Digital grant available for QLD based small businesses

Ready to take your small business into the new digital age?

The Queensland Government has launched a ‘Digital Grants Program’. This means you could receive funding for your small business to go towards website development, coaching and infrastructure upgrades. This Government Grant could improve the digital capabilities of your business, allowing you to become more competitive in the market.

Available funding

Matching 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 business must show that 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.

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the product or service. The value of the grant payment will be increased to compensate for any GST.

Eligibility criteria

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.
  • be based in Queensland.
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last 12 calendar months.
  • declare if any owners or directors of the business are an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.
  • 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.

Important dates

To be eligible the business must:

Round 2 opened
8 March 2017.

Round 2 closes 
10 April 2017 at 5pm.

Further rounds
Open in June and November 2017.

Businesses will be surveyed 12 months after the completion of the project.

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.

 

For more information on eligibility and to apply visit the Queensland Small Business Grants Website here.

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