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Solar Communities Program Round 2 – The Solar Communities will provide $2.2 million in grants to community organisation in eligible regions to undertake small-scale renewable energy generation and energy storage projects. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/solar-communities-program

Distributed Energy Resources – ARENA is allocating up to $10 Million of Funding towards activities focused on 5-minute ahead self-forecasting for wind and solar farms operating in the National Electricty Market.  https://arena.gov.au/funding/programs/advancing-renewables-program/distributed-energy-resources/

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant – Provides capacity building grants up to $100,00 to mission-drivien for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, allowing them to secure investment capital to scale their social or environmental impact. http://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/

Business Growth Fund – A small grant program run by the Queensland Governmentwhichs provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations. Funding up to $50,000.  https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice- support/grants/growth-fund

Regional Growth Fund – This will provide grants of $10 million or more for major major transformational projects which support long-term economic growth and create jobs in regions undergoing structural adjustment.  http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/regional-growth-fund.aspx

Project Partnership Grants / Multi-year Partnership Grants – Noosa Council’s Economic Development Grant Program is a competitive grant program that looks to encourage collaboration and partnerships between Council, business representative groups and the business community. https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/economic-development-grant

Community Heritage Grants – The CHG program provides grants up to $15,000 to community organisations and not-for-profit organisations. They are to assist with the preservation of locally ownder, but nationally significant collections of materials. https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg

Port of Brisbane Community Grant – Local not-for-profit organisation and registered charities are encouraged to apply or a share of grant funding under PBPLs $100,000 Community Grant Program. https://www.portbris.com.au/Community/Grant-Programs/

Community Giving Fund –  Twice a year, Aurizon offers grants up to $20,000 to eligible organisations in communities they work and live in. http://www.aurizon.com.au/community/community-giving

Business Development Fund– Assists in funding ideas into action by matching the idea to a co-investor (angel investor, capital fund etc) Then the government funds (will be less $ than the co-investor) will make the 3rdshareholder of the company. Funding amounts from $125,000 to $2.5 million.    https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/business-development-fund.aspx

Ignite Ideas Fund– Grants of up to $250,000 (excluding GST) to support activities that will test and implement commercialisation plans for a product, process or service that is at or beyond minimum viable product or market ready stage. https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/ignite-ideas-fund.aspx

Advancing Regional Innovation Program– Sunshine Coast is one of 12 regional locations that have access to a dedicated fund of $500,000 each over three years for a program of activities that respond to the local need. Activities include mentoring, capability development, and innovation spaces, to connect entrepreneurs with each other and with industry and to coordinate local efforts. Coby Sullivan at Sunshine Coast Council is the representative for Sunshine Coast that you can discuss this further with. Email is script.ric@gmail.com

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Program– Builds collaboration between universities and small business by bringing on a university graduate to work on an innovative project. Funding of up to $50,000 per project. Subsidises two-thirds of the eligible project costs with the business contributing one-third https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/knowledge-transfer-partnerships.aspx

Platform Technology Program– For larger scale projects. The lead applicant and collaborative partners must have ownership, access to, or beneficial use of, any intellectual property that is the subject of, or is necessary to carry out the project. Projects will be funded at a minimum 1:3 ratio of government-to-applicant funding. PTP projects will represent a minimum total investment of $1 million (i.e. a minimum $250,000 Queensland Government grant and a minimum $750,000 cash contribution from lead applicants and their partners, excluding GST). https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/platform-technology-program.aspx

Small Business Innovation Research– Currently no open challenges at this stage however you can connect with Advance Queensland on future challenges. This Supports innovators to develop and test new, commercially viable solutions to complex Queensland Government challenges. https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/sbir.aspx

Queensland Business Grants and Assistant Finder– You can tick all boxes that apply to you and the website will short list any available grants and funding that apply to you https://www.grants-and-assistance.services.qld.gov.au/#/