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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.

The ACT Government helps fund innovative products and services by local entrepreneurs and new ACT businesses.

If you’re at the ideas stage or just setting up a new business in Canberra, funding can help. There are several business grants and funding opportunity programs available.

Apply for a business grant or 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. You can also match the program’s funding with the time you invest in your business.

Innovation Connect 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:

Published date: 17 Sep 2021
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