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The Business Boost Grant Program

The Queensland Government is now running the Business Boost Grant for up to $15,000 for eligible small businesses in Queensland. FONSEKA can help your business create a successful application to give you the best chance at receiving grant funding.

Stage 1 Registration of Interest (ROI)
Opens: 9am, 12 August 2022
Closes: 11.59pm, 19 August 2022
Stage 2: Full application (for selected ROI only)
Opens: 9am, 29 August 2022
Closes: 11.59pm, 12 September 2022

What can be funded?

The Business Boost grant program helps businesses to improve and advance their efficiency and productivity. This grant will fund activities in 3 project areas:

  1. Future planning
  2. Specialised and automated software
  3. Staff management, development and planning
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.

Eligible activities

DESBT (Department of Employment, Small Business and Training) will support activities for these 3 key priorities:

1. Future planning

  • Strategic business planning for innovation or growth
  • Implementing a governance board to guide strategic planning
  • Exporting opportunities and requirements
  • Compliance with industry regulations and standards

2. Specialised and automated software

  • Design and implementation of management systems, including:
    • Data warehouses
    • Asset management
    • Customer relationship management systems
    • Risk management
    • Production systems
    • Project management systems
    • Quality and compliance management
  • Bespoke or complex website or application design and build, including:
    • E-Commerce
    • Software integration
    • Booking systems
    • Cybersecurity tools
    • Webinar/conferencing
    • Customer accounts/logins
    • Paywalls

3. Staff management, development and planning

  • Human resource management skills building
  • Professional development and training
  • Digital workplace plans and systems for a remote workforce

Refer to the grant guidelines for examples of eligible project activities.

Non-eligible activities

The government will not fund the following activities:

  • Activities bought using cryptocurrencies, barter, or services in-kind
  • GST, registration, and fees
  • Real estates/property, hire, lease, or rental fees
  • Goods, services, or fees from related parties *
  • Travel
  • Franchise fees
  • Purchase of stock
  • General business operating costs (e.g. bookkeeping/accounting, tax returns, marketing/advertising activities)
  • Maintenance of existing digital technologies
  • Computer hardware/gadgets (e.g. computer servers, PCs, tablets/iPads, mobile phones, point of sales systems, headphones)
  • Website hosting
  • Stand-alone marketing, advertising or campaign delivery costs (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses)
  • Activities purchased via direct selling (e.g. by party plan or network marketing)
  • Delivery fees, credit card surcharges and international transaction fees
  • Membership and joining fees
  • Salaries
  • Fleet vehicles

* Related parties include companies with common shareholdings, directors, employees or immediate family.

Do you qualify?

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • Have fewer than 20 employees (by headcount)
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • Have a Queensland headquarters
  • Have a turnover of between $300,000 (minimum) and $600,000 (maximum) in the last financial year (2021–22)
  • Have a publicly reachable web presence to identify business operations (e.g. business website and/or social media pages)
  • Not have been approved for funding under Round 1 of the Business Boost grant program
  • Not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
  • Your business must be registered for GST and have headquarters in Queensland at all stages of the application process and also maintain its eligibility for the duration of the grant funded activity.
For more information about the business boost grant, click here.

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