Government funding for digital development

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As many organisations scramble to evolve their operations to survive coronavirus, the Australian Government is providing some financial relief for businesses to upgrade their ways of working.

These ‘quick response grants’ are available for any business and non-profit organisations within the City of Melbourne municipality (see diagram below), and there is up to $5k available for investing in online and e-commerce activities, along with up to $2k for training and professional development.

These grants are aimed at encouraging digital innovation and what you can do to digitise your business. As digital strategists, this is our area of expertise and we are here to guide companies through how best to utilize this budget.

Make contact with us to arrange a FREE CONSULTATION today. We will discuss your business needs and the key steps you can make to deal with the economic challenges imposed by the pandemic.

What’s included in the government grant?

Online and e-commerce 

Costs associated with online and e-commerce activities, including the purchase of hardware, software and services in any of the following areas:

  • website design and development
  • e-commerce platforms (selling online and receiving payments)
  • online content development (web pages, mobile apps, audio and visual media)
  • digital marketing and promotion
  • mentoring and training in online and e-commerce activities.

Training and professional development

Costs associated with increasing and enhancing worker capability to better prepare for return to business activities. Suitable professional development activities can include, but are not limited to:

  • online learning and webinars
  • attendance at training courses, seminars, workshops, forums or conferences where appropriate
  • in-house courses delivered by an external provider or other training.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria and we can help you write your submission

  • be located within the City of Melbourne municipality
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be a small to medium sized business (employ fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees at the time of application, or up to 75 staff for hospitality and tourism sectors) 
  • be a small to medium sized non-profit organisation (employ fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees at the time of application) 
  • able to demonstrate how the grant will help support your business or non-profit organisation in response to the impact of COVID-19.

Applicants that have previously or are currently receiving grants or funding from City of Melbourne programs are still eligible to apply.

Applicants that wish to apply for other grant programs can still apply and it won’t impact their eligibility.

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