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Grants Overview

Councils and Local Government

Funding isn't only for businesses, local government also has a range of funding options available.

Local Governments can access finance for new investment, obtain funding to assist with consulting fees and secure grants for clean technology investments and recycling initiatives.

If you are a local council that requires funding for new projects, talk to the team at Avant Group today.

Export Market Development Grant

What is the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)?

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is open to Australian manufacturers and service providers, which are exporting or planning to export their products and services into international markets.

The scheme reimburses businesses for a range of promotional expenses.

What does EMDG mean for my business?

If your business is eligible you could receive up to $150,000 annually, up to a maximum of eight grants. Company groups can receive up to $250,000.

In order to submit an application, you must have at least $AU15,000 in expenses and the grant will be calculated at 50% of your total eligible expenses, net of the first $5,000. For example, if your eligible expenses are $35,000, your EMDG will be $15,000 in cash.

Key Dates for EMDG

If you are claiming for the first time: expenses for the last two financial years are eligible.

If you are claiming for the second time or more: expenses incurred over the previous financial year are eligible.

EMDG Applications Open: July 1st each year

EMDG Applications Close: November 30th each year. Extended lodgement is available.

How can Avant Group help?

When you’re a business owner, you may not have time to work through the red tape and audits required to apply for government grants.

Avant Group is your partner for grant success! We take all the hassle out of the entire grant application process, including writing the application and managing audit and reporting requirements, so you can focus on running your business.

Success Only Fees

Avant Group works on a Success Only Fee basis for EMDG applications, which includes the entire application and audit process.

We also offer:

  • All AusIndustry auditing management included at no additional cost
  • Hands on file handling and preparation covering application writing and administration aspects
  • A highly skilled advisory team with consultants from engineering, marketing and finance disciplines
  • Government accreditation
  • A dedicated account manager who will work with you every step of the way with your grant application

Want to know more? Contact us for an obligation-free assessment of your EMDG eligibility.

Phone: +61 (0) 3 8640 0914 or email info@avantgroup.com.au

Research & Development Tax Incentive

What is the R&D Tax Incentive?

The Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&D) is a program designed to increase participation in the Australian Innovation Economy. Eligible businesses can receive a tax rebate on eligible R&D activity.

The amount varies depending on the size of the business and annual turnover, but can be broken down into two key categories:

SME’s and Start-ups:

SME’s and start-ups that turn over less than $20 million annually can receive a rebate up to 41% for R&D activities. There is a maximum cash refundable cap of $4 million in any one claim year. If claiming more than $4 million, the amount above the cap will be carried forward as a non-refundable offset.

Large Businesses:

For large businesses with more than $20 million annual turnover, R&D rebates are based on percentage of R&D 'intensity' i.e. activity. If your company is considered to have a low level of R&D intensity the benefit may be reduced to 34%. However high levels of R&D activity will mean higher rebates.

Medical clinical trials are exempt from caps.

R&D Tax Incentive Key Dates

For June year end companies

Registrations Open for FY 17/18 activities: July 1st 2018

Registrations Close for FY 17/18 activities: April 30th 2019

Advanced Finding Cut Off for FY18/19 activities: June 30th 2018

For December year end companies

Registrations Open for FY 18 activities: January 1st 2019

Registrations Close for FY 18 activities: October 31st 2019

Advanced Finding Cut Off for FY19 activities: December 31st 2018

How can Avant Group help?

When you’re a business owner, you may not have time to work through the red tape and audits required to apply for government grants.

Avant Group is your partner for grant success! We take all the hassle out of the entire grant application process from working through the red tape, writing the application and managing audit and reporting requirements – so you can focus on running your business.

Success Only Fees

Avant Group works on a Success Only Fee basis for R&D applications.

We also offer:

  • All AusIndustry auditing management included at no additional cost
  • Hands on technical project management covering application writing and administration aspects
  • A highly skilled advisory team with consultants from engineering, marketing and finance disciplines
  • Government accreditation
  • A dedicated account manager who will work with you every step of the way with your grant application

Want to know more? Contact us for an obligation-free assessment of your R&D eligibility.

Phone: +61 (0) 3 8640 0914 or email info@avantgroup.com.au

Funding for Clean Technology Activities

There is a vast array of funding for businesses wishing to invest in new clean technology projects

Funding for specific projects can provide grant funding for up to $5milAUD and will cover research and development, capital equipment procurement, early stage commercialisation and training activities.

Applications are currently open. Talk to our team today.

Energy and Fuels

Talk to our team today to discuss the opportunities for your business in energy and fuels funding.

New and innovative technologies can attract funding. Both State and Federal Governments have a range of programs to assist your business.

Involved in manufacturing?

We can assist you in obtaining grants for business activities. Both state and federal government grants are available to manufacturing businesses to cover costs of capital expansion, new technology investment, for research activities or commercialisation of new products.

Regional Activity Funding

Various State Governments have a range of funding available to create jobs and enhance investment into regional areas across the country.

At Avant Group we have worked with a large range of regionally based businesses to secure funding for their activites.

Small Business Funding

Grants are open to any business of any size. If you are planning on investing in new capital, if you need assistance with business development activities, are looking at engaging consultants, maybe undertaking training or require mentoring, Avant Group can help.

The Avant Group has successfully secured funding for a large range of micro and small businesses. The Avant Group team can provide you with a suit of funding options that are suitable for your business. Talk to us today.

Venture Capital

Securing funding for new projects or concept projects is especially difficult for many businesses. The appetite of the market to undertake risk in early stage programs is often where funding collapses.

The Avant Group has an extremely high success rate in obtaining funding for venture capital activities. This can be via Government grants or via government funding sources.

If you have a concept that requires venture capital funding, talk to us today.