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Beware Scams: No payment needed for government grant information

When searching for government grants to support your business, you must be aware of fraudulent websites and services that falsely claim access to government grant information.

The team at business.gov.au has issued a strong cautionary message to entrepreneurs and business owners regarding the search for government grants.

They stress the importance of exercising caution and diligence throughout the process to avoid falling victim to fraudulent websites and services that falsely claim to provide access to government grant information.

Reiterating the fact that all available state, territory, and federal government grant information can be accessed free of charge, authorities emphasise the need to remain vigilant and steer clear of websites that attempt to charge fees for grant-related services. 

  • Genuine government grants are awarded solely on the basis of merit, ensuring that recipients are chosen based on the quality and viability of their proposals.
  • Engaging in financial transactions or seeking special access cannot influence the outcome of grant awards, reinforcing the importance of understanding the legitimate process.
  • Experts recommend exercising caution when encountering websites that exhibit official-looking images, government logos, or deceptive web addresses. Such precautions help individuals avoid falling victim to deceptive platforms.
  • Verifying the authenticity of a government website is as simple as checking for the ‘.gov.au’ extension in the URL. This ensures that users are accessing information from official government sources, providing a reliable and secure platform.
  • Business.gov.au serves as a trustworthy and comprehensive resource for businesses seeking government grant information. It offers entrepreneurs access to detailed and up-to-date information on grants, funding opportunities, and support programs that align with their specific needs.
  • The grants finder tool, a standout feature of business.gov.au, streamlines the search process by presenting a wide range of grants, funding options, and support programs from various government entities.
  • By utilising the grants finder tool, businesses can explore and identify relevant opportunities conveniently, allowing them to focus their efforts on securing the support necessary for their growth and success.

Staying informed, utilizing official government sources, and leveraging the grants finder tool can empower businesses to secure legitimate grants, funding, and support programs

If you’re doing business in Australia, this guided search will help you find grants, funding and support programs from across the government.

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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