The ACT Workforce Attraction Cooperative Grants Program (Program) is designed to assist local businesses to join forces to deliver new projects and strategies to attract the workforce they need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow.
To be eligible, businesses must demonstrate they are collaborating as a team or “cohort” (of two or more businesses).
Guidelines for the Program are broad to encourage innovation however examples of the types of projects that could be funded under the grants include, but are not limited to, marketing campaigns to attract interstate talent, the development of industry level recruitment strategies and collaborative research into understanding skills shortages.
Two grant categories are available:
- Grant One: Between $1,000 - $9,999 (excluding GST) in a single application. Funding is available to applicants who can provide a cash contribution. However, co-investment funds do not have to be on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
- Grant Two: Between $10,000 - $50,000 (excluding GST) in a single application. Funding is available on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis, cash contributions only.
$172,000 is available in the 2021-22 financial year.
The program is open to all business sectors, however applications that demonstrate the high growth potential of their industry/sector and contribution to Canberra’s post COVID-19 economic recovery will be prioritised.
Projects must be completed prior to 30 June 2022.
Please read the Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions carefully. Interested businesses are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Grants team prior to applying.
Download the Program Guidelines:
- Workforce Attraction Cooperative Grants Program Guidelines. DOC (426 KB)
- Workforce Attraction Cooperative Grants Program Guidelines. PDF (1.3 MB)
The Grants team may also be able to assist you to find other like-minded partners.
Applications are open until 18 February 2022.