Have a business idea that supports your community?
The Beyond Bank Entrepreneur Program offers $20,000 grants to support people and businesses that create good outcomes that benefit the local community.
The Community Entrepreneur Program supports innovation in:
- Creating social outcomes, or
- General business.
Grants are available for new businesses, concept, pre-launch or post-launch stages of projects. We support social entrepreneurs, community organisations or existing businesses. Entrepreneurs will also receive access to local support networks, access to experts and insight to help you succeed.
We can help you explore crowd funding, shared workspace, education and training. We are looking for entrepreneurs, people or businesses that can demonstrate how they are helping to create positive financial and social outcomes for community.
2015 Winners - Hive UAV
A Hunter Valley business developing cutting edge unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to help farmers, miners and emergency services monitor remote locations.
The Hunter has experienced a number of natural disasters in recent years and the tireless efforts of emergency service staff and volunteers has helped saved many lives.
The potential to reduce the risks these men and women face and assist them in their work which helps the local community is one of the factors which helped HiveUAV stand out in the application process.
The Application Process
Applications are open for up to eight weeks. Entrepreneurship grants will be announced at awards ceremonies in each region.
More information may be requested after the application is submitted.