Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

Funding for Australian businesses to build industrial capabilities that fit with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.
This grant is currently closed to applications
Application detail:

This grant program is being revised and will open as a new stream within the Defence Industry Development Grant program in mid-2024.

What do you get?

A grant of $50,000 to $1 million for up to 50% of the cost of a project that builds capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. All projects must be completed prior to the program end date 30 June 2025.

Grant funding is capped at $3 million in a 3-year period per recipient.

Who is this for?

Small to medium sized businesses with an Australian business number (ABN). The business must be a company incorporated in Australia or and incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust.

How it works

You need to contribute 50% of the eligible project value.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security

As they relate to the above activities, this can also include:

  • design, engineering and commissioning activities
  • workforce training and accreditations.

The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities are described on the Department of Defence websitewhich includes a SICP Fact Sheet listing the priorities. Defence reviews the priorities periodically and publishes updates on its website.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 0.67 MB docx · 0.42 MB

Sample application form

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Sample grant agreement form

pdf · 0.64 MB docx · 0.14 MB

External accountant declaration form

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Fact sheet

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