RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Funding Alert
November 2016
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Current Funding

New funding

Building Better Regions Fund

This fund is split in to two funding streams as per below.
This program provides funding for infrastructure and community investment projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s AusIndustry Business Grants Hub is responsible for administering the program on behalf of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (this includes grant application, enquiries and project management activities).

Applications for both streams open: 18 January 2017  

Infrastructure Projects Stream
The Infrastructure Projects Stream will support projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Apply for grants from $20,000 to $10 million. Project must be completed 31 December 2019.
Guidelines here

Community Investments Stream
The Community Investments Stream will fund community building activities including but not limited to, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability building activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000. You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019. 
Guidelines here

Closing soon

Advance Queensland Sport Science Challenge
This will provide three awards of up to $100,000 each for sport-related innovations and technologies. Applications must involve a Queensland-based business and/or partnership (e.g. between businesses, research organisations, sporting bodies, health organisations), with an end-user organisation. Applications open 12 December 2016 and close 20 February 2017.

Export Development Market Grants
This scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products by reimbursing eligible Small to Medium businesses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000. Closes 30 November 2016. 
Queensland's Heritage Grants
Eighteen organisations share more than $700,000 in the first round of the Queensland’s heritage grants, as part of the $12 million three-year  community Sustainability Action grants program. Applications close on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Small Business Digital Grants Program
The Small Business Digital Grants Program matches funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST), providing small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption. Round 1 opens 8 November 2016 and closes 9 December 2016.


Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants
The Foundation provides grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

Advance Queensland Young Starters
The Young Starters Fund is now open and will provide funding up to $20,000 to eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology start up skills in young Queenslanders, aged 15–24.

Aim for the Stars Grants
Enabling girls and women to invest in their future and fulfill their potential.

Australian Communities Foundation Funding
Each year, ACF makes hundreds of grants to support charitable organisations and projects all around the country and internationally.

Australian Scholarships Foundation
There are a number of Scholarships available not-for-profit employees.

Business Development Fund
This $40 million fund provides Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising cutting edge research or innovative ideas, products or services with an investment opportunity to help unlock their innovative potential.

Business Growth Grants
Financial help for businesses that want to improve their business operations (as a result of receiving a Business Evaluation).

Business Finance Loans – Indigenous Business Australia
For Indigenous Australians starting small businesses.  

Capital Grants Programme
The Capital Grants Programme provides funding to assist non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve capital infrastructure.

Championship Events
This State Development Program provides assistance to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations to host State, National or International championships outside of South-East Queensland of up to $40,000. 

Community Benefit Gambling Fund
This fund distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various not-for-profit community groups throughout Queensland, of up to $35,000 inclusive of GST.

DeviantArt Creative Grants
Provides grants to artists upon application for projects related to making and displaying art.

Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS)
This is a scheme set up by the Queensland Government to help primary producers in the grazing industry manage their livestock resource during drought. Maximum $20,000 per property per annum.

ecoBiz Queensland
Provides self-assessment tools, training and information to help Queensland Business to improve efficiencies and resource use for financial and environmental benefits.

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program 
This program provides funding for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected in an official state/territory team to compete at national championships or the official Australian team to compete at an international competition.

Emissions Reduction Fund
The Emissions Reduction Fund creates a positive incentive for Australian businesses to adopt smarter practices to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create.

Export Skills Development – Qld
Offers monitoring, networking and skills development assistance for export-ready businesses.

First Start Loans – Commercial Fisher
Provides concessional interest loans for the establishment of primary production or commercial fishing enterprises.

Google Advertising Grants
Provides free AdWords advertising on Google search results page.

Industry Skills Fund
The Industry Skills Fund assists businesses to invest in training and support services, and to develop innovative training solutions.

Indigenous Advancement Strategy
This programme is aimed at improving the lives and outcomes for indigenous Australians. If your businesses in involves in the programme's key areas, you may be eligible for funding through this programme.

Inger Rice Foundation Grants
Provides funding to incorporated organisations involved with supporting relationships between young children and their families/carers.

Jetstar – Flying Start Programme
Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Join our Innovation Network
The Advance Queensland navigator is an online engagement tool that offers Queensland entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and investors a platform for submitting and sharing their ideas, innovations, products and services.

Matana Foundation for Young People Grant Program
This program aims to provide assistance to disadvantaged young people in Australia in order to give them the opportunity to reach their full educational and social potential.

Mentoring for Growth (M4G) – Qld
Provides access to a panel of business mentors who can help to address commercial challenges.

NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund
The NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund is a $1 million fund established to provide mission-driven organisations with targeted advice and support to help them secure investment for scaling up their social or environmental impact.

Playing Queensland Touring Fund
Provides funding to increase the number of touring arts productions, extend the reach of the tours and double the touring arts experiences in regional communities. Ongoing.

Practice Incentives Programme
The Practice Incentives Programme (PIP) is aimed at supporting general practice activities.
Rural Medical and Nursing Scholarships
Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community. ARH have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Restart Wage Subsidy
Restart offers employers who employ and retain eligible job seekers who are over 50 up to $10,000 in assistance for a full-time employee over two years. 

Sponsorship Funding – Qld
Sponsorship will be considered for initiatives, events and activities that are outside the scope funding provided to assist eligible organisations to deliver human services, and educational and preventative activities.

Stronger Queensland small business support
More than 5000 Queensland small businesses, community groups and sporting clubs now have access for the first time to a free dispute resolution service to settle issues with their electricity retailer.

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World Program - Round Four 
Grants to support eligible nominated Australian-based charities, community groups or not-for-profit organisations. Round Four is for our injured, endangered, abused or sick animals and causes that help specific community groups like women or refugees.
The Courier-Mail Children's Fund
Provides financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help them meet the needs of children with special needs.

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation
This Foundation supports Australian charitable organisations and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Wage Subsidy Scheme
Employers may receive up to $1,500 as an incentive to employ a person with a disability who is registered with a Disability Employment Services provider.

Young Carers Bursary Programme
This programme aims to help relieve financial pressure on young carers to undertake part-time employment. Bursaries worth up to $3,000 each.
Check your local council for funding

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