Up to $25,000 is available to help promote and support organisations that are innovatively using the nbn™ for their business activities.
Grow with nbn™ Grants
The Grow with nbn™ Grants program is designed to encourage growth using better, faster internet connectivity. Specifically, the aim of the program is to promote and support various groups that uses the nbn™ to innovate, with the overall goal to help Australia to have one of the best internet connections in the world by providing high speed universal broadband access.
The nbn™ network is Australia’s new landline phone and internet network. It’s designed to help connect Australians to each other, and connect Australia to the world through a fast, reliable landline phone and internet network. It will help ensure our digital future by opening up opportunities for all Australians to be more productive, more creative, more efficient and more connected, no matter where you live.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and nbn™ have joined forces to launch a $150,000 grants program aimed at fostering innovation across the nation.
The Grow with nbn Grants 2017 will give out three major grants of $25,000 and six minor grants of $10,000 to organisations that are “innovatively” using the nbn for their activities in the fields of business, community, or education. Another $15,000 will be awarded to the nbn staff choice.
Grants are available in the following three categories for those leveraging the nbn™ network for growth, better delivered services or enhanced mobility:
- Business Grants (Small-to-medium businesses with less than 50 employees) – up to $25,000
- Community Grants (incorporated associations) – up to $25,000
- Education Grants (organisations including RTO’s, schools, private providers etc) – up to $25,000
Organisations must be registered and operating in Australia with a valid ABN. Applicants must be over 18 and an authorised representative of the organisation.
- Business category applicants must be organisations with fewer than 50 employees.
- Community category applicants must be Incorporated Associations.
- Education category applications are welcome from schools, but also from organisations providing training or education programs inside and outside of formal learning environments.
The organisation must access the nbn™ network at a wholesale speed tier of 25 Mbps or higher. The relevant internet connection must be in the name of the organisation applying (if applying to the Community category, the associated internet connection may be in the name of an individual connected to the Incorporated Association).
Applications close 17 February 2017.