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Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects QLD

Funding for regional Queensland collaborations to solve significant innovation challenges

Key points

  • This program supports regional innovation leaders to collaborate with partners to unlock Queensland’s economic potential, whether by solving a significant problem or creating an opportunity for the regions
  • Closing date: Tuesday 29 November 2022
  • Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply here »


Funding is available for projects of up to 18 months in which collaborations are created across regional Queensland to solve significant innovation challenges.

Collaborative projects should aim to:

  • provide tangible benefits to regional communities
  • support regional strengths and/or emerging industries
  • realise potential and remove barriers targeting issues of regional significance
  • increase the regional ecosystem’s capability and contribute to its future prosperity and resilience.

Eligible project costs that the funding can be used for include:

  • salaries (including salary-related on-costs) for project staff
  • consumables required specifically for the project
  • plant and equipment required specifically for the project up to a total cumulative value of $10,000 during the term of the grant
  • reasonable travel costs necessary to undertake project activity
  • specialist advice and services provided by unrelated (external) providers.

Application detail

Applications are open continuously (or until funds have been allocated) with the first assessment dates being:

  • 10am Tuesday 10th May 2022
  • 10am Tuesday 2nd August 2022.
What you get

Matched funding of up to $200,000.

Who is this for?

Queensland regional organisations.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible for funding, the applicant organisation must, at the time of application:

  • be based in a Queensland region
  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be collaborating with one or more organisation(s) based in a Queensland region
  • provide a signed Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects – Regional Engagement Officer Certificate.
  • be able to match the requested funding 1:1 in cash
  • be ready to commence the project within 60 business days of the grant approval
  • be able to complete the project within 18 months of the commencement date.

Proposed collaborative projects must be able to demonstrate:

  • significance of the opportunity and innovation activity
  • strength of collaboration and viability of the project
  • benefit to the region/s and Queensland.

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Source: Australian Govt

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