Accelerate Small Business Grants Program - Queensland


The program provides targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations to enable them to engage business mentors, coaches, specialist consultants or an advisory board for 6-12 months.  The objectives of the program are to:

  • enable small businesses to grow and employ more Queenslanders
  • increase the capabilities of small business owners
  • improve business confidence and sustainability
  • assist small businesses grow to medium-size businesses
  • enable more small businesses to embrace new opportunities.
Available funding:

Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses. The funding must be matched by a cash contribution by the participating business.
Two grant payments will be made directly to the business. The first 50% of the grant amount will be paid on approval and on receipt of a valid tax invoice from the applicant, and the final 50% will be paid on successful completion of the project.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this grant, the business must:

  • have a trading history of a minimum of 3 years
  • have a minimum turnover of $500,000
  • 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 or significant Queensland operations
  • have competitive opportunities in domestic or international markets
  • be experiencing growth and have clearly defined high-growth and employment opportunities
  • declare if any owners or directors of the business are an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.

Only one application will be accepted from an individual ABN or business address.

Businesses can only have one application submitted for consideration at any time.

Successful applicants cannot reapply for funding.


The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program has closed and no further applications will be accepted.

If you wish to apply for the new Business Growth Fund, please go to
Business Growth Fund

Administering agency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Contact details

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Department of Employment, Small Business and Training