Another $2.5 million in grants give Queensland small businesses a helping hand
The Business Boost grants program provides support to businesses to improve their efficiency and productivity through organisational development.
The grants can be used for activities that will create growth, such as strategic business planning, design and implementation of sophisticated cloud platforms and online management systems, and, planning and systems for staff management and development.
Business Boost Grants are a vital pillar of the Queensland Government’s Big Plan for Small Business Strategy 2021-23.
The Business Boost Grants Guidelines have been updated for this round and are available online now and businesses will be able to register their interest from 9am on 6 September 2023 until 5pm on Friday 12 September 2023.
The Recruitment Advisory Service for Employers of Veterans Grant Program
The Recruitment Advisory Service for Employers of Veterans Grant Program provide support to employers to better target and recruit veterans, and support and retain them in their workplaces.
This program will provide a single grant of up to $800,000 over three years. This funding will enable the grant recipient to provide advice, support the development of tailor made policies and procedures for workplaces, and create a range of products to enhance veteran recruitment and retention. This will provide better support for employers who wish to create veteran-friendly workplaces where veterans can perform at their best.
Further information and the application form are available from the GrantConnect website. Applications close at 9.00 pm AEST on Wednesday 16 August 2023.
Apply now! Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund
The Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund offers grants to small-to-medium enterprises in Queensland supplying – or with the potential to supply – goods or services to the defence, aerospace and space sectors. Grants from $3,000 to $30,000 (excluding GST) in matched funding will be awarded to approved applicants to support international and industry certification.
Lodge your application by 5 pm, Friday 9 December 2022.
Only online applications will be accepted. Please read the guidelines and FAQs before beginning your application.
If you have any questions about the fund, please contact DJQ@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au
Queensland Remembers Grants Program
Queensland Remembers Grants Program
The Queensland Government has committed $4 million over three annual rounds for the Queensland Remembers Grants Program for eligible organisations that provide service and support for Queensland veterans and their families.
The Queensland Remembers Grants Program offers three grant funding streams:
Minor capital works grants program
Major capital works grants program
Community grants program.
View the successful applicants:
Queensland Remembers Minor Capital Works grants program – Round 1
Queensland Remembers Major Capital Works grants program – Round 1
Queensland Remembers Community grants program – Round 1
Applications for round two are now closed.
The third and final round is due to open in July 2023*.
Business Planning Course
Micro and small businesses form the foundation of the Australian economy, employing approximately 44 percent of the Australian workforce and contributing around one-third of Australia's GDP. As approximately 97 percent of Australian organisations are categorised as micro and small businesses it is critical that this industry sector is supported in being successful.
The Business Planning Course is free and designed to provide local business owners with a clear understanding of the key factors that underpin their success and are critical to their long-term survival.
Back to Work Initiatives
The State Government initiative is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ jobseekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times. Payments of up to $20,000 are available to eligible employers who employ eligible jobseekers on either a full or part time basis. As with all government funded programs, please refer to the Back to Work Guidelines for determining your eligibility Back to Work 2021/2022 Guidelines
Office of Defence Industry Support
This service provides Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with advice, guidance and mentoring to enter or expand their footprint in the Defence industry.
Labor doubles SME target share of $70b in govt contracts
The Commonwealth Procurement Rules have been changed to give small and medium sized businesses a bigger slice of the $70 billion the federal government spends annually on contracts and to force agencies to consider the climate impacts of bids.
BAC (Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements) Funding
BAC (Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements) is a Government wage subsidy initiative to
help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19. BAC subsidises employees undertaking
a broad range of training courses.
Small Business Financial Counselling Service - NQ
Understand your finances, access government assistance, identify risk, deal with debt, succession planning and business plans
Mentoring for Growth program
Mentoring for Growth (M4G) offers eligible businesses free access to volunteer business experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business.
QSBC assistance for small businesses
Provides advice and support. Deliver a free mediation process for lease matters. Provide advocacy with lease disputes.