Business Advisory

Made in Queensland Grant Program Round 5 Now Open

Vanessa Menezes
2 November 2022
2 min read

02 November 2022

The Made in Queensland (MIQ) Program provides grant funding to support Queensland’s small to medium enterprises (SME) in the traditional manufacturing sector to increase manufacturers’ international competitiveness, productivity, and innovation via the adoption of new technologies and processes. The MIQ Program is aimed at supporting existing jobs and creating new jobs of the future in Queensland manufacturing businesses and in the state’s supply chains, to grow Queensland’s economy.

The MIQ program is a competitive, two-stage process. Round 5, Stage 1 opened on 31 October 2022 and will close on Monday 12 December 2022. Stage 1 Applications that meet the eligibility criteria will be evaluated and scored against the assessment criteria set out in the guidelines.

The highest-ranking applicants from the Stage 1 application assessment will be invited to progress to Stage 2.

Grants of between $50,000 to $2.5 million (excluding GST) will be available as matched funding for eligible project costs on a dollar-for-dollar cash basis

Grants are available for projects that align with the strategic direction of the applicant and the MIQ Program Objectives, and that facilitate:

  • the adoption of innovative Industry 4.0 integrated systems, processes, and strategies;

  • adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies such as robotics; or

  • the achievement of outcomes including energy efficiency, export, reshoring, supply chain impacts, sustainability, and/or decarbonisation through the industry 4.0 transformation.

Eligibility criteria for the Made in Queensland Grant Program

Eligibility criteria include:

  • A Queensland-based business in the manufacturing sector

  • Registered for GST and hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN);

  • An SME with between 5 and 200 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees in Queensland;

  • Have a proposed Eligible Project

  • Able to demonstrate the expected outcomes of the proposed Eligible Project;

Additional criteria can be found here

Like all competitive grants, the window of opportunity is quite short. If you believe you satisfy all the requirements and have a project that you would like to discuss further, please get in touch with our grants specialists here.

Author: Vanessa Menezes

Vanessa heads up the Grants Advisory service from our Sydney office. Vanessa’s 16 plus years’ experience in public practice accounting including EY, start-ups, corporate and most recently her own consultancy specialising in grants and funding, adds a unique strength and perspective to the grant writing ecosystem. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of CPA Australia and ICAI. She has a varied experience in accounting, audit, tax and small business advisory. Vanessa and her team of experienced grant writers assist individuals, businesses and not-for-profits across Australia and New Zealand. The skill set within the Grants Team ensures that we understand the complex process involved in identifying, writing and submitting funding applications.