ACT Workforce Attraction Cooperative Grants Program

This program provides funding to cohorts of ACT businesses to help them collaborate to attract the skilled workforce they need to re-open, recover and grow after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Closes in 27 days

Closing date: 18 Feb 2022

What do you get?

Funding varies from between $1,000 to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Cohorts of ACT businesses.


The following projects and activities may be considered for funding:

  • activities promoting specific sectors, industries, and groups of businesses in Canberra
  • development of collaborative recruitment strategies and plans
  • collaborative workforce plans for high growth potential sectors in Canberra
  • strategies to attract the skilled workforce businesses need to re-open and grow post pandemic.

There are 2 grants available:

Grant 1 – between $1,000 and $9,999 (excluding GST)

  • applicants must make a cash contribution but does not have to be on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Grant 2 –  between $10,000 and $50,000 (excluding GST)

  • applicants must make a matched dollar-for-dollar cash contribution.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications will be accepted from business cohorts (2 or more businesses) whereby the lead business must be based in and maintain primary operations in the ACT.

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN) as recorded on the Australian Business Register
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) on or before 1 April 2021
  • be able to demonstrate primary operation in the ACT as of 1 April 2021
  • demonstrate financial viability
  • have current Public Liability Insurance (PLI) coverage to a minimum level of $10 million.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at ACT Workforce Attraction Cooperative Grants Program.