Funding

If you are looking for funding and support for your business, below is a range of grants, venture capitalists and lenders that may be applicable to your business.

If you’re an organisation and would like to add your funding programs to this list, please email innovation@nt.gov.au

  • Aboriginal Business Development Program

    The Aboriginal Business Development Program (ABDP) assists Aboriginal people to start or expand their business with grants between $1,000 and $30,000. Grant recipients also get one-on-one support from a small business champion.

    Funding source
    Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
    Funding value
    $30,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Aboriginal business
  • Aboriginal Workforce Grants

    Aboriginal Workforce Grants support initiatives or projects that result in more Aboriginal Territorians entering employment and developing careers within the workplace.

    Funding source
    Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Employment assistance
  • Accelerating Commercialisation

    Provides businesses with access to expert advice and matched funding of up to $1 million to cover eligible commercialisation costs to help them to take novel products, processes and services to market.

    Funding source
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Funding value
    $1,000,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Research and development
  • Advanced manufacturing early stage research fund (AMESRF)

    Support small-scale and pilot research projects in advanced manufacturing, and benefit smaller firms and early stage research. The fund will provide grants to small to medium enterprises for rapid initial feasibility testing, allowing the projects to then move quickly to larger-scale research or commercialisation.

    Funding source
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Funding value
    $400,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Research and development
  • Advancing Renewables Program

    The Advancing Renewables Program aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

    • reduction in the cost of renewable energy
    • increase in the value delivered by renewable energy
    • improvement in technology readiness and commercial readiness of renewable energy
    • reduction in or removal of barriers to renewable energy uptake
    • increase in skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to renewable energy.
    Funding source
    Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
    Funding value
    $50,000,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Research and development
  • AirTree Ventures

    AirTree is a venture capital fund with a mission to help the most ambitious Australian and Kiwi technology entrepreneurs achieve their vision. As one of the largest venture capital funds in the region with over half a billion dollars under management, AirTree aims to back startups from the earliest moments in their first funding round, often pre-revenue, and has the firepower to continue supporting successful companies over multiple, subsequent rounds.

    Funding source
    AirTree Ventures
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Venture capital
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Australia-China Science and Research Fund Joint Research Centres

    The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China.

    The ACSRF facilitates activities that:

    • support enduring partnerships between Australian and Chinese researchers
    • encourage the application and commercialisation of research outcomes
    • provide early career researchers the opportunity to gain relevant Australia-China research experience.
    Funding source
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Funding value
    $1,000,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Research and development
  • Australian Ethical Community Grants 2020

    For charitable organisations and social impact initiatives making a difference to planet, people and animals.

    Funding source
    Australian Ethical
    Funding value
    $20,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Operational support
  • Automotive Transformation Scheme

    The Automotive Transformation Scheme aims to encourage competitive investment, innovation and economic sustainability in the Australian automotive industry.

    Funding source
    Australian Government
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Biomedical Translation Fund

    Provides companies with venture capital through licensed private sector fund managers to develop and commercialise biomedical discoveries in Australia.

    Funding source
    AusIndustry
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Venture capital
    Focus
    Research and development
  • Bond Facilities

    Bonds are often a prerequisite for Australian exporters and companies providing goods or services to domestic export-related contracts. If you’re a direct exporter or a company in an export supply chain, this bond facility can help your business secure your next export-related project.

    Funding source
    Export FInance Australia
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Other
    Focus
    International markets
  • Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream

    Provides organisations with grants of between $5,000 to $10 million to new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

    Funding source
    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Funding value
    $10,000,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Other
  • Business Acceleration Program

    The Business Acceleration Program consists of two parts: the growth clinic and the growth modules. The program is underpinned by our Knowledge Framework for Growth - our guiding framework that enables chief executive officers / managing directors and executives to understand how their company works and the changes they need to make to grow their company.

    Funding source
    Darwin Innovation Hub
    Funding value
    Non-financial support
    Further information
    Type
    Other
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Business Angels

    Global introduction service for private companies and start-ups and private angel investors.

    Funding source
    Business Angels
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Other
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Business Development and Assistance Program

    Provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and businesses with access to finance products, advice, training and workshops to start or grow a small to medium business.

    Funding source
    Indigenous Business Australia
    Funding value
    $30,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Aboriginal business
  • Business Growth Grants

    If you have received a business management service and your business adviser / facilitator recommends specific business improvement activities to increase your business’s capability to trade in Australian markets and / or markets in other countries, you can apply for a business growth grant.

    Funding source
    Entrepreneur's Programme
    Funding value
    $20,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Business Growth Program

    Information, funding and development services to help businesses improve:

    • performance
    • profitability
    • employment levels
    • market penetration.
    Funding source
    Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Capability Improvement Grants

    Provides those who have received a Centre for Defence Industry Capability advisory or facilitation services report with grants of between $5,000 to $250,000 to reimburse up to half of the cost of engaging a consultant or expert to implement the recommendations in the report.

    Funding source
    Department of Defence - Centre for Defence Industry Capability
    Funding value
    $250,000
    Further information
    Type
    Grant
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Carthona Capital

    Seed and early stage investor.

    Funding source
    Carthona Capital
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Venture capital
    Focus
    Business growth
  • Certain Imports to Manufacture

    Provides Australian manufacturers importing chemicals, plastics, paper goods and metal materials, or goods used in food packaging, with duty-free tariff concessions to help reduce their importing costs.

    Funding source
    Department of Industry and Science
    Funding value
    Undefined
    Further information
    Type
    Other
    Focus
    International markets