Case Study: Modus wins Funding from Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

The successful grant applications for round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund have recently been announced and we’re proud to say, our client, Modus, is one of the successful applicants to have been awarded the highest funding under the grant, securing a $1M grant.

The Grant

$55 million in federal government grants was available under round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF) to support transformation in small and medium manufacturing businesses. 85 businesses shared in the grants this year which will help transform their manufacturing facilities and support job growth, enabling a highly skilled workforce. MMF aims to help Australian manufacturers scale-up, compete internationally and create jobs.

Our Client – M.O Brewing

M.O Brewing was founded by Jaz and Grant Wearin in 2014 with their first Brewery in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Only four short months after opening the brewery’s doors, they collected a staggering swag of accolades at the Craft Beer Industry Association’s (CBIA) national awards including trophy for Australia’s Best Amber/Dark Ale; trophy for Best IPA; then Campion Small Brewery; as well as Champion Australian Craft Beer. They are dedicated to brewing the best tasting beer around.

The Outcome

Noah Connect was able to secure $1,000,000 in funding for Modus’ expansion into Merewether, Newcastle with a focus on Brewing NORT, Modus’ new full flavoured non-alcoholic beer

“The NOAH team effortlessly guided us through the grant submission process and took on the brunt of the workload ensuring a competitive grant submission which ultimately resulted in a successful application” Grant Wearin – Founder Modus

If you would like to discover more about your eligibility for an upcoming grant opening, feel free to connect with the Noah Connect team. Applying for a government grant is a complex, time consuming and highly competitive process; we’re experienced in assessing eligibility criteria and will ensure you put forward the strongest application possible.

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Update: Noah Connect Celebrates 17 Years In Business! 

Hip hip Hooray, Noah turns 17 and just like a fine whisky, we keep getting better with age. As we reached this milestone, we kicked off the celebrations with a team lunch right around the corner from one of Noah’s first offices in Darlinghurst. It was a great opportunity for the team to get together and reflect on how much Noah and the R&D tax program has grown and changed over the years. It was also lovely seeing everyone in person, given we’ve all been working from home during the pandemic.  

Part of this year’s celebration sees a changing of the guard. We farewell one of Noah Connect’s original founders, Nick, as he leaves Noah to explore other business opportunities. We also welcome Maggie back into the fold as Noah’s newest Director as we look to grow and expand the business. All in all, lots of celebrations and fond farewells as we move towards the latter end of a very challenging year. We’re looking forward to ending 2020 on a high note and steam rolling into 2021.  

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