Business grants

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Business grants

Are you a small business owner or social-change maker with a dream to make a positive change in your local community? Make that dream a reality with a small business grant from Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World.

Apply to the Better Business round for the chance to receive up to $15,000 and help fund a project or innovative solution that tackles a social issue in your local community.

Meet the 2019 winners 

Meet the 2018 winners and watch their stories. 

Key dates

8 February

Applications open

2 August

Applications close

18 November

3 finalists announced

December 2019

Winner announced at Grand Final

How do I apply for a small business grant?

Dream big and you could receive a grant to help your business address local issues like housing affordability, unemployment, sustainability, mental health issues or even help boost your local economy. As long as your dream has a direct positive impact on an Australian community we want to hear from you.

So if you've been dreaming of starting a project or need more resources to get the job done, a small business grant could be the helping hand your local business needs to make a lasting and positive change in your community.

Follow the links to apply and tell us about your business, your community, your dream and how $15,000 would help make a difference.


Does your business qualify?

To qualify your dream must aim to tackle a local or social issue in Australian communities, and the business receiving the grant must also be:

  • a registered Australian business
  • based in Australia with funds being spent in Australia
  • a small to medium sized business with less than 200 employees
  • able to be undertaken in the next 12 months

If your dream is shortlisted to the top 10, your business must also provide documents that validate the viability of the business.

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World is open to all Australian residents aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. You don't need to be a Sunsuper member to enter.

You'll receive a confirmation email that your dream has been accepted. If your dream doesn't meet the guidelines, we'll let you know.


How does it work?

1. Submit your dream

Tell us about your dream and how your small or medium sized business can make a difference with a Dreams for a Better World business grant.

2. The shortlist

Our judges select 10 dreams to make the shortlist.

3. Validation process

To be in the running for a grant, the 10 shortlisted dreams must provide additional information to prove the business is eligible to receive a grant.

4. Top 3

A panel of judges will decide which dreams should make the Top 3, receive $5,000 each and progress to the Grand Final.

5. The pitch

The Top 3 winners pitch their dream to the judges to decide which dream wins.

6. The Grand Final

The winning dream receives $10,000 and is named the Grand Final winner.

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