QLD small business insights
The Palaszczuk Government has launched Queensland Small Business Month with three new grants programs worth $25 million over two years – making Queensland the place to be for small business.

Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said the announcement builds on the more than $180 million in Small Business COVID-19 Adaption grants which have already been paid to more than 20,300 small businesses.

Minister Farmer said the Business Basics, Business Boost and Business Growth Fund grants will target specific groups within the sector and continue to deliver on the Government’s election commitments to small business.


Business Basics Grant

The upcoming Business Basics grant launching on 17 May 2021, will offer grant funding of up to $5,000 each to support new and emerging businesses to increase core capabilities and adopt current best practice. Businesses can use the grant for website development and upgrades, strategic marketing, training and coaching, advisory services and planning for business continuity and succession. Keep an eye out on its launch and further details here.

  • Guidelines/FAQs available – 17 May 2021
  • Applications open – 31 May


Business Boost Grant

The upcoming Business Boost launching in mid-July 2021, will support established small businesses with grants of up to $15,000 will help improve their efficiency and productivity through organisational development and upgrades through automated software and CRM systems. Keep an eye out on its launch and further details here.

  • Guidelines FAQs/available – mid July 2021
  • Applications open – late July 2021


Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund will help evolving and fast growing small and medium sized businesses with $50,000 grants to allow businesses to buy highly specialised equipment to seize and accelerate growth opportunities. Applications for this grant will open 11 May 2021, and will close once funding has been exhausted. Find out more about the Business Growth Fund here.

  • Guidelines/FAQs available – 1 May 2021
  • Eligibility tool available – 5 May 2021
  • Applications open – 11 May 2021


For further information about Queensland Small Business Month events visit here.

For the full media release from the Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts, The Honourable Leeanne Enoch, and the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, The Honourable Di Farmer, visit here.