RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Funding Alert
September 2016
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Current Funding

First Start Loans – Commercial Fisher Concessional
interest loans for the establishment of primary production or commercial fishing enterprises.
Up to $650,000 Ongoing
First Start Loan –
Primary Producer
Finance to assist
you in the early years of establishing your primary production enterprise.
Up to $650,000 Ongoing

Capital Grants Programme Funding to assist 
non-government primary and secondary school communities to improve capital infrastructure.
Various Ongoing
Community Benefit Gambling Fund Distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various
not-for-profit community groups throughout QLD.
Up to $35,000 inclusive of GST. Round 91
due to open November 2016

Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) Aims to reduce Queensland communities’ vulnerability to natural hazards and build community resilience. Up to 60% of eligible project costs 28
Australian Scholarships Foundation There are a number of Scholarships available
not-for-profit employees.
Up to $20,000 30
Lockyer Valley Regional
Council Community
Environmental Grants Program
Aims to support a
healthy, sustainable and integrated natural environment.
Up to $5,000 30
Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World Program
Round Four 
 Round Four is for injured, endangered, abused or sick animals and causes that help specific community groups. $5,000, plus possible grand prize 30
Export Development
Market Grants
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  28
City of Ipswich
Young Performing Artist Bursary
Funding to support
cultural diversity through excellence in the arts, specifically performing
arts in Ipswich.
Various Open on an ongoing basis until 30 June 2017
Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants Assists Aboriginal communities and individuals by providing funds to support eligible projects. $500 - $5,000 Ongoing
Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programmes Provides opportunities for skills-based training by providing personal benefits. Various Ongoing
Australian Communities Foundation Funding Grants to support charitable organisations and projects all around
the country and internationally.
Various Ongoing
Aim for the Stars Grants Enabling girls and women to invest in their future
and fulfil their potential.
Various Ongoing
Arts Leverage Fund Promoting private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar Either a 40% increase on fundraising or  $40,000 Ongoing
Arts Queensland – Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) Provides flexible
combined grants / no interest loan offers that will drive innovation in arts business models.
Various Ongoing
Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation Aims to bring together people who care about their communities. Various Ongoing
Business Finance Loans – Indigenous Business Australia For Indigenous Australians starting small businesses.   Various Ongoing
Business Growth Grants Financial help for businesses that want to improve their business operations Various Ongoing
Consumer Advocacy Panel Grants The Panel offers the following grants to support energy advocacy and research.  Various Ongoing
ecoBiz Queensland Provides self-assessment tools, training and information to help Queensland Business - Ongoing
Education Support Funding Program Aims to implement new strategies and deliver enhanced services and programs identified through the education support planning process. Various Ongoing
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program  For Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected to compete at national and international championships. $1,000 national championships
international competitions.
Emissions Reduction Fund Incentive for Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create. Various Ongoing
Establishment Grant Funding to purchase resources needed to establish a new facility and deliver subject curriculum. $1,000 - $700,000 Ongoing
Export Skills Development – Qld Offers monitoring, networking and skills development assistance
for export-ready businesses.
- Ongoing
Fresh Ground Space Program Assists Queensland artists developing creative work and sustainable contemporary practice. Various Ongoing
Indigenous Advancement Strategy Aimed at improving the lives and outcomes for indigenous Australians. Various Ongoing
Matana Foundation for Young People Grant Program Provides  assistance to disadvantaged young people in Australia Various Ongoing
Mentoring for Growth (M4G) – Qld Provides access to a panel of business mentors who can help to address commercial challenges. - Ongoing
NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund Provides organisations 
with advice and support to help secure investment for scaling up their social or
environmental impact.
Up to $100,000 Ongoing
PCYC Indigenous Small Grants Program Assists Indigenous teams and individuals to participate in sporting events, carnivals, State and interstate sporting tournaments, activities and programs. Up to $4,000 Ongoing
Practice Incentives 
Aimed at supporting
general practice activities.
Various Ongoing
Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) Supporting vibrant
and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives.
Various Ongoing
Regional Allocated Specialist Support Staff Resource Grants Assists Queensland
schools to provide for annual stock and
requisites, petty cash and equipment and materials.
As determined by regions Ongoing
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Partnering with local government to invest in the local development of quality arts and arts practice for and with regional communities. Various Ongoing
Restart Wage Subsidy Offers employers 
assistance who employ and retain eligible
job seekers who are
over 50
Various Ongoing
School Bus Upgrade Scheme (SchoolBUS) Provides funding to eligible school bus operators to assist with the purchase of new buses or buses that
are less than five years old.
Various Ongoing
School Community Capital Improvement Grant Provides minor works funding source for schools and is at the discretion of each school community
how it is expended.
Various Ongoing
School ICT
Supplementary Grant
Supports schools to develop and implement information and technologies in schools. Min $1,200 Ongoing
Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation As two key entities of Myer family philanthropy we engage with the community to promote a just, creative, enlightened, caring and sustainable Australia Various Ongoing
Solar Bonus Scheme (QLD) Involves a government-mandated solar feed-in tariff, pays eligible customers for the electricity generated from eligible solar photovoltaic systems and exported to the Queensland electricity grid. Various Ongoing
Sponsorship Funding – Qld For activities that are outside the scope funding provided to assist eligible organisations to deliver human services, and educational and preventative activities. Various Ongoing
Stronger Queensland small business support Free dispute resolution service to settle issues with their electricity retailer. - Ongoing
The Courier-Mail
Children's Fund
Provides financial support
to help meet the needs of children with special needs.
Various Ongoing
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Supports Australian charitable organisations
and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote areas.
Over $10,000 Ongoing
Wage Subsidy Scheme Employers may receive
up to $1,500 as an
incentive to employ a person with a disability.
Various Ongoing

Advance Queensland
Young Starters
Funding for organisations
to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and technology start up
skills in young Queenslanders
aged 15–24.
Up to
Business Development
Provides Queensland businesses with an investment opportunity to help unlock their innovative potential. Various Ongoing
Google Advertising Grants Provides free AdWords advertising on Google
search results page.
Up to $10,000
Industry Skills Fund Assists businesses to
invest in training and
support services, and to develop innovative training solutions.
Various Ongoing
Join our Innovation
Is an online tool that offers Queensland entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and investors a platform for submitting and sharing their ideas, innovations, products and services. - Ongoing

Queensland Destination
Events Program
Links events and destinations, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. Various Round 5
opens 11 July 2016 and closes
19 October 2016.
Funding – as found per region:

                           Ipswich City  |  Somerset  |  Lockyer Valley  |  Scenic Rim
RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Inc
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