If you haven’t yet discovered the business.gov.au Grants & Programs Finder tool, then you have been missing out!
Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils. Generally there are few grants available for starting a business, and those that are available are competitive or are only available for specific circumstances. However, there are grants and other assistance available for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting.
This tool can help you find grants and assistance to get your business started or to expand your operations. It’s a central location for you to find business assistance from Australian, state and territory governments.
Some of the key features include:
- the ability to choose multiple states and territories
- a favourites area to save grants you’re interested in
- questions and answers to help you narrow your search
- an extensive keyword search
- tabs for “new” and “most popular” grants
- a first time user guide to help you get the most out of our tool.
There are hundreds of grants and assistance items you can search for, covering categories such as:
- business development
- regional development
- employing people
- climate change
For each item listed you will see a brief description, information on who may be eligible, whether it’s currently open for applications, and a direct link to where you can apply or get more information.