Growing your business


The CDIC provides a range of grants to support defence industry businesses. These grants help small to medium Australian businesses grow their capacity to meet Defence capability needs and join global defence industry supply chains.

Available grants


Capability Improvement Grant

If the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) recommends improvements for your business, you can apply for a grant of up to $250,000 to help make the improvements.

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

Funding of up to $1 million for Australian businesses to build industrial capabilities that fit with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

Defence Global Competitiveness Grant

A grant of up to $150,000 to help your business invest in projects that address barriers to exporting and build your defence export capability.

New Air Combat Capability - Industry Support Program

Up to $1 million for Australian businesses and research organisations to help them win work in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

US-Australia International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)

Up to $1m per year over three years are available to Australian universities involved in a successful submission to the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program.