Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program

Grants through the $18.5 million Manufacturing Hub Grant Program (MHGP) are available to assist eligible businesses in the Cairns, Central Queensland, Gold Coast, Mackay and Townsville regions.

These grants are an opportunity for manufacturers to become more productive and create the jobs of the future through:

  • technology adoption
  • skills and training
  • business development
  • advanced robotic manufacturing hub services.

Applicants may be eligible for either Round 1 or Round 2 of the MHGP, depending on the region their business operates in.

Note: Irrespective of geographical location, applicants for the MHGP can only have 1 active application or funding agreement at a time. Projects under a funding agreement must be completed prior to applicants commencing a new application.

Round 1 funding

Funding of $13.5 million is available through Round 1 of the MHGP. Up to $4.5 million each is available through the Cairns, Central Queensland and Townsville manufacturing hubs to build the advanced manufacturing capability of their regions.

Please read the guidelines and draft funding agreement before you begin your application, and note only online applications will be accepted.

Round 1 of the MHGP will be open to eligible applicants until June 2022 or until the program is fully subscribed.

Round 2 funding

Funding of $5 million is available through Round 2 of the MHGP. Up to $2.5 million each is available through the Gold Coast and Mackay manufacturing hubs to build the advanced manufacturing capability of their regions.

Please read the guidelines and draft funding agreement before you begin your application, and note only online applications will be accepted.

Round 2 of the MHGP will be open to eligible applicants until June 2024 or until the program is fully subscribed.

How to apply

To begin the application process, contact the manufacturing hub in your region for a preliminary discussion regarding your project.

Following preliminary discussions, should you wish to apply, a form providing access to the application portal will be emailed to you. The fund will be open to applications until the program monies are fully allocated.

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Last updated: 01 Nov 2021