QLD grants for women
Queensland’s women in business receive support through the innovative and inspiring Spark Female Founders Program. There’s also a Women’s Research Assistance Program (WRAP) available for female scientists to continue their research while on maternity 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, through the:
QLD tourism and events grants
While travel might not be front of mind right now, it will be again at some point. So for ventures looking to boost the local events and tourism industry, there are funding options such as the Queensland Destination Events Program and the Attracting Tourism Fund.
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 Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants and Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) for those affected by extreme weather and natural disasters.
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.