Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects

Creating collaborations across regional Queensland and using innovation to solve challenges.

About the program

The Collaborative Projects program supports regional innovation leaders to collaborate with partners to unlock Queensland’s economic potential, whether by solving a significant problem or creating an opportunity for the regions.

A collaborative project should aim to:

  • provide tangible benefits to regional communities
  • support regional strengths and/or emerging industries
  • realise potential and remove barriers targeting issues of regional significance
  • increase the regional ecosystem’s capability and contribute to its future prosperity and resilience.

This program is delivered through the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Regional Futures Initiative.


Up to $200,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 18 months, and at least 50 per cent matched funding from the applicant and partner organisation/s.


To be eligible for funding, the applicant organisation must at the time of application:

  • be based in a Queensland region*
  • have an ABN and be registered for GST
  • have a collaboration with at least one other project partner based in a Queensland region*
  • have a total cash contribution from the applicant and/or collaborative partner/s that is equal to or greater than 50 per cent of the grant amount sought from the Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects program.  

* For the purpose of the Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects program, a Queensland region is any local government area except for Brisbane City Council. Applicant organisations can check which local government they are located within on the Electoral Commission Queensland Interactive Map.

The proposed collaborative project must be able to demonstrate:

  1. significance of the opportunity or innovation activity
  2. strength of the collaboration
  3. viability of the project
  4. benefit to the region, sector, and Queensland.

How to apply

  • Read the program guidelines and other supporting information – understand how your proposal needs to meet the criteria
  • Gather your evidence including partner contributions, letters of support and financials
  • Submit a full application here:
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome in writing in due course

Applications close at 11am on 27 June 2024.

Key documents


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Funding recipients

View the latest Regional Futures – Collaborative Projects funding recipients and how they are using innovation to solve challenges in their region.