Grants to help boost food export
GRANTS of up to $100,000 are available for Queensland food producers looking to break into new overseas markets or boost their export earnings.
Agriculture and Regional Economic Development Minister Bill Byrne said the grants were part of the Palaszczuk government’s commitment to stimulate jobs and economic growth in rural and regional areas.
The first round of funding is now open, with concept proposals due no later than Thursday, October 5.
Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application by December 1.
The program will provide matched funding of up to $100,000 (minimum of $50,000) over two years per eligible project. Applicants must co-contribute at least 50% of the total funds required.
Co-contributions can include up to half the value of in-kind contributions, including freight costs, product and reasonable salary costs for key personnel.
There will be a second funding round in July 2018.
A DAF program manager is available to discuss proposals. Producers who would like to know more can phone 13 25 23 or email GQFE@daf.qld.gov.au.