Grants up for grabs for business initiatives using NBN

December 15, 2016 by  

The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) across the country has inspired the launch of a new grants-based initiative.

Medium and small businesses in Wangara, Print company in Western Australia printing services Western Australia and across Australia that are connected to the NBN are invited to apply for a portion of the $150,000 allocation, and all they have to do is detail their individual innovation success stories.

The Federal Government, along with the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), has joined forces to launch the `Grow with NBN Programme 2017’.

Stories entered will have a chance to win one of three $25,000 major grants or six $10,000 minor grants.

An NBN spokesman said a further $15,000 will be awarded to the entry voted on by NBN staff as being the most popular.

NBN Chief Customer Officer John Simon urged businesses that have up to 50 staff to apply for a grant.

He said all they need to do is document the story behind the way their organisation is putting the NBN to good use within their business framework and the innovative activities made possible through the use of NBN, such as faster downloads and Print company in digital printing printing services digital printing.

Rob Fitzpatrick, AIIA Chief Executive, said he is keen to unearth some of the stories of businesses that use the NBN connection to improve learning outcomes, help communities and drive growth.

Applications must be submitted by February 17, 2017. For more information, visit the programme’s website.