Business Basics Grants - Round 3

Grants from the Queensland Government are available for dedicated businesses based in Southeast Queensland and Regional Queensland. But we need to act quickly as these grants will be in high demand. So, let’s act fast and grab these grants before they go in a flash!

Magnus has summarized what you need to know so you can just proceed with the application, as time is of the essence here.

Small Business Planned Grants Schedule

Source: Queensland Government

Grant Program Amount Opening Dates Closing Date
Business Basics Grants Program (Round 3)


Regional Qld $5000 - Ex GST 9:00 a.m,
Tuesday 16 May 2022
Will close when sufficient applications have been received for competitive assessment
Business Basics Grants Program (Round 3)


South East Qld (SEQ) $5000 - Ex GST 9:00 a.m,
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Will close when sufficient applications have been received for competitive assessment

Aim of the grant: To increase core skills and adopt best practices of small businesses in Southeast Queensland and Regional Queensland

Business eligibility:

  • Located in Southeast Queensland or a Queensland Regional Area
  • Fewer than 20 employees
  • With active ABN
  • Registered for GST
  • Not been approved for funding under round 1 or round 2 of the Business Basics Grants Program
  • Directors or owners are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt
  • Expected turnover of $300,000 or less for the current financial year

Eligible Activities:

1. Training and coaching

- Business development, marketing, human resources, and busines planning, Topics

- Training or coaching up to 4 months in duration

2. Website build or upgrades

- Website build or upgrade (including website refresh)

- Adding e-commerce

- Developing new website content

3. Professional business advice

- Business Plans

4. Strategic marketing services

- Strategic marketing plans including search engine optimisation advice

5. Business continuity and succession

- Business continuity and succession plans

- Cybersafety training and tools

Ineligible activities:

1. Activities bought using cryptocurrencies, barter, or services in-kind

2. General business operating costs (e.g., bookkeeping or accounting, tax returns)

3. Real estate/property, hire, lease, or rental fees

4. Goods, services, or fees from related parties (include companies with common shareholdings or directors, employees, or immediate family)

5. Travel

6. Franchise fees

7. Purchase of stock

8. GST, registration, and fees

9. Maintenance of existing digital technologies

10. Computer hardware (e.g., computer servers, PCs, tablets/iPads, mobile phones)

11. Other hardware/devices/equipment (e.g., televisions, EFTPOS, card and chip readers)

12. Activities purchased through direct selling (e.g., by party plan or network marketing)

13. Delivery, credit card, and transaction fees

14. Memberships and joining fees

15. Salaries

16. Gleet vehicles

17. Website hosting

18. Implementation of marketing tactics such as advertising, direct marketing (e.g., telemarketing), or campaign delivery (e.g., Google AdWords, Facebook advertising, or similar expenses).

Please follow these steps to apply:

1. Quickly answer the 7 “Yes” or “No” questions in this link to check your eligibility

2. Once eligible apply for DESBT Smartly Grants Applicant Account

3. Ensure your Australian Business Register profile for your business is up to date (Check ABN Status, GST Status, and main business location)

4. Choose your suppliers (Click on this link for more info)

5. a. Have a signed and witnessed statutory declaration from the business owner or director stating that the business meets the eligibility criteria in Step 1, and

b. Supplier quotes (no more than 2), dated after 13 Apr 2022, detailing description and costs of services, who will undertake the activity, and outline key activities. (Please upload 1 quote per supplier)

c. Sample: Sample Statutory Declaration

6. Click here for Terms and conditions

Please note: You should not have been approved for funding under Round 1 or 2 of the Business Basics Grants Program for you to be eligible for the Business Basic Grants Program (Round3).

For further information, please see below

Link: Business Basics Grants Program

Email: basics@desbt.qld.gov.au

Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.

Should you or anyone you know need assistance in applying for this grant, please contact Warren Maris on 07 3483 0100 of Magnus Business Advisers and Accountants.

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