Small business digital grant – $10,000

Round 2 of the Queensland Government’s digital grant will open on 8 March 2017.

It is a matched grant of up to $10,000 for eligible businesses to purchase hardware, software and services (eg. digital coaching).

The business must show that the digital technology/services will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them be more competitive and employ staff.

The digital technology/service must fall under one of four identified priority areas:

1. Content development (webpages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc);

2. Receiving payments or selling online;

3. Specialised digital technology or software (business specific)

4. Digital planning, marketing strategy development, and training.

To be eligible, your business must:

* have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

* have an ABN and be registered for GST

* have a Queensland headquarters or significant Queensland-based operations

* have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last 12 calendar months.

Some of the areas NOT funded include:

* Fees for services provided by a related party

* Franchise fees or related costs

* Maintenance of existing digital technologies, including website hosting or maintenance

* SEO, Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses

* Subscriptions, including could (software) services.

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