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Applications for Enterprise Business & Ideas close 1 May 2020

Fund to be relaunched in 2021.

Applications for the Enterprise Business & Ideas program need to be submitted by 5PM AEST 1 May 2020. After that time the Business & Ideas stream will be in hiatus as it is reviewed, with the intention of the program becoming active again in 2021.

This includes Enterprise Business & Ideas applications such as:

  • new business proposals or ideas
  • proposals to develop strategic/business plans
  • proposals to engage business consultants or business mentors and/or; 
  • to engage a new company placement that will help a screen business to evolve or innovate, and build capacity.

Note: Applications for Enterprise People remain open year-round (i.e no application deadline), and the program will continue in the 2020/21 financial year unaltered.

“When we announced the new Enterprise program streams in Feb 2019, it was unashamedly experimental and we encouraged applicants to think laterally in proposing ways we could support innovation in the sector,” said Nerida Moore, Head of Development at Screen Australia. “With the program having been active for over 12 months, it’s clear that Enterprise People has been incredibly popular, with 28 successful applications funded to date. Conversely, Enterprise Business & Ideas has received less than half the volume of Enterprise People applications and to date, only eight applications have solidly met all criteria to be funded.”

“As such, Enterprise Business & Ideas will be reviewed and revised with the aim of becoming available again in 2021. There is no change to Enterprise People.”

The application process for Enterprise Business & Ideas has not changed, and applications should be made via the Screen Australia website.

FAQs

I have already submitted an Enterprise Business & Ideas application – do I need to do anything?

No.

If your application is already in the assessment phase, you do not need to alter your application. The application process has not changed.

Is there still budget to fund new Enterprise Business & Ideas applications?

Yes.

Any Enterprise Business & Ideas applications received by 1 May 2020 will be assessed as normal. Successful applications that move into Stage 2 will still have the full three months to submit their second stage materials.

What will happen to the Enterprise Business & Ideas budget?

Enterprise is funded through the Development departmental budget, as such any unused Enterprise Business & Ideas funds will be directed to other development programs.

There is no reduction to the Development budget, subject to any unforeseen circumstances beyond Screen Australia’s control.

When will Enterprise Business & Ideas return?

Screen Australia intends to launch the new iteration of Enterprise Business & Ideas in 2021.

Where can I see who has been funded through Enterprise?

Funding Approvals are listed on the Screen Australia website as they are announced – click here for Enterprise.

To receive the announcements as they happen, please follow Screen Australia on social media and/or subscribe to the agency newsletter for a fortnightly digest of announcements.

I have questions – who do I contact?

For general enquiries about Enterprise, call 1800 507 901 or email [email protected].