Cairns Website Grants

$10,000 matched funding for your website is available now through the Queensland Government Small Business Digital Grants Program. Applications for Round 5 of the grant’s funding opened on 6 September and closes at 5pm on 8 October 2018.

So, what are they and how does it all work? The Queensland Government Small Business Digital Grants Program was created to assist small businesses to access digital technologies. It provides matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) to eligible businesses. To be eligible you must meet the following criteria.

Small Business Digital Grants Program: Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

How Much Can I Get & What Can I Use It For?

The program provides matched funding of up to $10,000 excluding GST. So, your project must cost more than $2,000 and less than $20,000. No problems there, that’s right in our price range. It can be used for the creation of a new website and/or refresh or expansion of an existing site. In fact, Content Development has been identified as one of the priority areas under the grant’s terms of reference, so there’s no better time to apply.

What Are The Timelines?

The deadline for applications to be submitted is Monday 8 October 2018. Successful applicants will be notified in writing and have three months from the date of the approval letter to complete the project. We will work with you to ensure this happens. Please note, this grant applies for new projects only as applicants can not have started the project or paid for the website (in part or full), without confirmation the project has been approved. That is their guidelines, not ours. After approval, successful grant applicants will need to pay for the services in full before receiving reimbursement for 50% of the project cost, up to the approved grant funding amount.

How Do I Apply?

Applications can be lodged online and must include:

  • a detailed quote for the project you’re seeking funding for – we’ll prepare this for you
  • a clear outline of how it will enhance your digital capabilities – we’ll help with this too
  • details of the impact this will have on your business – this is a bit of you and a bit of us
  • a declaration of employee head countthis is you
  • confirmation and breakdown of your matched financial contribution – 50/50

At RJ New Designs we love making sure our customers get a great outcome, with the funding applications and their websites. That’s why we’ll work with you to put together the best application possible and ensure our content, meets their guidelines and requirements. For more information on the grants, you can download a copy of the Small Business Digital Program Application Guidelines here.

If you want to work with a web developer who is as committed to your online success as you are, get in touch with us on 4041 0776 or email Working together, we can do great things.

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