Small Business Support & Funding Opportunities: 19 Jan 2021

Queensland Small Business Support & Funding Opportunities: 19 Jan 2021

Do you need help to build on your innovation or idea? Maybe your seeking collaboration ideas to help you grow and improve your product and service.

Advance Queensland features a range of support and funding opportunities to help you take your innovation or idea to the next level.

Indigenous Native Food Program

This program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and innovators to develop and commercialise native food products. Applications Open.


Life Sciences Catalyst

Are you a startup, SME, entrepreneur or an innovator in the life sciences sector? Are you Queensland based and need guidance to grow your idea or company? Life Sciences Catalyst provides access to new knowledge and training, resources to help scale up of diversify into new markets along with services for those seeking to access capital. Applications Open.


Mentoring for Growth

Providing access to business experts to support businesses in achieving their growth and innovation vision. Applications Open.


One Business

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by creating pathways to participate in Queensland's innovation economy. Applications Open.


More funding opportunities

AgriStarter Loan

Loans to assist first time farmers and loans to support farm succession arrangements. You can apply if you are an eligible first time farmers wanting to buy, establish or develop their first farm or Eligible farmers and farm businesses who are planning for and implementing succession arrangements.

Amount Available: Up to $2 million

Closing Date: When funds are fully matched


Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

The Coronavirus Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Guarantee Scheme is supporting up to $40 billion of lending to SMEs (including sole traders and not-for-profits) by guaranteeing 50 per cent of new loans issued by participating lenders to SMEs.

Amount Available: up to $1 million

Closing Date: 30 June 2021


Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Projects

The Round Five Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas.

Applicants can be an incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body or non-distributing co-operative.

Amount Available: From $20,000 to $10 million

Closing Date: 05 March 2021