Funding

IMPORTANT NEWS: NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING ANNOUNCED

On Monday 24th October 2022 the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Catherine King MP, announced that the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Program would be discontinued and that Round 6 of the BBRF would not proceed. 

The Australian Government will be adopting a new approach to regional infrastructure grant funding which will include committing $1 billion in the Budget over three years to two new regional programs.

  • The Growing Regions Program will provide new opportunities for regional local councils and not-for-profit organisations to construct or upgrade community infrastructure through an annual open, competitive grants process.
  • The regional Precincts and Partnerships Program will provide a strategic, nationally consistent mechanism for funding and coordinating larger-scale projects that transform a place, to benefit communities in regional cities and wider rural and regional Australia.

The full Media Release can be viewed here. 

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.

Export Finance Australia

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.

OTHER BUSINESS & COMMUNITY FUNDING

GrantConnect [Aust Govt]

GrantConnect publishes forecast and current Australian Government grant opportunities and grants awarded.

Grants Finder [Qld Govt]

Find a grant or assistance in Queensland including information on grants, rebates, loans, subsidies or training.

business.gov.au

The Australian Government's business.gov.au site has information on grants and assistance for business from all levels of Government.

Austrade Export Grants

The Export Market Development Grants scheme is a financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters.

Advance Queensland

Are you an innovator? Browse the range of grants and assistance from Advance Queensland for startups and entrepreneurs. 

Logan City Council

Logan City Council offers a range of grants to community organisations, individuals, clubs and services.

Redland City Council

Redland City Council provides grants and sponsorship to individuals and organisations for projects that benefit the local community.

Small Business Grants

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training offer a range of grants that allow Queensland small businesses to recover, grow and thrive.

LETTER OF SUPPORT

If you are applying for funding and would like a letter of support from RDA Logan & Redlands, click here to submit a request.