Our grant can help you reach more customers online

Many small businesses lack the technical resources to thrive in the competitive digital sphere – especially during a recession.

About the Grant

The SMEA Digital Transformation Grant supports your online marketing goals, using the best tools available. Successful applicants run a targeted three-month digital campaign with an award-winning Australian agency.

Grant Eligibility

Does your business tick all these boxes?
Small business based in Australia and registered for GST.
Less than 15 staff.
A turnover of $3 million or less in the last financial year.
You’ve declared if any business owners or directors are undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.

Successful applicants can expect this financial support:

  • A 50% funding contribution of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) for a project worth $20,000.
  • The minimum matching contribution is $1500 for a $3,000 project

The Digital Transformation Grant can be used for:

Setting up a CRM System
Setting up
Marketing Automation
Website Updates
Online Reputation
SEO Services
Paid Marketing Services
(excludes paid media spend)
This grant helps small businesses to extend their digital reach, increase the lifetime value of customers and boost revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times can I apply?

Only one application will be accepted from an individual ABN or financial beneficiary. Successful applicants cannot reapply for this grant program in the future.

How does the funding arrangement work?

Your business must be in the financial position to pay for the approved products and services up front. SMEA will then contribute the matching funds in SMEA marketing dollars to the service provider.

What’s the assessment criteria?

We take these factors into account:

  • The digital maturity of your business
  • The impact of digital strategies to increase reach and revenue
  • Industry vertical
  • Lifecycle of the business
  • Size of the business
How is the SMEA Digital Transformation Grant better than a COVID Government grant?

Whilst most COVID Government Grants do not require you to match their funding their eligibility criteria are often more stringent. Typically COVID Grants require you to have suffered a substantial drop in revenue - up to 75% - that you need to prove through providing detailed reports. The Digital Transformation Grant does not require you to demonstrate a loss of revenue. We do not need any financials to approve your application. If you can afford the investment to match the grant then you can qualify. You do not need to be in a specific industry that has been directly impacted - we are happy to work with all types of businesses. Importantly if you do meet the Government Grant requirements it may also be possible to receive the SMEA Digital Transformation Grant. We make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. If you are prepared to invest in your business then we will be there by your side.

Apply for the SMEA Digital Transformation Grant

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