Local Buys Engineering & Environmental Consultancy Services

Local Buy's Engineering Consulting Panel is one of the most utilised of all panels and is currently out for tender.  The current arrangement ceases in October and all current suppliers must respond to this tender if they wish to be a Local Buy Supplier.  This is a new contract so all suppliers must take action.  More Information Here, phone 0476 819 963 or email Local Buy Here


Australian Government - Youth Jobs at PaTH - Prepare Trial Hire

This new Australian Government program aims to make it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people.The program enables a business to trial a young person in a work experience placement (called a PaTH internship) as well as access incentive payments. 
Download Promotional Kit Here

Information on Australian Government Business Grants available Here

Building Better Regions Fund – Round Two open

Yesterday, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Acting Minister for Regional Development and Acting Minister for Local Government and Territories, the Hon Darren Chester MP announced the opening of Round Two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

BBRF is a competitive, merit based grant program, which supports regional areas through infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Projects stream and community strengthening projects under the Community Investments stream.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities.  These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.

Applications open: 7 November 2017 12:00 pm AEDT  (Daylight savings time)

Applications close: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm AEDT (Daylight savings time)

To be eligible, you must be a legal entity, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • a local governing body as defined by the Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995
  • a not for profit organisation.  In Round 2, not-for-profit organisations do not need to have existed for two years or more and audited financial statements are not required.


Queensland Government Grants

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications.

The Grants are helping new small businesses to get off to a better start with access to planning, coaching and training.

Grants up to $5,000 (matched by participants) is available to help small businesses engage a consultant, advisor or business coach for up to three months and businesses choose their own consultant or advisor to work with.

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be based in Queensland
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

To apply visit Small Business Entrepreneur Grants.

For further information or assistance, email grants@dtesb.qld.gov.au or phone 13QGOV (13 74 68).

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Business Evaluation - this service provides an analysis of the eligible business carried out on-site by skilled and experienced Business Advisers. This service may include advice, referrals and recommendations for improvement which is based on the customer’s capacity, commitment and need to undertake significant improvements to their business.

Closing Date:      ongoing

Amount:            Matched funding of up to $20,000 following the business evaluation service


Innovation Connections -
encourages and assists small and medium sized businesses to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation.

Closing Date:      ongoing

Amount:            Matched funding of up to $50,000 for research projects


Accelerating Commercialisation- provides expert guidance, connections and financial support to assist small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to find the right commercialisation solutions for their novel products, process or service.

Closing Date:      ongoing

Amount:            Matched funding of up to $1m


Research and Development Tax Incentive - The R&D Tax Incentive provides tax offsets to eligible entities that undertake eligible R&D activities.

Closing Date:      ongoing

Amount:            tax offset on eligible expenditure


We are Queensland - small grants program

The We Are Queensland grant program supports Queenslanders to be more involved in their communities and encourages a society where everyone is respected and welcome to make a positive and valued contribution to the community.

Click here to find out if you are eligible.

EOI Energy Queensland 

Energy Queensland Limited on behalf of itself and its Related Bodies Corporate (Energy Queensland) will shortly be seeking Expressions of Interest (EOEs) from the market for the provision of Services in respect of its non-network infrastructure.

More Information here...

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program

The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program provides targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise for their business. Up to $10,000 in matched funding can be used to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for 6 to 12 months.
Closing Date:     Ongoing                                                           
Amount:     $10,000

More Information Here


Jobs and Regional Growth Fund

This fund will incentivise regional private sector projects, investment and job creation.  The fund will: - support regional growth and job creation, by leveraging additional investment in the region - assist businesses to grow and expand in Queensland - target businesses and sectors such as agriculture, resources, tourism, manufacturing and construction.
Closing Date:     Ongoing                                                          
Amount:             $100,000 to $10 Million

More Information Here


Business Development Fund

The Business Development Fund (the Fund) focuses on the growth of innovative Queensland businesses, particularly in the emerging industries of tomorrow. It will create high value, knowledge-based and skilled jobs.  Through providing early stage co-investment funding, the Business Development Fund will promote angel and venture capital investment in Queensland-based businesses. This will help facilitate the development of a sustainable private market for venture capital finance in Queensland.
Closing Date:     Ongoing                                                         
Amount:             $125,000 to $2.5 million

More Information Here


Engaging Science Grant

The grants are designed to support scientists, researchers, science communicators, journalists, teachers, organisations and community groups to develop and deliver science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that align with this vision.

Closing Date:     Ongoing - Applications are assessed quarterly
Amount:             $10,000

More Information Here


Made in Queensland Grant

This grant supports manufacturing businesses in Queensland to undertake a benchmarking project to find areas to grow and create jobs.
Closing Date:     Ongoing
Amount:             $50,000 to $2.5 million

More Information Here


Departmental Sponsorship QLD

The Department of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services may sponsor initiatives, events or activities that will benefit the Queensland community.
Closing Date:     Ongoing
More Information Here


Young Starters' Fund QLD

Funding is available for organisations in Queensland to provide activities that develop entrepreneur and start-up skills in young people aged 15-24.
Closing Date:     Ongoing
Amount:             Up to $20,000 per activity

More Information Here


Queensland Business Grants & Assistance Finder

Looking for grants and assistance programs for your business?  Check out the Queensland Business Grants and Assistance Finder and discover what's available.


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