The $50 million Backing Business in the Bush Fund is an investment program to support Queensland small to medium enterprises (SMEs) undertake projects in regional Queensland.

The Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, The Honourable Cameron Dick, announced that applications are now open for SMEs looking to expand into regional Queensland.

SMEs eligible for the grant must:

  • Employ between 5 – 199 employees.
  • Have a turnover of at least $1 million per annum over the last two years.
  • Operate in a ‘traditional’ industry (agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining, equipment, and services (METS), transport and logistics, or manufacturing related to agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, processing minerals, transport or defence).

Activities that are eligible for the grant include those that focus on growing productivity and efficiency, employment and upskilling, and long-term sustainability and competitiveness.

Applications close on the 14th of January, 2024.

For more information on your eligibility and the application checklist visit the Queensland Government – Backing Business in the Bush Fund website.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the team at MGI.