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Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Business Evaluation

National

Scheme

The Business Evaluation is the first level of service offered through the Business Management stream of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme. This programme provides a holistic Business Evaluation of an eligible business, carried out on-site for a day or two by a skilled and experienced Business Adviser, at no charge. A Business Adviser works with the client to develop a thorough view of:

  • Relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Strategic business issues.
  • Critical areas for business improvement.
  • Potential pathways for growth.

 

Aim

Free business advice and evaluation.After completion of the Business Evaluation, businesses may apply for the Business Growth Grant, which reimburses up to 50% of the cost of engaging a consultant, to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) to implement the changes recommended in this first level of service.

 

Requirements

  • Eligible applicants must possess an Australian Company Number or, in the case of a business in Remote Australia, an Australian Business Number or Australian Company Number
  • Meet the turnover threshold of the relevant industry/sector outlined in the Customer Information Guide.
  • Be solvent
  • Have operated in Australia and filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in at least three consecutive years.
  • Operate in remote Australia or in one of the following sectors: Defence industry, Energy, Water and Waste Management, Freight and Logistics, Infrastructure related construction, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Manufacturing or manufacturing-related services, Medical and pharmaceutical, Professional services i) Resources technology, Creative industries, Tourism

 

Closing Date

Ongoing

 

Contact

AusIndustry
Ph: 02 6213 6000
Website: http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Pages/Business-Evaluation.aspx

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Business Growth Grants

National

Scheme

This programme provides funding for a business to engage a consultant or consultants to implement improvements to the business, as recommended by the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme – Business Evaluation. Eligible business areas for improvement include: Strategic business issues, Human resource issues, Internal systems, Production/Operational, Marketing, Branding and Communication, Financial management systems, Exploring new markets and market intelligence, Environmental sustainability, Product and service development, Mentoring/coaching

 

Aim

Grant that reimburses firms up to 50% of the cost, to a maximum of $20,000, of engaging a consultant following a Business Evaluation review. Applications must be submitted within six months of completing the Business Evaluation.

 

Requirements

Eligible applicants must:

  • Have received a Business Evaluation Report in the last six months.
  • Plan to implement one or more eligible recommendation identified in the Business Evaluation Report.
  • Be solvent.
  • Be able to pay the full cost of engaging one or more consultants before being reimbursed.
  • Be able to pay the full cost of implementing the recommendations without using in-kind contributions or other government grants or programmes.

 

Closing Date

Ongoing

 

Contact

AusIndustry
Ph: 02 6213 6000
Website: http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Pages/Business-Growth-Grants.aspx

The Innovation Connect (ICon)- Accelerating Innovation Grants

ACT

Scheme

The Innovation Connect (ICon) – Accelerating Innovation Grants programme provides support for start-up and growth companies with a viable, proven concept or service.
Funding may be available for:

  • participation in formalised commercialisation training
  • IP strategies and advice
  • establishment of advanced business processes
  • market testing
  • mentoring and
  • projects that link the technology and creative industry sectors

 

Aim

Accelerating Innovation Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000 and will only be granted on a dollar-for-dollar basis based on reimbursement.

 

Requirements

  • ACT-based businesses
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) Form required
  • Start-Up and Growth stage

 

Closing Date

Applications are assessed on an as-received basis.

 

Contact

Contact
Brent Chick
Phone: (02) 6207 7215
Email: brent.chick@act.gov.au

Website:http://www.business.act.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/grants/innovation-connect

The Innovation Connect (ICon)- Proof of Technology Grants

ACT

Scheme

The Innovation Connect (ICon) – Proof of Technology Grants programme provides support for new businesses to drive their innovative concepts towards commercialization. The programme has been designed to assist companies that need relatively early stage support in taking an innovative product or service to investment readiness or commercialisation.

Proof of Technology Grants support the development of:

  • prototypes that prove a concept; or
  • a technology plan or business case study that demonstrates whether a concept is commercially viable.

 

Aim

Grants range from $5,000 to $50,000

 

Requirements

  • ACT-based businesses
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) Form required
  • Pre Start-Up Stage

 

Closing Date

A continuous application process with grants assessed up to four times per year.

 

Contact

Contact
Brent Chick
Phone: (02) 6207 7215

Email: brent.chick@act.gov.au
Website: http://www.business.act.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/grants/innovation-connect

Adult Australian Apprentices Initiative

National

Scheme

Adult Apprenticeships scheme provides financial support to Australian Apprentices or their employers where the Australian Apprentice is aged 25 or over at the commencement of their Australian Apprenticeship and is undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship at the Certificate III or IV level in an occupation experiencing a skills shortage.

 

Aim

Direct progression payments are paid to either an eligible Australian Apprentice or their employer under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. The purpose of the Support for Adult apprentice’s payments is to either boost the wage of the apprentice or to subsidise the wage costs of the employer, depending on the apprentice’s actual wage.

  • For first year full-time or the first two years part-time: $150/$75 per week, up to $7,800.
  • For second year full-time or the second two years part-time: $100/$50 per week up to $5,200.
  • Employers receive $4,000.

 

Requirements

An Australian Apprentice may be eligible to attract the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative payments for either themselves or their employer where:

  • the Australian Apprentice is aged 25 years and over when they commence their Australian Apprenticeship; and
  • the qualification being undertaken is at the Certificate III or IV level and leads to an occupation that is on the National Skills Needs List (NSNL)

 

Closing Date

Ongoing

 

Contact

Australian Apprenticeships
Australian apprenticeships referral line:PH: 13 38 73
Tax Office on 13 28 61
Website:http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/support-adult-australian-apprentices

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