A standard eligibility criteria applies for all businesses and projects seeking to access the Local Jobs Fund.
The business applying to the fund must have:
Projects in the Territory’s 10 growth and developing sectors, a related supply or service sector or other sector in which the Territory has a comparative advantage will be eligible to apply.
The Territory’s growth and developing sectors are set out in the Economic Development Framework.
Growth sectors are:
Related service and supply sectors include industries that provide specialised goods or services to a growth or developing sector. For example, marine maintenance services is a related service and supply sector to the energy and minerals and defence sectors.
Other sectors in which the Territory has a comparative advantage, include any sector where the Territory has a unique advantage in competing in national and global markets by way of its unique geography, climate and/or existing economic and social environment.
The fund will not provide support for applications that request assistance with:
Eligibility is subject to change. Further details about eligibility and the application process are available in the policy framework.
Get a copy of the policy framework:
All applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Local Jobs Fund team before submission.
Applicants who consider their project may fall outside of the published eligibility and policy criteria, but still stand up to reasonable commercial scrutiny are also encouraged to discuss their concept with the Local Jobs Fund team.