Cash grants available to help small businesses go digital and boost their online presence

SMALL business owners in Queensland wanting to boost their online presence can now do so by apply for funding of up to $10,000 under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants.

To be eligible, small businesses must have less than 20 employees, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST, have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year and be based in Queensland.

The funding will help business owners work smarter by redeveloping their websites and boosting their social media presence in order to make the most of online opportunities and be able to sell their goods to a broader market.


The extra cash will also help recipients purchase new hardware such as drones and 3D printers.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced this week that the latest round of grants were open for application.

“I am thrilled that this funding will be a welcome boost for small businesses across Queensland to enhance their digital and online operations,” Ms Fentiman said.

“We know that small businesses are the engine room of a diverse Queensland economy and investing in their growth leads to more local jobs.

“The Palaszczuk Government has invested $3.9 million to support more than 700 small businesses under this successful program.

“Empowering small businesses to be digitally savvy is a key driver of the Advancing Small Business Queensland Strategy 2016-20 to strengthen small business and help them to keep up in our fast growing economy.”

Applications close on 11 April 2018. For more information including application forms, guidelines, terms and conditions, click here.