Government Grants

If you are looking to boost your business,  give back to your community, or just want to know what government assistance may be available for a project or initiative, there are a number of government initiatives and funding programs in place to assist small to medium  businesses.

Generally, the programs and grants offered have strict application deadlines and selection criteria that require an applicant to demonstrate how they will deliver the services or product and how it will target issues in the community.

Some of the key funding initiatives and opportunities are geared towards the following industry areas:

  • Food (logistic, supply chain improvements and export to the Asian markets)
  • Research
  • Renewable Energy
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Development

Over the course of the coming year, we will keep you informed of new grants and funding programs as they are announced.

If this is something you would like to know more about or wish to explore the various programs available to your industry, please contact us.

March 24, 2021

The Federal Government Boosting Female Founders Initiative will run over five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25. The program is part of the 2018 and 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statements, which help to support more Australian women into work and Australia’s international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. […]

March 4, 2021

In October 2020, the Federal Government launched the Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS), with a range of tactics to grow the manufacturing sector in Australia, which most commentators concur has been in decline for many years, particularly against cheaper imports from other markets such as China. The $1.3 billion Modern Marketing Initiative (MMI) is the centrepiece […]

January 22, 2021

Does your business participate in exhibitions, conferences, or conventions to promote your product? If so, you may be interested in a new government grant which opened on 4th January 2021. The Commonwealth Government’s Business Events Grants Program provides delegates with financial support to attend such events, where their attendance promotes domestic market diversification and supports […]

December 23, 2020

Applications are now open for Round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, which provides co-funding grants of between $100,000 and $1 million to small to medium manufacturing enterprises with up to 199 employees. The grant supports manufacturers by co-funding capital investments and associated reskilling to: adopt new technologies encourage innovation become more productive and competitive […]

September 3, 2020

Have you been wondering if there are any government grants available for your business? As a small to medium business, you might be eligible for a range of Australian and state government incentives to give you a leg up and accelerate your growth. We have teamed up with the experts from Axito Pty Ltd to […]

June 10, 2020

The Value Add Investment Grants is a $6.5 million state-wide program to support investment and expansion opportunities for the Western Australian food, beverage and value add processing industry. It supports businesses looking to invest in new projects or expansion opportunities to build competitiveness and grow their operations. The grants are a key component of the State […]

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Our farming business has been connected with Thorntons since their business commenced in Cunderdin. From Bill Thornton to his son Mark and now Bill Mattingly, we have found them to be a very professional, knowledgeable and friendly Business Advisory team. They cover all areas of our business needs, from accounting services, tax planning to farm business succession; they are an integral and very important part of our business. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thorntons to any farming business
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Jason & Renaye Stokes, CJ Stokes and Son, Chapman Valley
We have been with Thorntons since 2004. They have uncompromisingly provided our farm with advice above and beyond accounting services. The way they provide us with advice makes us know they care about our success.  They update us with the latest legislative changes that may benefit our operations and communicate it to us in our lingo.  We find we can call Thorntons anytime and all of the staff are able to help. Troy Anderson has been the expert behind our succession planning with fairness and authority he has facilitated our move forward and assisted us to be our best. Trusting Thorntons with our business gives us more time to focus on operations knowing they are always giving us the best advice.
Paul & Jocelyn Seymour, DJ Seymour & Co, Miling WA
Troy has been our accountant for five years and we always find him to be very professional, friendly and of high integrity.  He responds promptly to any queries we have and gives sound advice.  We would highly recommend Troy to anyone looking for an excellent accountant.
Juliet Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We recently made some changes in our life, moving from broad acre farming in the Wheat Belt to owning an Irrigation business in the South West.  In doing so, we researched for a new accountant who understood broad acre farming, small business as well as assisting us with sound financial advice for our future.  Thornton’s were recommended to us by several friends.  We are really happy with how accessible the team are at Thornton’s, their level of knowledge and continuous communication.
Tom & Felicity Pollard, Thinkwater, Dunsborough WA
Thorntons is one of the best accounting firms I have dealt with.  We always receive honest and professional advice especially from Troy and his team. I would strongly recommend this company without hesitation.
Gavin Vilé, Fencespot, Wangara WA
We have been with Thorntons for over 30 years. Troy Anderson our accountant for the last 15 years has always had our back. Troy has not only helped us with day to day accounting but careful tax planning and a delicate succession plan has been achieved with success. I am very happy with the service we receive and consider Troy as one of my true friends.
Doug Ellis, PJ Ellis & Co, Kulin WA
Perth Anaesthetic Group has worked with Thorntons Accountants and Business Advisors since 1987. I have personally worked alongside Abha and the team for the last 8 years, within this time I have found their services and professionalism to be exceptional. Company financials are always completed as per the scheduled date and professionally presented. In recent times with Covid, being a small business we have needed help with Jobkeeper and eligibility for Stimulus packages, I have found Abha and the team have gone above and beyond to help and guide us to ensure we have the most up to date information to determine eligibility. I am reassured having Thorntons as our Accountants/Business Advisers and look forward to continuing working with Abha and the team.
Jane McGrath – Practice Manager – Perth Anaesthetic Group
We have numerous mutual farming clients with Thorntons and find them to be exceptional accountants and advisers. They know their ‘stuff’, communicate exceptionally well, deliver on time and work hard to provide solutions for clients that take into account not just the best short term outcomes but those that better position the business for the future.
Cameron Weeks, Planfarm Director
I work collaboratively with Troy, Marie and their team in the areas of estate planning, farm succession planning and related party property transactions. Troy and Marie's attention to detail and professionalism are of the highest standard and they work hard to attain practical and viable business solutions for their clients. They are both clear communicators, accessible and a pleasure to work with.
Julie Murray, Solicitor, Yarramundi Law
Our company has found Marie and the team at Thorntons to be extremely helpful in their approach to our business. They are always ready with a reply to our emails or phone calls. Nothing is too much trouble for Marie and the team, they go above and beyond to help us with our taxation. I would recommend them anytime.
Splitrock Farming Co., Kerry Robinson
Our business relationship with Thornton's goes back many years, in fact we may well be their longest running client, having been with them for over 40 years. We have come along way from humble beginnings as a bricklaying contractor to where we are today as an established leader in the field of commercial heritage restoration and sustainable building design in multi-unit residential developments, however, the level of respect, service and courtesy has admirably remained unwavering over that time. Thornton's have constantly provided service of the very highest level, are responsive to our needs and are progressive in their offerings without ever being pushy. Importantly, the people we need to speak to are always available when we need assistance or advice on a range of matters and deliver when they say will. They are one of our most trusted partners in business. Importantly, the relationship while professional, is always conducted in a friendly and open manner. We would recommend Thornton's in the highest possible terms to any potential clients.
Daniel Colgan – Director – Colgan Industries Pty Ltd