Individuals and small businesses can now apply for grants of up to $5,000 to run an event during Queensland Small Business Week in May.

Local councils and industry organisations are also eligible to apply.

Small Business Week celebrates Queensland’s small businesses and their contribution to communities across the state.

Each year it features a range of events where business-owners can network and learn new skills.

This year’s Small Business Week will run from Monday 27 – Friday 31 May and, for the first time, grants are available to support individuals and organisations who would like to host an event.

The Small Business Weeks Grants Program is now accepting applications from eligible individuals, small businesses, councils and industry bodies for grants of up to $5,000.

If you’re interested in applying, please read the eligibility criteria, application guidelines and terms and conditions first.

Applications close Sunday 3 March.

Supporting small to medium-sized enterprises is a priority of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.