Business Boosts Program QLD 

What Is The Business Boost Grant?

The Queensland Government provides specific support for the small business sector through the Big Plans for Small Business strategy. The Business Boost grants program (Program) supports businesses to advance improvements in their efficiency and productivity. The Program is competitive, meaning that applications are competitively assessed against the assessment criteria and not all applications will be funded. Funding is paid after completion of the project and submitting compliant acquittal documentation. Applicants must also co-contribute to the project costs. The grant-funded project must be in any of these three priorities: • Future planning • Specialised and automated software • Staff management, development and planning The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) manage the grants.

Program Outcomes:

Funded businesses are expected to:

  • Boost turnover, profit and employment;
  • Increase business confidence and skills; and
  • Improve business resilience and survivability.

How can Media Booth help:?

Specialised and Automated software

Design and implementation of management systems, including:

  • Data warehouses
  • Asset management
  • Customer Relationship Management systems
  • Risk management
  • Production systems
  • Project management systems
  • Quality & Compliance management

Bespoke/Complex website or application design and build including: 

  • E-commerce
  • Software integration
  • Booking systems
  • Cybersecurity tools
  • Webinar/conferencing
  • Customer accounts/logins
  • Paywalls

Who Can Apply:

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees (by headcount)
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have a Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of between $300,000 (minimum) and $600,000 (maximum) in the last financial year (2021–22)
  • have a publicly reachable web presence to identify business operations (e.g. business website and/or social media pages)
  • not have been approved for funding under Round 1 of the Business Boost grant program
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.
  • Your business must be registered for GST and have headquarters in Queensland at all stages of the application process and also maintain its eligibility for the duration of the grant funded activity.

Who Can't Apply:

We will not fund the following:

  • activities bought using cryptocurrencies, barter, or services in-kind
  • GST, registration, and fees
  • real estate/property, hire, lease, or rental fees
  • goods, services, or fees from related parties*
  • travel
  • franchise fees
  • purchase of stock
  • general business operating costs (e.g. bookkeeping/accounting, tax returns, marketing/advertising activities)
  • maintenance of existing digital technologies
  • computer hardware/gadgets (e.g. computer servers, PCs, tablets/iPads, mobile phones, point of sales systems, headphones)
  • website hosting
  • stand-alone marketing, advertising or campaign delivery costs (e.g. Google AdWords, Facebook advertising or similar expenses)
  • activities purchased via direct selling (e.g. by party plan or network marketing)
  • delivery fees, credit card surcharges and international transaction fees
  • memberships and joining fees
  • salaries
  • fleet vehicles.

*Related parties include companies with common shareholdings, directors, employees or immediate family.

How Can The Grant Be Used?

Future planning

  • Strategic business planning for innovation or growth
  • Implementing a governance board to guide strategic
  • planning
  • Exporting opportunities and requirements
  • Compliance with industry regulations and standards

Specialised and Automated Software

  • Design and implementation of management systems,
  • including
  • Data warehouses
  • Asset management
  • Customer Relationship Management systems
  • Quality & Compliance management
  • Risk management
  • Production systems
  • Project management systems
  • Bespoke/Complex website design and build including
  • e-commerce, software integration, booking systems
  • Cybersecurity tools
  • Innovative technology that improves or diversifies service
  • offerings

Staff Management, development & planning

  • Human resource management skills building
  • Professional development and training
Digital workplace plans and systems for a remote workforce

Boost Business Grant Application Dates

  • Stage 1 Registration of Interest Opens: 9am, 12 August 2022
  • Stage 1: Registration of Interest Closes: 11.59pm, 19 August 2022

  • Stage 2: Full Application Opens 9am, 29 August 2022
  • Stage 2: Full Application Closes – 11.59pm, 12 September 2022

Step 1: Contact us below and we'll start quoting your project

Step 2: Review Official Documents


How to Apply For The Business Grant

Our team at Media Booth® will help you maximise your chance of receiving the Queensland business boost grant by assisting you through the application process and using the grant to upgrade your website, business, sales automation systems and much more


Have you been approved for another grant in the last 12 months?(Required)
Are your headquarters in Queensland?(Required)
What would you use the grant for?