Small businesses ready to take their business to the next level are being encouraged to apply for a Business Boost grant up to $15,000.
Previous Business Boost grant recipients have used the funds to introduce an online booking system, redevelop their website, develop a customised workplace health and safety system or train their staff.
Businesses will need to co-contribute at least 30 per cent of the total cost of their proposed project with grant funding paid to successful small businesses following completion of the project.
To manage applications for the grants, a new two-stage application process has been introduced.
Stage 1 – From 9am 12 August to midnight 19 August small businesses can register interest in the grant program by completing a simple online form that collects basic business information.
Stage 2 – A number of businesses will be selected through a ballot process and invited to complete a full application. All valid registrations of interest will have an equal opportunity of being selected. All businesses that have registered will be informed of the outcome of this stage.
Businesses invited to complete an application will have two weeks to submit.
Program guidelines, FAQs and eligibility criteria are now available.