Funding and Grants Available for Businesses, Programs and Startups

Every now and again it is worth checking into what funding and grants might be available to you – there is no magic bucket of funds and these opportunities are a bonus so here is what on offer at this time.

Australia – National

Accelerating Commercialisation

Australia Clean Energy and CleanTech Accelerator Program

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia

Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH

Australian start-up accelerator announces female-only Fellowship program

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Business Energy Advice Program

Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR)

Coronavirus information and support for business

CSIRO Kick-Start

Defence Global Competitiveness Grant

Drought Loan

Employment Assistance Fund (EAF)

English Family Foundation – Ignitor Fund

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Farm Investment Loan

Growth Grants

Growth Roadmap

High Growth Accelerator

Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

Indigenous Advancement Strategy

Innovation Connections

International Finance fund – Screen Australia

Landing Pads

Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021, closing date and time 16-Dec-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Northern Australia Development Program – Business Development Grant Opportunity

Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants Program

SMART Projects and Supply Chains


South Australia


Grant Assist – Business and Industry

Grants SA – Minor Grant Round; Medium Grant Round

Seed Start

South Australia Export Accelerator

South Australian Space Industry Centre

Where else can you look?  Well you should check out your local council as they often have programs and support that you can apply for including grants for activities such as events:

City Business Support Package – City of Adelaide and Business SA


New South Wales

Export assistance grant

Grants and funding

Jobs Plus Program

Minimum Viable Product grants

Regional Skills Relocation Grant


Northern Territory

Aboriginal workforce grants

Aboriginal Business Development Program

Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants

Arts and Culture COVID-19 Interruption Support Program

Biz Secure Grant

Business Innovation Program

Funding to upskill or reskill employees

Small Business JobMaker Booster

Territory Workforce Program



Advance Queensland Female Founders Program

Advance Queensland Programs and Funds

Employer Support Payment

Free apprenticeships for under 25s

Mentoring for Growth program

Queensland Startup Events & Activities Fund

Regional Arts Development Fund

Youth Boost Payments



Victorian programs and grants are many and varied – find out more.


Grants and funding opportunities for Tasmania; ACT; and Western Australia.



Global Fund for Women Grant Application

Google Ad Grants

Insurtech Gateway incubator


Find more grants and programs here.

Scroll to Top