SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL GRANTS PROGRAMThe Small Business Digital Grants Program provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services toenable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make themost of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.Available fundingMatched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for thepurchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching).The minimum grant funding is $1000. The business must show that the digital technology or service purchased and adoptedwill enhance thedigital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the projectand on presentation of proof of payment for the product or service.Eligibility criteriaTo be eligible the business must:* Have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
* Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
* Be based in Queensland
* Have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
* Declare if any owners or directors of the business are an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent.Important dates
Round 3 is now open and closes on 24 October 2017 at 5pm.Who should applyAll Queensland-based small businesses can apply. The business must show that the digital technology or service purchased will enhance thedigital capabilities of the business and help them to be more competitive.For further information about the program and application process see the Business Queensland website HERE,and refer to the application guidelines or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).