefit the local community but just need a kick-start to get it off the ground, the City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorships program may be able to help. Their grants and sponsorships may provide funding or another related benefit, such as a reduced or no rate for the use of a City … Continue reading City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorships program plus links to your local council

More support to help disaster-impacted small businesses (QLD)

Has your small business been affected by Cyclone Debbie? There are grants of up to $25,000 for natural disaster recovery available from the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority located online at http://www.qraa.qld.gov.au or by calling 1800 623 946. Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch media release today urges business to apply for Category C small business relief measures under the jointly funded  Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery … Continue reading More support to help disaster-impacted small businesses (QLD)

The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program – ongoing (QLD)

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program The Queensland Government is providing $3 million in grant funding over 3 years to established Queensland-based small businesses to engage an advisory board or independent advisor, for between 6–12 months. (An advisory board provides non-binding strategic advice to a management team). The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program provides targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to … Continue reading The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program – ongoing (QLD)

Business – plan your innovation journey

Regional Development Australia, Brisbane have made the Australian and Queensland Governments’ Innovation Journey available online. The document is a concise 2-page guide to innovation-related grants and support programs from both levels of government, including what you need at every stage of your business development. Continue reading Business – plan your innovation journey

$10,000 2017 QSBW social media competition closing 15 May 2017

$10,000 social media challenge The next big, small business idea. There’s thousands of reasons to participate in the 2017 QSBW social media competition. For your chance to win $10,000, tell them via video how you can make your business thrive. Open to all Queenslanders, small business owners and current small business operators aged 16 years and above, they’re searching for the most innovative, unique and … Continue reading $10,000 2017 QSBW social media competition closing 15 May 2017

Open now: Global Connections Fund Bridging Grants – eligibility tests closing 16 May 2017

Australian-based small and medium businesses (SMEs) and researchers wanting to collaborate with international SMEs and researchers are invited to complete an online eligibility test for the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Up to $50,000 per grant is available to support international SME-researcher partnerships to grow into strong collaborations which lead to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market-ready products or services. … Continue reading Open now: Global Connections Fund Bridging Grants – eligibility tests closing 16 May 2017

Young Social Pioneers closing 24 May 2017

Young Social Pioneers is Australia’s premiere Incubator designed to exclusively support young people leading initiatives that respond to society’s most pressing challenges, either through advocacy, community organising or business. The economic, social and environmental problems Australia and the world currently face, from discrimination to climate change to unemployment – are diverse, complex and pressing. At the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) they believe in young … Continue reading Young Social Pioneers closing 24 May 2017