FUNDING AND GRANTS
Regional Investment Corporation
The Australian Government established the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) to deliver Commonwealth farm business concessional loans. RIC offers low interest government-funded loans of up to $2m to farmers in need for operating expenses and capital expenses. Find out more here.
Advance Queensland helps turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses who are commercialising research or innovations. Funding of between $125,000 and $2.5 million is on offer. Find out more here.
Accelerating Commercialisation provides eligible applicants with expert guidance to find a suitable commercialisation solution. Matched funding of up to $1 million is also available to support commercialisation activities. Find out more here.
Food Innovation Australia Project Fund
The FIA Project Fund supports innovative projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector to lift productivity and competitiveness. Funding is only available to multiple collaborative industry partners (consortiums). Find out more here.
Business Growth Fund Program
The Business Growth Fund Program is available to businesses who aim to implement highly specialised equipment or services, and enable them to move to the next stage of growth. Examples include production equipment, digital equipment and systems and advanced logistics systems. Businesses must have a minimum turnover of $500,000 for the last financial year, be Queensland based and have fewer than 50 employees. Funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) may be provided. Find out more here.
SUPPORTING LOCAL GROWERS
Membership is open to companies or individuals directly engaged in the growing of horticulture produce within the Granite Belt region