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Small Business Digital Grants program NEW

The Small Business Digital Grants program provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.

Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The minimum grant funding is $1,000.

The business must show how the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.

Successful applicants cannot reapply for funding under this grant program in future rounds.

Your business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved product(s) and or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Amount: Up to $10,000 matched funding  

How to apply:

Funding guideline

Terms and Conditions.

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Round 7 Closes: 10 December 2019 at 5pm

Contact for enquirers:  Phone 13 74 68 or via email grants@dtesb.qld.gov.au

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Small Business Week Grants Program

The Small Business Week Grants program provides funding support to Queensland individuals or organisations who are seeking to host their own event as part of Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) 2019 from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019.

The objectives of the Small Business Week Grants Program are to:

  • provide a platform for collective investigation of local small business community concerns and solutions specific to an area or locality
  • empower local small business communities to come together to learn from experts and specialists in areas relevant to their sector or region
  • enable local leadership in small business communities.

The fund will enable the individual or organisation to offset the costs incurred by delivering events and activities that provide transformative impacts for small businesses.

Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) is available as a reimbursement for eligible individuals or organisations to host an event that creates an educational and/or collaborative community experience as part of QSBW 2019.

Application Guideline

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Applications are currently closed and will re-open in February 2020.

 

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program can assist new small businesses to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

The advice must fall under 1 or more of the following areas:

  • mentoring/coaching
  • business and strategic planning
  • professional business advice (i.e. information technology (IT), legal or financial)
  • marketing strategy development (i.e. branding strategies, social media/digital strategies, market research).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last 4 years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

The business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved training or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Available funding

Up to $5,000 (if successful, a 50% funding contribution (excluding GST) is provided)

The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the service.

Application Guideline

Terms and Conditions

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Round 5 is now open and closes at 5pm on 30 August 2019.

 

QCF General Fund 2019 Grant Round

Applications for the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) General Fund 2019 grant round are now open. Mid-tier organisations promoting social cohesion and fostering community integration, primarily in the arts, the environment including but not limited to drought, and indigenous languages.

The QCF Capacity Building Grants assist charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes.

Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, training, and planning and governance which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals.

Grants up to a maximum of $30,000.

Application Criteria & Guideline

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Deductible Gift Recipient required

Applications are currently closed and will re-open in January 2020.

 

Business Growth Fund Program

The Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.

The fund will enable successful applicants to purchase and implement specialised equipment or services to help them seize growth opportunities.

Examples of eligible highly specialised equipment includes (but not limited to) the following:

  • production equipment to meet otherwise unachievable growth demand
  • advanced manufacturing or digital equipment and systems
  • advanced logistics systems and equipment.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this grant, the business must:

  • have a minimum trading history of 3 years at the time of application
  • have a minimum turnover of $500,000 for the last financial year
  • have fewer than 50 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • have competitive opportunities in domestic or international markets
  • be experiencing growth and have clearly defined high-growth and employment opportunities in Queensland
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

Your business must have the potential for high-growth within the next 2 years. High-growth is generally considered to be a 20% increase in turnover or employment.

The applying business must have:

  • a business plan in place
  • the capacity to access finance to fund the growth of their business
  • clearly defined an opportunity and plan for growth
  • demonstrated how the funding will assist the business to achieve these goals.

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business for consideration at any one time.

Previously successful applicants cannot reapply for funding under this program.

Available funding

Up to $50,000 (excluding GST)

A co-contribution from the applicant of between 25% and 50% of the total project cost must be provided . The government contribution will be determined by an assessment panel.

Application Guidelines

Terms and Conditions

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Round 2 is now open.

 

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)

Focus: The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs. Email socialinnovation@deewr.gov.au or call 13 62 68.

Amount: Undisclosed or various

Closing Date: Ongoing

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