Small businesses ready to take their business to the next level are being encouraged to apply for a Business Boost grant of up to $15,000.
Eligible businesses for this next round of grants are limited to those with a turnover of a minimum of $300,000 and a maximum of
$600,000 in annual revenue.
Previous Business Boost grant recipients have used the funds to introduce an online booking system, redevelop their website, develop a customised workplace health and safety system or train their staff.
Businesses will need to co-contribute at least 30 per cent of the total cost of their proposed project with grant funding paid to successful small businesses following completion of the project.
To manage applications for the grants, a new two-stage application process has been introduced.
Stage 1 – From 9am 12 August to midnight 19 August small businesses can register interest in the grant program by completing a simple online form that collects basic business information.
Stage 2 – A number of businesses will be selected through a ballot process and invited to complete a full application from 9am 29 August to midnight 12 September. All valid registrations of interest will have an equal opportunity of being selected. All businesses that have registered will be informed of the outcome of this stage.
Please note: The program's grant funding is not paid upfront and will be paid once the project is completed. The funding is subject
to DESBT receiving compliant acquittal documentation.
Businesses invited to complete an application will have two weeks to submit. Program guidelines, FAQs and eligibility criteria are now
For more information, visit the Australian Government website.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact our office on 07 4041 6188 (Cairns) or 07 5391 4747 (Sunshine Coast).