Grants & Funding


New grants and rebates available for small business

Support for exporters, energy saving, staff training and relocation. Here are some more financial supports that many NSW businesses are eligible for right now. Regional Skills Relocation Grant NSW This program helps regional NSW businesses in identified industries attract skilled and specialised employees from NSW

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Businesses to save money with energy-efficient appliance cashbacks

Appliance cashbacks for businesses to invest in energy efficient equipment is a positive step to support business on their energy efficiency and sustainability journey, the state’s peak business body says. Announced this week, the Queensland Business Energy Saving Transformation program comes as Business Chamber Queensland

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Government grants and support for small business

With many small businesses facing high interest rates, inflation and flagging consumer demand, make sure your small business is taking advantage of all the government support available. Grants, loans, rebates and subsidies are available across a range of industries, business types and purposes, including for

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$630,000 in grants for women to launch startups in one state

More than 130 women entrepreneurs will have their startup journey accelerated through programs funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s startup agency LaunchVic. Minister for Industry and Innovation Ben Carroll yesterday announced grants for two new pre-accelerator programs for the next wave of women entrepreneurs at

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$150k in prizes rewarding the Aussie Innovation Competition

The Australian Innovation Competition has launched to uncover great Australian innovations hiding in plain sight. The competition is open to entrants of all ages from around Australia, seeking the country’s most creative ideas and solutions to solve real-world problems. The competition will be judged by

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Grants open for hosting a small business event

Local business chambers, industry associations, not for profits and local councils are invited to apply now for a grant to host an event for NSW Small Business Month. The seventh NSW Small Business Month will be held in October 2023, featuring hundreds of events to

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New startup offers fast funding for small businesses

This year’s CommBank Young Hero Awards shines the spotlight on 10 outstanding business leaders from across Australia. These young leaders, aged 35 and under, are making a positive impact on Australia’s business market while pushing the boundaries of their respective industries. Let’s take a closer

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The budget won’t be adding to inflation

Inflation, as Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said, is “a tax on the poor”. The great budget challenge for him and Treasurer Jim Chalmers has been to deliver help to Australians struggling with cost-of-living pressures without adding to inflation. So has the government achieved that

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Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link:
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.
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