Small Business Digital Grants Program - Queensland

Description

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.

Available funding

If successful, 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.

Applicants must not begin the project or pay for the product/s or service/s, in part or in full, without confirmation that the project has been approved.

Who should apply

All Queensland-based small businesses can apply. The business must show that the digital technology or service purchased will enhance the digital capabilities of the business and help them to be more competitive.

The business must be in a financial position to pay for the approved product(s)/s and or service(s)/s in full, before being reimbursed for the grant amount.

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

 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 one 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.


Assessment process

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants were prioritised on:

  • the impact the digital technology or service will have on the business (measured by revenue growth, increase in gross profit, time savings, employment outcomes)

  • the extent to which the digital technology or service will enhance the digital capabilities of the business to make the business more competitive

  • the potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth

  • value for money

Please note that the projected business growth outlined in the application must be realistic and that the applicant must only submit original answers.

Commencement

Round 7 is now open and closes at 5pm on 10 December 2019.

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Application process

Apply

To apply, complete the following steps:

  1. read the eligibility criteria

  2. read the updated application guidelines and terms and conditions carefully

  3. apply using the SmartyGrants portal:

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Administering agency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Investment

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Email: grants@desbt.qld.gov.au