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Design Victoria launches initiative to kick start growth and success

October 1, 2009

Design Victoria’s ‘Transform Your Design Business’ provides information on grants to boost development in local and international markets.

Design Victoria has launched an online guide to assist Victorian designers with researching grants and writing strong applications. Transform Your Design Business will ensure designers take full advantage of all grants and assistance available to them, in order to kick start growth and success and promote designers in the local and international markets.

The online resource lists grants that designers may be eligible for, with closing dates, eligibility criteria and grant providers, as well as rating each grant indicating the time, effort and skill required to submit an application.

Design Victoria Director, Michele Azzopardi, said, “In a recent Design Victoria survey 81% of designers indicated that they had never applied for a grant, most commonly due to a lack of awareness of grants available. A large number also indicated that they didn’t know where to look or who to speak to.”

Grants can be an important factor for designers running their own business, providing funds to set up a business, commercialise intellectual property and export a finished product.

Transform Your Design Business website: ["www.designvic.com/grants":http://www.designvic.com/knowledge/publications/grants.aspx]

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