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.

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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

  • Low Carbon (VIC)
  • Growth Grants (national)
  • Innovation Connect (ACT)
  • Ignite Ideas Fund (QLD)

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)
  • Boosting Female Founders Initiative (national)
  • MVP Ventures (NSW)
  • Seed-Start (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.

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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.

WHO IT’S FOR:

Businesses, startups and researchers who have a novel product, process or service ready to scale up and commercialise in global markets.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $50,000 to $1,000,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% (you must match this)
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)
  • Two stage process – guidance stage which connects you with a facilitator and grant stage when you apply for the funding

Visit the grant site for more info.

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:

Female founders of startup businesses preparing to scale into domestic and global markets. It includes expert mentoring and advice for some successful applicants.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $25,000 to $480,000 (depending on the grant round)
  • Grant percentage: 50% (you must match this)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Released via grant rounds – currently awaiting the Australian Government to announce the next round

Visit the last grant round’s page for more info.

OUR FEE:

STANDARD PRICING:

  • $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

WHO IT’S FOR:

The EMDG aims to help Australian SMEs grow their exports in international markets by contributing to the cost of marketing/promoting their goods and services overseas.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Austrade assesses applications and makes a grant offer to each eligible applicant
  • Offers are based on the total funding pool and number of eligible applicants
  • If you accept the grant offer, you enter into an agreement with Austrade, specifying the amount and timeframe
  • Grant percentage: up to 50% (you must match this)
  • Upfront application followed by a milestone report to claim your funds

Visit Austrade for more info.

OUR FEE:

$495 for upfront application, plus: 

  • $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:

Eligible businesses working within or supporting a ‘growth sector’ that want assistance to grow and enter new markets. ‘Growth sectors’ are outlined here.

KEY DETAILS:

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

Visit the grants page for more info.

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant

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.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Tier 1 grants: Up to $100,000 for projects up to 12 months long
  • Tier 2 grants: $100,000-$200,000 for projects up to 24 months long
  • Grant percentage: 80% (Tier 1) or 50% (Tier 2)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Currently closed – next round expected to open mid 2023

Visit the grants page for more info.

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

WHO IT’S FOR:

ACT-based early stage startups (less than $2 million in turnover) with an innovative idea that requires support to assess feasibility, develop prototypes or carry out other activities to become market-ready.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $10,000 to $30,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% (you must match this in $ or time)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing (no closing date)

Visit the grants page for more info.

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant (price guide only)

WHO IT’S FOR:

SME manufacturing businesses in VIC that need support to participate in low carbon and renewable energy supply chains.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: up to $50,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% (you must match this)
  • Application required
  • Closing 5pm 20 January 2023

Visit the grants page for more info.

OUR FEE:

$2,000 for $25k grant
$2,500 for $50k grant

WHO IT’S FOR:

This grants program is designed to support businesses throughout their commercialisation journey. If you successfully complete a project funded by the program, you can reapply for more funding if it meets the program criteria.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Grant value: $25,000-$200,000
  • Grant percentage: 50% (you must match this)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Applications close 1/12/2026

Visit the grants page for more info.

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:

Early stage SA businesses with high-growth potential, seeking help to commercialise an innovative product/service.

KEY DETAILS:

  • Seed Grants: $50,000-$100,000 (you must match half the grant amount)
  • Start Grants: $100,001-$500,000 (you must match the grant amount)
  • Expression of interest required
  • Ongoing grant (no closing date)

Visit the grants page for more info.

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

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

Government support for your business