Government Grants, Funding and Scholarships

RELEASED 18th February 2019.  Please share this exciting set of programs among your networks …

We hope you enjoy this information to help grow your farming enterprise.

NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  1. FOUNDATION FUNDING
    Up to $3K is offered through the John Wallis Foundation for community groups in Tasmania and selected shires in Queensland, NSW and SA that address social and economic distress and geographical disadvantage. Projects are to be completed within 12 months. Deadline 14 March. More? highwaysandbyways.org.au
  2. DROUGHT FUNDS
    Drought communities fund run through local councils in NSW, Victoria and Queensland by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities offering funding from $25K to $1.5m. Deadline 30 June. More? https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=33CC68AC-071F-935D-C5EC1ECEFBE60529
  3. WHS PROJECT SPONSORSHIP
    Safe Work Australia is offering sponsorship for goods, services, cash, intellectual property or expertise to boost awareness of WHS and workers’ compensation. Deadline, June 30. More? Click here
  4. UN FUNDS FOR INNOVATORS
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is offering two awards: a US$40,000 prize for digitalistion/innovation for sustainable food systems and a US$20,000 award for innovations that strengthen the role of youth (under 35) in agriculture and food systems. Deadline February 28. More? http://www.fao.org/innovation/en/
  5. KIRBY FOUNDATION GRANTS
    Grants of up to $15K are available to support organisations and programs whose work benefits education/technology, the environment, health, social welfare, and the arts through the James N Kirby Foundation. Deadline 28 February. More? http://www.kirbyfoundation.com.au/eligibility-criteria/how-to-apply/
  6. INSURANCE ADVICE REBATE
    The Managing Farm Risk Programme provides one-off rebates for 50%, up to a maximum of $2 500 (GST exclusive), to prepare and apply for a new insurance policy to assist with drought and other production/market risks, but not for insurance policy premiums. Deadline 31 May 2019. More? 1800 837 857 (toll free) or email mfrp@agriculture.gov.au
  7. $ FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CHANGEMAKERS
    The English Family Foundation is open for grant applications. More? http://http://www.englishfoundation.org.au/ignitor-fund
  8. FUNDING FOR CHINA TRADE ACCESS
    Agriculture is a priority in the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement Program. Funding is offered to assist with international airfares, Australian domestic fares, small daily allowances or conference fees. More? http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/acaca
  9. MONEY FOR NBN LEVERAGING
    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), in partnership with NBN, is awarding $150,000 in grants to organisations which are leveraging nbn™ network connectivity to grow. Grants will be awarded across business, community, and education. More? www.growwithnbn.com.au
  10. HELP TO DEVELOP SUPPLY PLAN
    Use AusIndustry to develop your supplier improvement plan and be eligible to apply for $20K funding. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/supplier-improvement-plan

FOR START-UPS

  • SEEKING AG AND FOODTECH START-UPS
    Agricultural supply chain start-ups are sought for the 2019 SPROUTX accelerator, offering $40K investment in exchange for 8% equity plus six months of world-class mentoring and connections with Australia’s leading venture capital and angel investors, start-up mentors and agribusiness corporates as well as access to early adopter producer networks and co-working space and domestic travel for up to two founders. Deadline March 8.  More? http://sproutx.com.au/accelerator/
  • INVESTMENT FUND OPENS
    Up to $250K is available to start-ups chosen to be supported by Skalata,  Australia’s first companion investment fund for start-ups. More? https://www.skalata.co/about-2
  • AG-PRENEURS GET HELPING HAND
    Agribusinesses have been swift to take up the opportunities of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Program which offers support through Accelerating Commercialisation; Business Management; Innovation Connections and Incubator SupportMore? Visit Entrepreneurs’ Programme 
  • FEMALE-FOCUSED ANGEL INVESTORS
    Scale is a female-focused angel investor network that includes men who share the vision of maximizing returns by supporting early-stage businesses that value gender-diverse leadership. https://scaleinvestors.com.au/
  • GLOBAL FUNDS FOR AG INNOVATIONS
    Funding ranging from $50K to $15m for the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations that improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Ag-projects, especially for smallholders, are favoured. More? https://globalinnovation.fund/our-investments/
  • ENTREPRENEURS SOUGHT
    The Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme aims to boost business competitiveness and productivity through: Research ConnectionsAccelerating CommercialisationBusiness EvaluationsSupply Chain FacilitationBusiness Growth Services, and Business Growth Grants. Ongoing.  More? Visit the website 
  • MONDELEZ SEEKS NEXT BIG FOOD THING
    Mondelez International is seeking products in its Open Innovation Portal, including solutions to help them to create high-protein snacks, reduce sugar, find novel natural flavours, coolers and more. More? https://mondelezinternational.yet2.com/ 

WANT TO EXPORT?

  • ISRAELI BOOT CAMP
    Opportunity for Australian agrifood tech founders to gain international connections, insights, and opportunity to scale globally in an intense 10-day program hosted by the Tel Aviv Landing Pad and The Bridge Hub Israel. Recipients receive heavily subsidised travel and accommodation and a fully curated program of activities, events, training, and opportunities to present to venture capitalists. Deadline 28 February. More? https://thebridgehub.co/israel-bootcamp
  • BREXIT TRADE FAIR OFFER
    The Australian-British Chamber of Commerce is planning three focussed delegations from industry representatives to visit the UK as part of the Brexit preparations. More? Catherine Spence catalyst@britishchamber.com
  • $1.65m FOR EXPORT AID
    Looking for financial assistance for an export project? The Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) project has $55K to allocate. More?  http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/atmac#available-funding
  • AID FOR SMALLER EXPORTERS
    The Australian Government is offering funds to help smaller exporters improve market access across the dairy, eggs, fish, horticultural, grain and meat sectors. More? Package Assisting Small Exporters
  • GET ON THE GLOBAL GRID
    Make use of a free directory with global reach for your producer group.  Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) has worked with CSIRO’s Data61 and other collaborators to create an easy-to-use searchable map of Australia that will help you connect with other stakeholders from across the entire industry value chain. https://fial.com.au/australian-food-agribusiness-directory
  • EXPORT GRANTS FROM AUSTRADE
    AUSTRADE’s Export Market Development Grants reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses over $5K if total expenses are at least $15K.  Up to eight grants per eligible applicant.  Ongoing. More? https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Export/Export-Grants

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • AGRIBUSINESS LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
    $10K for a year to support a full-time student at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Deadline March 1. More? https://scholarships.adelaide.edu.au
  • SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
    The ‘behind closed doors’ scholarships provide professional development, mentoring and networking opportunities in an environment specifically tailored to women. Annual scholarships are offered in the categories of Executive Assistant,  Luminaries, and Entrepreneurs. Scholarships provide a 12-month membership. More? http://behindcloseddoors.com/scholarships/

 

TRAINING

  • CAPACITY-BUILDING FOR REMOTE TEENS
    Remote schools are invited to apply for a Project Empower workshop that provides inspiring, free leadership training to regional/remote young women. More? http://countrytocanberra.com.au/projectempower
  • INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS GRANTS
    Grants of up to $20K are offered by the Australian government for community organisations to set up spaces offering students hands-on experience blending science, technology, engineering, and maths with entrepreneurship. Ongoing until funds exhausted. More? CLICK

 

OTHER

 

CO-OPS LATEST

  • CO-OPS MADE SIMPLE
    Could you be a co-op? If there’s five of you who want the benefits of a co-op structure, including tax benefits, visit the FREE online DIY co op builder at http://www.farmingtogether.com.au. There’s a clickthrough on the second slider picture, or click to the page at Resources. And we can offer further assistance with developing your constitution or disclosure documents.
  • ARE YOU CO-OP CURIOUS? 
    Want to know what’s what about a co-op? You can now take a Farming Together online course – an Australian-first that will help your group understand collaborative business structures. It includes information on governance, financing and member engagement. The course comprises six, 10-minute video lessons with quizzes. While it is designed for agricultural groups, it is relevant for other potential co-ops – such as housing or energy co-ops – anywhere in Australia. Complete the entire course and pass the tests and you receive certification from Farming Together. At http://www.farmingtogether.com.au>Learn>Online, you’ll find two versions: a simpler ‘how-to’ course preview and the full certification course. Both are currently at no cost. The video lessons are self-paced, you can begin and stop them at any time and each lesson provides access to support resources.
  • EXPANDED FREE CO-OP TOOLKIT ONLINE
    Farming Together recently launched an expanded toolkit for forming and running a co-op. This no-cost, online DIY resources include complete instructions on how to register your co-op, how to transfer shares and how to compile membership and director registers.  The resources range from print-out samples to animated, self-paced learning courses. These were the tools most-requested by the 132 co-ops we are supporting through the Farming Together website (http://co-opbuilder.agworks.com.au).

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES
  • 3CA GRANTS ON OFFER.  Funding of between $25K and $75K up to a total $1m is available through the 3CA grants program for local communities to adapt to climate change impacts in their region of Victoria. Projects must be completed no later than 31 December 2020. Deadline March 31. More? https://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/adapting-to-climate-change-impacts/.XET4yNY0vQE.facebook
  • MAJOR $ FOR AG-ENERGY UPGRADES – Agriculture Victoria’s $30m Agriculture Energy Investment Plan offers grants of up to $50,000 for relevant projects and grants of up to $250,000 (excluding GST) for energy improvements implementing audit recommendations. A further round of grants, of up to $1m is available for strategic projects that benefit multiple farm businesses and make a positive contribution to the region. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy
  • UNIVERSITY OPENS DOORS TO CLEAN ENERGY – A Clean Energy Accelerator Lab has launched at Southern Cross University, offering free co-working space, mentoring and up to $50K in funding. More? https://energylab.org.au/acceleration
  • $US100K FOR SUSTAINABILITY IDEAS – Expo2020 Dubai: Innovation Impact Grant Program – US$100K for novel and innovative sustainability solutions. More? https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/expo-live/Innovation
  • POWER TO THE PEOPLE – CSIRO has developed the CSIRO Energise app for Australian households to participate in energy surveys.
  • GRANTS TO CUT FARM POWER BILLS – Agriculture Victoria offers on-farm grants to farmers to replace energy inefficient equipment, install more energy efficient systems and enable own-generation capacity. Grants are available to eligible primary producers until March 2020 or until funds are fully allocated. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy  
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY FUNDING AVAILABLE – Funding is available for renewable energy projects to bridge the gap between bright ideas and commercialisation. Ongoing. More? https://arena.gov.au/funding/programs/
  • GLOBAL AWARD ON OFFER
    Energy Globe Awards recognise innovative projects and smart technologies which focus on resource conservation, improving air and water quality, energy efficiency and renewable energies. Every individual, private or public institution, companies, NGOs, etc. can submit a project. Entry is free. More? https://www.energyglobe.info/en/participation/
  • ENERGY-EFFICIENT LOAN SCHEME
    Through the Tasmanian Government and Aurora Energy,  Tasmanian businesses can apply for a Westpac credit card with 0% p.a. purchase interest for 36 months only on eligible energy-efficient products up to a value of $10K. Minimum value $500. More? https://www.auroraenergy.com.au/teels
  • $30m FOR ENERGY AUDITS
    Victorian farmers who have spent more than $8000/year on energy can apply for free on-farm energy assessments under the new $30m Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. Ongoing until March 2020 or until funding is exhausted. More? agriculture.vic.gov.au/agenergy.

 

TASMANIA

  • HELP TO BUILD EXPORT MARKETS
    Tasmania’s New Market Expansion Program is open to small-and-medium-sized enterprises with a sales turnover of between $300,000 and $20m. Eligible applicants receive a financial rebate to offset the costs of market research and business matching services, promotional activities and materials including advertising, attending trade exhibitions and promotions, assisting with inbound buyers’ visits to Tasmania and traveling to undertake marketing activities. More? trade@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
  • ASSISTANCE FOR FOOD MANUFACTURING
    The Advanced Manufacturing and Growth Voucher System covers up to a one-third of the project cost with the applicant to contribute at least two-thirds. Minimum aid is $5K, maximum $10K. Ongoing. More? http://www.stategrowth.tas.gov.au/home/sectors/advanced_manufacturing/advanced_manufacturing_innovation_and_growth_voucher_system
  • UP TO $1M LOW-INTEREST LOANS
    The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is offering low-interest loans of $30K to $1m to Tasmanian farm and agri-food businesses. More? AgriGrowth Loan Scheme
  • MICRO-LOANS ON OFFER
    The Tasmanian Government is offering interest-free loans of up to $3K for people on low incomes who want to start or expand a business. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.tas.gov.au/finances-tax-and-insurance/seeking-finance-and-funding/applying-for-grants/no-interest-micro-business-loans
  • MOTOR REBATE
    The Tasmanian Department of State Growth is offering farmers a 40% rebate on tax for commercial goods vehicles used for agricultural purposes. More? Vehicle Rebates for Farmers

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • PARTNER UP FOR FUNDS
    Funding up to $50K for SA manufacturers to develop a partnership with a research service provider to develop a new manufacturing product or process. Ongoing. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/innovation-voucher-program
  • COMMERCIALISATION FUNDING ON OFFER
    The new SA Early Commercialisation Fund offers up to $500K to commercialise new products and services. It is also available for businesses seeking to relocate to SA. Up to $50K for proof of concept, up to $150K for product development and up to $300K for early commercialisation. Ongoing. More? http://techinsa.com.au/programs-funding/saecf/
  • FUNDING FOR WASTE STUDIES
    The third round of funding for the Trade Waste Initiative – Resource Productivity Assessment Program offers a grant of 50%, to a maximum of $10K (GST exclusive), to help cover the cost of the resource productivity assessment. More? view website
  • IRRIGATION AID
    $240m in total funding will be available through the six-year program to build sustainable irrigation communities and secure water resources for the future in the SA Murray Darling Basin. More? Register your interest 
  • SA AGRIBUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM 
    The Agribusiness Growth Program from Food South Australia offers business performance/plan reviews and recommendations for improvement. It also includes one-on-one business coaching to $10K with 25% co-contribution. Applicants must be ag/food businesses of 2+ years with turnover of $300K to $1.5m. Ongoing. More? http://foodsouthaustralia.com.au/2015/09/agribusiness-growth-program/
  • VOUCHERS FOR SA FOOD BUSINESSES
    SA-based food manufacturing businesses are eligible for the matched-funding Business Transformation Voucher Program to develop new business models, undertake R&D, training or buying capital equipment to boost efficiency/capability. Applicants must be a financially viable business of 12+ months with most of its business conducted in SA.  More? http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/industry/manufacturing/manufacturing-programs-and-initiatives/btvp

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • HELP FOR WA HORT GROWERS 
    WA hort growers can receive free financial benchmarking through a Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Hort Innovation-funded program. More? https://vegetableswa.clickfunnels.com/long-for-sales-letter24406638
  • $300K FOR EXPANDING AG-BUSINESSES IN WA
    Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund offers grants of up to $300K towards capital expenditure by businesses that invest in expansion, relocation or new value-adding production facilities in regional WA. Grants may be up to 50 per cent of the value of the total investment and funded projects must be completed by 30 June 2020.  More? SmartyGrants application form 
  • UP TO $300K for WA PROJECTS
    WA’s Royalties for Regions initiative offer two types of grants. Funding ranging from $20,001 to $300,000 is available under the Regional Grants Scheme while up to $20,000 is available under the Community Chest Fund. Ongoing, but subject to regional deadlines. More? http://www.drd.wa.gov.au/projects/Economic-Development/Pages/Regional-Grants-Scheme-and-Community-Chest-Fund.aspx

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

  • LATEST DROUGHT PACKAGES
    From bee fee waivers to fodder transport subsidies of up to $40,000 to 30 June. … see the latest drought packages offered by the NSW Government. More? https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub/drought-assistance
  • RESEARCH SUPPORT GRANTS
    Grants of between $50K and $200K are offered under the NSW Environmental Research program to support applied research projects that help address environmental problems in NSW. . Deadline for EOIs 11 March 2019 at 3pm.More?https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/research.htm
  • FUNDS FOR RIVER MANAGEMENT
    NSW River Connections contestable grants program offers $10m over 11 years in grants to consortiums of community and government organisations contributing to new approaches to integrated river management. Deadline 25 March at 3pm. More? https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/river-connections.htm
  • ORGANICS SCHOLARSHIP
    A Suzuki scholarship is being offered to a young farmer under the age of 40in the Tweed-Richmond River regions to convert to certified organic status. The recipient will receive their first year of Certification for free and monthly mentoring by certified organic stallholder at the Lismore Organic Market. More? greengoddessfarm.organic@gmail.com
  • COMPOST GRANTS ON OFFER
    The Organics Infrastructure Fund under the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More is offering grants of up to $300K for projects that develop new, or expand existing, markets for compost More? organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au
  • FUNDS FOR NSW REGIONAL PROJECTS 
    The NSW Government’s  Regional Solutions is a competitive funding round, requiring 50% matching funds. There is no limit to the amount requested but projects must create the equivalent of at least 10 full-time new jobs in regional NSW within two years of project commencement. More? http://www.jobsfornsw.com.au/how-we-help/support-for-the-regions/regional-solutions
  • AID FOR NSW FARMER UPSKILL
    NSW farmers can take subsidised pre-approved courses through the State Government’s $45m Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program. Or farmers can apply for other professional development activities. Participants can claim reimbursement of up to 50% (GST-exclusive) up to $5000/farmer or $9000/farm business. Ongoing. More? http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/assistance/professional-development-program

 

QUEENSLAND

  • $100K EXPORT GRANTS OPEN
    Grants of up to $100,000 available for eligible food businesses ready to export their products as part of the Growing Queensland’s Food Exports grants program, applications are now open. More? Click HERE.
  • HELP FOR FOOD START-UPS
    Brisbane is seeking food start-ups to participate in new accelerator programs through the eight-week Future Food Brisbane program. More? http://www.futurefoodbrisbane.com.au
  • $1m REGIONAL PLAN OFFER
    A $1m, three-year project to fuel economic growth in the Darling Downs/Maranoa region has been launched. More? Advancing Regional Innovation Program
  • CO-FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES
    The Queensland Business Development Fund offers $125K to $2.5m for co-investment funding in companies with high growth/innovations in emerging industries.  Must be Queensland-based.  Ongoing. More? http://advance.qld.gov.au/industry/business-development-fund.aspx
  • FARM SUCCESSION PLANNING REBATE
    Up to $2500 rebate (up to half of the total cost) offered for Queensland farming families to undertake farm succession planning. Deadline 30 June 2019. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/farm-management-grants-qld
  • UP TO $50K FOR SMEs
    Business Growth Fund offers up to $50K in co-funding for SMEs to buy specialised equipment or services. More? https://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/business-growth-fund
  • $20K FOR AG-PRENEUR TRAINING
    Up to $20K (total 70% of costs) for organisations providing events and activities to encourage entrepreneurship in Queenslanders aged 15-24. Ongoing. More? https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/young-starters-fund
  • EXPORT HELP
    Trade and Investment Queensland is offering mentoring, networking and skills development assistance for export-ready business. Ongoing. More? Consultation and Planning
  • $2m LOANS FOR QLD START-UPS
    Young primary producers in Queensland are being offered start-up loans of up to $2m. The no-fee, low-interest loans are available for terms up to 30 years. To be eligible you must have lived in Queensland for six months and hold 50% purchase equity, or 50% of set-up costs for leasing/share farming. Loans subject to funding availability. More? 1800 623 946 or First Start Loan guidelines.
  • FREIGHT SUBSIDIES
    Freight subsidies of up to $5K per disaster event are available for eligible primary producers within an NDRRA-declared area or who hold a current IDSP declaration. Subsidies can cover emergency fodder for livestock to the primary producer’s home property, building, fencing materials, machinery and equipment and restocking animals. More? Click here.

 

VICTORIA

  • FREE WATER BUDGETS
    As always the Agriculture Victoria team is keen to help, and water budgets are becoming a bit of a hot ticket item. If you would like one done please contact the Agriculture Victoria team on 5147 0800.
  • HELP FOR HOUSEHOLD BILLS
    The Country Women’s Association of Victoria is offering drought relief grants of up to $3K to assist with household expenses such as groceries, school, electricity, rates, telephone, and emergency dental and medical bills. More? Click here 
  • DROUGHT GRANTS OFFERED
    On-Farm Drought Infrastructure Grants are a new program to help farmers improve drought preparedness and management. More? http://www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons
  • GRANTS FOR FOOD PROCESSORS
    The Victorian Government is offering grants of up to $25K to food processors as a matched funding initiative to reformulate existing products or create a new range with reduced salt. Deadline December 31 or until funds allocated. More? https://fialdev.net/web/building-healthier-food/funding?utm_source=VicHealth%20Update&utm_campaign=VH%20Update%2020%20June%202018&utm_medium=Email
  • UP TO $200K FOR PICK MY PROJECT 
    Victorian projects can receive $20K to $200K for ideas that will improve local communities. Pick My Project, worth a total of $30m, is seeking ideas that bring people together.  More? Pick My Project 
  • ARTISANAL AG GETS $2m
    A $2m fund has been launched in Victoria under new artisanal agriculture and premium food program. http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/food-and-fibre-industries/artisanal-agriculture
  • UP TO $200K IN SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS
    Grants of up to $200K and low-interest loans are offered for investment-ready social enterprises to expand operations with a focus on projects that create new jobs & training opportunities, respond to climate change, avoid and recover waste and improve resource efficiency. Ongoing. More? http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/funding/social-impact-investment-for-sustainability-program
  • SKILL UP GRANTS FOR MANUFACTURING
    Up to $500K to help Victorian businesses introduce new manufacturing technologies and processes that generate new jobs and growth. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/future-industries-manufacturing-program
  • $10K FOR ENVIRO PROJECTS
    The Ross Trust offers grants of up to $10k for Victorian projects that protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna. Ongoing. More? http://rosstrust.org.au/grants/granting-conditions/
  • BIKE SAFETY REBATE
    The Victorian Government is offering a $6m quad bike safety rebate scheme; either up to $1200 (GST exempt) to buy a side-by-side vehicle or a small utility vehicle (see conditions) or up to $600 (GST exempt) for approved protection devices. Both deals are for purchases post-22 July 2016. The rebate is available to farmers who live and operate a business in Victoria, have no more than 19 full-time employees, own a quad bike for work purposes and have farming as their main source of income. Farmers who are owner-operators with no employees are eligible to apply. More? www.bequadsafe.com.au
  • BUSINESS FUNDING ON OFFER
    The Victorian Government offers funding assistance to help businesses strategically identify, plan and meet goals. It provides 50% of total project cost up, to $7.5K, to develop a business development plan and/or 75% of total project cost, up to $4K, to develop a business strategic review. Ongoing. More? http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/grow-your-business/business-development-plan-and-strategic-review
  • POWER TO THE PRODUCERS/PROCESSORS
    Small and medium-sized businesses can apply for energy assessment funding under the new Sustainability Victoria Business – Boosting Productivity program Energy Assessment Grants for businesses with less than 200 employees, spending more than $20K/year on energy bills. Also on offer are Industry Capability Grants of up to $150K. Deadline September 2018. More? Click here 
  • $10m FOR NEW GIPPSLAND BUSINESSES
    The Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund of up to $10m is offered to support business growth and new job creation as the Gippsland region shifts out of coal production. More? http://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/programs-and-grants/latrobe-valley-economic-facilitation-fund/guidelines
  • FOOD/FIBRE PROCESSING ASSISTANCE
    The Future Industries Manufacturing Program offers funding of up to $500,000 to companies to implement new manufacturing technologies and processes in their Victorian operations. Ongoing. More?  http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/future-industries-manufacturing-program
  • FAUNA/FLORA ASSISTANCE
    The Ross Trust and Norman Wettenhall Foundation offer grants of up to $10,000 for Victorian projects that protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna.  More? http://rosstrust.org.au/grants/programs/norman-wettenhall-foundation/

 

CLASSIFIEDS

  • FREE GUIDE: Looking to diversify? Have you thought about cut flowers and foliage growing? Visit www.flowersqueensland.asn.au for information or contact Executive Officer Shane Holborn shane@flowersqueensland.asn.au or 07 3821 3350) for a free digital copy of the Guide for New Growers.
  • UNIVERSITY of ADELAIDE STUDENTS: University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus School of Agriculture, Food and Wine has Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences students seeking work experience in short-term non-paid or paid casual employment or longer-term cadetships or scholarships. More? Monica Trengove monica.trengove@adelaide.edu.au or 0417 803 386
  • GLOBAL GRADUATE: Recent graduate (Bachelor of Government, International Relations and International Business and Diploma of Languages) seeks paid traineeship/employment. Specialisations: international relations, Asia-Pacific/Australian globalisation, business logistics, international accounting, international relations theory, international trade and competition, and international financial management. More? Kate Harmer. M: 0401881817. E: kateharmer16@hotmail.com

 

Good luck with any applications you make.  Thank you for your interest.

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