Grant Highlight – Bio Security Business Grants

The Australian Government is inviting applications from Indigenous businesses, Indigenous organisations or other organisations supporting Indigenous business, in an open process, to apply for a grant under the Biosecurity Business Grants program. The Biosecurity Business Grants program (the program) will run over 3 years from 2020-21 to 2022-23 and will be delivered through the Indigenous Rangers Biosecurity Program. $880,000 (GST inclusive) is available per funding round (i.e. for each year).

Grants will be available to existing or new Indigenous businesses (or other organisations working closely with Indigenous communities) to develop business, feasibility or marketing plans and/or to fund innovative business opportunities that capitalise on biosecurity.

The purpose of the program is to provide funding which supports Indigenous businesses and not-for-profits to develop business opportunities relating to biosecurity in northern Australia and the Torres Strait.

The objective of the program is to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern Australia to view biosecurity as a business opportunity through the development of innovative business ideas.  The intended outcomes of the program are to:

– increase biosecurity capability including awareness, surveillance and response in northern Australia
– increase economic opportunities for Indigenous communities.