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Grants, funding and programs

Access government and private assistance

Find opportunities from government and the private sector that will help raise capital, build capabilities, invest in innovation and more. These opportunities are delivered to help support your business growth and advance industries.

Programs

Advance Queensland

Drive innovation in your business or startup through programs found through Advance Queensland. $755 million of funding is supporting start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs, funding and grants.

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Ignite Program

Advance Queensland’s Ignite Program supports small and medium size businesses in fast tracking products and preparing for commercialisation. Funding and business mentoring is provided to businesses on different steps of the innovation journey. Find out more here .

Ignite Spark

Businesses can apply for up to $75,000 to prepare prototypes for global markets. The program drives innovation by accelerating products and services to advance stages in the market preparedness process. Business mentoring is provided for this stage of the development journey. Find out more here .

Ignite Ideas

Businesses can apply for up to $75,000 to prepare prototypes for global markets. The program drives innovation by accelerating products and services to advance stages in the market preparedness process. Business mentoring is provided for this stage of the development journey. Find out more here .

Business tools and services

Business Chamber Queensland delivers tools, programs and services to businesses in the state. Support provided includes sustainability in business, HR services and more.

  • Mental health support
    : Access wellness coaches who can support you and staff family members. They can also direct you to specialist service providers that help with a range of wellbeing areas.
  • Safe work environment training
    : Learn how to prevent bullying, discrimination and victimisation in your workplace through this specialised course.
  • Webinars and events
    : Stay updated on upcoming CCIQ webinar and events.

Creative Investment Program

Creative Investment Program is jointly funded through the Sunshine Coast Arts and Heritage Levy and the Sunshine Coast Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The program provides up to three years of funding to organisations and groups for established arts and cultural initiatives that support the strategic development of the local arts ecology and deliver significant cultural benefit to the Sunshine Coast Region.

Find out more here .

Creative business incubator

The Refinery is a business incubator that transforms creative ideas into sustainable businesses. The 15-week program is designed for independent artists, entrepreneurs and creative industry practitioners. On top of programming, the Refinery connects participants with industry experienced mentors and creative networks on the Sunshine Coast.

Find out more here .

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