A range of financial assistance opportunities frequently become available, which can assist agribusiness owners to attend professional development programs, and undertake activities to build and improve their businesses.

The list below is frequently updated. Please check the various grants and funding opportunities to determine your eligibility, and identify how your business may be able to benefit.

In many cases, participants in ABDI’s programs are eligible for support under these grants and assistance programs.

Please contact us if you have any queries about the below grants: info@abdi.com.au | (07) 4615 2255

Funding and Grants Information

Name of grantDetailsApplicabilityEligibility CriteriaApplication details
Beef Business Management ProgramSubsidies available due to contributions by Program partners, including ABDI, MLA (through the MLA Donor Company), AgForce, FutureBeef (through DAF) and Crowe HorwathAvailable for eligible beef businesses participating in the Beef Business Management ProgramTo qualify for the subsidised Program pricing, your enterprise must meet the following criteria.

In the current financial year, or one of the preceding 3x financial years:

– The business must be, or have been, active within the beef value chain (includes services), and

– At least 30% of the enterprise’s revenue must be forecast to be, or have been, derived
from beef related activities in at one of those years.
Prices will be subsided to around 1/3 of the full retail price until late 2017, at which point it will move towards full retail rates.

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QLD Government Farm Management GrantsRebates of up to $2,500 to assist eligible Queensland farming families offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.

Rebates of up to 50 per cent of the amount paid for professional advice, to a maximum of $2,500 for each financial year of the scheme, are available.
Eligible costs for the rebate include those for professional advice provided by suitably qualified professionals, such as succession advisors or accountants. Available only for QLD businesses.

To see the full eligibility details, click here.
This scheme will close to applications 30 June 2019.

To receive a rebate for a financial year, an application must be received in that year and may include an application made before professional advice is received.

Further rounds will open in June and November 2017.

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QLD Government Accelerate Small Business Grants ProgramThe Accelerate Small Business Grants Program provides targeted assistance to small businesses to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.

Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months.
Businesses that are looking to engage expertise such as an advisory board or independent advisor to assist in their growth process.Available only for QLD businesses.

To see the full eligibility details, click here.
Round 1 applications opened on 25 October 2016. Applications may be lodged until the annual budget is fully allocated. At this time, the round will close and a new round will open at the beginning of the next financial year.

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NSW Farm Business Skills Professional Development ProgramTraining Grant: available as part of the NSW Government's Drought Strategy, Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program has been developed to support farm business in all conditions, but particularly in relation to preparing for and responding to drought.

A maximum reimbursement of $5,000 (covering all courses/activities over the life of the program) applies for any farmer with reimbursements capped at $9,000 per farm business.
The Agri and Beef Business Management Programs (previously called the CEO Mentoring Program) are approved programs under this grant program.
Approved Program participants are able to claim reimbursement of costs (up to 50% of eligible costs) upon completion of the program.
Only available to NSW businesses.

A minimum of 51% of income
must be from farming.

To see the full eligibility details, click here.
You pay for and attend the Program, then after the Program commences
you send in your receipts for the program, travel and accommodation to claim your 50% rebate.

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QLD Government Small Business Digital Grants ProgramProvides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.

Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses.
Must be used for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching).

This includes items such as website development or upgrade, digital marketing strategy development and similar.
Available only for QLD businesses.

The business must show that the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.

To see the full eligibility details, click here.
Important dates
Round 2 closed on 10 April 2017.

Further rounds will open in June and November 2017.

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