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Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

The Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program commenced on 1 July 2014 predominantly replacing Enterprise Connect, Researchers in Business and Commercialisation Australia.. This program will be delivered through AusIndustry with a new Single Business Service www.business.gov.au to streamline the way businesses access government information and services. The three proposed streams of the program are: Business Management Research Connections [...]

New Single Business Service

You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active. As part of the government’s consolidation of services the single access point for most government activities, including grants, is now www.business.gov.au The new Single Business Service has necessitated that the previous Case Managers for Commercialisation Australia and Enterprise Connect are now part of AusIndustry [...]

EMDG gets $50m Boost

The government has allocated an additional $50m towards the successful Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) boost to help SME’s expand their export markets. Other changes to the EMDG scheme announced will see the expense threshold reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 which reduces the minimum expenditure for an eligible claim from $20,000 to $15,000. The number [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:53:45+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Grant Cancellations

The new Liberal government is beginning to make announcements to the changes of the various grant schemes. Many of the different grants have been marked for cancellation as a means of "ending Labor's waste and reckless spending". Full details can be found at media release Our Plan to get the Budget under Control. Schemes to [...]

Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

The 2013 TIRF Grants Round 2 have been launched. The Minister Assisting on Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell launched the competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program on Monday 23 June 2013. The grants range from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) and are  matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis for the purpose of aiding tourism operators to improve the quality and [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:58+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Green Light For Clean Technology Investment Program

The Government today announced details of the long awaited Clean Technology Investment Program.  The CITP will provide $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution and also help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution. The CITP comprises the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and [...]

By | 2012-02-16T10:22:27+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Commercialisation Australia Scheme Changes

From today Australian entrepreneurs will not have to repay Early Stage Commercialisation grants for businesses developing a new product, process, or service. Additionally, the annual turnover limit for applicants will rise from $20 million to $50 million and access to skilled managers now have the option to apply for an Experienced Executives grant of up to [...]

Supplier Access To Major Projects Program

Australian suppliers will be helped to compete for contract opportunities in five major projects in the lucrative resources and health sectors with $1.2 million from the Industry Capability Network (ICN) through the Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP) program announced today. The Government is trying to ensure competitive and capable Australian companies are given a fair go [...]

By | 2011-08-23T10:42:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

2011 EMDG Initial Payment Increased

The Trade Minister, Craig Emerson announced the initial payment ceiling for the EMDG scheme will be increased to $50,000 for the 2011 grant year which just ended, compared with the pathetic $27,500 which was paid in 2010. In making the announcement the Minister suggested the reduced demand for EMDG grants over the previous grant year, coupled with changes to the [...]

By | 2011-06-30T10:59:07+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|0 Comments