Business Boost Grant

Get ready to take your small business 
to the next level!

$15,000 Queensland Government Business Boost Grants Program 2022.

With iSonic you can use the Business Boost Grant Program towards any of the following services: 

  • A new website with lead generation automation or upgrading your current website to integrate automation software or a CRM
  • Upgrading your website with an eCommerce platform
  • Integrating a new online booking system to your website to automate your bookings, appointments and  reservations
  • Setting up automated sales & marketing software and CRM systems to capture new prospects and nurture them into sales

The application process includes 2 stages:

Stage 1: Registration of Interest (ROI) opens 12 August 2022. This stage is very straightforward and requires simply submitting your business information.

Stage 2: Full application. Selected applications from Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications will open for submission 29 August 2022.

If you are selected for Stage 2, we can provide the grant-friendly proposal you need to apply for the grant, and guide you through the process.

We’ve helped numerous businesses successfully apply for Queensland Government grants.

QLD Government Business Boost Grants Program

The Business Boost Grant provides up to $15,000 (excl. GST) to help small businesses to improve their efficiency and productivity through bespoke/complex web design (including e-commerce) and specialised and automated software (e.g CRMs)

To be eligible for the Grant, businesses must:

  • Be willing to co-contribute 30% of the total project cost (the minimum required project cost is $10,715 with a co-contribution from you of $3,215). Grant funds will be paid when compliant acquittal documentation is received.
  • Have a turnover of between $300,000 and $600,000 in the last financial year.

The table on the right shows the the breakdown of the minimum and maximum project costs and the co-contribution amounts.

Check out our co-contribution calculator to determine your co-contribution amount.

Project Cost BreakdownMinimumMaximum
Total project costs (excluding GST)
$10,715

$21,429*

Your contribution (at least 30% of total project costs)
$3,215

$6,429*

Grant funding (post project)
$7,500

$15,000

*Your project can cost more than $21,429 but the maximum amount DESBT will contribute is $15,000.

Co-contribution calculator

Enter your total project or activity cost into the calculator to determine your co-contribution amount.


Projects with a total cost less than $10,715 (excluding GST) will not be funded.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this grant, your business must:

  • Have a turnover of between $300,000 (min) and $600,000 (max) in the last financial year (2021–22)
  • Have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • Have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and registered for GST
  • Have a Queensland headquarters
  • 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

Application process

The application process includes 2 stages:

Stage 1: Registration of Interest (ROI)
Stage 2: Full application.

Stage 1 opens for ROI at 9am, 12 August 2022 and closes at 11.59pm, 19 August 2022.

Stage 2 selected applications from Stage 1 will be invited to submit a full application. Full applications will open for submission at 9am, 29 August 2022 and close at 11.59pm, 12 September 2022.

The ‘co-contribution’ requirements explained

Successful applicants must co-contribute at least 30% of the total project costs and the project cannot have a total cost of less than $10,715 (excluding GST).

Here are 2 examples of total project costs and the co-contribution amounts:

  • For a total project cost of $10,715 (ex. GST), your contribution would be $3,215. This means the grant would cover $7,500 of your project.
  • For a total project cost of $21,429 (ex. GST), your contribution would be $6,429. This means the grant would cover $15,000 of your project.


NB: Your project can cost more than $21,429 but the maximum amount the government will contribute is $15,000.

How to apply

You can start preparing your Registration of Interest now with the steps below.

1. Read the key documents

Get up to scratch with the key documents that are needed to apply for the grant. 

2. Eligibility check

To be eligible for this grant, your business must meet the eligibility criteria and other conditions of the program.

Go to the Eligibility Checker.

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