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QLD: Project grants for agriculture, food and fishing exporters and supply chain partners (Up to $50,000)

Summary

Project grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be available to support project activities including, but not limited to: market evaluation studies market visits staff training new equipment such as refrigeration boat modifications necessary to meet market requirements. Applicants must co-invest 50% of the total cost of their project activities or equipment purchases and should provide evidence of their contributions both in-kind (e.g. reasonable salary costs for key personnel, freight costs) and cash. Cash contributions must be at least 25% of total project costs.
Project grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) will be available to support project activities including, but not limited to:
  • market evaluation studies
  • market visits
  • staff training
  • new equipment such as refrigeration
  • boat modifications necessary to meet market requirements.
Applicants must co-invest 50% of the total cost of their project activities or equipment purchases and should provide evidence of their contributions both in-kind (e.g. reasonable salary costs for key personnel, freight costs) and cash.

Cash contributions must be at least 25% of total project costs.
Important dates 
  • Applications for project grants open Thursday 12 March and close Monday 20 April. 
  • Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 1 May.
Eligibility criteria 
To be eligible for funding, your organisation must, at the time of submitting your application, be one of the following:
  • a Queensland-based agriculture, food or fishing exporter
  • a Queensland-based critical supply chain partner (e.g. fishing business, producer, grower, grower collective, wholesaler) to a Queensland-based agriculture, food or fishing exporter
  • a not-for profit industry organisation working with Queensland-based agriculture, food and fishing exporters.
Your organisation must also be:
  • a small to medium sized business employing less than 200 full time equivalent employees
  • registered and operating in Queensland, have an ABN and be registered for GST
  • trading viably for at least the past 2 years.
Note: Applicants can only apply for 1 grant under the MDRG program.

Applying for the grants 
Submit your completed application, including all supporting documents, to:
  • Post: MDRG Program Team
    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
    GPO Box 46BRISBANE QLD 4001
  • Email: MDRG@daf.qld.gov.au
  • Fax: (07) 3239 3454
Contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 13 25 23 for more information.