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  • 06-Jan-2014 12:55 | Deleted user



    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.

    Applicants must:


    §  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 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





















  • 04-Dec-2013 15:29 | Anonymous

    Author: Di Bartok, Parramatta Advertiser

    Western Sydney Business Connection's last lunch of the year gave business people a chance to network before the start of another year as well as raise money for Northcott Disability Services.

    Held at Oatlands House in Dundas on Wednesday, the business leader lunch featured popular Northcott ambassadors Ben Keyte and Shirley Wong who both spoke of how Northcott had helped their lives.

    Both wheelchair bound and Ms Wong communicating via an iPad voice, the young ambassadors told of the support Northcott had given them.

    "If not for Northcott, I, we would not be talking to you today," Mr Keyte told the audience.

    Both he and Ms Wong spoke of the work Northcott does in supporting people with disabilities to lead full lives.

    Mr Keyte gave an impressive account of his active life, in the performing arts as well as wheelchair soccer with the Wanderers.

    More than $4000 was raised through a live and silent auction and a raffle.

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