Queensland small businesses have until Monday 8 October to apply for a digital business grant to buy hardware or software or get expert help to improve their online performance.

The Small Business Digital Grants Program provides grants from $1,000 to $10,000 to help small businesses use digital initiatives to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities.

To be eligible, a business must have fewer than 20 employees, have Queensland headquarters, and have had a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year.

They must also be able to:

  • match their grant funding with an equal amount from their own resources, and
  • pay for the approved products and services in full before being reimbursed for the grant amount.

Applications must explain how a grant will be used to enhance digital capabilities, help a business be more competitive, and enable it to employ more staff.

More details are available in the application guidelines.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 8 October.

The Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022 recognises the increasing importance of digital disruption and ecommerce to global trade and investment.