RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Funding Update - October 2015
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Current Funding

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.

Request for Proposal for Transition to Work 2016-2020
Brisbane Information Session
Novotel Brisbane
200 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4101
Morning Session: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Not-for-profit community groups can be allocated funding to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grants
The FTA-TP Grant has been established to assist eligible organisations deliver tailored training projects aimed at helping Australian small and medium-sized enterprises and stakeholders understand how to use and access FTAs with Korea, Japan, and China
Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) - Rural Womans' Award
The Award identifies and supports emerging women leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to primary industries and rural communities. 

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World Program - Round 4
Grants to support eligible nominated Australian-based charities, community groups or not-for-profit organisations.

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.

Sidney Myer Fund  - Creative Fellowships
Provides grants over two years to individual artists, art managers and thought leaders in the humanities.

Sidney Myer Fund - Performing Arts Awards
Annual awards recognising achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry. Individual and Group awards and facilitator's prize on offer.

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

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

Google Advertising Grants
Provides free AdWords advertising on Google search results page.
Queensland Destinations Events Program
If you are staging an event in Queensland which will foster regional tourism and economic development, this program can help you with various costs of marketing and planning your event.

Local Sporting Champions Grants
Young people find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions, particularly those from regional areas.

Advance Queensland - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Program
Funding of up to $50,00 per project is available to help businesses with the cost of hiring a graduate to work on an innovative project.

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

Cadbury Fundraiser Community Grants
To be eligible, the applicant must be an individual, group or organisation registered as a customer of Cadbury Fundraiser and must have placed an order between 22 September 2014 and 27 November 2015 (Applicants).

Export Market Development Grants
The Export Market Development Grants scheme offers financial assistance to aspiring and current exporters, targeted at small to medium sized businesses. The grant reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000

Industry Skills Fund
This programme is designed to boost business productivity and increase competitiveness across the economy. 

Rural Research and Development for Profit Programme
The Rural R&D for Profit programme aims to improve farm-gate productivity and profitability and deliver real outcomes for Australian farmers. Regional Development Companies must partner with one or more researchers, research agencies, RDCs, funding bodies, businesses, producer groups or not-for-profit organisations.

Australia Council for the Arts - four year funding - organisations
Four-Year funding is available for Australian organisations of regional, national and international standing to support the Australian arts sector and an organisation’s annual program of arts and cultural activities.

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.

Post, Digital and Visual Effects Attraction Grant
The Post, Digital and Visual Effects Attraction Grant (PDV-AG) aims to attract footloose film and television projects to utilise post, digital and visual effects facilities in Queensland through the provision of a grant. Projects are considered footloose where they have a genuine post production or VFX destination alternative.

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.

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. The program assists with eligible out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only.

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

Caltex Australia Grants
Support for a variety of organisations, events and programs in local communities.

First Start Loan - Primary Producer
First Start Loans provide you with finance of up to $650,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your primary production enterprise.

Cheaperthanhotels Fundraising Program
Thsi program offers financial support to eligible community groups, non-profit organisations, schools, universities and sports clubs.

Consumer Advocacy Panel Grants
The Panel offers the following grants to support energy advocacy and research. 

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.
Community Support Programme
This programme assists eligible child care providers in establishing and maintaining vital services in disadvantaged or regional and remote areas.

Practice Incentives Programme
The Practice Incentives Programme (PIP) is aimed at supporting general practice activities.

EFIC Producer Offset Loan
This loan is offered to small production companies which may have difficulty in attracting finance in the commercial market. 

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.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme
The CHSP benefits frail older people and carers providing funding of around $1.6 billion in 2015/2016.
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.

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. 

Business Finance Loans - Indigenous Business Australian
For Indigenous Australians starting small businesses.  

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.

Stronger Communities Programme
This programme will deliver $45 million over two years by funding small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. Grants from $5,000 up to a maximum of $20,000. 

Nominations Open for 2015 Premier's Anzac Prize
Year's 8 to 11 students across Queensland are able to nominate for the 2016 Premier's Anzac Prize, with student applications due by Friday 30 October, 2015.

Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia Regional Touring Programs Open for Applications
Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia regional programs are now open for applications. By supporting the development and touring of exhibitions, Visions Australia increases access to high quality Australian arts and cultural material. 

Scanlon Foundation Community Grants
This Foundation provides funding to eligible projects that support the transition of migrants in to the local community.

Australian Communities Foundation Funding
Provides support to charitable organisations and projects all around Australia.

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

First Start Loans - Qld
Provides concessional interest loans for the establishment of primary production or commercial fishing enterprises.

St George - Foundation Funding
Funding for eligible charities.

Individuals Fund
Provides funding to artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in professional opportunities.

Sustainability Loan - Qld
Provide funding to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.
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.
School Bus Upgrade Scheme (SchoolBUS) - Qld
Provides funding to eligible school bus operators to assist with the purchase of new busses or busses that are less that five years old.

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.
Community Support Programme
Assists child care providers to establish or maintain viable services in parts of the country where they might not otherwise be viable or able to meet the unique requirements of the community, such as in disadvantaged areas.

Wine Australia - Research and Development
Offers the Australian wine sector investment and support for targeted research and development projects, and study and travel scholarships.

Regional Arts Fund (RAF)
Supports cultural development in communities across regional and remote Australia, and particularly encourages the establishment of networks and partnerships to promote social inclusion, the exchange of ideas and to create..

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant
Provides support individuals, teams of researchers or a HRM company in partnership with researchers to undertake research which support the development of a product, process, procedure or service.

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

Restart Wage Subsidy
This program provides financial support to Australian business who employ eligible job seekers aged 50 or older. 

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

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

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

Digital Enterprise Program
Provides free group training and face-to-face support for small to medium enterprises for not-for-profit organisations to improve their online services.

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.

Business Development and Assistance Program
Provides support, funding and loans for indigenous people looking to start or grow a small to medium business.

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