There are so many types of grants available, and it can be hard to find the right one.
There are thousands of business grants at both national and regional levels. Grants are often sector-specific or tied to a particular product or outcome. We are constantly updating our database so that we can provide you with comprehensive up-to-date access to the latest grant opportunities.
We also understand how daunting the prospect of preparing and writing your grant application is. Fear not, Swoop can provide you with professional assistance to give you the best possibility of success – so what are you waiting for. Register now for full access to all the grant options available.
Federal – funding projects for National reach or benefit
State – funding for activities focused on a region
Very active in funding of local businesses
Support available beyond grants to nurture economic development
Mission alignment more important than detailed projects
Significant funding available in the community sector
At Swoop, our aim is to make your grant application process as simple as possible so we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about grants to ensure you understand how best to present your application.
Although business grants are available across a wide range of sectors, they are most often available to companies in the following areas:
• IT and Communication Services
• Medical and Biotechnology
• Export and Trade
• Research and Development
It is important to remember when applying for a business grant that you are not applying for a grant for your business as a whole, but for a specific project with a defined end date. For example, you may be looking to improve or expand the infrastructure of your business, researching and developing new products or insulating yourself from the financial impact of Coronavirus. If your application does not satisfy this requirement, you are unlikely to receive a grant.
Business grants are available through a wide range of government schemes and philanthropic foundations, and it’s important to consider which might be best suited to your application.
Government grants are available at three levels: federal, state and local.
• Federal government grants are usually offered to companies that plan to be available nationwide.
• State government grants are usually offered to companies that are looking to focus on a specific part of the country.
• Local government grants are usually offered to small businesses operating in a localised area.
These grants are provided for specific projects rather than the general operation of the business, and the funding available depends on the project – for example the Entrepreneur’s Programme offers up to $1m for small businesses.
Philanthropic foundations and trusts are less common than government grants and are mostly aimed at small-scale community projects, but if your business only requires a small sum then there are likely to be options available to you.
When considering your application, the assessor will consider not only the details of the project for which you require funding, but your business as a whole. The assessment is likely to take into account the budget and turnover of the company, the structure of your organisation and your ability to manage the company effectively, with consideration given to any notable achievements in your business history.
Don’t worry, we have the resources to help you through the entire application process. Swoop can match you with the most appropriate grants for your business and, should you require the expertise of a professional to pull your application together, we can connect you with one of our network of experienced and friendly grant writers.
Applying for a business grant is a complicated process, and if you’ve started up a new business, the range of considerations to take into account can be overwhelming. That’s where Swoop comes in – with a wealth of experience in the industry, we can provide you with the details of all the grants you may be entitled to, allowing you to access all the information you require in one place.
Our system allows you to compare the details of grants quickly and easily, in order to decide which ones are most suited to your needs. We ensure that our information is always up to date, so there is no time wasted researching grants that are no longer available – and our email alert system keeps you informed about any appropriate grant schemes that have been created.
We can also go through your application with you to make sure it stands the best chance of being accepted. Our team’s detailed understanding of the requirements of Australian business grant schemes allows us to tailor applications according to the selection criteria, highlighting the ways in which your application meets the grant scheme’s aims and setting out your needs clearly and concisely in order to make your application as attractive as possible.