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Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect


The Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program provides trusted organisations that advise small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with funding to raise awareness of cyber security risks and promote action to address these risks.

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What do you get?

Grants from $100,000 up to $750,000 to fund 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Trusted organisations that provide business advisory services to SMEs, such as chambers of commerce and industry, industry associations, and peak bodies.

Overview


Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect will provide funding to trusted organisations that give business advice to SMEs to:

  • raise the awareness of cyber security risks
  • promote action to address these risks
  • support and uplift the capability of SMEs to meet best practice in cyber security.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be an organisation that provides business advisory services

You must be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated association

You must be able to:

  • certify that you are an organisation that provides business advisory services
  • provide a letter, on the template provided, from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that:
    • details the types of SMEs that you currently provide advice to, the location of these SMEs and a quantification of the number of SMEs you currently regularly advise
    • confirms that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project within the timeframe specified in 3.2 and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • include all the mandatory attachments as per the application form.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Strategy is currently closed to applications.

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

Sample Application Form

Sample Grant Agreement

Letter of Support template