Grants program

Purpose

Grants are a product in the Local Jobs Fund. Two categories of grants are available.

Priority Sector Collaborative Grants provide funding for consortia, consisting of three or more parties, within Territory priority, emerging growth and regional sectors to collaboratively progress sector-wide initiatives which will advance local industry capability, innovation and business development.

Infrastructure Grants are targeted at transformational economic growth projects which create a step-increase in Territory economic activity, demonstrating broad economic benefits for the Territory across multiple sectors and creating enduring new Territory jobs.

Priority Sector Collaborative Grants

Key features

Priority Sector Collaborative Grants provide funding for project consortia designed to support both identified growth and developing sectors. Grants may be provided on a 50% matching basis to consortia of organisations to support collaborative projects for activities, which could include:

  • shared infrastructure, technology and innovation solutions
  • piloting new technologies, such as demonstration plant equipment
  • testing and validating new services, or
  • consolidating and developing industry capability.

The program is expected to comprise a two-stage grant funding framework:

  • Stage 1: up to $100,000 on matching basis for sector based scoping, planning and feasibility studies. Eligible activities may include road mapping, demand analysis, supply chain analysis, sector capability audits, economic impact analysis, feasibility studies, sector opportunity analysis, and market development strategy. Funded works need to be performed by appropriately qualified third parties.
  • Stage 2: up to $1 million on matching basis to consortia for implementation of sector based projects which deliver common-use infrastructure, services or data.

Program funds will target common-use industry sector infrastructure which is able to be utilised by market participants on an open access and non-discriminatorily priced basis.

How to apply

Applications are required to include a robust business case, financial model and financial statements for the applicant. All applicants should seek advice from their legal, business and financial advisors prior to submitting an application. Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and lodgement of their application.

Step 1. Check your eligibility

Step 2. Read the business case guidelines

Step 3. Fill in the online application.

Infrastructure Grants

Applications are now open and close at 4pm on 27 September 2019.

Key features

Infrastructure Grants of up to $10 million may be made with total infrastructure grants funding capped at $20 million.

Infrastructure Grants will be targeted at economically transformational projects that deliver broader benefits to the Territory and generate in a step-increase in economic activity and output.

Grant funding will be prioritised to projects that:

  • propose industry level common user infrastructure
  • improve linkages and opportunities for upstream and downstream Territory businesses
  • generate a step increase in economic output and value-add in the Territory economy
  • have a significant proportion of the project benefits flowing to businesses other than the applicant
  • provide open access and transparent pricing to users, and
  • create significant new and enduring employment for Territorians beyond the direct jobs created from the project.

How to apply

Applications are required to include a robust business case, financial model and financial statements for the applicant. All applicants should seek advice from their legal, business and financial advisors prior to submitting an application. Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and lodgement of their application.

Step 1. Check your eligibility

Step 2. Read the business case guidelines

Step 3. Read the competitive process guidelines

Infrastructure Grants competitive process guidelines PDF (264.4 KB)
Infrastructure Grants competitive process guidelines DOCX (207.6 KB)

Step 3. Fill in the online application.