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Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme are now open

This program provides business training and mentoring opportunities for Brisbane residents from multicultural backgrounds.

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program provides aspiring business owners with the knowledge and skills to establish or grow a business in its early stages. It includes training courses from Certificate IV through to post-graduate university courses.

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Mentoring Scheme is a 12 month program with monthly workshops which assists existing business owners to grow their businesses. 

Since 2008, the programs have delivered almost 350 scholarships and mentoring placements. In 2020, there are 89 business scholarships and mentoring scheme placements available to residents of the Brisbane local government area.

Applications are open from now and will close on Thursday 30 April.

Business scholarship program

As part of the Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program, applicants can apply for a variety of business training courses. These courses suit applicants who want to start a new business, grow a business or gain expertise in a specific field.

Business mentoring scheme

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Mentoring Scheme is designed to provide budding entrepreneurs of established businesses with:

  • direct and formal contact with local, experienced and credible mentors
  • understanding of the local business culture, environment, business systems and services
  • networking opportunities with the Brisbane business community
  • a supportive learning environment with like-minded business people in similar situations

Source: Brisbane City Council

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