Are there government grants that can help in extra funding?
Extra funding to point towards marketing my business..
There are over 1000 grants available to provide funding support for businesses, Christine. Over 100 relate to training and over 200 for business development.
A quick search of the applicable grants is available at www.business.gov.au
Funding varies by state, industry and activity..
As Bruce Patten mentioned, the Australian Federal government provides a wide range of grants and financial incentives. They’re mostly designed to ‘enhance business productivity and competitiveness’ and can be in the form of matched funding, access to professional services and tax incentives.
Your eligibility and the programs most relevant for you depend on the type of business you have, and why you need funding.
The government’s flagship program is the Entrepreneurs’ Program and is a comprehensive offering (beyond just funding). It could be a great option if it’s relevant for you.
For exporters, there’s the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG). It can reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses up to $150k - there’s a lot involved in this grant though.
We have a blog post about some of the different options - but this is only scratching the surface! I’d be happy to help you out if you’re looking for some more specific guidance.
You might want to think about the Industry Skills Fund which can reimburse up to 75% of your investment in training to assist you in pursuing new growth opportunities for your business.
More details on the ISF at
We run workshops in north west Sydney to assist Business Owners in developing business plans and growth strategies to make it easy to apply for funding
It will be very unlikely to get a marketing grant.
The only possible way is if your businesses has something to offer back to the community like
- Youth Services
- Disability Services
- Local Community Services
Banks also have grants from time to time.