Funding

REGIONAL GROWTH FUND

The Australian Government's Regional Growth Fund, announced on 2 March 2018, will provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.

Projects must be located in Australia and in an eligible area or, if your project is located in an excluded area, you must clearly demonstrate how economic benefits flow directly into an eligible area.

A mapping tool is available to assist applicants determine the project or benefit location.

To be competitive your project must score highly against all three criteria:

  • Create Jobs
  • Drive Economic Growth
  • Build Stronger Regional Communities.

Selection of projects will be undertaken in two stages. Stage One requires submission of an Initial Application for competitive assessment. Stage Two is for the submission of a Full Business Case. Only successful applications to the Initial Application will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

Initial Applications closed on 27 April 2018.

Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application once decisions have been made on which projects will be invited to submit a Full Business Case.

For more information and Program Guidelines, click here

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OTHER BUSINESS & COMMUNITY FUNDING

GrantConnect [Aust Govt]

GrantConnect publishes forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Grants Finder [Qld Govt]

Find a grant or assistance in Queensland including information on grants, rebates, loans, subsidies or training.

business.gov.au

The Australian Government's business.gov.au site has information on grants and assistance for business from all levels of Government.

City of Gold Coast

Gold Coast operators can access the City’s business growth programs, networking and high-level coaching to drive your enterprise forward.

Community Grants

Browse Queensland Government grants and resources for community organisations.

Advance Queensland

Are you an innovator? Browse the range of grants and assistance from Advance Queensland for startups and entrepreneurs. 

Austrade Export Grants

The Export Market Development Grants scheme is a financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.

FIAL Grants

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) has a range of grants to support innovation in the food and agribusiness sector.