Latest Business Grants Update: Thursday 8 April 2021

Latest Business Grants Update: Thursday 8 April 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.

Producer Technology Update Program Grant

AgriFutures Australia is delivering this national pilot program over 12 months in partnership with established producer groups.
Eligible groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to deliver a bespoke technology uptake program which will include a producer workshop, as well as other activities identified by the group, to introduce technology solutions and kick start technology adoption across their member base.

To be eligible for the AgriFutures Australia Producer Technology Uptake Program, you must:

  • Be a producer group, representing producer members (farmers, fishers and/ or foresters)
  • Have a registered ABN
  • Have a group with at least 10 producers committed to attending a training workshop

Amount Available: up to $10,000

Closing Date: 22 April 2021

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Blockchain Pilot Grants

The Blockchain Pilot Grants provide funding to demonstrate the potential for blockchain to reduce regulatory compliance burden for business.

We expect that successful applications will be a collaboration between multiple organisations, including regulators. Individuals can be included in a consortium.

We also expect that your application will include a plan to showcase Australian start-ups by including one or more Australian blockchain start-ups as part of your consortium or in some particular aspect of your project.

Amount Available: up to $3,000,000

Closing Date: 29 April 2021

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Volunteers Grants - Expression of Interest via your Local Member of Parliament

The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted non-competitive process to apply for a Volunteer Grant under the Families and Communities Program – Volunteer Grants Activity in 2021.

The 2021 Volunteer Grants round begins with a call for Expressions of Interest, with your local Member of Parliament (MP) using a community committee to develop a list of organisations to nominate. Following the Expression of Interest process, the MPs will nominate organisations from their lists. The nomination period is between 6 April 2021 and 2:00 PM AEST 29 April 2021.

Only organisations nominated by their MP will receive an invitation to apply for the 2021 Volunteer Grants. The application period is between 20 May 2021 and 9:00 PM AEST 9 June 2021.

Amount Available: Between $1,000 and $5,000

Closing Date for Expressions of Interest: 29 April 2021

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Community Partnership Program

Nous supports not-for-profit and community organisations through our Community Partnership Scheme (CPS), which delivers discounted consulting services to organisations that otherwise may not have access, including: direct delivery of fundraising events or campaigns (support in the development of these is eligible); capital equipment grants and motor vehicles; purchase of land or buildings; refurbishment, renovation and fit-out; core operating costs; activities which collect funds for redistribution; overseas appeals; and sponsorships, including sponsorships of conferences, events and festivals.

Amount Available: Between Up to $60,000 (with 25% co-contribution)

Closing Date: 28 Apr 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Translation Stream - Food and Beverage

The Manufacturing Translation Stream help manufacturers translate research and ideas into commercial outcomes, scale-up, and become more competitive and resilient.

Australia has an international reputation for producing premium, safe and high-quality food and beverage products. Close proximity to Asian markets and a reputation as a trusted supplier of premium goods has led to the food and beverage sector becoming a major manufacturing sector for the Australian economy. There are opportunities to bring food and beverage manufacturers together to: Manage the development of new products for emerging markets; translate research into commercial applications; and manufacture locally and export more high value products to overseas markets.

Amount Available: From $1 million to $20,000,000

Closing Date: 27 April 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Integration Stream - Defence

The Manufacturing Integration Stream help manufactures to access domestic and international value chains and enter new markets, fostering Australia's reputation as a modern manufacturing leader.

Growing the defence industrial base is a key priority for the Australian Government. Australian manufacturers are in a prime position to take advantage of the increased domestic and global investments in Defence capabilities.

The opportunities that come from these investments will support manufacturers to: make up a greater share of the defence supply chain; manufacture the components and capabilities required for Defence acquisition and sustainment projects; diversify their customer base and enter new markets beyond the Australian Defence Force; contribute to some of the world’s most advanced supply chains; and export to allies or likeminded countries.

Amount Available: From $1 million to $20 million

Closing Date: 28 April 2021

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