Australian Small Business Advisory Services – Digital Solutions Round 2

This grant will help service providers to offer low cost, high quality advisory services on digitalisation to Australian small businesses.

Closes in 39 days

Closing date: Friday 11 November 2022 5:00pm AEDT Fri 11 Nov 2022 5:00pm AEDT

What you get?

Funding of $18.6 million allocated across three coverage areas over 4 years.

Who is this for?

Businesses who provide advisory services to small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas. 


This opportunity will support service providers to offer low cost, high quality advisory services on digitalisation to Australian small businesses, across 5 priority capabilities including:

  • digitalising your business
  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software
  • online security and data privacy.

There are 3 grants under this opportunity, each with a defined geographical coverage area. You may apply for one or more grants, to service multiple coverage areas.

Grant funding allocation for each coverage area over 4 years will be up to:

  • $6.51 million for Area 1 - New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
  • $5.58 million for Area 2 - Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia
  • $6.51 million for Area 3 - South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure
  • provide services to one or more of the selected coverage areas
  • improve, support and enhance small businesses' digital competency including but not limited to the priority digital capabilities
  • meet the service requirements
  • can provide evidence from your board that the project is supported.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

When the online form is available, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

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Apply now

Apply for the Australian Small Business Advisory Services – Digital Solutions Round 2

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample grant agreement.
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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Board or CEO approval letter template

Sample customer data sheet