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We are now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for round one of the Boosting Female Founders (BFF) Initiative.

The BFF Initiative aims to help women entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages accessing early stage capital to grow their startups and scale into domestic and global markets.

The Initiative will provide funding between $25,000 and $400,000 on a co-contribution basis to successful applicants and will run over 3 years.

How do I apply?


Read the guidelines for the grant to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, submit an EOI addressing the assessment criterion.

EOIs close 14 April 2020.

What happens after I submit an EOI?


We will assess all EOIs submitted against the eligibility criteria. Eligible EOIs will be sent to an Independent Assessment Committee.

The Committee will consider and recommend the EOIs to be invited to stage two. The Program Delegate will make the decision on which projects can progress to stage two.

Applicants progressing to stage two of the application process will be invited to complete and submit a grant application.