GRANTS SERVICE FOR STARTUPS + SMEs

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We’ll help you apply for the right one

Government grants service for startups + SMEs

  • Find the right grant
  • Outsource the stress
  • Give it your best shot
  • Expert advice
  • Transparent pricing

At last count, there were about 500 federal and state government business grants. And the thing about grants is: they’re not guaranteed. So even if you spend hours wading through the options and then applying, you might not be successful.

Stuff that. We’ve narrowed it down to the top government grants that typically suit startups and fast-growing SMEs. You can see them below, along with our transparent pricing options.

What if they don’t suit, or maybe there are other government grants specific to your industry? We’ve got you covered with our grant discovery service. Whatever you’re thinking, John – our grants expert – can help.

Choose a time that suits you
for a phone call.

Prefer email? No worries. Here you go.

EMDG

INCLUDES

  • Eligibility discussion
  • Support documentation collation
  • Expenditure calculation
  • Austrade EMDG application

Standard pricing:

From $1,500 for
$15k EMDG spend
(full list here)

$1,500 for $15k EMDG spend

$3,500 for $50k spend

$6,500 for $100k

$9,000 for $150k

$11,500 for $200k

$13,500 for $250k

$15,500 for $300k

Initial 30-min call free

GRANT DISCOVERY

INCLUDES

  • Defining project scope
  • Understanding your business
  • Finding the best grants for you
  • Report prep + discussions

Pricing:

From $1,350


Initial 30-min call free

SIMPLER GRANTS

GRANTS INCLUDE

  • Boosting Female Founders Initiative (national)
  • Growth Grants (national)
  • Innovation Connect (ACT)
  • Ignite Ideas Fund (QLD)
  • Minimum Viable Product (NSW)

Standard pricing:

From $2,000 for
a $25k grant
(full list here)

$2,000 for $25k grant

$2,500 for $50k grant

$3,000 for $75k grant

$4,000 for $100,000 grant

$6,000 for $200,000 grant

$8,000 for $300,000 grant

$10,000 for $400,000 grant

$12,000 for $500,000 grant

POA for grants above $500k

No success-based pricing
for these grants

COMPLEX GRANTS

GRANTS INCLUDE

  • Accelerating Commercialisation (national)
  • Defence Capability (national)
  • Modern Manufacturing Initiative (national)
  • South Australian Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund (SA)

Standard pricing:

From $9,000 for a $100k grant
(full list here)

$9,000 for $100k grant

$12k for $200k grant

$15k for $300k grant

$18k for $400k grant

$21k for $500k grant

$24k for $600k grant

$27k for $700k grant

$30k for $800k grant

$36k for $1m grant

POA for grants over $1m

Success-based pricing:

From $7,500 for a $100k grant + success fee
(full list here)

$7,500 upfront for a $100k grant + $4,500 if successful

$10,000 upfront for a $200k grant + $6,000 if successful

$12,500 upfront for a $300k grant + $7,500 if successful

$15,000 upfront for a $400k grant + $9,000 if successful

$17,500 upfront for a $500k grant + $10,500 if successful

$20,000 upfront for a $600k grant + $12,000 if successful

$22,500 upfront for a $700k grant + $13,500 if successful>

$25,000 upfront for a $800k grant + $15,000 if successful

$27,500 upfront for a $900k grant + $16,500 if successful

$30,000 upfront for a $1m grant + $18,000 if successful

POA for grants above $1m

Prices exclude GST. If the grant has an expression of interest fee, we’ll refund all of it for ‘complex grants’ and half of it for ‘simpler grants’ if you lodge a full grant application with us. 

What’s the deal with
success-based pricing?

We offer this as an option for our Complex Grants service. It reduces your upfront costs, which is good for short term cashflow, but the overall cost is higher since we take on more risk. Either way: it’s your choice whether to use it or not.

Meet our R&D Tax
and Grants Specialist

John is a walking encyclopedia of government support for startups and SME businesses. And so he should be – he’s been working on government assistance, including R&D tax and grants, for 15+ years.

He does simple. He does complex. He doesn’t do BS because he knows how much work government grants take to apply for and comply with. He’ll let you know if it’s worth having a go and if so, he’ll give your business the best shot.

Choose a time that suits you
for a phone call.

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And the rest of our team…

Grants at a glance

Here are the grants that typically suit startups and fast-growing businesses.
Head to our support section for more details, including eligibility criteria and application process info.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Companies, with fewer than 200 employees, operating in the defence supply chain (or looking to), seeking advice and/or funding to help with expert advisory or capital equipment costs.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $50,000 to $1,000,000
  • Grant percentage: 50%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

STANDARD PRICING:
$9,000 for $100k grant
$12k for $200k grant
$15k for $300k grant
$18k for $400k grant
$21k for $500k grant
$24k for $600k grant
$27k for $700k grant
$30k for $800k grant
$36k for $1m grant
POA for grants over $1m

SUCCESS-BASED PRICING:
$7,500 upfront for a $100k grant + $4,500 if successful
$10,000 upfront for a $200k grant + $6,000 if successful
$12,500 upfront for a $300k grant + $7,500 if successful
$15,000 upfront for a $400k grant + $9,000 if successful
$17,500 upfront for a $500k grant + $10,500 if successful
$20,000 upfront for a $600k grant + $12,000 if successul
$22,500 upfront for a $700k grant + $13,500 if successful
$25,000 upfront for an $800k grant + $15,000 if successful
$27,500 upfront for a $900k grant + $16,500 if successful
$30,000 upfront for a $1m grant + $18,000 if successful
POA for grants above $1m

WHO IT’S FOR:

Generally for ACT-based companies, with less than $2 million in turnover, seeking to develop a prototype and/or prove its technical or commercial feasibility.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $10,000 to $30,000
  • Grant percentage: 50%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant
$3,000 for $75k grant
$4,000 for $100k grant
$6,000 for $200k grant
$8,000 for $300k grant
$10,000 for $400k grant
$12,000 for $500k grant
POA for grants above $500k

WHO IT’S FOR:

Female-founded (majority owned and led by women) startups, especially in regional areas that are ready, willing and able to pitch.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $25,000 to $480,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% to 70%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Stay tuned for round 3, expected later in 2021

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant
$3,000 for $75k grant
$4,000 for $100,000 grant
$6,000 for $200,000 grant
$8,000 for $300,000 grant
$10,000 for $400,000 grant
$12,000 for $500,000 grant
POA for grants above $500k

WHO IT’S FOR:

Companies, with fewer than 200 employees, operating in the defence supply chain (or looking to), seeking advice and/or funding to help with expert advisory or capital equipment costs.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $4,000 to $240,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% to 80%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

STANDARD PRICING:
$9,000 for $100k grant
$12k for $200k grant
$15k for $300k grant
$18k for $400k grant
$21k for $500k grant
$24k for $600k grant
$27k for $700k grant
$30k for $800k grant
$36k for $1m grant
POA for grants over $1m

SUCCESS-BASED PRICING:
$7,500 upfront for a $100k grant + $4,500 if successful
$10,000 upfront for a $200k grant + $6,000 if successful
$12,500 upfront for a $300k grant + $7,500 if successful
$15,000 upfront for a $400k grant + $9,000 if successful
$17,500 upfront for a $500k grant + $10,500 if successful
$20,000 upfront for a $600k grant + $12,000 if successful
$22,500 upfront for a $700k grant + $13,500 if successful
$25,000 upfront for an $800k grant + $15,000 if successful
$27,500 upfront for a $900k grant + $16,500 if successful
$30,000 upfront for a $1m grant + $18,000 if successful
POA for grants above $1m

WHO IT’S FOR:

Companies, with less than $50 million in turnover, exporting beyond Australia and New Zealand (or looking to) that are seeking funding towards the cost of their export market development activities (if more than $15,000 over the last two years).

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $5,000 to $150,000
  • Grant percentage: 50%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

$1,500 for $15k EMDG spend
$3,500 for $50k spend
$6,500 for $100k spend
$9,000 for $150k spend
$11,500 for $200k spend
$13,500 for $250k spend
$15,500 for $300k spend

WHO IT’S FOR:

Companies, with between $1.5 million and $100 million in turnover, seeking advice and/or funding to help towards a clear path to growth for their business.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $2,500 to $20,000
  • Grant percentage: 50%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant
$3,000 for $75k grant
$4,000 for $100,000 grant
$6,000 for $200,000 grant
$8,000 for $300,000 grant
$10,000 for $400,000 grant
$12,000 for $500,000 grant
POA for grants above $500k

WHO IT’S FOR:

Generally for NSW-based companies that are pre-revenue with a completed proof of concept, a potential business customer (B2B) or business channel to market (B2C), seeking to develop the MVP of a scalable solution that can be deployed to multiple customers.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: up to $25,000
  • Grant percentage: 50%
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant
$3,000 for $75k grant
$4,000 for $100k grant
$6,000 for $200k grant
$8,000 for $300k grant
$10,000 for $400k grant
$12,000 for $500k grant
POA for grants above $500k

If the national grants we’ve listed don’t apply to you, try our grant discovery service where we’ll find the best grant/s for you. It’s from $1,350 but if you just want to talk in the first instance, that’s free.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Generally QLD-based companies with high-growth potential, and no more than 50 FTEs, that are seeking to undertake a commercialisation project. Tier 1 (or Tier 2) projects are for up to 12 (or 24) months.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: up to $100,000 (Tier 1) or $200,000 (Tier 2)
  • Grant percentage: 80% (Tier 1) or 50% (Tier 2)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant
$3,000 for $75k grant
$4,000 for $100k grant
$6,000 for $200k grant
$8,000 for $300k grant
$10,000 for $400k grant
$12,000 for $500k grant
POA for grants above $500k

WHO IT’S FOR:

Generally for SA-based companies, with less than $1 million in turnover, seeking to develop a novel product, process or service that demonstrates sustainable competitive advantage, through high barriers to entry and uniqueness that cannot be easily replicated, and that has potential markets beyond SA .

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: Various
  • Grant percentage: Various
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

OUR FEE:

STANDARD PRICING:
$9,000 for $100k grant
$12k for $200k grant
$15k for $300k grant
$18k for $400k grant
$21k for $500k grant
$24k for $600k grant
$27k for $700k grant
$30k for $800k grant
$36k for $1m grant
POA for grants over $1m

SUCCESS-BASED PRICING:
$7,500 upfront for a $100k grant + $4,500 if successful
$10,000 upfront for a $200k grant + $6,000 if successful
$12,500 upfront for a $300k grant + $7,500 if successful
$15,000 upfront for a $400k grant + $9,000 if successful
$17,500 upfront for a $500k grant + $10,500 if successful
$20,000 upfront for a $600k grant + $12,000 if successul
$22,500 upfront for a $700k grant + $13,500 if successful
$25,000 upfront for an $800k grant + $15,000 if successful
$27,500 upfront for a $900k grant + $16,500 if successful
$30,000 upfront for a $1m grant + $18,000 if successful
POA for grants above $1m

If the national grants we’ve listed don’t apply to you, try our grant discovery service where we’ll find the best grant/s for you. It’s from $1,350 but if you just want to talk in the first instance, that’s free.

If the national grants we’ve listed don’t apply to you, try our grant discovery service where we’ll find the best grant/s for you. It’s from $1,350 but if you just want to talk in the first instance, that’s free.

If the national grants we’ve listed don’t apply to you, try our grant discovery service where we’ll find the best grant/s for you. It’s from $1,350 but if you just want to talk in the first instance, that’s free.

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