Applications close 5pm Friday 28 February 2014
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program offers grants of up to $50,000 for projects to improve the business enterprise culture of small businesses manufacturing textiles, clothing or footwear in Australia, or designing for manufacture in Australia.
AusIndustry invites applications from established small businesses or consortiums, who have not received grants from other TCF programs, for projects to be undertaken in 2014/15.
Up to $2.5 million funding is available, to eligible small businesses.
§ have fewer than 20 employees
§ undertake eligible textile, clothing and footwear activities
§ make a minimum cash contribution of 25% of proposed budget
§ have a turnover of at least $100,000, and must be solvent and not under any administrative arrangements.
For an application to be competitive, the project should be designed to support an improvement in business systems, production processes and/or management strategies, to make it more creative, sustainable and internationally competitive.
Refer to the Customer Information Guide for advice on writing a competitive application. Projects should be up to 12 months in duration, commencing from July 2014.
AusIndustry will conduct workshops nationally commencing 28 January 2014, focused on how to write a competitive application.
For more information visit our website at ausindustry.gov.au and follow the links to the TCF Small Business Program. To obtain the word-fillable application form, phone the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org