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Market Diversification and Resilience Grants QLD

Market Diversification and Resilience Grants provide commercial fishing, charter fishing and aquaculture businesses with matched funding to help them survive the impacts of COVID-19.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $7500.

Who is this for?

Queensland-based commercial fishing, charter fishing, and aquaculture businesses.


Round 2 of this program aims to support commercial fishing, charter fishing, and aquaculture businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

Funding may be used to support projects, including:

  • equipment purchases
  • training
  • marketing and promotional activities
  • improving post-harvest processing techniques
  • establishing new markets that improves diversification and resilience for fishing and aquaculture businesses

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, your organisation must:

  • be a Queensland-based commercial fishing, aquaculture, charter business or industry association at the time of submission, subject to closure or impacted by the shutdown restrictions
  • be a small to medium-sized business employing less than 50¬†full time equivalent employees
  • be registered and operating in Queensland, have an Australian business number (ABN), be registered for goods and services tax (GST) and have a Queensland headquarters
  • not have received funding under the first round of the Market Diversification and Resilience Grants Program

Further eligibility criteria apply depending on whether you are applying as a commercial fishing, aquaculture or charter business venture.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Market Diversification and Resilience Grants.