Fundings & Grants

Government grants providing matched funding

Jobs for NSW Funding Roadmap

Funding and support for innovative startups and scaling small-to-medium enterprises in NSW.

TECHVOUCHERS

Up to $15,000 in funding

Through TechVouchers, you can be connected with an expert in a relevant field of research and embark on a joint research project. The program also enables access to high tech instruments and facilities that would otherwise be difficult to access.

MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT (MVP) GRANTS

Supporting promising pre-revenue start-up businesses across all industry sectors.

To progress from proof of concept to a minimum viable product stage of development an MVP grant is a matched funding grant up to 50% of approved project costs, to a maximum of $25,000.

 

R&D TAX INCENTIVE

Provides a tax offset for some of a company’s cost of doing eligible R&D activities by reducing a company’s income tax liability.

Available to companies in start-up and scaleup phase.

BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS GRANTS

Competitive grants of up to $100K for start-ups that are generating revenue to fund a consortium that enables the business to establish key accounts.

‘Enabling technologies’ are new technologies or new uses for existing technologies that enable new products, services, or more efficient processes (e.g. mobile, cloud, analytics, sensors, advanced materials).

ENTREPRENEURS’ PROGRAMME: ACCELERATING COMMERCIALISATION

Provides access to expert guidance and grants to help SMEs commercialise products, processes and services.

Accelerating Commercialisation offers Commercialisation Guidance, Accelerating Commercialisation Grants and Portfolio Services to successful applicants.

ACCELERATING GROWTH LOANS

Loans of between $200K-$500K for fast-growth SMEs to create jobs in metro Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Accelerating Growth Loans are direct loans from Jobs for NSW for emerging fast-growth SMEs that are scaling quickly and creating jobs in NSW, but face barriers in accessing finance from traditional lenders.

ENTREPRENEURS’ PROGRAMME: INNOVATION CONNECTIONS

Provides SMEs with expert guidance to address technology and knowledge gaps by collaborating with the research sector.

Support includes up to $50K in matched funding to work on collaborative projects.

REGIONAL GROWTH LOANS

Interest free loans of between $200K-$500K for fast-growth SMEs to create jobs in regional NSW.

Regional Growth Loans are for businesses who are creating jobs specifically in areas outside of Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

LANDING PADS PROGRAM

Provides market-ready startups with access
to some of the world’s most renowned innovation and startup ecosystems.

Locations include Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

STRATEGIC GROWTH LOANS

Flexible loans of between $500K and $1.2M for fast-growth SMEs to create jobs in both metro and regional NSW.

Loans are offered over a term of four (4) years and at an interest rate of 9.2%. Jobs for NSW does not require the loan to be secured by personal assets such as residential property.

EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Financial support for current and aspiring SMEs to access new export markets.

The scheme encourages businesses to engage in international marketing and promotion expenditure to achieve international sales.

LOAN GUARANTEES

Up to 50% of approved project costs to a maximum of $5M, to help fast-growth SMEs across NSW to obtain the loan approvals needed to expand and accelerate business growth.

Businesses must have revenue of $3 million or more to apply, and can be located in both regional and metropolitan NSW.

EFIC

Efic is the Australian Government’s export credit agency.

This programm offers working capital solutions for exporting SMEs when they are unable to access funding through their bank.

MORE GRANTS AVAILABLE

Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern

Formerly AMSIIntern, is the only national all sector – all discipline internship program placing PhD students into business.

A not-for-profit program, APR.Intern is accelerating innovation through short-term industry and university research collaborations.

Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Grants

The CRC-P grant provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services.

The collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Industry Growth Centres

The CRC-P grant provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services.

The collaboration must at least match the amount of grant funding sought through cash and/or in-kind contributions.

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