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Empowering Business To Go Digital


The Empowering Business to Go Digital program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million in total to support a non-government organisation – either existing or new - to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report.
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What do you get?

A one-time grant of up to $3 million in matched funding.

Who is this for?

Australian incorporated entities with an ABN and a desire to increase digital awareness.

Overview


The Empowering Business to Go Digital program will provide a single grant of up to $3 million to support the establishment of a non-government organisation to build and enhance small business digital capability and to address issues raised in the Small Business Digital Taskforce report. The program will run from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • establish a financially self-sustaining non-government organisation (NGO), or leverage an existing NGO, to increase small business awareness and adoption of digital technology, in line with the recommendations of the Small Business Digital Taskforce Report
  • establish a website that will draw together existing digital resources from across government and the private sector, providing a one-stop-shop in empowering a digitised society
  • improve information sharing between businesses, government, industry associations and the small business commissioners.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • increased accessibility of small business digital information
  • increase small business awareness and adoption of digital technology
  • improved small business digital capability and productivity.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an entity, incorporated in Australia

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

We can only accept applications where:

  • you can provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • you can provide evidence of any funding contributions from other organisations, if applicable; and
  • You must be a non-government organisation; or agree to establish a non-government organisation, prior to entering into a grant agreement. You must have an industry-led governance model and include small business representatives on the board.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Empowering Business to Go Digital grant is currently closed to applications.

You are responsible for making sure your application is complete and accurate. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). If we consider that you have provided false or misleading information we may not progress your application. If you find an error in your application after submitting it, you should call us immediately on 13 28 46.

  • Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Board or CEO letter template

Digital Budget template

Frequently asked questions