The successful grant applications for the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program have recently been announced and we’re proud to say, our client, First Focus, is one of 14 applications to have received funding under the grant. 

The Grant

Up to 6.9 million in federal government grants was available under the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program to support the cyber resilience of SMEs. 2.7 million of the grants went to IT companies, such as First Focus, to develop various cyber awareness and support training initiatives, particularly important in the wake of strong digital uptake during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Our Client – First Focus

First Focus is a dedicated Managed IT Service Provider (MSP) that specialises in combination enterprise-grade cloud technology and is a leader in the Australian, Philippines and New Zealand markets. 

The Outcome

Through certifying First Focus business advisory practices and particularly highlighting their ability to develop and deliver cyber security education packages to SME C-Suites, Noah Connect were able to secure $339,780 in funding for our client. Additionally, First Focus secured continued work through the grant to improve SME’s digital capabilities and uphold Australian business, economy and national security. 

“Maggie and the team at Noah Connect were instrumental in identifying our suitability for the grant, and helping us create and refine the grant submission.  Their ability to know exactly what it takes to make an application successful was highly valuable throughout the process.”

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If you would like to discover more about your eligibility for an upcoming grant opening, feel free to connect with the Noah Connect team. Applying for a government grant is a complex, time consuming and highly competitive process; we’re experienced in assessing eligibility criteria and will ensure you put forward the strongest application possible.  

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