RDA Ipswich & West Moreton Funding Alert - November 2015
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Current Funding

Volunteering Grants 2015 closing soon
Improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

Innovation Partnerships
Queensland research organisations can now access grants of up to $1.5 million.
Closing date: Friday 26 February 2016

YouTube Creative Entrepreneurship Program
$900,000 Queensland Creative Entrepreneurship Program with YouTube to support the state’s growing band of digital content creators.
Opens early 2016

Q-Cas Collaborative Science Fund 
This fund helps Queensland and Chinese researchers to jointly undertake practical and applied science and research projects in priority areas. Grants of $125,000 are available.
Closing date: Friday 26 February 2016.

National Arts Fund Catalyst
Open to small, medium and large arts organisations at national, regional and community level. Investment of $12 million annually in Catalyst and funding will be available.
Applications can be made at any time and are assessed quarterly. The first round of successful applicants announced in early 2016.

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.
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. 
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.
Closing dates: 30 November, 28 February, 31 May

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.
Closing date: Monday 11 January 2016
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.
Closing date: Sunday 30 October 2016

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.

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.
Closing date: Wednesday 16 March 2016

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.
Closing date: Monday 29 February 2016

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.
Closing date: Friday 29 January 2016

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

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

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
This 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.

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.

 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. 

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.
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.
Wine Australia - Research and Development
Offers the Australian wine sector investment and support for targeted research and development projects, and study and travel scholarships.
Monday 22 February 2016

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.
Closing date: Wednesday 20 January 2016

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.

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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