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INDIGENOUS SCREEN BUSINESS FUND

This initiative aims to help build business capacity within the Indigenous screen production sector.

Why?

The aim for Indigenous Screen Business is to:

  • provide Indigenous screen businesses with the funds to consolidate or expand the scale and ambition of their production activity, provide employment to enhance and/or diversify a range of business activities.

Who?

Applications will be open to:

  • a business that has been running for at least 12 months, and
  • applicants and companies that meet our Terms of Trade, and
  • companies with at least one Indigenous company director with a minimum of three years participation in the media and entertainment industry, and
  • companies are ineligible for funding if they:
  • have any outstanding delivery materials for Next Step funding
  • are currently in receipt of Enterprise funding, or
  • have previously received Enterprise Classic funding.

What?

You can apply for:

  • up to $20,000 for business planning; OR
  • up to $70,000 for a contribution to a one year, full time position within the company to strategically build the capacity of the company e.g. a business development manager, marketing executive, etc; AND/OR
  • up to $100,000 for multi-year funding for the company to undertake initiatives that will both develop their business as well as contribute to the industry more generally

How?

Applications will close Friday 1 June 2018 and must include the following:

  • a proposal (maximum five pages) that includes:
  • A brief history of your company and a description of its present position in the industry, including a summary of relevant credits or achievements
  • An outline of your objectives, strategy, timeline, key performance indicators (KPIs) and your company’s strengths in delivering the proposal
  • your company’s financial contribution to the strategy as well as any other partners, collaborators or service providers
  • how you will measure the success of the proposal
  • where relevant, information about the full time position and/or the nominated candidate
  • a one-page budget and break down of Screen Australia’s contribution as well as the company/alternative sources of finance
  • a business plan for the proposal, where relevant
  • a current ASIC company extract, no more than three months old

Applications will be assessed by Screen Australia Executives against the following criteria:

  • The quality of the proposal, including its level of risk, innovation and ambition, as well as a realistic assessment of the potential for it to be successfully delivered; The skills and track record of the applicant and company; and the viability of the budget and timeline.

Turnaround for decision is approximately 4 weeks.

Funding will be in the form of a grant.