Business Basics Grants, Regional Qld

Business Basics Grants Program

Regional QLD (Cairns) – Round 2: Opens 8 September 2021, 09:00am

Thank you for submitting your interest in the Business Basics Grants Program $5,000.00 Digital Grant from the Queensland Government.

As long as your business meets the eligibility requirements for this grant, you could quickly receive a fixed payment of $5,000.00 to put towards upgrading the digital/online elements of your business.

So lets get started! The first thing you need to do, is confirm you’re eligible to receive this grant. Please ensure your business HQ is listed in the ‘Eligible Regions’ section below, and that you meet the ‘Business Criteria’ before proceeding any further:

Eligible Regions
  • Aurukun
  • Balonne
  • Banana
  • Barcaldine
  • Barcoo
  • Blackall-Tambo
  • Boulia
  • Bulloo
  • Bundaberg
  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Cairns
  • Carpentaria
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Central Highlands
  • Charters Towers
  • Cherbourg
  • Cloncurry
  • Cook
  • Croydon
  • Diamantina
  • Doomadgee
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Flinders
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gladstone
  • Goondiwindi
  • Gympie
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Hope Vale
  • Isaac
  • Kowanyama
  • Livingstone
  • Lockhart River
  • Longreach
  • Mackay
  • Mapoon
  • Maranoa
  • Mareeba
  • McKinlay
  • Mornington
  • Mount Isa
  • Murweh
  • Napranum
  • North Burnett
  • Northern Peninsula Area
  • Palm Island
  • Paroo
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Quilpie
  • Richmond
  • Rockhampton
  • South Burnett
  • Southern Downs
  • Tablelands
  • Torres
  • Torres Strait Island
  • Townsville
  • Weipa
  • Western Downs
  • Whitsunday
  • Winton
  • Woorabinda
  • Wujal Wujal
  • Yarrabah
Business Criteria
  • You must have fewer than 20 employees
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • Have a turnover of $300,000 or less for the last financial year (2020-21)
  • Not have been approved for funding under Round 1 of the Business Basics program
  • Have owners/directors that are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt

OK, so as long as you are eligible to apply, you also need to be aware that applications open 9am on 8 September 2021 and close as soon as the QLD Government receives enough applications for a competitive assessment! (They’re still open)

In the last round of funding, applications closed only a FEW DAYS after opening, so it’s critical we prepare your business in advance with the necessary documents and quotes. We will be able to support your business with this within the required timeframe, but there are a few things you can get started with, and before we call you:

To Get Started…

Step 1:

First up, we recommend registering for a ‘QLD Gov Grants Application Account’ (if you don’t already have one). This is completely free, and allows you to apply for your $5,000.00 grant when applications open: 

Step 2:

The second step (that you should also complete now) is to fill-in and sign a statutory declaration confirming your business details. This must be signed by an approved witness such as a JP. We have included an approved QLD template below for you: 

 Step 3:

The final step is securing a detailed supplier quote for digital services. We can provide this for you, along with all other requirements for this grant application. We will call you prior to supplying this, as we need to discuss your digital requirements and business goals in order to maximise your opportunity here:

We will call you on the number you have provided within the next 24-hours. If you have any questions following this call, please reach out to us at anytime via phone or email.

We look forward to talking to your soon and helping you to securing your $5,000 QLD grant.

Business Basics Grants, Regional Qld
Business Basics Grants, Regional Qld