Business Basics Grants Program of worth $5,000 (Australia)

Business Basics Grants Program of worth $5,000 (Australia)

The Queensland Government supports the small business sector through a range of initiatives. The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practices.

Grant-funded activities must be in one of five priorities:

  • Training and coaching;
  • Website build/upgrades;
  • Professional business advice;
  • Strategic marketing services;
  • Business continuity and succession.

Program outcomes

The expected outcomes of the grants program are to:

  • Increase confidence for business owners across core skills;
  • Boost turnover, profit, and employment; and
  • Improve business survivability and resilience.

Available Funding for Business Basics Grants

  • If successful, applicants will receive upfront fixed grant funding of $5,000 (excluding GST).
  • The grant is for funding activities in one of the five priorities.
  • Successful applicants do not have to co-contribute to this grant however successful applicants must pay for any related expenses in excess of the $5,000 grant funding.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for Business Basics Grants, the business must:

  • Have fewer than 20 employees (by head count) at the time of applying for the grant;
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST;
  • Have a Queensland headquarters, and be based in regional Queensland  
  • Have a turnover of $300,000 or less for the last financial year (2020-21);
  • Not have been approved for funding under Round 1 of the Business Basics programs; and
  • Have owners/directors that are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.

Ineligible Activities

DESBT will not fund the following activities:

  • Activities bought using crypto-currencies, barter, or services in-kind;
  • General business operating costs (e.g., bookkeeping/accounting, tax returns);
  • Real estate/property, hire, lease, or rental fees;
  • Goods, services, or fees from related parties*
  • Travel;
  • Franchise fees;
  • Purchase of stock;
  • GST, registration, and fees;
  • Maintenance of existing digital technologies;
  • Computer hardware (e.g., computer servers, PCs, tablets\iPad, mobile phones);
  • Activities purchased via direct selling (e.g., by party plan or network marketing);
  • Delivery, credit card and transaction fees;
  • Memberships and joining fees;
  • Salaries;
  • Fleet vehicles;
  • Website hosting;
  • Any advertising costs or advertising campaign delivery (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses).

Application Deadline: When DESBT receives enough applications for a competitive assessment.

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