Australian government realises the importance of mobile and web applications and gives away financial assistance to their creators. Similarly, grants from various state governments are available for digital content creators with the objective of raising creativity and also digital content at the local level. These grants prove very helpful for creative entrepreneurs as they are able to generate digital content easily.
Skip Ahead from Google and Screen Australia
Screen Australia is the funding body of the federal government involved with funding of screen and digital content. Screen Australia, in association with Google, announced a program called Skip Ahead in 2014 for funding of Youtubers. Under this program, grants of up to $150,000 are given to eligible individuals per project for the creation of YouTube content. Skip Ahead funds up to 5 projects every year and they can be fiction or documentary.
- You must be a resident of the state where you are applying for the grant
- You must be over the age of 18
- The number of your YouTube subscribers must be greater than 10,000
If you have a business idea and want to make a mobile application to turn this idea into reality, the government of Australia helps you with its Incubator Support grant. Under this scheme, the government provides financial support to start-ups and existing companies to take their applications to global markets. Incubator Support is an ongoing program and eligible candidates can apply for this grant any time of the year. Successful businesses can receive financial assistance of $13,000 to $250,000 for a period of two years. Funding under this scheme covers up to 65% of the cost of the project in regional areas and up to 50% in major cities of Australia.
- Your business must have ABN
- It must be based in Australia
- Your project should have a value of at least $26,000 if it is in a major city
Funding and Resources for Screen Practitioners
Screen Australia provides financial help to eligible individuals for the creation, development, and production of digital content. There are many different categories under this program and the deadlines of programs differ from each other. Some of these categories are feature films, TV and online content, short films, documentaries, industry development, and indigenous. This program is mainly for Australian screen practitioners. The main objective of this program is to encourage new talent and boost screen production in the country.
- You must be a citizen of Australia
- You must have lived in the country for at least one and a half years prior to applying for a grant
- Employees of broadcasters are not eligible under this program
- You must not be enrolled in a full or part time course in movies or television
Please feel free to contact one of our representatives at the number mentioned below to learn more about these programs and to apply for a grant.