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Here’s a small selection of March grants update amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Like and  Follow our Facebook page for regular updates – GrantsPlus Consulting.

March Grants Update Covid-19

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available. Read here.

CCIQ Give Free Business Support

QLD’s leading small industry association CCIQ is offering FREE 12 month subscriptions (normally $792 p.a) to help small businesses through the tough times ahead, but only if you register BEFORE 31 March.  The subscription provides access to free business support such as unlimited HR Helpline advice; free registration to all webinars; policy & procedure templates; news, videos and downloads; and access to CCIQ member directory.  Read here.

Sustainability Loan – Primary Producer

Closing 30 June 2020 subject to available funds

The Queensland Government has announced an additional $30M funding allocation from $100M for the 2019-20 First Start and Sustainability Loans. Read here.

Queensland Covid-19 Jobs Support Loans

The Queensland Government has announced a new $500 million loan facility, interest-free for the first 12 months, to support Queensland businesses impacted by COVID-19 retain employees and maintain their operations.

The program will be administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), which is currently taking expressions of interest in the lead up to the loans being made available. The concessional loan facility will be low-interest loans of up to $250,000 for carrying on finance with an initial 12-month interest-free period for businesses to retain staff. Read here.

Boosting Female Founders Initiative Round 1

Closing 14 April 2020

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Round One of the Boosting Female Founders (BFF) Initiative.

This Initiative aims to help female founders access early-stage capital to grow their startups in national and international markets. Grants of $25k – $400k will be available (co-contribution needed). Read here.

Market Diversification and Resilience Grant

Providing assistance for businesses impacted by Covid-19. It will benefit Queensland Agriculture, food and fishing exporters. Grants up to $7,500 to support new equipment purchases. Grants up to $50,000 to support project activities like market evaluation studies / visits, staff training, new equipment such as refrigeration, and boat modifications necessary to meet market requirements. Read here.