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For small to medium sized businesses that have, or are developing, products or services that can be applied to defence.

A business can apply for a Capability Improvement Grant ($4,000 to $240,000) to cover up to 80% of the cost of engaging a consultant or expert to implement business improvements. Your business must have received a CDIC advisory or facilitation service to be able to apply for the grant.

There is no limit to the number of grants your business can receive, but your total grant funding is capped at $240,000 in a 3-year period.

To learn more and for full eligibility criteria, visit Capability Improvement Grant.

Other opportunities like this

  • Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants program helps Australian businesses grow their exports in overseas markets.

  • Matched funding to implement recommendations from the Entrepreneurs' Programme – Growth service

  • Innovation Connections is a free one-on-one facilitated service to assist SMEs in establishing research priorities, locating researchers and providing access to funding to fast-track R&D projects.



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SME Turnover


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