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Funding Opportunities: Geelong Advancement Fund Greater Geelong Industry Fund and Skilling the Bay

Friday, 12 Apr 2013

Geelong Advancement Fund

The Victorian Government has committed $11 million to support initiatives that will contribute to the advancement of Geelong. The Geelong Advancement Fund (GAF) has been established to drive jobs growth, increase skills and innovation and deliver economic and community infrastructure in Geelong. Funding is available to support collaborative ventures with public and private sector, education and community organisations that will improve economic and liveability outcomes in Geelong.

It complements the $4 million Greater Geelong Industry Fund, which is intended to support new investment that will generate sustainable jobs in the Geelong region.

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Greater Geelong Industry Fund
The Greater Geelong Industry Fund (GGIF) has been specifically designed to attract new industry to the Geelong region, create sustainable new employment and support existing industry to identify and explore new market opportunities. It is anticipated that Round 2 of the GGIF will open shortly.  The Department of Business and Innovation (DBI) is encouraging Geelong region businesses who are considering future expansions to have a closer look at this fund as it may be a good tool to help bring forward the investment decision.

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Skilling the Bay: Future Industry Project

A Total of $500,000 will be allocated to one industry project that can;

  • Transfer R&D from Deakin University into local industry to generate business opportunities and sustained employment, and; 
  • Provide opportunities for both Deakin University and the Gordon TAFE students to participate in the project.

This project is about taking existing R&D owned by Deakin University and transferring it into local industry to general commercial opportunities and employment.

Expressions-of-Interest close 19 April 2013.

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