The Queensland Government, through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), is making grants available specifically to artisan food and non-alcoholic beverage producers.
The Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program aims to provide assistance to artisan producers to help them grow their businesses, access new market opportunities and enhance their gourmet food expertise.
A 50% funding contribution of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) is provided to successful applicants to engage business consultants, mentors or digital experts (following completion of their project). The training, advice or services must fall under one or more of the following areas:
· mentoring/coaching, professional business advice (i.e. information technology, legal, financial or digital)
· business and strategic planning e.g. business growth or risk management plans, food safety plans
· marketing, branding or digital strategy development, including market research (some content or implementation activities will be considered but no advertising costs)
· website development or upgrades or technology for e-commerce (selling and receiving payments electronically).
The minimum grant funding amount available is $1,000 (i.e. project value is $2,000 or more).
Applicants will need to meet the eligibility and assessment criteria to be considered and must provide satisfactory evidence of the project’s completion to obtain funding.
Applications close at 5pm 22 August 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/artisan-producer