The ins and outs of Grants

Are you looking for grants for your business? Below is some useful information and links to get you started.

Did you know? The City of Wanneroo partners with Grant Guru to deliver a free grants database through the Wanneroo Funding Finder. This grant finding platform provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available.

Register to receive regular updates as they become available, and you’ll never miss a grant opportunity again.

Can I get funding to start my business or make capital purchases?

Generally speaking, there are no grants available for the specific purpose of starting a business or making capital purchases. As a start-up, you would have to obtain finance rather than relying on grants. There are also programs such as the instant asset write-off that could help you make capital purchases.

What businesses activities are grants available for?

Grants are usually focused on specific areas or projects, such as research and development, capability building for specific events, innovation or exporting. Grants may be offered on a matched funding basis and each grant will have eligibility criteria that you will need to meet and address in your application.

Prepare your application

Grants are assessed on a competitive basis. A good application will clearly demonstrate the outcomes and benefits the funding will provide both to the business and also to the local economy/community.

The Small Business Development Corporation is a great place to start when preparing your application. Their expert’s guide to grant funding provides an overview of the grants application process, including insights into the information and documentation you’ll need to provide. You can also access their free business advisory service for practical and confidential advice to help your business start well, survive and thrive.