Business Resources July 2021
The end of the financial year is an important time for your small business. You'll need to complete bookkeeping, tax returns and plan for the new financial year.
Details, information and explanations including helpful links to learn how to prepare for the EOFY and get your business organised and work smarter in the year ahead can be found on the Australian Government business.gov.au website HERE
The Federal Government has opened the next phase of its Supply Chain Resilience Initiative Grants Program - Tranche One as part of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.
This particular tranche, closing on 12 August 2021, focuses on Medicines & Agricultural Production Chemicals offering grants of $50,000 to $2 million to support manufacturers in addressing supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.
Find out more information HERE.
The Community Road Safety Grants program funding rounds are now open.
Funding is available to support Learner Driver Mentor and Road Safety Education Programs across Queensland. Grant funding will support not-for-profit organisations with the delivery of their road safety education programs, which will run from 1 January 2022 through to 30 June 2026 (4.5 years).
$5 million per year is available to be shared between successful program providers during the funding period. This represents an increase of funding available compared to previous years, which demonstrates the Queensland Government's commitment to reducing the number of lives lost on Queensland roads through effective road safety education programs.
Organisations considering applying are invited to attend a market briefing to be held by Transport and Main Roads (TMR) in Brisbane on 19 July 2021.
Briefing for the Learner Driver Mentor Program will be held at 9:30am and the briefing for Road Safety Education Program at 3:30pm. Each session will run for 45 minutes, and attendance can be in person or online via Skype.
To register your attendance, please email email@example.com
Applications close 27 August 2021. More information on how to apply, including the funding guidelines and application form can be found HERE
The $11.7 million Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP) delivers trusted advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and increase their energy efficiency.
The BEAP provides 2 free energy advisory services for eligible small businesses across Australia with between 6 and 20 employees, providing face-to-face, phone and digital advice. Businesses with 5 or fewer staff that have been adversely affected by drought are also eligible.
The services helps small businesses:
- understand their energy savings opportunities
- choose the best energy plan for their business
- receive tailored advice on energy efficiency opportunities best suited to their industry.
You can register for a free Business Energy Advice consultation by calling 1300 415 224 or visiting the energy.gov.au WEBSITE HERE.
The Business Investment Fund (BIF) has been created to support established small and medium businesses innovate, realise their potential, and promote job creation in Queensland.
The BIF forms part of the Backing Queensland Business Investment Fund (BQBIF), which was announced as part of the Queensland State Government’s COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review. The BQBIF is dedicated to making direct investment in Queensland business and industry and is managed by QIC.
Expressions of interest are now being accepted.
To find out more information, and get in touch to tell them a little about your business, contact the investment fund team HERE.