Networking, events & workshops


Guide to government grants and support for business: 10 September, Toowoomba

Receive information about assistance available and how best to access it. Topics: international trade, employment, business growth, industry development, research and development, commercialisation, small business, start ups.

Free. 10am – 4.30pm, 10 September, Toowoomba.

To register, email by 3 September.

Biodynamic Ag Workshop: 13-14 September, Kooralbyn.

Build capacity and resilience through biodynamic farming techniques at this 2 day practical and theory workshop, sponsored by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and presented by Biodynamic Agriculture Australia Ltd.

Cost $110 for non-members, $55 for members of BAA.

Theory: Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. Practical: Oaky Creek.

Register:, 02 6655 0566.

Click here for more information.

Chamber of Commerce meetings

Tamborine Mountain: 11 September, 2019

Canungra: 11 September, 2019

Beaudesert: 18 September, 2019

Boonah: 18 September, 2019

Kooralbyn Valley: 23 September, 2019

Funding and assistance opportunities

Mentoring for Growth - Open

Offers eligible businesses access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions about challenges and opportunities in your business.

Ignite Ideas Fund

Round 6 expected release
2 September, 2019

Round 7 expected release
30 March, 2020

Jobs & Regional Growth - Open

The $150 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is part of the government’s broader Jobs and Regional Growth Package, targeted at growing regional economies and creating long-term jobs.

Rural Economic Development Grants - round 2

This Queensland Government program offers ‘shovel ready’ projects up to $250,000 as a co-contribution to be matched by applicants. Grow employment opportunities across the agricultural value chain! Round 2 closes 6 September, 2019.

Free apprenticeships for under 21s

The Queensland Government’s free apprenticeships for people under 21 cover the cost of training for apprentices and trainees who commence or are undertaking a priority apprenticeship or traineeship qualification from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.
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