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Business

Empowering Business to Go Digital

Funder:  Federal – Business

Grant Background: The Empowering Business to Go Digital program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million in matched funding to support the establishment of a non-government organisation to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report.

The program will run over two years from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • establish a financially self-sustaining non-government organisation (NGO) to increase small business awareness and adoption of digital technology, in line with the recommendations of the Small Business Digital Taskforce Report
  • establish an online platform as a central point of up-to-date and tailored digital information for Australian small businesses and their trusted advisers
  • improve information sharing between businesses, government, industry associations and the small business commissioners.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • increased accessibility of small business digital information
  • increased small business awareness and adoption of digital technology
  • improved small business digital capability and productivity.

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Business

Australia Japan Foundation Grant Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) aims to increase:

  • understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia
  • understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner
  • recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise.

The AJF grant program supports innovative projects that promote people-to-people engagement between Australian and Japan across a diverse range of sectors.

Publication Awards (capped at $10 000 for each award) are also available to support the research and publication of books related to Australian studies and the Australia-Japan relationship.

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Arts & Creative, Business, Education

Australia-ASEAN Grant Round 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Foreign Affairs & Trade

Grant Background: Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) grants generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

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Business

Australia Korea Foundation

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) aims to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the joint relationship,
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest between the two countries
  • increase Australians’ capacity to engage with Korea in an effective way.

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Business

Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Industry

Grant Background: CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services that deliver tangible outcomes.

To support the overall aims of the CRC Program, CRC-Ps must:

  • be a short term, industry-identified and industry-led collaborative research project to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for industry and deliver tangible outcomes
  • benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt in changing markets
  • include education and training activities.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible grant project value. The maximum grant period is 3 years.

You can use funding to support costs directly related to the project, including for:

  • new research
  • proof of concept activities
  • pre-commercialisation of research outcomes
  • industry-focused education and training activities, such as internships and secondments between industry entities and research organisations.
  • conferences, workshops, symposia related to the joint research
  • related information sharing and communication initiatives related to the joint research.

Other costs may also be eligible for grant funding.

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Arts & Creative, Business, Environmental

Council for Australian-Arab Relations

Funder:  Federal – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Grant Background: The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CARR) aims to strengthen relations between Australia and the Arab world by:

  • empowering the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding
  • supporting activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions
  • supporting positive and collaborative relationships between Australia’s Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community.

The objectives of the CARR funding program are:

  • innovation and sustainability (eg environment, energy and waste management)
  • art and culture
  • social change (eg Work Health and Safety (WHS), health promotion, food / water safety, disease prevention).

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Business, Community

Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Economic Participation of People with Disability Grant

Funder:  National Disability Insurance Agency

Grant Background: Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) is funded under the Community Inclusion and Capacity Development (CICD) Program. The objective of the CICD Program is to build innovative ways to increase the independence, social, community and economic participation of people with disability.

The objective of this ILC Grant round is to improve the economic participation of people with disability across Australia.

Applications must:

  • Build the capacity of people with disability to be active in the economy, particularly through employment, and/or
  • Support employers to enhance their knowledge and capabilities to employ people with disability.

Eligible Grant activities could include:

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Business, Latest Grants

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs

Funder:  Federal – Business

Grant Background: The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity will support SME Export Hubs in the development of local, regional and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the identified areas of competitive strength.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support the establishment and/or operation of SME export hubs (export hubs) in the six Growth Centre sectors:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Cyber Security
    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
    • Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
    • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources.
  • support SME development through facilitation of export opportunities and working with the Growth Centres.

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Business, Latest Grants

Free Trade Agreement Market Entry Grant

Funder:  Federal – Business

Grant Background: The Free Trade Agreement Market Entry (FTA-ME) Grant provides funding for Australian member-based business organisations (chambers of commerce, business associations, industry associations, bilateral chambers and peak industry bodies), universities and TAFE colleges to deliver market entry strategies aimed at helping Australian SMEs and stakeholders access FTA target markets.

Eligible markets under the FTA-ME Grant include China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

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