Supporting jobs and the economy

Supply Chain Solver

Results from the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade small business survey identified a future challenge for Territory businesses experiencing difficulties with supply chains.

With COVID-19 restrictions impacting businesses ability to source and secure business supplies, this grant will provide direct advice to help resolve supply chain issues.

Through this new grant businesses will be able to explore options for solutions to supply chain issues.

The purpose of the grant is to help businesses unlock potential opportunities to resolve supply chain issues, such as increasing stock space / remote food supply.

Businesses will be able to apply for funding of up to $10,000 on a 50:50 co-contribution basis, to be assessed on a competitive basis.

The grant is not to be used for the purchase of stock.

You must submit an application that either:

  • identifies a supply chain problem and seeks a solution or
  • both identifies a supply chain problem and proposes a solution.

Who can apply

  • Open to all Territory small businesses defined as an actively trading business with an annual turnover of more than $75,000 and less than $10 million.
  • Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.
  • Maximum funding available is $10,000 per applicant on a 50:50 co-contribution basis.

How to apply

Applications are now open.

You must read, understand and agree to the grant's terms and conditions before you apply.

To apply for the Supply Chain Solver, follow these steps:

Step 1. Check your eligibility - read the terms and conditions.

Step 2. Apply online on the Smartygrants website.

Application process

Applications are assessed on a competitive basis after the program closes to applications on 28 March 2021.

After you apply

Eligible works must only start after an application has been approved and must be completed within three months of the date the voucher was issued.

After completion of work

Once the work is complete, you must pay your installer or provider.

Use the voucher amount as part payment, sign it and give it to the installer or provider.

The Northern Territory Government will pay the voucher amount direct to them.


15 February 2021 Applications open
28 March 2021 Applications close
April 2021 Assessment of applications
From June 2021 Outcomes communicated to applicants and vouchers issued


For more information, contact the Business Recovery team.