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What is it?

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative (BFFI) aims to assist female founders of startups launch and expand into domestic and global markets. Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 will be awarded each year over three years. The intended outcomes of the program are:
  • increased number of startups founded by women
  • new products and services are brought to market by startups founded by women
  • increased financial investment in startups founded by women
  • women improve their earning potential through entrepreneurship
  • increased job creation and economic growth.

Stage 1 EOI applications close 14 April 2020 - don’t miss out!

What does it do?

The BFFI provides successful applicants with funds to help grow their business. These funds can be used for eligible project expenses such as wages, contractors, training, technology, and travel (subject to guidelines).  The grant amount will typically be 50% of the cost of your project, but can reach 70%.



Who can apply?

To be eligible you must:  

  • be a female founded (majority owned and led by women) startup  
  • have an Australian Business Number (
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Most Australian entities are eligible.

How to start

Refer to the Government's web page here for details. 

We're here to help to write the application for the best chance of success.  


Contact the Ignite Innovation team for a free 20 minute consultation to check your eligibility and find out how we can help.

Leverage your innovations and be rewarded

We often hear from clients that they don't think they are eligible for a grant, so they don't even bother looking! We want to help you shift this way of thinking. By working with experts who can assess your situation, you will be able to make an informed decision which will make the best financial impact for your business. At Ignite Innovation, we're here to help.

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Grant Experts

We've prepared 100's of successful applications for grants and incentives over the years. We know how to write them to ensure your best chance of a successful application. 

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$18 Million in Funds

The Australian Government is providing $6 million in funds per year over three years to female-founded startups. Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 will be awarded.

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0% Of Your Time Wasted

We understand that you don't have much spare time, so we make sure not to waste any of it. We'll keep you updated throughout the process, and will only need a little of this precious resource to get everything sorted.

Keep on track with powerful tools

Ignite Innovation uses a comprehensive suite of tools to ensure we are accountable, we can monitor exactly where your claim is in the pipeline, and we can maintain quality service without sacrificing agile service.

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Our professional experience

Ignite Innovation is a hand-picked team with backgrounds in corporate and government sectors who know how to help your company get its best financial return. This experience is honed by our financially focused management, who stay on top of your application every step of the way, and ensure nothing slips through the cracks.

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Some previous successes

We've worked with technologically savvy farmers, arcade machine operators, artificial intelligence developers, national freighters, innovative storage companies and just about everything in between. We've helped start-ups and larger enterprises alike access benefits that they would have otherwise missed. If you're still not sure if you're eligible, why not talk to us for some more guidance?

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Looking for more information?

For more information about the Boosting Female Founders Initiative, please fill in our form and someone will be in touch shortly. The Innovation team is looking forward to helping you by clarifying:

  • Your eligibility
  • Requirements, fees, and process to apply
  • Whether there may be other relevant grants available to you