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Grants and assistance

If you are looking to grow your business, there are grants and financial assistance available to support a range of activities including exporting and research and development.

Grant finder

Grants and other funding programs are available from Australian, state and territory governments and in some cases, from local councils. There are grants and other forms of financial assistance available for a range of business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting.

Find available grants through the Grants and Assistance Finder.

Assistance finder

If you need help with business planning and management for your business, search for your nearest government-funded business advisor using Advisory Services.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme aims to improve business competitiveness and productivity through advice and support provided by advisers with relevant experience.

The Programme offers support to businesses through three elements:

  • business management – providing support for business improvement and growth
  • Research Connections – helping small businesses collaborate with the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential
  • Accelerating Commercialisation – helping entrepreneurs, researchers, start-ups and businesses address key challenges associated with bringing novel products, processes and service to the market.

To be eligible under the Programme, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria.

To find out more, call 13 28 46.

Growth Fund

The Growth Fund was established after Holden and Toyota announced they would close their car manufacturing operations in Australia by the end of 2017. The Growth Fund provides assistance to the workers, businesses and regions affected by these changes.

The Growth Fund will:

  • help workers from Holden and Toyota to transition to new jobs
  • encourage automotive supply chain firms to diversify
  • accelerate new business activity in sectors outside of car manufacturing in Victoria and South Australia.

To find out more, call 13 28 46.