The Northern Territory Government through the Department of Trade, Business & Innovation is offering Territorian businesses an opportunity to get assistance with the cost of digital solutions that can help improve your business to enter the digital age – and improve the Territory economy.
Whether it’s a new website, a digital marketing plan, the tools you need to get you on to digital invoicing, or even building an app, you may quality for 80% of the cost of your digital improvements up to $4000.
Who may qualify
You may qualify for a Digital Solutions Grant from the NT Government if:
- Your business is registered in the Northern Territory
- You have been in operation for at least 2 years
- You are a commercial or not-for-profit entity
- You are registered for GST
- You have evidence of a turnover of at least $75,000 a year
- You have not previously received this Grant
Your Territory Small Business Champion will need to assess you against all the criteria – however, this Grant is known to the be the easiest to qualify for. If your Small Business Champion doesn’t believe that you qualify, they may refer you to other services that can help get you prepared for the process, pick up some skills or help you grow your business to the point of qualifying.
What the Grant may cover
1. Websites & eCommerce
Reimbursement of up to 80% of the costs of getting a new website or online store built. This includes online platforms such as Shopify, Amazon, eBay, WordPress, WooCommerce, etc.
2. Digital Marketing Plans
Reimbursement of up to 80% of the cost of the research and provision from an approved digital marketing consultant of your digital marketing plans and strategies for your business.
3. Digital Coaching Services
You may also qualify for reimbursement of some of the costs of securing digital coaching services and consultation from digital solutions providers. Getting the right advice can be vital!
4. Social media strategy
You may qualify for up to 80% of the cost of developing and executing a social media strategy for your business. If social media isn’t your thing, this could be your opening!
Do you have to use Clickstarter?
Absolutely not! Even if we think we’re pretty good, there are lists of other providers who can help you out in almost every area of digital solutions.
Just ask your Territory Small Business Champion for a list of providers that they have on-hand, who have been vetted and approved to be Digital Solutions Grant providers.
You may have to provide up to the three quotes. But who you choose to work with is ultimately up to you. If you wish to use someone against the advice of your Small Business Champion, you’ll just need to provide a reason why you insist working with your chosen provider.