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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Apply for various business grants and programs to help progress your business in its early stages.

Innovation Connect

Innovation Connect is a matched funding program. For every dollar you invest between $10,000 and $30,000, the ACT Government will match it.

It supports Canberra-based start-ups and entrepreneurs developing an innovative product or service.

Grants range between $10,000 to $30,000 and help speed up the viability of innovative ideas towards commercialisation.

The ACT Government delivers Innovation Connect in partnership with the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN).

For more details, visit CBRIN

Other business grants

The Australian Government offers a range of grants, programs and initiatives that might suit your business. Search for them on the Australian Government’s business.gov.au website.

You can find more details about other grant funding at:

  • ACT Business Hub website
    Find programs available to support your business.
  • ACT Government Grants 
    A list of all available ACT Government grants, including business, investment and trade grants.
  • Accelerating Commercialisation
    Small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers can apply for access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market.
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Interested in doing business in Canberra?

Contact the business team for information and advice.