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Support for Indigenous Businesses

Support for Indigenous Businesses

The below State and Federal resources are designed to assist Indigenous businesses with grants, workshops, events, mentoring and networking opportunities. Businesses owners can also refer to case studies of Indigenous businesses operating within the Moreton Bay Region.

Support for Indigenous Businesses (Business Queensland)
Find targeted support at Business Queensland including grants, workshops, events, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Indigenous business case studies
As part of the 100 Faces of Small Business campaign, 9 Indigenous businesses were selected from across Queensland to share their stories and inspire other Queensland small businesses to start, grow and employ.
Reach Out - Indigenous business support pilot project
Reach Out is our Indigenous business support program that works with Indigenous small businesses to help them meet their tax and superannuation obligations.
Starting an Indigenous business
Indigenous businesses are much like any other business in Australia. However, Indigenous business owners may be eligible for additional support and assistance to start, develop and grow their businesses.
Indigenous Business Australia
Indigenous Business Australia provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia with access to workshops, advice and business support programs. In some cases they may also provide business finance to eligible business owners. They are also able to link businesses to other networks and resources to help them build and develop sustainable businesses.

Grant and Funding Opportunities

The following list details grant and funding opportunities available for Indigenous businesses.

Funding for organisations to improve outcomes for Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous Advancement Strategy provides funding for organisations to help them undertake projects or activities which promote equal opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support
Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support provides arts organisations with funding to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the production, promotion and marketing of their art.
Indigenous Native Food Program QLD
The Indigenous Native Food Program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and innovators with support to develop and commercialise native food products.
Indigenous Business Australia - COVID-19 Support
Indigenous Business Australia - COVID-19 Support provides Indigenous businesses with funding and specialist advice to help them recover from the impact of COVID-19. Advice and funding up to $100,000.
Indigenous Fire and Land Management Workshops
The Indigenous Fire and Land Workshops program supports Indigenous led knowledge sharing of Indigenous fire and land management practices delivered through workshops Australia wide.

Business Moreton Bay Region - Case Studies

The following case studies discuss Indigenous businesses based in Moreton Bay Region.

Celebrating Indigenous Business Month - Stronger Smarter Institute
Celebrate Indigenous Business Month - Dreamtime Kullilla Art

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