SPURonWA Grant Guidelines

The SPURonWA grant program is a competitive grant with the aim of supporting individuals and businesses to develop innovative products and services. To qualify, you need to be based in Western Australia (WA) and your idea must have a strong location information component.

SPUR has allocated $100,000 for the 2016/17 financial year to the grant program. Individual grants are offered up to $25,000.

Round 1 opened on 17 October 2016 and closed on 11 November 2016.

Grant objectives

The SPURonWA grant program supports WA businesses, start-ups and individuals to develop products or services that:

  • reduce operating costs of government and industry
  • improve government service delivery to benefit the community,
  • create and grow successful local business enterprise to develop a stronger WA economy.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • be a WA-based business or individual, 
  • have an ABN or be willing to obtain one if successful.

Your proposal must:

  • be for a new product or service,
  • have a strong location based component.

Government agencies are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Contact us to discuss if you and your proposal meets the eligibility criteria.

What can be funded?

SPUR grant funding is available to progress your idea, product or service to market.

Grant funds are not intended to finance projects in full.  Applications must include a budget detailing the requested grant funds and other funding sources.

Applicants should show a clear link between the proposed activities and intended outcomes.  The proposal can be commercial or community focused.

Examples of what the grant funds can be used towards include (but aren’t limited to):

  • intellectual property protection
  • product development (prototype development, product testing, engineering design work),
  • commercialisation services (business, financial, marketing or legal advice).

The grant will not fund activities retrospectively, or support business as usual costs (eg. established products and services or salaries).

Application and assessment process

The SPURonWA grant application process is a one-stage competitive process involving the submission of a written application and budget.

SPUR will evaluate applications based on the objectives. Other assessment considerations include:

  • value for money
  • the applicant’s own investment in the project,
  • the applicant’s ability to secure other sources of funding. This is to help ensure long term sustainability.

Applicants will be advised of the outcome by mid-December 2016 and feedback will be provided on request.

Conditions and obligations for funding

Successful applicants (recipients) will be required to enter into a grant funding agreement (Word 0.5MB) with SPUR.

SPUR reserves the right not to allocate the full $100,000.


Complete the Round 1 application form (Word 0.36MB).

Submit your completed application between 9am 17 October 2016 and 5pm 11 November 2016 to spuronwagrant@landgate.wa.gov.au.

SPUR is unable to consider incomplete or late applications.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your proposal, contact the grants coordinator at SPUR on 9273 7525 or spuronwagrant@landgate.wa.gov.au. FAQs are also available.

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