The next round of the Business Basics grants program will open at 9am on Wednesday 4 May 2022.

These grants offer $5,000 to eligible new or emerging businesses to improve their operations, such as upgrading websites, improving skills or adopting best practice.


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.

Not funded are activities with either:

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:

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. 


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:


Eligible activities

Training and coaching
Website build or upgrades
Professional business advice
Strategic marketing services
Business continuity and succession


Non-eligible activities

Activities not funded are:


How to apply:

Applications open 9am, 4 May 2022. Start preparing your application now by following these steps.

  1. Read the key documents and information:
  2. Check your eligibility.
  3. Apply for a DESBT SmartyGrants applicant account (if you don’t already have one).
  4. Ensure your Australian Business Register profile for your business is up to date (check your ABN status, GST status and main business location).
  5. Choose your suppliers – collect your detailed quote(s) from supplier(s). Note: Supplier quotes dated before 13 April 2022 will not be accepted.
  6. Prepare your documentation, including:
    • a signed and witnessed statutory declaration from the business’s owner or director stating the business meets all eligibility criteria, AND
    • supplier quotes (no more than 2), dated after 13 April 2022, detailing description and costs of services, who will undertake the activity, and an outline of key activities. You will only be able to upload 1 quote per supplier.
  7. Start your application (SmartyGrants application form will be available from 9am, 4 May 2022).

Further help

If you would like to apply for this grant, The Money Edge team are able to provide advice and assist with your application. If you would like to discuss this program or any other financial help your business may be entitled to, please contact us on (07) 4151 8898 or at

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