Social Enterprise Grants Program - Queensland


The Social Enterprise Grants Program will provide assistance between $5,000 to $50,000 to enable social enterprises to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing and growing their business, and to assist in testing ideas in the market or using technology to achieve their reach and mission. Social enterprises must have an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit.

Read more about the Social Enterprise Grants Program on the Business Queensland website.

Service type

Support Service

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

Eligibility requirements

Social enterprises eligible to apply for this grant are those based in Queensland that meet the following definition:

  • led by an economic, social, cultural or environmental mission consistent with a public or community benefit
  • trades to fulfil their mission and derive more than 50% of their income from trade, and
  • reinvest the majority of any profit/surplus into the fulfilment of their mission.

To be eligible for this grant, the business must:

  • provide evidence (letter by CPA or chartered accountant) that the business does, or intends to, reinvest or give 50% of income generated to fulfil its mission
  • be a social enterprise based in Queensland
  • have a registered business name
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

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

Application process


Applications have now closed and we are not accepting applications. Information about future grant programs will be available after the new small business strategy is published.

Additional information

Subscribe to the Small Business Connect newsletter to receive updates about small business grants.

View the 2019-20 Small business grants schedule to help plan your applications for grant rounds.

Administering agency

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training


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Department of Employment, Small Business and Training