Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program - Queensland

Description

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.

Available funding:

Matched funding of up to $5000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage a consultant, advisor, or business coach for up to three months to help establish or develop the business. The minimum grant funding amount is $1000.

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

  • mentoring/coaching

  • business and strategic planning

  • professional business advice (eg information technology (IT), legal or financial)

  • marketing strategy development (eg branding strategies, social media/digital strategies, market research)

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

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four 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 participating business must provide a project report on completion of the project detailing how the funds were spent and the impact it has had on the business.

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

Successful applicants cannot reapply for this grand in future rounds .

Your 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.

Applying for the grant

Round 4 has now closed and we are not accepting applications.

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For more information about the program, read the application guidelines and terms and conditions.

Assessment process

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applications will be prioritised on:

  • extent to which the services supported establishment and development of the business
  • extent to which the services enhanced the owner's skills and abilities
  • potential business improvements
  • potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth
  • value for money

Grant payments

On completion of the project, successful applicants will be reimbursed 50% of the total project cost, up to the approved grant funding amount.

To receive reimbursement, applicants must:

  • complete and submit an acquittal report through SmartyGrants

  • issue a valid tax invoice to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

  • submit copies of supplier invoices and proof of purchase for the total project cost.

Commencement

Round 4 has now closed and we are not accepting applications.

Additional information

For further information about the program and application process, refer to the application guidelines, email grants@desbt.qld.gov.au, or phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Administering agency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Contact details

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Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Email: grants@desbt.qld.gov.au