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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 [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:05:23+11:00 September 24th, 2013|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Cancellations

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+11:00 June 26th, 2013|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

Clean Technology Grants

The latest update from the Minister of Innovation is as follows: The Gillard Government is helping one of southern Queensland's major meat manufacturers to invest in new, clean technology to improve its production efficiency and cut energy costs throughout its operations. A $6.2 million grant from the Gillard Government's Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:25+11:00 December 18th, 2012|Climate Grants, Manufacturing Grants|Comments Off on Clean Technology Grants

CEFC Clean Energy Grants

Oliver Yates has been appointed the head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation's (CEFC) board. The former Macquarie Group banker will be responsible for managing how $13 billion in green investments will be allocated. The scheme is to drive clean energy products and is expected to drive around $100 billion in investments in the renewables sector over the period [...]

By | 2012-11-25T14:04:43+11:00 November 25th, 2012|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Venture Capital|Comments Off on CEFC Clean Energy Grants

Pattens on Kochie’s Business Builders

Pattens Group has appeared on the most recent episode of Kochie's Business Builders (Season 6, Episode 6). Bruce gives expert advice on how to obtain Australian grants. The episode can be viewed online at Yahoo7 Finance - Kochie's Business Builders.

By | 2012-11-24T20:52:03+11:00 November 19th, 2012|Small Business|Comments Off on Pattens on Kochie’s Business Builders

Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Grants

The ABIR Program is a competitive one-stage, merit-based program offering grant funding to selected projects undertaking activities that build the investment case for significant and scalable pre-commercial demonstration projects for the production of high energy, drop-in advanced biofuels in Australia. Projects under the ABIR Program may include, but are not limited to, pre-feasibility, feasibility and [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:22:17+11:00 March 26th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Grants

VET Expansion Planned

The recently released annual national report of the Australian VET system revealed there were 1.8 million VET students in 2010-that's an increase of 5.4 per cent on the previous year under the Government's $11.1 billion investment in vocational education and training scheme. Between 2007 and 2009, the report shows the number of VET students [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:59:40+11:00 March 23rd, 2012|Education|Comments Off on VET Expansion Planned

Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme Closing

The Government has announced that on 30 June 2012, the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme will close.  The Government has paid over $320 million under the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme to help more than 250,000 Australian households replace older, more carbon polluting hot water systems with renewable, climate-friendly alternatives. To be eligible for the rebate before the [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:30:35+11:00 February 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme Closing

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 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:41:45+11:00 February 16th, 2012|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Green Light For Clean Technology Investment Program

Inspiring Australia With $5 Million

The latest round of Inspiring Australia : Unlocking Australia's Potential grant will provide $5 million available across three categories for projects to be delivered between 2012 and 2014. It is intended to fund a collection of projects that provide a good mix of activities with a variety of approaches, audiences, locations and topics. This [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:51:05+11:00 January 6th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Inspiring Australia With $5 Million