Boost Your Business with a New Grant Opportunity
Check out this exciting funding opportunity for Queensland-based small businesses. Find out how can you get your hands on this money, and how can we help you?
What’s on offer?
Grants of up to $15,000 are available. This is handled by The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Business Boost Grant Program.
Applications are open from 30 July 2021. Grants will be available until the allocated pot of money runs out. So it’s well worth moving now to take advantage!
Is this for me?
Eligible businesses should have:
1. Fewer than 20 employees
2. An active ABN and GST registration
3. Headquarters in Queensland
4. Turnover between $300,000 and $600,000 for 2020/21
5. A public online presence (website or social media)
What can the money be used for?
The funding can improve efficiency and productivity in three areas:
1. Future Planning
2. Specialised and automated software
3. Staff management, development and planning
What’s the catch?
There is a co-contribution of 30% of the total project cost. So if you go for the maximum $15,000 grant, you’d also contribute $6,429 towards a total project cost of $21,429.
The project can cost less than that, but not below $10,715. It can also cost more, but $15,000 is the maximum grant amount.
Okay. So how can this actually boost my business?
There are various examples of how the funding can be used for tangible business improvements. The Sponge can help you with several of these:
- Bespoke or complex website design and build, including e-commerce, software integration, booking systems
- Human resource management skills building
- Professional development and training
- Digital workplace plans and systems for a remote workforce
How can we help you?
This funding opportunity is competitive. Not everyone who applies will get it.
What will help you stand out and succeed? You need a clear vision about who your audience is, who you are, where your business is going and exactly how the grant will be spent. That’s where we come into bat for you.
Everything we do is underpinned by our ElectroMagnetic Brand method (to get an idea of how transformative it can be, check out Evan’s story).
An ElectroMagnetic Brand pulls awesome clients and team members to it effortlessly. It can also pull this kind of funding towards you! A meaningful brand story means that everyone wants to be involved!
These are the solid foundations of Audience, Culture, Impact, Strategy and Evolution that we are passionate about. And we want you to have this solid foundation too.
Maybe we are working with you to build a bespoke website. Maybe you want to re-energise your team through shared culture, values and practices. Whatever the focus, we have seen businesses thrive time and time again as they realise their potential as an electrifying brand.
How do I get started?
First, check your eligibility.
One of the requirements of the application is a supplier quote with details of the proposed project or activity. Let’s start talking and you’ll see how we can plan and implement real positive transformation with you. Then, how we can communicate that to the people holding the purse strings to get you that sweet grant money!
P.S. If you don’t qualify for this grant, maybe you qualify for our very own Double the Goodness Grant, funded by our awesome clients. 🙂