Small Business Digital Grants Program

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

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

Round 2 has now closed.

The next round will open mid 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.

Guidelines

Before applying, read the application guidelines and terms and conditions.

How to apply

We are not currently accepting applications. The next round will open mid 2017.

When applying, refer to the application guidelines and terms and conditions.

How you will be assessed

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

  • the impact the digital technology or service will have on the business (measured by revenue growth, cost savings, 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.

Further information

For further information about the program and application process, refer to the application guidelines or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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