Apply for the 2022 Innovate with nbn Grants Program

Innovate nbn Grants

Innovate with nbn is a grants program that’s designed to support regional and remote businesses.

Businesses throughout regional and remote Australia often face numerous challenges. Whether it be related to their relative isolation, or simply finding ways of promoting themselves – finding a path to success can be hard.

It’s through these times of adversity that many of these businesses have found not only a deep resolve and determination, but a vast amount of innovation and creativity.

Now in its third year, the program will again recognise and showcase regional and remote businesses.

Who can apply?

Digital businesses in regional and remote Australia who live and breathe technology and are:

  • Harnessing the benefits of the nbn network to enable regional Australians to live, learn and work in a digital society
  • Innovative digital businesses challenging traditional markets in regional Australia
  • Businesses who are lifting digital participation and stimulating regional economies
  • Champions of digital adoption for regional and remote communities

Grant Categories

The Innovate with nbn Grants Program offers seven specific categories and an overall Champion award. Categories include Agriculture, Arts, Education, Health, Indigenous Business, Tourism and Women in Regional Business.

The program will award one grant of $15,000 to an organisation or business project aligned with each of the above categories.

Additionally, one regional/remote business will be recognised and awarded with the ‘Innovate with nbn® Champion award’ worth an additional $20,000.

Applicants can only apply to one category and will need an Australian Business Number (ABN) to qualify.

Applications close on 20th November 2022.

For more information about the grant and how to apply, click here.

Previous overall champion of Innovate with nbn Grants Program: HoldAccess (WUNA) 

In 2021, one of Darwin Innovation Hub’s start-up won the Innovate with nbn Champion award. Using a digital platform, HoldAccess (WUNA) is helping Indigenous Australians stay connected to their culture and identity with help from nbn connectivity. Read their story HERE.

Innovate with nbn™ Grants Program