Latest Business Grants Update: Tuesday 23 February

Latest Business Grants Update: Tuesday 23 February 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


Contemporary Music Touring Program Grant

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

Individuals or organisations may apply to tour live music performances within Australia. Touring musicians must be performing original Australian contemporary music. Funding can be provided to performers, managers, agents, and music networks on behalf of professionals working in the Australian music industry. Applications must contain one tour only.

Amount Available: $5,000 to $50,000

Closing Date: 02 March 2021

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Supporting Stronger Communities Grant - Round 6

Projects that are developed in response to emerging community needs targeting poverty and/or disadvantage can apply for funding through this grant program.

Existing programs can also apply for funding to adapt or expand their program providing it is clearly explained how the changes are required to meet changing needs in the community.

You can apply for funding to cover costs associated with delivering projects which can include (and is not limited to): Wages for the delivery of the project; Equipment hire or purchase costs; Hall hire costs for off site facilities; and Community Training costs.

Amount Available: Up to $11,000

Closing Date: 11 March 2021

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Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant

This grant supports short-term (up to 3 years), industry-led collaborations.

Projects must:

  • develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver real outcomes
  • benefit small to medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • include education and training activities.

Amount Available: Between $100,000 and $3 million (matched funding)

Closing Date: 25 March 2021

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Future Fuels Fund Grant

The Future Fuels Fund aims to address barriers to the roll out of new vehicle technologies.

The first Round of the Future Fuels Fund will see $16.5m made available to fund battery electric vehicle (BEV) public fast charging infrastructure in capital cities and regional centres.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: 06 April 2021

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Kindergarten - Plan Your Future Workforce Grant 2021

The purpose of the Plan Your Future Workforce Grant is to provide eligible approved ECEC services with funding to support them to implement an effective workforce plan that will assist the service to prepare to attract and retain a qualified and skilled workforce.

Amount Available: $30,000 per service

Closing Date: 12 March 2021

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Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business

The Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business funding round aims to increase the number of Indigenous-owned tourism products available in the market. This grant round will support Indigenous-owned tourism businesses and Indigenous-owned community organisations to plan for or grow their new/existing tourism businesses within the tourism sector.

Amount Available: Up to $50k for Businesses and $100,000 for Community Organisations

Closing Date: 23 March 2021

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International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) Grant

Grant Extended, New Close Date: 30 June 2021
If the scheduled IFAM supported flights do not meet an exporter’s needs, the exporter may discuss their options with their freight forwarder and consider applying for grant assistance through IFAM. Freight forwarders can apply for grant assistance on behalf of the exporter.

Amount Available: Dependent on requirements

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

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PPCA Sound Recording Partnership

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts will deliver a grant partnership, the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership.

This partnership will support five Australian artists or groups to create new sound recordings.

There are five grants of, $15,000 (ex GST) each, available.

Amount Available: $15,000

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

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Individuals Fund - for Artists and Cultural workers

The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

Up to $7,000 per application, including up to $1,000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

Amount Available: up to $7,000

Closing Date: 28 Mar 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative - MTS - Space

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.

Currently open for applications that align with the National Manufacturing Priority – Space

Amount Available: $1 million to $20 million (co-funded)

Closing Date: 22 Mar 2021

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Modern Manufacturing Initiative - MIS - Space

The Manufacturing Integration Stream (MIS) will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains. It should propel their goods and services into new markets and foster 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. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

Currently open for applications that align with the National Manufacturing Priority – Space

Amount Available: $1 million to $20 million (co-funded)

Closing Date: 22 Mar 2021

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