$5,000 QLD Business Basics Grant

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Are You Eligible to Receive the $5,000 Business Basics Grant?

You can use your $5k grant with us on these digital marketing activities:

Website build or upgrades

Website build or upgrade (including website refresh), Adding e-commerce or Developing new website content

Search Engine Optimisation

Upgrading your website to content and META data to increase show your business more on Google Search Results

Strategic marketing services

Strategic marketing plans including advice on Google, Linkedin, Facebook & Instagram campaigns

Training and coaching

Business development, marketing, business planning for up to 4 months period

Program key details

Eligible business size Small businesses
Status Pre-launch
Opening date Round 3 – 9am, 4 May 2022
Closing date

Round 3 will close when sufficient applications have been received for competitive assessment.

Note: Round 3 has 2 streams dedicated to businesses based in South East Queensland (SEQ) and regional Queensland – the streams may close at different times.

Note: This grant program is competitively assessed. Not all applications will be funded.


To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • not have been approved for funding under Round 1 or 2 of the Business Basics grants program
  • have fewer than 20 employees (by head count) at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have headquarters in Queensland and you are applying for a SEQ or regional grant depending on where your business is based (use the eligibility tool to check your location)
  • have an expected turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year
  • not have owners/directors that are insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.

Are You Eligible For The Grant?

Grant rounds

Each round of the Business Basics grants program has specific information to help you prepare and apply for a grant, and if successful, manage your grant.

The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.

This support includes funded activities in 5 priorities:

  1. Training and coaching
  2. Website build or upgrades
  3. Professional business advice
  4. Strategic marketing services
  5. Business continuity and succession.

The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

SEQ and regional Queensland funding available

For this round, there are 2 funding streams based on what Local Government Area (LGA) eligible businesses are headquartered. These LGAs are grouped into either South East Queensland or regional Queensland.

You may be eligible for a single up-front fixed grant payment of $5,000 (excluding GST).

The grant is for funding activities from the above 5 priorities.

We will not fund activities with either:

  • a total cost of less than $5,000 (excluding GST)
  • payments made before the approval date (you must be approved before you pay for grant-funded activities).

South East Queensland businesses

When applying for Round 3, you are a South East Queensland (SEQ) business if your principal place of business is located in 1 of the following local government areas:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • City of Gold Coast
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redlands City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council.

Regional Queensland businesses

You are a ‘regional business’ if your principal place of business is any other local government areas within Queensland that is not identified as a SEQ location.

Use the eligibility tool to find out if your business is in SEQ or a regional local government area.

Getting Started:

Check Your Grant Eligibility

Fill in your details below to see if you & your business qualify for the $5k grant. One of our team will be in contact shortly.

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Grant Criteria

Have you been approved for another grant in the last 12 months?(Required)
Are your heaqquarters in Queensland?(Required)
What would you use the grant on?

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