ASBAS Digital Solutions

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What is the ASBAS Digital Solutions?

The ASBAS Digital Solutions is a grant opportunity to help service providers to offer low cost, high quality advisory services on digitalisation to Australian small businesses.

 

Background

The ASBAS Digital Solutions will support service providers to offer low cost, high quality advisory services on digitalisation to Australian small businesses, across 5 priority capabilities including:

  • digitalising your business
  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software
  • online security and data privacy.

There are 3 grants under this opportunity, each with a defined geographical coverage area. You may apply for one or more grants, to service multiple coverage areas.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the program are:

  • to assist business advisory service providers in the conduct of their business advisory services
  • to enhance the capabilities of business advisory service providers to deliver low cost, high quality advisory services to small businesses.

The intended outcomes of the program are that:

  • small businesses nationally have access to low cost, high quality advisory services
  • small businesses increase their uptake of advisory services

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Funding

There are three grants available under this grant opportunity, each corresponding with a defined geographical coverage area. You may apply for one or more grants, to service multiple coverage areas.

Grant funding allocation for each coverage area over four years will be up to:

  • $6.51 million for Area 1 – New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory
  • $5.58 million for Area 2 – Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia
  • $6.51 million for Area 3 – South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania

The program will fund one service provider to exclusively service the businesses located in each coverage area. The program will not fund proposals that plan to cover only part of a coverage area.

 

Eligible Projects

You must provide digital advisory services between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2026.

Your project must:

  • be located in Australia
  • provide advisory services on digitalisation to small businesses in the selected coverage area.

Eligible activities must be additional to any ongoing business as usual small business advisory activities you do.

Eligible activities may include:

  • development of content
  • development of communication channels
  • promotional activities to drive small business participation in the program
  • delivery of digital advisory services (in person, phone, email, webchat, interactive webinars, workshops and tutorials)
  • development of client surveys to seek feedback on provided advisory services
  • referral to other business advisory services.

 

Eligible Applicants

You can apply if you have an Australian business number (ABN) and are:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust
  • an incorporated for profit organisation
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a trading corporation where your trading activities
    • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
    • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

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Timing

Applications close 11 November 2022.

 

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