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Entrepreneurs' Programme - Growth Grants

GO ID:
GO111
Agency:
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
Ongoing
Internal Reference ID:
EP
Primary Category:
261001 - Industry Innovation
Publish Date:
5-May-2017
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Non-competitive

Description:

Growth Grants are an Entrepreneurs’ Programme grant to help your business grow.

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme provides access to a national network of experienced facilitators. They'll work with you to improve your business practices, become more competitive, and take advantage of growth opportunities. 

The Growth Grant will help you improve specific business areas that your facilitator recommended in your roadmap or plan. You must have received a roadmap or plan before you can apply for a Growth Grant.

You must use the grant to improve the ability and skills of your business to trade. For instance, you can engage external experts to help implement recommendations from the roadmap or plan. You can't use it to fix problems that are part of the normal running of your business.

You can get up to 50% of eligible project costs. The minimum grant amount is $2500 (excluding GST). The maximum amount is $20,000 (excluding GST).

The grant is for 1 year. For each Growth service you receive, you can only apply once for this grant. You can use the grant to implement some or all of the recommendations in your roadmap or plan.

Eligibility:

You must have received a completed plan from one of the following services:

  • Growth Roadmap
  • High Growth Accelerator
  • SMART Projects and Supply Chains

You must apply within 1 year of receiving the completed plan (unless otherwise agreed by the program delegate).

Your project must:

  • only include eligible activities
  • have at least $5000 in total, eligible project costs
  • not have started

Eligible activities must:

  • link to an area of the business as specified in your plan
  • give you new abilities to trade in Australia and other countries
  • engage services outside of your business

For further information see section 4.4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth.

You can’t apply again if you’ve already got funding for recommendations in the roadmap or plan you’re applying under. 

You can’t apply for projects with activities including:

  • business as usual activities
  • sales activity
  • capital expenditure
  • cost of maintaining existing software
  • cost of maintaining existing industry certifications
  • cost of registering patents and intellectual property
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $2,500.00 to $20,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:
Other Instructions:

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