Building Partnerships grants

Building Partnerships grants help revenue generating startups and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) scale or grow strategically through the acquisition of a key customer or channel to market.

Building Partnership grants require startups or SMEs to have an innovative solution that addresses a market gap or opportunity and the collaboration of a consortium of partners.

The goals of the program are to enable a startup or an existing SME with a growth plan to:

  • expand or pivot an innovative product or solution
  • acquire a major customer
  • deliver at scale
  • or build access to a new market.

Funding available

Eligible businesses can receive up to 35% of the approved project costs up to a maximum grant of $100,000. The approved project costs may include:

  • further developing a product and/or solution
  • progressing early stage commercialisation i.e. product training or product testing
  • acquiring and retaining talent.

Who is eligible?

Applicants should:

  • have an innovative and scalable solution that can be deployed to multiple customers and be delivered within 12 months
  • demonstrate a consortium of partners who derive benefits from the proposed project
  • have a NSW based ABN and be registered for GST
  • hold intellectual property or rights to commercialise the product or solution
  • demonstrate adequate funding (at least 65% of total project costs) has been secured for the project.

Before you apply

Interested applicants must go through a preliminary application process to ensure they meet eligibility criteria, before being invited to submit a full application for the grant.

Read the Building Partnerships guidelines before you submit a preliminary application form.

How to apply

We’ve paused on accepting Building Partnerships Grants for this financial year.

Email enquiries@jobsfornsw.com.au to let us know you’re interested in future grants.

Need to talk?

Email us at enquiries@jobsfornsw.com.au or call us on 1300 JOB NSW (1300 562 679)