27 / September / 2017

Applications open for new round of small business digital grants


Posted 27 September 2017

Businesses are invited to apply for the third round of the Queensland Government’s Small Business Digital Grants, with up to $10,000 in matched funding on offer to operators keen to embrace new technology.

Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch said 403 Queensland small businesses have already shared in more than $2 million in funding under the first two rounds of the program - generating growth and new jobs.

“Digital capability is essential for success in today’s online world, and the response to these grants highlights how the state’s small business owners agree,” Ms Enoch said.

“The program is assisting small businesses to access the latest digital technologies to increase their productivity and competitiveness, which will lead to business growth and more jobs for Queenslanders,” she said.

“Small businesses owners and operators are using our grants to access digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities.”

Applications for the third round close on 24 October 2017, with funding available to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services such as digital coaching.

To be eligible, Queensland small businesses must show 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.

How do I apply?

Further information on eligibility criteria and how to apply is available on the Business Queensland website.