Boosting Innovation Grants ACT

Boosting Innovation Grants provide existing ACT startups and innovators with funding to help them become more competitive and sustainable in light of the current economic challenges posed by COVID-19.


What do you get?

Funding of between $10,000 and $30,000.

Who is this for?

ACT startups and innovative businesses.


Funding is available to support existing start-ups and innovative businesses to ensure continued growth towards new customers and new markets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant money can be used for:

  • market testing a new innovative product, or a new market for an existing product
  • business development, customer engagement exercises, and limited marketing activities
  • digital transformation of business processes
  • product development and technical feasibility testing

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN) at the time of signing the funding agreement
  • have been actively trading for at least 12 months
  • have an annual revenue of less than $50 million
  • have your registered office and principal place of business in the ACT, or have a business that is primarily focused in the ACT
  • agree to¬†enter into a funding agreement with the Canberra Innovation Network

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Boosting Innovation Grants.

Funding for existing ACT start-ups and innovative businesses