Business Basics Grants

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What is the Business Basics Grants?

The Business Basics Grants is a program that provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice.



The Business Basics Grants includes funded activities in 5 priorities:

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

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



The expected outcomes of the grants program are to:

  • increase confidence for business owners across core skills;
  • boost turnover, profit, and employment; and
  • improve business survivability and resilience.

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Business Basics Grant


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


Eligible Projects

DESBT will fund the following eligible activities:

  • Training and coaching
    • Business development, marketing, human resources or business planning topics
    • Training/coaching
  • Website build/upgrades
    • Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)
    • Adding ecommerce
    • Developing new website content
  • Professional business advice
    • Business plans
  • Strategic marketing services
    • Strategic marketing plans including search engine optimisation advice
  • Business continuity and succession
    • Business continuity or succession plans
    • Cybersafety training and tools


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • not have been approved for funding under Round 1, 2 or 3 
  • 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
  • have an expected turnover of $300,000 or less in the last financial year (2021–22)
  • not have owners/directors that are insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt.

Your business must also maintain this eligibility for the duration of the grant funded activity.

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Business Basics Grant


Applications close 5 December 2022.


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