Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program – QLD


To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four years

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

  • have Queensland headquarters

  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

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.

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.

Successful applicants cannot reapply for this grand in future rounds.

Your business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved training or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Applying for the grant

Round 5 is now open and closes at 5pm on 30 August 2019.

For more information about the program, read the application guidelines and terms and conditions.

Assessment process

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

  • extent to which the services supported establishment and development of the business
  • extent to which the services enhanced the owner’s skills and abilities
  • potential business improvements
  • potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth
  • value for money

Grant payments

On completion of the project, successful applicants will be reimbursed 50% of the total project cost, up to the approved grant funding amount.

To receive reimbursement, applicants must:

  • complete and submit an acquittal report through SmartyGrants

  • issue a valid tax invoice to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

  • submit copies of supplier invoices and proof of purchase for the total project cost.

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