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Small Business Pivot Grants

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 2 February 2021 (ACST).



The Small Business Pivot Grants are designed to help Territory small businesses to drive increased revenue through improved business performance and access to new markets.

This initiative has a greater focus on building and supporting businesses with their digital capabilities, including e-commerce solutions and the use of technology to improve visibility and profitability.

For example, utilising new technology, digital equipment, future-skilling, physical improvements to business premises, equipment and infrastructure that may assist with helping a business to access new markets.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for eligible businesses, with a matched 50:50 co-contribution requirement.

Vouchers will be issued to successful applicants that are redeemable by their service providers upon satisfactory completion of works.

Who can apply

  • Open to all Territory small businesses defined as an actively trading business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million.
  • Maximum funding available is $10,000 per applicant with a 50:50 co-contribution.

What you can use the grant for

You can use the funding to:

  • obtain new technology or digital equipment
  • undertake skilling
  • make improvements to your business premises, and
  • purchase digital equipment and infrastructure that may assist your business to access new markets.

How to apply

Applications opened at 9am on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021.

No further applications will be accepted / assessed once grant funds have been fully committed or the program has closed.

You must read, understand and agree to the program's Terms and Conditions to apply for a grant.

When you are ready to apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Decide what type of job you want done in your business.

Step 2. Check the list of registered service providers taking part in the program.

Step 3. Contact a service provider from the list for a quote. There is no minimum number of quotes.

Step 4. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online to receive a unique voucher.

Step 5. Once the work is completed, you must pay the service provider for the work using the voucher as part payment. You must give your voucher to the service provider so they can be paid by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

For businesses doing the works

Businesses and suppliers registered under the Jobs Rescue and Recovery Program will be eligible to provide quotations and carry out works under this program; you do not need to register again.

New service provider businesses wishing to participate in this program must register their details online by following the links at

After you apply

Eligible works must be completed within three calendar months of the date of issue of the voucher. 

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 193 111 during business hours or email and quote your submission number.

Click here to view the program terms and conditions.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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