Latest Business Grants Update: Monday 8 March 2021

Latest Business Grants Update: Monday 8 March 2021

Find some key information below on featured grants and funding available for Moreton Bay Region businesses. For more business grants and funding opportunities visit RDA Moreton Bay

Go Global Export Program 2021

The Go Global Export Program provides Queensland’s export-ready small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to finalise an export deal in a new market.

The funding is designed to help you overcome the specific challenges you’re facing with a planned export transaction, with matched funding available between $2,500 and $25,000 excluding GST.

Amount Available: between $2,500 and $25,000

Closing Date: 19 March 2021

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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: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: 26 March 2021

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Indigenous Contemporary Music Program Grant

The Indigenous Contemporary Music program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. It provides opportunities and skills to develop ongoing income and employment pathways in the music industry.

The program will fund Indigenous-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: 07 April 2021

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Food Rescue Grant Program

The Program will provide grants of up to $200,000 to food rescue organisations for infrastructure, equipment and operational costs to divert additional food from landfill and redistribute it to Queenslanders in need.

Amount Available: Up to $200,000

Closing Date: 13 April 2021

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Regional Decentralisation Grant

The Regional Decentralisation Agenda – Securing Raw Materials Program provides businesses with up to $5 million to relocate or expand into regional areas and partner with a regional university or research organisation.

Amount Available: Up to $5 million

Closing Date: 24 March 2021

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Hotel Energy Uplift Program Grant

The program provides grants to support small and medium hotels to reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement.

This is for small to medium sized hotel, motel or serviced apartment complex with 1 to 99 guestrooms that are advertised to, and available to be booked by, members of the public on a nightly basis.

Amount Available: From $10,000 to $25,000

Closing Date: 01 April 2021

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Tyre Stewardship Grants

The priority outcome to be achieved from the Project Stream of the Fund is a direct increase in the consumption of Australian Tyre-Derived Polymer (TDP) through new and expanded markets.

There are currently two streams for funding: Demonstration and Infrastructure Projects; and Research and Development Projects.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: No current close date

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) - Manufacturing Integration Stream (MIS) - Resource Technology and Critical Minerals Processing

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Resource Technology Grant is now open! The majority of primary ores are shipped overseas for processing. This means Australia only gets a small share of the potential benefit. By manufacturing here in Australia, we can increase the benefits to our economy!

Amount Available: From $1mil to $20mil

Closing Date: 01 April 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) - Manufacturing Translation Stream (MTS) - Resource Technology and Critical Minerals Processing

The Manufacturing Translation Stream (MTS) provides businesses with funding to support projects that translate high quality research into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and be more competitive and resilient. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

Australia has significant reserves of the critical minerals and metals which drive the modern global economy. These are used to manufacture advanced technologies such as: electric vehicles; mobile phones; and renewable energy.

The majority of primary ores are shipped overseas for processing. This means Australia only gets a small share of the potential benefit. By manufacturing here in Australia, we can increase the benefits to our economy.

Amount Available: From $1mil to $20mil

Closing Date: 01 April 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) - Manufacturing Translation Stream (MTS) - Medical Products Priority

The Manufacturing Translation Stream will support projects that aid the translation of high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient. It will support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

Amount Available: From $1mil to $20mil

Closing Date: 29 March 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) - Manufacturing Integration Stream (MIS) - Medical Products Priority

The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate.

Amount Available: From $1mil to $20mil

Closing Date: 29 March 2021

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Prime Ministers Literary Awards

The Awards provide acknowledgement and prizes to the authors and illustrators that have published the best works of Australian literature each year.

The Awards are administered through an open competitive process. Awards are presented in six categories; fiction, non-fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, poetry and Australian history. Up to $100,000 will be awarded in each category—$80,000 for the winning entry and $5,000 each for a maximum of four shortlisted entries. All prizes are tax-free.

Amount Available: See Above

Closing Date: 26 March 2021

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Create the Future Design Contest

This contest aims to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation.

The categories for 2021 are consumer products, aerospace & defence; automotive & transportation; electronics/sensor/IoT; Manufacturing/robotics/automation; medical; and sustainable technologies/future energy.

Amount Available: $25,000 USD

Closing Date: 01 July 2021

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Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 2020
Early Stage Translation and Commercialisation Support Grant

This grant provides organisations with funding to work in partnership with businesses to translate medical innovation and research into early stage commercialisation activities.

Eligible organisations to work in partnership with Australian small to medium-sized enterprises to progress their medical research and medical innovation projects towards commercialisation.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: 01 April 2021

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