Defence Global Competitiveness Grants

The CDIC Defence Global Competitiveness Grants will help Australian SMEs to invest in projects that build export capability to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

The grant amount will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

  • The minimum grant amount is $15,000
  • The maximum grant amount is $150,000

There is no limit on the number of grants a business can receive over the life of the grant opportunity. You cannot use funding from other Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government grants to fund your share of eligible project costs.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and may include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities
  • workforce training and accreditations

Applications open on an ongoing basis

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