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Growth Grants

If you’ve received one of our Growth services, you can apply for a Growth Grant. With the grant you can engage external expertise to implement the recommendations in your Growth roadmap or plan.


The guidelines for this services have recently changed. You should review the Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth before applying. 


Application detail:

You must submit your application within 1 year of receiving your roadmap or plan.

What do you get?

Funding of between $2500 (ex GST) and $20,000 (ex GST), covering up to 50% of eligible project costs.

Who is this for?

Businesses that have received a roadmap under one of our Growth services.


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.


What are the eligibility criteria?

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

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.

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How do you apply?

Submit your application using our online portal.

The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure, online environment.

You may apply for the grant at any time within 1 year of receiving your completed roadmap or plan.

Applications can be started about 48 hours after you have received your plan from your adviser. If the application form it is not available when you sign in, please contact us for help.

Apply for a Growth Grant now

If you’re confident you’re eligible, you can apply through our online portal below.

Make sure you:

  • have your completed roadmap or plan from a Growth service
  • read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth
  • can explain how you’ll take advantage of this opportunity

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How we pay the grant

Your grant agreement will state the:

  • maximum grant amount we’ll pay
  • share of eligible costs covered by the grant
  • financial contribution you or a third party will need to make

If you incur extra costs you must meet them yourself.

We’ll pay you 100% of the grant at the end of the grant period. You’ll need to submit an end-of-project report that shows that you’ve completed the project.

You can submit your end-of-project report before the end of the 1 year grant period. Should there be enough funding available at that time, we may give you an earlier payment.

If your project cost less to complete, we’ll adjust your payment.

Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories

We’re proud of the funding we’ve provided to support Australian businesses. Learn about some of our previous customers and how the Entrepreneurs' Programme has helped them.

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Growth Grants is part of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. The program aims to help businesses to:

  • improve their growth capabilities and networks
  • engage with researchers
  • foster innovation
  • encourage commercialisation of novel products, processes or services

Transform your business with expert advice that money can’t buy, and financial support through access to grants.

Key documents

Grant Opportunity Guidelines: Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Growth

Sample grant agreement