The Small Business Digital Grants Program can assist small businesses to access digital technologies and services to help them work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.
If successful, matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The minimum grant funding is $1,000. The business must show how the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business, and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.
The digital technology or service must fall under one of four identified priority areas:
- receiving payments or selling online
- digital planning, digital marketing strategy development, and digital training
- specialised digital technology and/or business specific software
- content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)
To be eligible the business must:
- have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
- have Queensland headquarters
- have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
- not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
- Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.
If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase. Round 7 has now opened and closes at 5pm on 10 December 2019.
To apply, complete the following steps:
- read the eligibility criteria
read the updated application guidelines and terms and conditions carefully
- In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applications will be prioritised on:
- the impact the digital technology or service will have on the business (measured by revenue growth, increase in gross profit, time savings, employment outcomes)
- the extent to which the digital technology or service will enhance the digital capabilities of the business to make the business more competitive
- the potential and likelihood the activity will deliver jobs growth
- value for money.
For more information visit the Government website: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants