New cash grants for startups are now available

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering more support for regional startups with cash grants now available through Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford announced expressions of interest are now open with grants of up to $300,000

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SMEs to receive additional funding

Additional funding will provide ongoing support for small businesses as they recover from COVID-19 The NSW Small Business Commission has received additional funding in the 2022-23 NSW Budget to boost mediation and other small business support services. The funding provides ongoing, enhanced support over the

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$2.7 Million Grants Fund for Victorian creatives

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the creative workers who power Victoria’s creative industries with the largest ever round of the ground-breaking Creators Fund. Totalling almost $2.7 million, the innovative new grants are supporting 70 individuals and small collectives across a broad spectrum of creative

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Small businesses are suffering a COVID hangover

Small businesses owners continue to suffer a COVID hangover, with many who are struggling to pay off accumulated financial and tax debts developed through the last 2 years of COVID, now struggling and dipping into their personal finances to cover rising costs of essential electricity

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Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
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