Government Grants and Funding for Small Business

Are government business grants the fuel for your next project?

Overview

What Business Grants are Available?
If you’re looking to grow or scale your business, there might be a grant that will provide business funding. Grants are a generous source of funding provided, in most cases, by state or federal governments and various other business funding parties to support Australian business opportunities. Business grants are awarded as cash payments, reimbursements, matched funding or low-cost loans.
There are thousands of grants to know about, and they chop and change with new additions and updates on a daily basis.
Commonly, grants are awarded for:
Agriculture
Arts and Media
Charity
Culturalism
Defence
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Environmental Improvements and Sustainability
Exporting and Trade
Health
Innovation and Technology
Job Creation
Manufacturing
Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise
Regional Growth
Solar Energy
Tourism
Training and Education
Volunteering and Community Service
Infrastructure

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How Do I Apply For a Business Grant?
Before applying for any business grant, we recommend that you:
Thoroughly read the grant requirements and eligibility criteria
Check the grant deadlines
Look for case studies and past recipients of the grant
Take the time to understand why the grant is being offered – what are the goals of the funding?
Clearly outline projects and milestones – most funding is project based
Draft project budgets
Consider your time investment and the opportunity cost – there are no free lunches
Whether you’ve seen a specific government business grant you’d like to explore or you don’t know where to start, contact BlueRock’s grant specialists for a chat.

Potential Opportunities

Are You Making the Most of Discretionary Government Funding?
Every year, state and federal governments allocate discretionary funding to strategic initiatives and industries. Without realising it, your business could be in a prime position to receive government support that will stimulate industry growth and job creation throughout Australia. And the best part is that it will help your business to grow too!

Partnership

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By partnering with Mattingly, BlueRock has access to strong government relationships that get you buy-in when you need it most.
Have You Missed Out on Competitive Business Grants?
Accessing grant funding is a competitive space and many businesses put in a lot of effort and struggle with little reward.
The combined expertise of the BlueRock and Mattingly partnership brings not only a tonne of experience but also a smooth and proven grant application process that removes the stress and gives you the best chance of success.

How we can help

How Can BlueRock’s Grants Consultants Help You Access Government Grants?
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Direct access to the right people in government through our strong advocacy network
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Expertise and experience crafting successful grant applications
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Keeping you abreast of what funding is available and when
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A smooth and straightforward grant application process
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We have a high success rate with over $100m in funding allocated

Testimonial

What Do Our Clients Say?
Marcus Lethlean
Director, Mediport
Each year we have enjoyed growth at a pace that allows a capital-reliant business to do so without exposing risks.

I had looked over the requirements but the workload running at the same time made the commitment in time impossible. The meeting of Tom and Peter was incredibly well-timed and somewhat serendipitous. Together, in literally 10 days, we turned a future vision of ours into a tangible project plan, supported by a significant funding request for assessment to help bring the plan to life.  

You would think that with such a short time to produce an outcome, we would be rushed, but the reverse occurred. Peter was able to engage, ask questions, understand our drive, and more importantly, our challenges, and then go away and start the process of painting the story of our future with the help of the government grant. A very well-rounded process.

The skill and effort from the team were first class; specifically the ability to quickly translate our idea into a business case and grant funding request. I find that business is best when there is care and concern about the process, the outcomes, and most importantly, the relationship, I think we all share that. I really know Peter and Tom do.

Our Government Grants & Incentives Team

Tom Moore
Head of R&D & Government Incentives
Millicent Brearley
Senior Consultant R&D Government Incentives
Peter Fotiadis
Director – Strategy and Commercial, Mattingly

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Did you know?
The origin of the BlueRock name is a mash-up of the founders two favourite things.
Through a mutual love of the Carlton football team and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, a firm was born!