What is the Biz Secure Program?

The Biz Secure Program is a grant opportunity to help Northern Territory businesses to improve the safety and security of their premises against break-ins.

Individual businesses or a cluster of businesses can apply to receive a voucher to undertake an independent security audit and to implement one or more of the recommended eligible security improvement jobs.

 

Funding

The Biz Secure Program provides funding of up to $20,000 for individual businesses and $50,000 for clusters of businesses.

For individual business applicants, up to $18,000 will be available in contribution toward the cost of eligible works on the basis that the program will contribute the first $8,000, and the eligible recipient matches dollar-for-dollar the contribution sought from the program thereafter.

For cluster business applicants, up to $43,000 will be available on a dollar-for-dollar matching basis to make improvements based on the security audit.

 

Eligibility

To apply you must:

  • be incorporated under an Act of the Northern Territory (NT) or the Commonwealth, or is a sole trader or partnership operating with a NT registered business name
  • be physically located in the NT
  • operate from commercial premises
  • offer services to customers from a shopfront premises or have at least one external publicly accessible entry / exit point
  • offer goods and / or services to the public
  • have no more than 100 employees
  • have been incorporated / registered, and
  • hold a valid ABN.

The program is not available for:

  • Businesses that don’t operate from a fixed premises (for example, mobile businesses).
  • Publicly listed companies.
  • Home based businesses or businesses operating from residential premises.
  • Businesses that do not operate from commercial premises.
  • Large shopping centres
  • Government and local government bodies, businesses and organisations
  • Educational institutions, schools and businesses / organisations operating out of educational institution / school grounds, including pre-schools.

 

Timing

Applications close 30 November 2020.

 

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