Regional Networker Grant Program

Successful applicants announced

16 April 2024: Regional Networker Grant Program 2024 successful applicants have been announced.

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Program key details
Eligible business size n/a
Opening date Thursday 22 February 2024
Closing date 5pm, Tuesday 19 March 2024 (extended)
Application process
  • Applications closed 5pm, Tuesday 19 March 2024 (extended)
  • Competitive assessment undertaken
  • Successful applicants announced early April 2024
Grant type Competitive – not all applications will be funded
Available funding $2,000 (excluding GST)
Delivery Grant funded activity must take place during Queensland Small Business Month 2024 in May 2024
Co-contribution Successful applicants do not have to co-contribute to this grant but must pay for any related expenses more than the $2,000 grant funding
Key documents

About the program

The Regional Networker Grant Program is part of Queensland Small Business Month 2024 (QSBM2024) and aims to ensure more Queensland small businesses have access to support and information relevant to their local industry, community and region.

The program provides funding to eligible regional chambers of commerce and industry, small business and industry associations and local councils to run events and activations as a part of QSBM2024.

This funding is specifically focused on regional and remote areas of Queensland with the purpose of generating stronger networks for small businesses across regional Queensland.

Applications will be competitively assessed based on the impact that the funded activity will have on the relevant local small business community.

Applicants can only apply for funding for events or activities held in May as part of QSBM2024.

Available funding

Upfront funding of $2,000 (excluding GST) is available for eligible organisations. Successful applicants do not have to co-contribute to this grant, but successful applicants must pay for any related expenses more than the approved funding amount.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for this grant:

  • the applicant must (at the time of applying):
    • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • be based in Queensland and:
      • located in a regional or remote area
      • or
      • propose to run the grant funded activity in an eligible area
    • be a small business association/group, Chamber of Commerce, industry association or local regional council
    • have owners/directors that are not undischarged bankrupt and be solvent
  • the authorised contact must:
    • have authority to apply on behalf of the applicant organisation

Organisations (or venue location) must be in a local government area outside of the following ineligible local government areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Ipswich
  • Logan
  • Redland
  • Sunshine Coast.

Application process

Applications for this grant are now closed.

This grant program is competitively assessed. Not all applications will be funded.

Program documents

More information

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Contact us

For more information on the Regional Networker Grant Program, email or phone the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.