QLD Business Basics Grant | Round Three Applications Open from 16 May 2022

Following its initial introduction in 2021, from 16 May 2022, applications will open for the Queensland Government's Business Basics Grant Program - Round Three, available to small businesses to increase core capabilities/skills and adopt new best-practice methodologies.

The Grant program, which opens from 9:00AM on 16th May 2022, provides eligible Queensland businesses with a single, up-front fixed payment of $5,000 to support activities in five key areas:

Training & Coaching
  • Business Development, Marketing, Human Resources, or Business Planning
  • Training or Coaching
Website Build or Upgrade
  • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
  • Adding e-commerce functionalities
  • Developing new website content
Professional Business Advice
  • Business Planning
Strategic Marketing Advice
  • Strategic Marketing Plan - including Search Engine Optimisation advice
Business Continuity & Succession
  • Business Continuity or Succession Plans
  • Cybersecurity training and tools

Please note, this Round of the Grant Program has two streams of funding, based on what Local Government Area (LGA) a business is headquartered in. The LGAs are grouped into either South-East Queensland or Regional Queensland.

Each stream is open for application from:

  • Regional Queensland Funding Stream - Monday, 16th May 2022 - 9:00AM
  • South-East Queensland Funding Stream - Tuesday, 17th May 2022 - 9:00AM

Eligibility Criteria

Under Round Three of the Grant program, eligibility criteria includes:

  • Fewer than 20 employees at the time of application
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Registered for Goods & services Tax (GST)
  • Turnover less than $300,000 for the current Financial Year (FY22)
  • Hold Queensland headquarters
  • Not have been approved for funding under an earlier round of the Business Basics Grant

Application Process

To apply for the Program, businesses must complete an online application for via a DESBT SmartyGrants account. Alongside an online application, businesses must also provide supporting evidence - which includes:

  • a signed & witnessed Statutory Declaration from the business owner or Director
  • two independent supplier quotes (dated after the Round launch) - detailing a description and costs of services, and key activities included

It is important to note that the program will close for each funding stream once sufficient applications have been received.

More information can be found via here

For More Information

For more information on the Business Basics Grant Program or for assistance with forming an application (and supporting documentation), contact your Archer Gowland Redshaw adviser on (07) 3002 2699 | info@agredshaw.com.au.

Chris Lewis

Written by Chris Lewis

Chris is an experienced Marketing and Business Development professional, with extensive experience working within the Professional Services industry.