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Business Basics Grants Program

Opening dateApplications open 31 May 2021

Business Basics Grants Program

You may be eligible for a single up-front fixed grant payment of $5,000 (excluding GST).

The Business Basics grants program will be released to support businesses from May 31st and can be used

This support includes funded activities in 5 priorities:

  1. Training and coaching
  2. Website build or upgrades
  3. Professional business advice
  4. Strategic marketing services
  5. Business continuity and succession.

The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

Available funding

The government will not fund activities with either:

  • A total cost of less than $5,000 (excluding GST)
  • Payments made before 17 May 2021.

New Website builds and/or upgrades

  • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
  • Adding e-commerce
  • Developing new website content

Eligibility criteria

Applications open 31 May 2021. The application form will be available on this date.
Note: This grant program is competitively assessed. Not all applications will be funded.
To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

How to apply

Applications open on 31 May 2021. Start preparing your application now.

  1. Read the key documents:
  2. Check your eligibility.
  3. Prepare your documentation:
    • a certified statutory declaration from the business’s owner or director stating the business:
      • does not have a annual turnover exceeding $300,000
      • meets all grant eligibility criteria
    • a proposal detailing the activities you will purchase
    • supplier quotes detailing who will undertake the work, description of services, and outline key activities (no more than 2 quotes and the total must equal at least $5,000 before GST).
  4. Start your application (form available on 31 May 2021).
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