Small business grants schedule

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The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administers grants and programs to help Queensland small business continue to grow and thrive by committing grant funds for businesses to increase key capabilities, embrace innovation, and assist high-growth businesses to capitalise on opportunities.

Potential grant applicants can register for a free Mentoring for Growth session where you discuss your current business opportunity or challenge with volunteer business mentors and get your business ready to apply for future grants.

Current grant programs

The current small business grant programs are:

Grant rounds for 2024

Grant program

Round

Amount

Launch date

Opening date

Closing date

Business Growth Fund Program – Stage 2: Full application (open to shortlisted EOI applicants only)

Round 6 $50,000 – $75,000 18 April 2024 1 July 2024 12 July 2024
Business Basics Program – Stage 2: Full application (open to shortlisted EOI applicants only) Round 5 – Resilience $5,000 15 May 2024 19 June 2024 2 July 2024
Business Boost Program Round 4 $10,000 – $20,000 13 June 2024 24 June 2024 5 July 2024
Business Basics Program Round 6 – Business enhancement $5,000 Quarter 4, 2024 Not yet available Pre-launch

Previous programs and grant rounds

Below is a summary of previous small business grant programs and rounds. Note: Previous round documentation is available at the end of the detailed application process section of each grant program page.

Grant program

Round

Amount

Launch date

Open date

Status

Business Boost Grants Program

Round 3 Up to $20,000 26 August 2023 22 January 2023 Closed
Business Growth Fund Program Round 5 $50,000 – $75,000 22 April 2023 20 June 2023 Closed
Business Basics Grants Program Round 4 $5,000 10 November 2022 24 November 2022 Closed
Business Boost Grants Program Round 2 up to $15,000 28 July 2022 12 August 2022 Closed

Business Growth Fund Program

Round 4 up to $50,000 17 May 2022 31 May 2022 Closed
Business Basics Grants Program Round 3 – South East Qld $5,000 13 April 2022 17 May 2022 Closed
Business Basics Grants Program Round 3 – regional Qld $5,000 13 April 2022 16 May 2022 Closed
Business Basics Grants Program Round 2 – regional Qld $5,000 25 August 2021 8 September 2021 Closed
Business Boost Grants Program Round 1 up to $15,000 15 July 2021 30 July 2021 Closed
Business Basics Grants Program Round 1 $5,000 17 May 2021 31 May 2021 Closed
Business Growth Fund Program Round 3 up to $50,000 1 May 2021 11 May 2021 Closed

Closed grants and programs

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