The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice. This round of Basics is focused on fostering resilience. The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).

This program is applicable for businesses with less than 20 employees. Applicants can apply for funding for grant funded activities under the following priorities:

  • Business continuity and succession
  • Security planning and solutions
  • Sustainability

Eligible activities

Business continuity and succession planning (including disaster preparation)
  • Develop and implement a business continuity plan to ensure operations can continue in the event of disruptions.
  • Develop an incident response plan, risk management plan and/or recovery plan.
  • Develop a succession plan tailored to the business’s needs and goals.
  • Develop an emergency evacuation plan or training program.
  • Purchase emergency kit equipment and related software, such as first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and portable radio for an emergency kit.
  • Implement new or upgrade existing online or cloud-based accounting systems.
Security planning and solutions
  • Plan and/or implement physical security measures, such as surveillance cameras, alarms, or access control systems.
  • Conduct cyber security risk assessments and implement mitigation systems.
  • Implement cyber security measures to protect data and systems, for example, anti-malware, antivirus, backups, data migration, encryption, firewalls, and modems/routers with enhanced security.
Sustainability
  • Conduct sustainability assessments or audits to identify areas for improvement and develop action plans.
  • Develop or revise a tailored business plan aligned to the business’s specific needs and goals.
  • Implement energy-efficient practices or technologies to reduce operational costs and environmental impact.
  • Develop a plan to localise the suppliers of your businesses.

Opening Date: Stage 1: Registration of Interest (ROI) opens at 9am, Wednesday 29 May 2024

Funding available is $5,000 excl GST per grant

Closing Date: Stage 1: Registration of Interest (ROI) closes at 5pm, Tuesday 11 June 2024

Access to supporting documentation and eligibility criteria is available on the Queensland Government Business website.

Please reach out to the team at MGI, if you need support in preparing your application.