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Unfortunately just knowing about a grant does not create a successful application. That only comes with expertise and experience. The number of companies that waste their time applying unsuccessfully for a grant is astounding. The information they provide in the application usually gives the reasosn for not approving it. By all means find a grant, but then find a grants SPECIALIST (not an accountant or consultant that does other things) who has the confidence in their ability to prepare your winning application for just a success fee. No win, no fee.
One of the best sites for grant information in Australia is www.business.gov.au
Steve's suggestion of www.grants.gov.au is a site similar to www.grants.com.au
Extra funding to point towards marketing my business..
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.
how to find different grandts for small business or startups, and process to get those grants and terms to be followed to get them.
Ananda, your best option is to contact a grants specialist. Avoid accountant or grants consultant that only work on a few entitlement grant programs. You want a business that only works in the grants industry.
Make sure they only charge a success fee and not an hourly rate.
Some grants for SME and satrtups do not require professional help. The specalist should provide a free review function of your self-prepared application.
There are many grants available ($50 Billion annually) so it is best to engage a professional so you don't miss any grants and your applications are successful.
Pattens Group are Australia's only grant specialists that meet all the above criteria.
We would be happy to assist you.
Alternatively you can conduct your own search at www.business.gov.au