Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects QLD


This program supports regional innovation leaders to collaborate with partners to unlock Queensland’s economic potential, whether by solving a significant problem or creating an opportunity for the regions.
Open

Closes in 190 days

Closing date: 29 Nov 2022

Application detail:

Applications are open continuously (or until funds have been allocated) with the first assessment dates being:

  • 10am Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • 10am Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

What you get?

Matched funding of up to $200,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland regional organisations.

Overview

Funding is available for projects of up to 18 months in which collaborations are created across regional Queensland to solve significant innovation challenges.

Collaborative projects should aim to:

  • provide tangible benefits to regional communities
  • support regional strengths and/or emerging industries
  • realise potential and remove barriers targeting issues of regional significance
  • increase the regional ecosystem’s capability and contribute to its future prosperity and resilience.

Eligible project costs that the funding can be used for include:

  • salaries (including salary-related on-costs) for project staff
  • consumables required specifically for the project
  • plant and equipment required specifically for the project up to a total cumulative value of $10,000 during the term of the grant
  • reasonable travel costs necessary to undertakeproject activity
  • specialist advice and services provided byunrelated (external) providers.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organisation must, at the time of application:

  • be based in a Queensland region
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be collaborating with one or more organisation(s) based in a Queensland region
  • provide a signed Regional Futures - Collaborative Projects - Regional Engagement Officer Certificate.
  • be able to match the requested funding 1:1 in cash
  • be ready to commence the project within 60 business days of the grant approval
  • be able to complete the project within 18 months of the commencement date.

Proposed collaborative projects must be able to demonstrate:

  • significance of the opportunity and innovation activity
  • strength of collaboration and viability of the project
  • benefit to the region/s and Queensland.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects QLD.