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Government Grants for Australian Businesses

Clearwater Staff

Government support and assistance can be a critical factor for small and medium business viability and success. Thankfully there are numerous grants, funding options and assistance available both at a state and federal level.

Unfortunately, most business owners who are eligible, are unaware of the assistance available to them. Grants can be upwards of $10,000 in some cases and directly contribute to funding key areas of your business such as technology, infrastructure and digital marketing.

What can the grants be used for?

There are many different grants available that can be used for business development and expansion, assist in reaching new markets or to help get your business online. If your business is looking for opportunities to adapt or expand in new ways, you could be eligible for a grant! 


Working For Victoria

A Victorian government imitative that is providing $500 million to support Victorian job seekers to find work and employers to find workers.  Working for Victoria is part of the government’s $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package and sees it partnering with Sidekicker to support jobseekers to find work and access to online training and for impacted employers to quickly find workers with the required skills and experience

COVID-19 business grants

City of Melbourne grant providing grants that range from $2,000 to $10,000 for small to medium sized businesses to invest in online and e-Commerce capability.  This includes funding to support and take part in training and professional development activities.

Small business grants

A City of Melbourne grant to help support and help passionate and innovate small business owners. These grants are available to those seen as forward thinking businesses and must be located or intended to be located with the City of Melbourne.  These grants are available twice a year with applications to be open in early August 2020.

South Australia

Economic and Business Growth Fund

A $100 million state government commitment to promote economic growth in South Australia.  

COVID 19 business information and support

Business COVID-19 SA Business information hub providing COVID-19 business information and support

Grant Assist

A fantastic resource providing grants and assistance programs across business and industry in Australia.

Western Australia

Business grants and sponsorship

City of Perth has created a comprehensive program of business grants and sponsorships which provide targeted funding to further enhance the City’s reputation for business excellence.

Grants and sponsorship

Grants and Sponsorship Program to support the City’s Rebound and Recovery from COVID-19

Small business support

Support for small businesses in response to COVID-19

Northern Territory

Trade Support Scheme

The Trade Support Scheme Quick Response Grants helps you with up to $8,000 for the costs of export and international marking activities.


Small business grants schedule

These grants provide a range of options to assist businesses with coaching, advice, increasing digital capacity or purchasing specialised equipment to achieve high-growth potential.

New South Wales

Grants and loans

NSW government grants and loans for small businesses

Small business COVID-19 recovery grant

For small business or not-for-profit organisation that have experienced a decline in turnover as a result of COVID-19


Business Grants

Economic support package offered by the City of Hobart

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