QLD grants for women
A Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP) is available for female scientists to continue their research while on parental or adoption leave.
Grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
The Business Development and Assistance Program provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in businesses with access to finance products, advice, training, and workshops to start or grow a small-to-medium business. There’s also the Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneur Pathway (IIEP) Program QLD, the Indigenous Pathways Scholarship Program, and the One Business program.
QLD social enterprise funding
In this category, businesses can apply for grants to help Queenslanders improve their local communities. For example, the Resource Recovery Industry Development Program for waste recovery – applications close 11 September 2021.
QLD tourism and events grants
To help boost local events and tourism industry, the Queensland Destination Events Program may provide a funding option.
COVID-19 and disaster-recovery grants
If your business has been affected by COVID-19, the Queensland Government offers support in the shape of the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant for small and micro-businesses. There are also and Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) has various subsidies and rebates for agriculture businesses affected by extreme weather and natural disasters.
The state government also introduced three recovery grants to target specific business types. They are the Business Basics grants of up to $5,000, the Business Boost grants of up to $15,000, and the Business Growth Fund grants of up to $50,000. To find out when the grants will be available and to check your eligibility, visit the Queensland Government's small business grant schedule website.
There sure is no shortage of financial support for businesses in Queensland, it’s just a matter of finding the one that’s right for your business, so make sure to do your research and always check the eligibility criteria.