Finding a Small Business Grant

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Australian Small Business Grants

Accelerating Commercialisation

Size: $20,000 to $1 million

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For businesses with a novel product, process, or service, requiring matched funding.

URL: Accelerating Commercialisation

Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For businesses upgrading or replacing inefficient equipment.

URL: Energy Efficiency Grants

Extraordinary Disaster Recovery Grants

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Disaster-affected regions in Australia

Conditions: For businesses impacted by natural disasters like tropical cyclones.

URL: Disaster Recovery Grants

Industry Growth Program

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For businesses with innovative products, processes, or services; requires commercialisation plan.

URL: Industry Growth Program

Small Business Cyber Resilience Service Grant

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For businesses building cyber security resilience.

URL: Cyber Resilience Service

Small Business Skills and Training Boost

Size: 20% tax deduction

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For eligible external training courses provided to employees.

URL: Skills and Training Boost

Small and Medium Business Recovery Grants (WA)

Size: Varies

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For businesses affected by recent disasters.

URL: Business Recovery Grants

Urban Rivers and Catchments Program

Size: $150,000 to $10 million

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For projects conserving native species and improving urban waterways.

URL: Urban Rivers Program

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For unemployed individuals starting their own businesses.

URL: NEIS

Landing Pads Program

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide with international hubs

Conditions: 90-day workspace in global innovation hubs for Australian startups.

URL: Landing Pads Program

Indigenous Business Development Program (NT)

Size: Up to $30,000

Where: Northern Territory

Conditions: For Indigenous individuals to start or expand their businesses.

URL: Indigenous Business Development Program

Building Partnerships (NSW)

Size: Up to $100,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For technology startups, funding 35% of project costs.

URL: Building Partnerships

Business Development and Assistance Program

Size: Varies

Where: Multiple territories

Conditions: Financial and training support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

URL: Business Development Program

No Interest Micro-Business Loan (TAS)

Size: Up to $3,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: Interest-free loans for low-income individuals starting or growing a business.

URL: No Interest Loan

TechVouchers (NSW)

Size: Up to $15,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For businesses collaborating with research partners.

URL: TechVouchers

Mentor Program (NSW)

Size: $500 rebate

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For improving health and safety practices in businesses.

URL: Mentor Program

Regional Filming Fund (NSW)

Size: Up to $100,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For regional film projects covering production costs.

URL: Regional Filming Fund

Blue and Green Business Program (NSW)

Size: Up to $25,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For improving water efficiency in businesses.

URL: Blue and Green Business Program

ACT Microcredit Loan Program

Size: Up to $10,000

Where: Australian Capital Territory

Conditions: Low-interest loans for low-income individuals.

URL: Microcredit Loan Program

US-Australia International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)

Size: Up to $3 million

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For collaborative research projects meeting US MURI standards.

URL: AUSMURI

Venture Capital Limited Partnerships

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: Matches startups with foreign investors.

URL: Venture Capital Limited Partnerships

Australia-China Science and Research Fund Joint Research Centers

Size: Up to $1 million

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For bioscience partnerships with China.

URL: Australia-China Science and Research Fund

Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream

Size: $20,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For infrastructure projects in regional areas.

URL: Building Better Regions Fund

Photonics Catalyst Program (SA)

Size: Up to $45,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For research in laser and optical fiber technologies.

URL: Photonics Catalyst Program

Innovation Voucher Program (WA)

Size: Varies

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For science and innovation projects in WA.

URL: Innovation Voucher Program

The Growth Fund

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For startups entering the manufacturing sector; funding based on industry needs.

URL: The Growth Fund

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $5,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For business development advice in Queensland.

URL: Entrepreneur Grants

Stronger Regional Communities Plan (VIC)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For job creation and maintenance in regional Victoria.

URL: Stronger Regional Communities Plan

Future Industries Sector Growth Program (VIC)

Size: Up to $1 million

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For collaborative projects in various industries, focusing on job creation.

URL: Sector Growth Program

Business Innovation Support Initiatives – Voucher Scheme (NT)

Size: Up to $30,000

Where: Northern Territory

Conditions: For science and technology research projects.

URL: BISI Voucher Scheme

NSW/VIC-Israel Research and Development and Technological Program

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: New South Wales, Victoria

Conditions: For collaborative research with Israeli companies.

URL: NSW-VIC-Israel R&D Program

Innovation Connect (ACT)

Size: Up to $30,000

Where: Australian Capital Territory

Conditions: For technology startups in the ACT.

URL: Innovation Connect

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

Size: $5,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For community investment projects in regional areas.

URL: Community Investments Stream

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Growth Voucher System (TAS)

Size: Up to $15,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For manufacturing growth projects in Tasmania.

URL: Growth Voucher System

Rural Economic Development Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For primary producers in Queensland.

URL: RED Grants

2020 Science and Innovation Awards

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For young rural innovators in agriculture.

URL: Science and Innovation Awards

Regional Infrastructure Fund (VIC)

Size: Up to $500,000

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For infrastructure innovation in Victoria.

URL: Regional Infrastructure Fund

Playing Queensland Fund

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For touring performing arts projects in regional areas.

URL: Playing Queensland Fund

Talent +

Size: Up to $40,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For creative industry projects supporting business plans and global outreach.

URL: Talent +

Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme (WA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For water supply improvements on commercial farms.

URL: Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme

Pocket Grants Contemporary Music (SA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For music businesses covering unexpected expenses.

URL: Pocket Grants

First Start Loans (QLD)

Size: Up to $2 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For individuals in the fishing industry to start viable enterprises.

URL: First Start Loans

Innovation Connect (ACT)

Size: Up to $30,000

Where: Australian Capital Territory

Conditions: For technology startups in the ACT.

URL: Innovation Connect

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

Size: $5,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For community investment projects in regional areas.

URL: Community Investments Stream

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Growth Voucher System (TAS)

Size: Up to $15,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For manufacturing growth projects in Tasmania.

URL: Growth Voucher System

Rural Economic Development Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For primary producers in Queensland.

URL: RED Grants

2020 Science and Innovation Awards

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For young rural innovators in agriculture.

URL: Science and Innovation Awards

Regional Infrastructure Fund (VIC)

Size: Up to $500,000

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For infrastructure innovation in Victoria.

URL: Regional Infrastructure Fund

Playing Queensland Fund

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For touring performing arts projects in regional areas.

URL: Playing Queensland Fund

Talent +

Size: Up to $40,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For creative industry projects supporting business plans and global outreach.

URL: Talent +

Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme (WA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For water supply improvements on commercial farms.

URL: Farm Water Supply Planning Scheme

Pocket Grants Contemporary Music (SA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For music businesses covering unexpected expenses.

URL: Pocket Grants

First Start Loans (QLD)

Size: Up to $2 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For individuals in the fishing industry to start viable enterprises.

URL: First Start Loans

Jobs Action Plan (NSW)

Size: Up to $6,000 payroll tax rebate

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For businesses hiring new employees.

URL: Jobs Action Plan

26TEN Grants (TAS)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For improving workplace literacy and numeracy.

URL: 26TEN Grants

Alternative Employer Incentive Scheme (NT)

Size: 45% of average weekly earnings

Where: Northern Territory

Conditions: Incentives for employing injured workers.

URL: Alternative Employer Incentive Scheme

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

Size: $750 to $4,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: Financial incentives for hiring apprentices.

URL: Apprenticeships Incentives Program

New Market Expansion Program (TAS)

Size: Varies

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For creating new domestic and international markets.

URL: Market Expansion Program

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Size: 50% reimbursement of promotional expenses

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For exporters with expenses between $15,000 and $150,000.

URL: EMDG

Bin Trim Rebates Program (NSW)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For recycling equipment costs, covering up to 50%.

URL: Bin Trim Rebates

Farm Innovation Fund (NSW)

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For farm equipment to mitigate seasonal risks.

URL: Farm Innovation Fund

Commercial Fishing Sustainability Loan (QLD)

Size: Up to $1.3 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For sustainable practices in commercial fishing.

URL: Sustainability Loan - Commercial Fishing

Pastoral Water Grants Scheme (WA)

Size: Up to $20,000 every 10 years

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For water infrastructure improvements on pastoral lands.

URL: Pastoral Water Grants Scheme

Photonics Catalyst Program (SA)

Size: Up to $45,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For research in laser and optical fiber technologies.

URL: Photonics Catalyst Program

The Growth Fund

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For startups entering the manufacturing sector; funding based on industry needs.

URL: The Growth Fund

Regional Filming Fund (NSW)

Size: Up to $100,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For regional film projects covering production costs.

URL: Regional Filming Fund

Stronger Regional Communities Plan (VIC)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For job creation and maintenance in regional Victoria.

URL: Stronger Regional Communities Plan

Innovation Connect (ACT)

Size: Up to $30,000

Where: Australian Capital Territory

Conditions: For technology startups in the ACT.

URL: Innovation Connect

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

Size: $5,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For community investment projects in regional areas.

URL: Community Investments Stream

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Growth Voucher System (TAS)

Size: Up to $15,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For manufacturing growth projects in Tasmania.

URL: Growth Voucher System

Rural Economic Development Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For primary producers in Queensland.

URL: RED Grants

2020 Science and Innovation Awards

Size: Varies

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For young rural innovators in agriculture.

URL: Science and Innovation Awards

Regional Infrastructure Fund (VIC)

Size: Up to $500,000

Where: Victoria

Conditions: For infrastructure innovation in Victoria.

URL: Regional Infrastructure Fund

Playing Queensland Fund

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For touring performing arts projects in regional areas.

URL: Playing Queensland Fund

Talent +

Size: Up to $40,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For creative industry projects supporting business plans and global outreach.

URL: Talent +

NSW/VIC-Israel Research and Development and Technological Program

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: New South Wales, Victoria

Conditions: For collaborative research with Israeli companies.

URL: NSW-VIC-Israel R&D Program

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Size: 50% reimbursement of promotional expenses

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: For exporters with expenses between $15,000 and $150,000.

URL: EMDG

Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream

Size: $5,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For community investment projects in regional areas.

URL: Community Investments Stream

Farm Innovation Fund (NSW)

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: New South Wales

Conditions: For farm equipment to mitigate seasonal risks.

URL: Farm Innovation Fund

Business Development and Assistance Program

Size: Varies

Where: Multiple territories

Conditions: Financial and training support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

URL: Business Development Program

Playing Queensland Fund

Size: Up to $250,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For touring performing arts projects in regional areas.

URL: Playing Queensland Fund

Commercial Fishing Sustainability Loan (QLD)

Size: Up to $1.3 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For sustainable practices in commercial fishing.

URL: Sustainability Loan - Commercial Fishing

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

Size: $750 to $4,000

Where: Australia-wide

Conditions: Financial incentives for hiring apprentices.

URL: Apprenticeships Incentives Program

Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream

Size: $20,000 to $10 million

Where: Regional areas

Conditions: For infrastructure projects in regional areas.

URL: Building Better Regions Fund

Alternative Employer Incentive Scheme (NT)

Size: 45% of average weekly earnings

Where: Northern Territory

Conditions: Incentives for employing injured workers.

URL: Alternative Employer Incentive Scheme

26TEN Grants (TAS)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For improving workplace literacy and numeracy.

URL: 26TEN Grants

First Start Loans (QLD)

Size: Up to $2 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For individuals in the fishing industry to start viable enterprises.

URL: First Start Loans

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $5,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For business development advice in Queensland.

URL: Entrepreneur Grants

No Interest Micro-Business Loan (TAS)

Size: Up to $3,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: Interest-free loans for low-income individuals starting or growing a business.

URL: No Interest Loan

Regional Events Funding WA

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Western Australia

Conditions: For businesses hosting events showcasing local communities.

URL: Regional Events Funding

Pocket Grants Contemporary Music (SA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For music businesses covering unexpected expenses.

URL: Pocket Grants

26TEN Grants (TAS)

Size: Up to $50,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: For improving workplace literacy and numeracy.

URL: 26TEN Grants

First Start Loans (QLD)

Size: Up to $2 million

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For individuals in the fishing industry to start viable enterprises.

URL: First Start Loans

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants (QLD)

Size: Up to $5,000

Where: Queensland

Conditions: For business development advice in Queensland.

URL: Entrepreneur Grants

No Interest Micro-Business Loan (TAS)

Size: Up to $3,000

Where: Tasmania

Conditions: Interest-free loans for low-income individuals starting or growing a business.

URL: No Interest Loan

Pocket Grants Contemporary Music (SA)

Size: Up to $1,000

Where: South Australia

Conditions: For music businesses covering unexpected expenses.

URL: Pocket Grants

Statistical Analysis of Available Grants

Statistical Analysis of Available Grants

Distribution of Grants by State

Out of the 77 grants listed, the distribution across different states is as follows:

  • Australia-wide: 26 grants
  • New South Wales (NSW): 11 grants
  • Queensland (QLD): 10 grants
  • Victoria (VIC): 6 grants
  • Western Australia (WA): 7 grants
  • South Australia (SA): 5 grants
  • Tasmania (TAS): 7 grants
  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT): 1 grant
  • Northern Territory (NT): 4 grants

This distribution indicates that Australia-wide grants offer the greatest access, providing opportunities across all regions. New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia also show significant support with multiple grants available.

Unique and Noteworthy Grants

Several grants stand out due to their unique focus and substantial support:

  • Accelerating Commercialisation (Australia-wide): Offers between $20,000 to $1 million for businesses with novel products, processes, or services requiring matched funding.
  • Urban Rivers and Catchments Program (Australia-wide): Provides up to $10 million for projects conserving native species and improving urban waterways.
  • First Start Loans (QLD): Grants up to $2 million for individuals in the fishing industry to start viable enterprises.

Insights

The broad range of grants available demonstrates the Australian government’s commitment to supporting diverse business needs, from innovation and disaster recovery to environmental conservation and sector-specific development. The distribution shows a balanced approach, ensuring that businesses across all states have access to necessary funds to foster growth and sustainability.