Business Growth Program

If you run a business in the Northern Territory, you may be able to apply for funding to improve and support your business.

The Business Growth Program helps businesses access professional services to improve their performance, sustainability and profitability. It also provides mentoring and coaching support.

You must go through a registered provider to access these services.

If you’re a service provider, you can register to take part in the program.

Read below to find out more.

You can apply if you're a small business with:

  • an annual turnover of more than $75,000 and less than $10 million
  • a Territory enterprise
  • a valid Australian business number
  • at least one full-time and no more than 50 full-time employees.

What you can get

You can apply for up to $10,000 based on a 50/50 co-contribution.

The funding can be used for professional services in any of the following grant categories:

  • strategy
  • marketing
  • operations
  • financials
  • people and culture.

Mentoring and coaching is also available after your business has completed one of the above grant categories.

To find out more, read the terms and conditions.

Business Growth Program terms and conditions PDF (830.5 KB)
Business Growth Program terms and conditions DOCX (696.8 KB)

How to apply

Before you apply, you can talk to a small business champion.

To apply, follow these steps.

Step 1. Read the Business Growth Program terms and conditions.

Step 2. Search and select active providers through GrantsNT.

If your preferred provider is not on the list, you can add them on the application. If they are eligible, they will be invited to register.

Step 3. Go to GrantsNT and log in to your account. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one (even if you are a sole trader).

Step 4. Upload your business plan. If you don't have one, fill in a canvas template for your business model or answer the questions in the business plan template.

Open business model canvas PDF (106.3 KB)
Open business model canvas  DOCX (62.2 KB)

Business plan template PDF (138.2 KB)
Business plan template DOCX (59.2 KB)

Step 5. Fill in and submit the application. You must include at least one quote in your application.

After you apply

Your application will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome.

If you're successful, you will get an approval email with a voucher.

The voucher covers 50% of the total cost of works, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Services must:

  • only be provided after an application has been approved
  • be completed by the voucher's expiry date.

To be a service provider in the program, you must:

  • be a Territory enterprise
  • hold a valid Australian business number
  • have provided services for at least 12 months before registering
  • have at least 2 years’ demonstrated experience in the selected categories
  • have and will maintain all relevant business, occupation and related permits, licences and insurance coverage.

To find out more, read the terms and conditions.

Business Growth Program terms and conditions PDF (830.5 KB)
Business Growth Program terms and conditions DOCX (696.8 KB)

How to register

To register, follow these steps.

Step 1. Read the Business Growth Program terms and conditions.

Step 2. Go to Grants NT and log in to your account. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one (even if you are a sole trader).

Step 3. Select the categories you’d like to provide services for under the program.

Step 4. Fill in and submit your application.

After you register

Your application will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome.

If you are successful, you must meet your responsibilities in the terms and conditions.

When you provide services, you must provide the business with an invoice.

Contact

For more information, call 1800 193 111 or email businessgrowth.ditt@nt.gov.au.


Last updated: 15 November 2022

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