Top 10 Picks

Small Business

Small Business You know the pressure of running a small business! Beware, grants won’t solve all your challenges but they might just help you get to the next level. Check out awards as well, they can bring attention and new clients in. And don’t discount programs that provide skills and training. New grants are regularly popping up, so be sure to get email alerts.

  1. Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
  2. New Business Assistance with NEIS
  3. Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions Program – For Businesses
  4. Small Business Digital Champions
  5. Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES)
  6. Cyber Security Small Business Programme
  7. Skilling Australians Fund
  8. Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme
  9. jobactive Wage Subsidy
  10. Higher Level Skills Program

Start-ups

You are the future of Australian business and the next generation of employers! But survival is the key, so much of the funding programs for you are focussed on skills training and knowledge, like developing a business plan, marketing strategy or training grants to skill-up. There is also support for technical innovation if you are doing Research & Development.

  1. R&D Tax Incentive Programme
  2. Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
  3. Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Accelerating Commercialisation
  4. Landing Pads Program
  5. CSIRO Kick-Start Program
  6. Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions Program – For Businesses
  7. Startmate Accelerator Program
  8. Cyber Security Small Business Programme
  9. La Trobe Accelerator Program (LTAP)
  10. QUTCEA Startup Fund

Manufacturing

Most manufacturers are too busy to find grants but there is always something on offer! Given that manufacturing supports jobs, there is significant assistance for growth and export. Funding can support equipment upgrade, technology adoption, skill training, process efficiencies or collaboration with researchers. Grants range from $20k to $2 million or higher.

  1. R&D Tax Incentive Programme
  2. Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
  3. Manufacturing Modernisation Fund
  4. Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF)
  5. Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Business Management: Growth Services
  6. Certain Inputs to Manufacture Program
  7. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs
  8. Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) Research Project Funding
  9. Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme
  10. jobactive Wage Subsidy