BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND ROUND 6
The Australian Government's $1.04 billion Building Better Regions Fund provides grants for projects which will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The Australian Government announced $250 million in the 2021-22 Budget towards a sixth round of the BBRF.
The Round Six Grant Opportunity Guidelines consistent with the existing BBRF framework will be made available on the Business Grants Hub website when finalised, along with other supporting documents, to assist potential applicants.
Applications for Round Five are now closed and successful projects are expected to be announced in the third quarter of 2021. Further information can be found at the Building Better Regions Fund Website.
The Infrastructure Projects Stream will fund either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure.
EXPORT FINANCE AUSTRALIA
Export Finance Australia is the Australian Government's export credit agency.
If your business needs finance to support your export transactions, and your bank is unable to help, a Government-backed Small Business Export Loan could provide you with the necessary funds to satisfy your cashflow needs.
Your business must have a turnover of between $250K and $10 million and have been trading for at least 2 years.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING GROWTH CENTRE
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is an Industry Growth Centre funded by the Australian Government to transform Australian manufacturing to be more globally competitive and generate the demand for jobs.
Initiatives administered by the AMGC include the AMGC Core Projects Fund, supporting projects to commercialise innovation, and the Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund, which is intended to benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The AMGC also operates the Manufacturing Academy which provides free education, guidance and leadership for Australian manufacturers.